Pep Band

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  1. Gopher+RamFan

    Gopher+RamFan Hall of Famer Top Member

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    Theres an opinion piece that came out in the CT today about the new band director. Sounds like a very negative piece, with an anonymous author.

    Does anyone have any insight or a link to the article? Behind the team, the band is the 2nd reason I attend. For my mom, it's her 1st.
     
  2. skinsfn36

    skinsfn36 6th Man Top Member

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    Just looked over the site for a link and couldn't find it. I'd love to read it.

    It doesn't seem like the band has missed a beat thought from most people I've talked to
     
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  3. Half-baked Mcbride

    Half-baked Mcbride Legend Top Member

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    I think it's sad that the CT would print an anonymous opinion piece...pretty shoddy journalism and cowardly to boot.
     
  4. WillWeaverRVA

    WillWeaverRVA Legend Top Member

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    It apparently hasn't been released online. I might stop by the Commons on my way home from work and see if I can find a print copy.
     
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  5. skinsfn36

    skinsfn36 6th Man Top Member

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    If you can, try to snap it and put the picture on here.
     
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  6. WillWeaverRVA

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    I will if someone else doesn't do it first.
     
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  7. mrgeode

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    Some good writers here and there, but overall I never found it to be any great shakes while I was in school. I would almost consider a negative review in the CT a positive.
     
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  8. RonnieDobbs

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    Agreed. Writers citing anonymous sources is one of the things I hate most about modern, social media driven "journalism." Anonymous authors takes it even further down the rabbit hole.
     
  9. AlienAiden

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    Where did you hear about the article? What did the person that conveyed it to you say?
     
  10. WillWeaverRVA

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    Scanning Twitter came up with nothing (although I know the article exists from seeing Facebook posts about it). Like I said, I'll probably stop by the commons or the Larrick Center on the way home and see if I can pick up a copy of the CT.
     
  11. AlienAiden

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    Where on Facebook?
     
  12. 2012Ram

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    Most of the reports of the band that I have read and heard have been outstanding.

    Given that, don't much care what this article says especially if it is from an anonymous source.

    I was over this silly drama with the pep band the second it started.
     
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  13. AlienAiden

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    The anonymous writer is probably getting minimal solo playing time.
     
  14. SpiderRAM

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    Without much thought or emotion I chose to support the Athletic Department's decision regarding the new band director when it happened. I was excited about the decision after watching the VCU RAM NATION interview video with him.
    There's SO MUCH NEGATIVITY/MEANNESS in the media/social media these days, don't need any more of that.
     
  15. Wolfpack Ram

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    Speaking of playing time, I haven't heard of Total Package surfacing at another school and basketball season is upon us. Maybe he's going to jump out of a cake at the first game.
     
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