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Reach for the Brass Ring: Improve Your Band by Leaps and Bounds

In the early 1900s, carousel riders were challenged to reach up toward a wooden arm that dispensed rings as the platform rotated. Most of the rings were iron, but in the mix was a single brass ring. If your reach was long enough, your aim was true, your timing was just right and you had a little luck on your side, you just might grab that brass ring and win something special! Over the years, the phrase "grabbing the brass ring" has come to mean reaching for the highest prize. What is the "brass ring" for your band program? Maybe it's taking your developing band to their very first festival, or perhaps it's performing at your state music conference. Or it could be any other number of goa

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