After 28 years of putting on white gloves and climbing a 6-foot ladder to do his conducting, Dr. Robert Calonico is retiring as director of the University of California Marching Band, commonly known as the Cal Band.
Calonico, 63, announced to his students Wednesday evening that this year will be his last as UC Berkeley Director of Bands, an umbrella that covers the smaller Straw Hat Band that plays basketball games and pep rallies, and the 60-piece University Wind Ensemble that tours internationally.
Oh, when legacies get tarnished… After almost fourty years at Florida A&M and 13 years as the school’s band director, Julian White was fired last week in the wake of the “Marching 100? hazing scandal that left one student dead.
USC’s Ronald Jones II didn’t have much of a choice but to conquer his fear Saturday after a 38-30 victory over Arizona. The freshman tailback was escorted to the sideline, handed a sword and was told to climb a ladder to conduct the...
Timothy P. White, the incoming chancellor of the California State University system, surprised trustees by asking that his proposed salary be reduced to help the Cal State system climb out of a deep financial hole.
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced Thursday he is retiring after 14 years leading one of the largest public university systems in the nation. The veteran educator has shepherded Cal State through one of...