Friday, October 28, 2016

[165a) ‘MTSU On the Record’ lines up in formation for marching band discussion

MURFREESBORO — The art and the history of the marching band are in focus on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Craig Cornish, associate director of bands and a music professor, will air from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and on

Cornish organized the 2016 Contest of Champions, which took place at MTSU’s Floyd Stadium Oct. 22. High school bands were judged on musical proficiency, marching proficiency and the effectiveness of the overall performance. This year’s winner was Franklin High School.

“You definitely want to convey a message or a story or something like that,” said Cornish. “Sometimes a theme helps. Sometimes a theme does not help. But most bands nowadays use themes because it does help them kinda organize their thoughts and keep their show to where it’s going to make sense.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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