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Marching Band and the Tenacity of Youth

May 26, 2016 | 831 videos
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The short documentary Concrete Royalty profiles Joseph Wilson, a determined 16-year-old snare drummer in Brooklyn United Marching Band. The black-and-white film is fast-paced and inspiring, capturing the band’s energy as they dance and move to the music. “Drumming gives me a sense of accomplishment,” Wilson says. “I don't know where that's going to take me, but I know it's going to take me far.”

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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