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Band Politics at the University of Virginia

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Band Politics at the University of Virginia

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Band Politics at the University of Virginia

Band Politics at the University of Virginia

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We consider an extracurricular controversy at the University of Virginia, where a traditional marching band has largely supplanted the more anarchic scramble band.

Guests:

William Pease, director of bands, the University of Virginia. Heading U.Va.'s first traditional marching band

Rebecca Louie, director of Virginia Pep Band, a U.Va. scramble band that's about to celebrate its 30-year anniversary