During NQC week, one of the discussion points during sets by Mark Trammell Quartet was how the guys would pay tribute to departing member Dustin Sweatman, who took a job at Bethel University. Nothing was said on stage, and Dustin left the group quietly it seemed.
When groups make personnel changes, there are different approaches to how groups handle them. One thing I’ve noticed with MTQ is that they will honor the departing member by showing a video montage at the MTQ Homecoming event. There’s a montage from when Eric left the Trio, and now they’ve done one for Dustin.
The video montage is a classy way to honor Dustin for his time with MTT/MTQ, and serves as a great way for fans to remember him by. I wish more groups would do something like this.