Posts Tagged ‘marching band’

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – Time For Something Off-Topic, Informational, Humorous Or Even Weird

Fall is in the air. Yes, it’s back-to-school and time for football. However, to me it is marching band season.

I have been an official and unofficial band booster (that’s a bunch of band parents and band member family and friends who suffer through heat, cold, rain, snow and often a beautiful full-moon evening to watch their student march and play music on a football field) for many years.

Ben and MariaAnother special season is beginning – Maria (my granddaughter) is a freshman this year marching in the Fairbanks High School Marching Band. The band director is my son, Ben. Here’s a picture Ben took last night.

Does this have anything to do with CPAs working in public accounting firms? Yes! I think it does.

What if your firm were a marching band?  What if EVERYONE in your marching band (CPA firm) was determined, proficient at their tasks, well-rehearsed, dedicated, tireless, and committed with skilled section leaders helping others to their best? What if your marching band (CPA firm) was led by a director who ALWAYS, enthusiastically demonstrated positive feedback with high expectations and a good dose of discipline? What if everyone in your marching band (CPA firm) worked extremely hard, even to the point of exhaustion to please their audience (clients) AND still had lots of fun?

In Ohio, when high school marching bands compete, they are judged on the following 1-5 system:  Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor. Where would your firm rank?


  • Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
  • Victor Hugo