Even at Georgia State, which is also getting a marching band.

his week, GSU becomes a football school, and its brand new band is an essential part of the process.

Its musicians won’t always dress like characters from “Star Wars” and Supermario Brothers; the brass and woodwind sections are just indulging in a spirited costume competition this evening. But it’s fitting that GSU’s band looks a little, well, unconventional. This isn’t a school of hedges and greenswards. It’s an urban school, hunkered in the concrete canyons and the multicolored chaos of downtown Atlanta.

They should do regular marches through downtown.


  1. View from Brookhaven says:

    The APD plans to use the band to rouse the homeless from Hurt and Woodruff Park in the mornings.

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