With all of the recent alumni of the band starting to speak up now so that everyone can see the truth, and what was really going on, and how biased and one sided that report was I bet Dr. Drake is calling the office of compliance like “What the fuck. I trusted your report to help me make the right call, but do you even know how to conduct an investigation? This is shit.” because it is….. its a shit report. If you’re gonna make a recommendation for someone to get fired you better damn well have the whole story so that the person making the decision has piece of mind that they’re making the right call. The people that put together that report have now successfully screwed the band (past, present, and future) and Dr. Drake, congratulations.
Today was a really rough day, even for someone who has yet to make the band for the first time. It was really hard to watch the group that I have idolized for as long as I can remember get ripped apart and dragged through the mud. I mustn’t let this cloud the view of my dream though. I’m still sure as hell gonna make this marching band and I’m gonna be damn proud if I do because I will have made it into a row that has been dominated by men for years and years.
I’m sure this organization will pull together and make it through this because of the students that make it up. Despite the picture that report paints of the students in the band, of all the people I have gotten to know in the last year or so, I have never met a group of people more committed to each other and to an organization it’s self. I’m sure when the band for this year is announced they will pull together and have an outstanding season because all of this negative attention is just more motivation to prove that The Ohio State Marching Band is deserving of the title The Best Damn Band In The Land. And I’m going to do everything I can to make sure I’m apart of that.