Beyoncé Backlash

A Sailor who worked in my old shop was going to try out for the Navy band and leave his then-current rating behind. He read off to me all the pre-requisities that he was required to meet. It was quite extensive. Generally the band folks stay in the background; I am not sure the Marine Corps Band was prepared to get this much publicity over an observation at the inauguration: 

Beyonce Backlash- Officials stated that Beyonce decided to use the version of the National Anthem that she pre-recorded with the Marine Corps Band in the days prior to the Inauguration, but later backtracked
Beyonce Backlash

The controversy began when a spokesman for the Marine Corps Band who provided the musical accompaniment for the song said on Tuesday that she did not in fact sing in real time, instead opting for a pre-recorded track of the song.

Hours later, a Marine spokesman backed off the claim and insisted he didn’t know one way or the other, ‘no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded’.

Earlier Tuesday Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyoncé would use a pre-recorded voice track.

But later Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised.

Gotta cover your tracks. . .

6 thoughts on “Beyoncé Backlash”

  1. Also she was practicing for the Superbowl next weekend and it conflicted w/the inaugural anthem.

  2. Waaay back when I was in College, I was in the marching band. We travelled with the team to play for away games. I played the Trombone and a number of times the weather was so cold that our instruments froze (for me, my slide wouldn’t move.) We played recorded music while we marched through the routine.

    I was only in the marching band my Freshman year. I quickly discovered why there were few upperclassmen there. Marching/Playing in sub-freezing weather, in sleet, snow and freezing rain is no fun.

  3. Veronica: Ah ha! Good gouge, tks!
    CP: Haha! RGR.
    Old NFO: Yup, pretty much.
    Crucis: That does not sound like fun. But as long as all your friends were there (or some.) It’ll be fun for a little bit. . .

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