Marching Band Tech Day 3 Band Styles Band
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 • Con - Simple arrangements, not a polished performance, limited carry-over to Concert Ensemble.
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 • 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 - 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 • 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! • 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)
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
The Handbook! • Define Marching Style • Section on Booster Club, meetings, purpose • Band Motto and Goals. Mission Statement • Signature Sheet for both student and parents.
The Handbook! • Due: February 7 th • 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 • • Divide up into Groups Structured Debate Positive Opening Statement I ask questions - answer/justification from one side, rebuttal from the other • Summarizing Closing Statement
HOMEWORK • Band Handbook - due Feb. 7 th • Structured Debate - Next Class!