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‘Do You Want to Be Great?’: Morgan’s Magnificent Marching Machine Gets First New Band Director in Almost 50 Years

by Morgan State U
September 16, 2022

On the second floor of the Morgan State University Murphy Fine Arts Center in late August, past the lockers and uniforms, the marching band’s version of Dua Lipa’s radio hit “Don’t Start Now” blared. Inside room 233, five rows of students played their instruments while four then-drum major candidates stood on the left pumping black batons in the air in tempo. A new director stood at the front of the room for the first time in nearly 50 years.