New Band Director Showcases RMU Band at Parent Preview Performance


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Hope Beatty, Head Arts and Entertainment Editor

The Robert Morris University marching band kicked off their 2022-2023 marching season with their parent preview performance on Wednesday at Joe Walton Stadium.

The RMU band kicked off the performance with their preshow performance before moving on to this year’s halftime show which consisted of “Let’s Groove” by Earth Wind & Fire, “The Man” by Portugal, and “Toxic” by Britney Spears.

New band director, Scott Miller, spoke on the band’s upperclassman’s willingness to adapt and step up as leaders during the transition of direction.

“We have a band counsel of about ten students that met every other week during the summer in preparation for band camp and the season. So, they were picking music, they were working on the choreography, doing a lot of the administration to make sure that we were ready,” said Miller. “These students were super active, and that was even before day one”

The students’ passion for music and leadership goes well beyond the grounds of the university, as their drive is also seen by some of their biggest fans, their parents.

“I watched him grow as one of the freshmen and now he’s one of the leaders, the trumpet section leader,” said Christina Palmer, mother of Daniel Palmer, an RMU band member. “He’s been involved all summer long with different things with the band. As being in leadership, he had different things he had to do, assigning parts and everything like that.”

The Robert Morris University marching band’s hard work and dedication can be seen throughout their marching season as they will perform at RMU football games, various festivals, and many other events.