Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Michigan Tech Husky Pep Band

Malta has its band clubs. The U.S. has marching bands in the high schools and in universities (and various community bands). Usually the marching bands have colorful but semi-military uniforms. They march in orderly lines. At school sporting events, they play songs and march into different formations. Ohio State University marching band is famous for its "script Ohio" where they spell out Ohio in cursive writing. A Sousaphone player is the dot over the "i." Well, Michigan Tech has a different concept (maybe it's because once upon a time nearly 100% of the students were studying engineering and they needed a break from all that rigor). Anyway, here they are at the Parade of Nations. Tech also has a Wind Symphony, Jazz groups and other musical options for our students. In fact, about 80% of all Michigan Tech students participate in the Fine and Performing Arts.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Parade of Nations 2010

There was a 100% increase in the Malta representatives at the 2010 Parade of Nations at Michigan Tech. Marc Sanko, a major in my department and a Maltese-American, joined me. We had a beautiful, if windy, day.