Episode 1.7 - "Death and Taxes"

The title of this episode is taken from Ben Franklin's famous quote, and is used as the basis for our story. The episode explores the relationship between Sousa and his manager David Blakely from Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), a two-minute rehearsal technique by Dr. Stephen Peterson (Director of Bands, University of Illinois). The Source Material segment features Michael Markowski and "The Cave You Fear." Derek Jenkins discusses the Iowa Band Tax, Matthew Maslanka talks about his father's passing, and several Marching Illini members discuss the death of a recent member.