Tuesday letters: Give marching bands the stage

September 17, 2013 

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com Buy Photo

Years ago, we could see the marching bands perform during halftime of college football games. Most schools put a lot of money and time into this program, and the bands give a really great show.

Today at halftime, all we see on TV is commentators telling us what we have just seen and commercials played over and over.

I have a grandson in the band at Irmo High School. Those students work many hours a day for weeks to prepare for the upcoming season. I am sure it is much more for the college bands. We need to go back to the good old days; give us the bands.

Ben Busbee

Columbia

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service