The documentary tells the emotional marching band story through two high school bands, one an Ohio championship show band, the other a Los Angeles band reborn after 18 years of silence due ...
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The documentary tells the emotional marching band story through two high school bands, one an Ohio championship show band, the other a Los Angeles band reborn after 18 years of silence due to cutbacks. Travel on adventures through band camp, the marching season, and 2006 competitions. See the life-changing effects for these students and the ramifications when music is lost. Learn about the substantial rewards of disciplined practice, the overlooked technical artistry involved, and dispel the misconceptions about band. This is marching band as you have never seen it before, part music video, reality, drama, comedy, and full-on entertainment.Written by
Blake House Media, Inc.
I attended the World Premiere in Providence, Rhode Island. "From The 50 Yard Line" is a movie that every student, parent, educator and school administrator MUST see! This film is able to sum up in an extraordinary hour and a half documentary, the reason why every music educator, music student and parent/supporter makes the sacrifices that they all make for the love of music and why music should be an integrated part of every school's curriculum across the country! "From The 50 Yardline" will become a motivation tool that every music educator can use to motivate his or her students with and community can use to push for the reinstatement or advancement of their local music program. Director, Doug Lantz and his crew have introduced the country to the world of the marching arts and how it can better a student socially, emotionally and academically. Through this awakening, he might just help our political leaders across the country realize how the choices that they have made over the past twenty years have adversely affected or eliminated our school music programs, music's crucial and vital importance in the development of our children and inspire them to help save music education in America! David M. Marshall Director of Bands: Somerset High School - Somerset, MA
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