Great work on day #2 of precamp. We are getting some solid groundwork done with show music and marching basics. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will start into the drill for the opener. Athletic shoes/sneakers a MUST and remember: NO PHONES ON THE FIELD DURING ANY PRACTICE. Check out a few photos of today's practice below.
Good start to the season today! Below is the video of the opener that we worked on in ensemble practice. Still lots to work on but many things are starting to fall together.
Tomorrow's general schedule
9-9:10 All meet in band room for notes and instructions
9:10-10 Full music ensemble
10 min Break
10:10-10:55 Music sectionals (staff/captains) - work on all (esp seg1+2) music and
what 'set' is, body carriage, horn angles, playing positions
11-11:25 Grace: how to read a drill chart/write a set book
11:25-11:55 Basics on field
11:55-12 Final notes of the day
Check the parts page - all drill is up. I have drill positions set and will post them on Monday and have copies for staff and captains, etc.
Captains - get all four music segments for your section and shrink them down into folio sizes parts. Give them to me and I will make copies for your entire section. I don't have time to shrink all the parts myself so it will help you a lot if you jump on this by Monday morning so I get shrunken folio sized parts to you on Tuesday.
Staff: Get what you need off the parts page. I will have paper copies of the drill spot pages for you (I don't like to post names of students on the internet which is why I am not attaching that info to the parts page).
Remember - water, instrument, water, music, water, sunscreen, water, athletic shoes/sneakers, water, set book, and water.
Nearly everything is up on part page of this website including music, drill, and videos. Note: Seg3 video is considerably slower than the tempo we will be playing it. Also, seg4 music parts aren't up due to a technical thing I'm trying to fix.
However, I have paper copies of all parts for every section for the entire show ready for Monday's first precamp practice. We will also get drill during precamp. I am working out individual drill spots over the weekend which will be ready to go on Monday as well.