This morning, on the way to work, I heard a bright wall of sound—a brassy upsurge enough to fill a storm, only this was coming from the east side of Times Square. Trust me: You have all kinds of sounds in this crossroads of the world, but not this.
I looked up and saw the image you see here: a marching band’s horn players on top of their bus, playing for all they were worth. Just in time, I caught them on camera before they moved away with the light.
I wondered what the “VCU” meant, then googled it. It turns out to refer to Virginia Commonwealth University’s band, which appeared on The Today Show as the week came to a conclusion.