Published on July 6, 2020 by

On the Shoulders of Giants: Dr. William P. Foster In 1946 Dr. Foster debuted as the leader of a band without a reputation and only six-teen members. But Dr. Foster had vision and the encouragement of a president who wanted him to succeed. He incorporated 30 new marching techniques that would revolutionize marching bands worldwide. By incorporating fast-tempo marching, high-stepping, dancing and showmanship, over time the new named “Marching 100’s” were the most talked about and mimicked black college band. By 1960 Dr. Foster’s vision changed the way black college bands performed. He created culture that still stands to this day. Visit us at FB: On the Shoulders of Giants Twitter: @Ontheshoulders1 Google+: Ontheshoulders1


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