Marching Sound Machine

North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Director of Bands Jorim Reid came up with the nickname “Marching Sound Machine,” by using the first letter of 20 words, or “20 principles that everyone in the band must commit to memory,” he says. “We take the philosophy of the 20 principles, and we try to live by it.”

Here are the 20 principles.

Musicianship
Allegiance
Revelation
Creativity
Harmony
Inspiration
Nerve
Guidance

Scholarship
O
rder
Uniformity
Numbers
Dedication

Morals
Appreciation
Commitment
Humility
Integrity
Notoriety
Energy

For more information about the “Marching Sound Machine,” read our Q&A with Reid or visit its website at www.nccu.edu.

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