IT IS THE ANALYSIS OF THE TITANIC BAND THAT PLAYED ON AND THE LESSONS THAT CAN BE DRAWN FROM THE GROUP
The Titanic Band That Played On
The sinking of the Titanic on 18th April 1912 is one of the worst sea disasters the world has ever witnessed. The accident killed over 1500 people on board including the crew and passengers. The ship was off to the US from England as the most anticipated journey across the Atlantic. When the disaster happened, a band of 8 musicians was at the First Class lounge entertaining the passengers. Panic engulfed everyone in the deck and confusion rented the air upon the realization that the ship was sinking. The band remain composed and played on to calm the environment and even went to the second chamber to continue playing the music as it looked apparent they were perishing. The leader of the group was the famous English musician Wallace Hartley who stood firm with the group even in challenging times where they faced death. He countered the popular stereotype of self-centeredness in near death situations and sacrificed his life for his principles.
The relentless progress of the band despite the situation depicted a unique sense of humaneness and composure of the band. It challenges the common stereotypic behavior of every man for himself at the time of death. The band went b