Addazio Successful In New Start as Marching Band Director
CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Though the Eagles lost on the football field today, new marching band director Steve Addazio is reportedly quite pleased with the band’s performance. Says Addazio, “I know we came out a little flat in the first half, but eventually we were able to regroup and pick up the tempo. I thought we closed out the game in a good rhythm, and we made sure not to lose it at halftime.”
Addazio takes over the band at a difficult point in the season for the Screaming Eagles, who have found “a new life and energy” under their new conductor, according to tuba player Floy Dutie, LSOE ‘16. “We’ve had some tough injuries this season, which makes it difficult on everyone, especially for a bunch of guys who haven’t played together before this season,” says Dutie, who has seen more playing time due to multiple lung infections among fellow members of the brass section. “We knew this was a rebuilding year from the start, but Coach hasn’t let us quit on each other at all.”
“We’ve got to make some improvements, absolutely” says Addazio, who took the helm before BC’s loss to Louisville. “We haven’t been running things as well as we have in the past, and I think part of that comes from our lack of experience. Once we all get in sync with each other, our performance will be crisper and cleaner. And it’s my job to get us there.”
Reports are unclear at this time as to whether Addazio has been continuing his duties as head coach of the football team.