Marian University Marching Band performed both Wednesday, November 12 and Friday, November 14 at Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships (BOA). On Wednesday, the marching Knights, under the direction of Sid Hearn, Ph.D.,director of bands,and Brent Hornaday, assistant director of bands, performed for the Indianapolis Tournament of Bands , and marched Friday in an exhibition for official BOA preliminary performances.
Hornaday said, “The Marian University Marching Band is honored to perform at BOA competitions. We feel lucky to create a working relationship with Music for All and to be located in the capital of the Pageantry Arts in the United States.”
The exhibition performances generate interest in marching band at the college level and offer Indiana high school students who are competing a glimpse of the Marian University Marching Band.
President and CEO of Music for All, Eric Martin, said, “Active participation in music and arts is a vital part of a meaningful educational experience.” That sentiment is echoed in Marian University’s Department of Music who holds music education in high esteem and believe its purpose is multi-faceted, “for the heart, mind, and soul.”
The Marian University Marching Band provides opportunities for students to develop leadership, perseverance, and musical expertise that contribute to professional success for a lifetime. The band performs each fall for more than 45,000 people in addition to its slate of NAIA football games. Membership in our marching band is open to any student by audition.
Congratulations go out to the Indiana high school bands that competed at BOA in the semi-finals and finals. Bravo on a well-marched season to all bands from the Marian University Knights!