At the end of October, we traveled to Los Angeles for the homecoming game at USC. The plan was to celebrate Dr. Arthur C. Bartner’s 51 years of service and retirement as the director of the USC Trojan Marching Band. They put us through our paces that weekend.
I saw so many friends from USC and Marina High School. We marched with the current band and performed for the halftime. Take a look at 7:13. Dr. Bartner ascended the ladder for the last official time to direct the band playing All Hail. The sky was still orange and purple from sunset as the final notes resonated “Where western sky meets western seas. Our college stands in majesty. Sing our love to Alma Mater, Hail, all hail to thee. It was a real lump in the throat moment.
It was an absolutely epic weekend I will never forget.