Grand Champions, 1996
The success of Glee, The Sing-Off, and other musical series is proof that the time has come for band nerds to take the spotlight. We've waited patiently. We buried our disappointment back in '95 when Mr. Holland's Opus turned out to be about Mr. Holland and hardly about his band at all. We felt that 2002's Drumline was a solid 8-to-5 step in the right direction, but there's plenty more field to cover. Choirs might be full of drama, but clearly you're unfamiliar with the groups of 100+ teenagers around the country spending most of their waking hours together, making music together, fainting from heat exhaustion together, winning grand championships together, doing pushups on the side of a lonely highway in the middle of the night together. Trust me, there are many seasons' worth of stories to be had.
Now is the time. And if you need writers, I'm happy to offer my services.
Kirby High School Sound of Blue, c/o '97