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Marching Band Tech Day 3. Band Styles, Band Handbook, Handbook Assignment, Debate Assignment. Marching Band Styles. Friday Night Football Band Pro - modest time commitment, change shows, school spirit, simple drill

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marching band tech day 3

Marching Band Tech Day 3

Band Styles, Band Handbook, Handbook Assignment, Debate Assignment

marching band styles
Marching Band Styles
  • Friday Night Football Band
  • Pro - modest time commitment, change shows, school spirit, simple drill
  • Con - Simple arrangements, not a polished performance, limited carry-over to Concert Ensemble.
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Marching Band Styles
  • Parade Band
  • Northern Bands, Parade focus, street routine
  • Pro - good for cold weather, modest time commitment, concentrate on music
  • Con - active in summer, arrangements need to be at one tempo, limited marching
show bands
Show Bands
  • Entertaining,HBCU Band style, football halftime and some competition among other show bands
  • Pro - Entertaining, good audience following, Students have fun and add lots of visuals including dance
  • Con - Exaggerated moves and dancing sometimes can make playing difficult, have seen many bands where this becomes the focus instead of quality playing
big ten style
Big Ten Style
  • Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State
  • High knee lift, timeless style
  • Pro - Entertaining, Pride associated with tradition, Usually 8 to 5 or 6 to 5 marching
  • Con - Marching style hinders playing, tend toward simple arrangements, choppy performance and no attention to instrument placement and field balance.
corps style
Corps Style
  • Many variations on this style, based on different styles of music, nonsymmetrical drill and musical focus
  • Pro - glide step provides for musical execution, attention to detail because of time, complex visually pleasing drill
  • Con - TIME, MONEY, Burnout, delay concert band start up, focus on competition
the handbook
The Handbook!
  • Your marching band handbook is your syllabus and your LAW!
  • Should contain several elements:
  • Introduction and General School and Program information,
  • Attendance Policy,
  • Behavior expectations and consequences,
  • Required Uniform and appearance standards,
  • Uniform and Equipment rental and cleaning fees (including replacement costs)
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The Handbook!
  • Leadership Structure and Responsibilities ( include director, staff, band officers, drum majors, section leaders, etc…)
  • Bandroom and field rehearsal care and responsibilities
  • Band Camp - what to bring, Band camp schedule
  • Season Schedule - Include football, pep rallies, events, competitions, fundraisers, etc.
  • Rehearsal schedule and expectations
  • Honors and Awards - how to obtain
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The Handbook!
  • Define Marching Style
  • Section on Booster Club, meetings, purpose
  • Band Motto and Goals. Mission Statement
  • Signature Sheet for both student and parents.
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The Handbook!
  • Due: February 7th
  • I have to do all this from scratch??
  • No!! Find elements you like from other handbooks and modify them to fit your own. The handbook will evolve this semester as your philosophy does.
  • Base it on your fake band.
competitive vs non competitve debate
Competitive vs. Non-Competitve Debate
  • Divide up into Groups
  • Structured Debate
  • Positive Opening Statement
  • I ask questions - answer/justification from one side, rebuttal from the other
  • Summarizing Closing Statement
  • Band Handbook - due Feb. 7th
  • Structured Debate - Next Class!