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Letter to the Editor: MC pep band co-president discusses group’s disappearance

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

 Editor’s Note: Maryville College Scots Pep Band members received an email from MC Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Barbara Wells on Sept. 1, explaining the reasons why the Scots Pep Band, as a student organization, would no longer be performing at college functions and athletic events. In the email, Wells said the Maryville College administration has decided to move in the direction of most of MC’s peer colleges, which have all college bands as ensembles housed in the music program. Wells explained that it is “standard and best practice” for a pep band to be an official ensemble housed in the music program and directed by a music faculty member, and MC Director of Bands Dr. Eric Simpson has been asked to make this change of focus part of his planning for the future of instrumental music...

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