A Different World It Is Not
Scandals... I know a lot of people took issue with the portrayal of the band director, Dr. Diamond in The Quad. Dr. Diamond’s is the antagonist of the show; he is a band director that rules both his band and the university with an iron fist. His ego is bolstered by the fact that his band, the Mighty Marching Mountain Cats, is the university’s financial bread and butter. However, this does not come without a dark side—a culture of hazing, fear, and intimidation. This is brought to light after a freshman band neophyte is brutally assaulted as part of a band initiation ritual.