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Marching Band

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Niara Parker

on 11 November 2013

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Transcript of Marching Band

Marching Band Culture Complex
By: Niara Parker and Rachel Wolitzky

Language
Symbols
Values
Technology
Gock Block

Helps to keep tempo during visual block
It's important because it helps keep everyone in step throughout the show and limits the amount of errors
Also it is important because it helps stabilize our counting structure
Two Podiums

Allows individual band members to see the drum majors over the rest of the band
Two podiums are important because they help the band see both drum majors. For instance when your marching in the front it's important for you to see the head drum major and in the back it's important for you to see the assistant drum major because you need to know the rhythm and tempo
When the Drum Major puts her hands up

Signal to bring our instruments to playing position
It is important because when the drum major begins conducting they provide tempo and the count structure for specific parts of the show
Also they acknowledge the band members when to come in
Instruments

Instruments generate the sound and explain the story we're trying to portray.
Doctor Beat
Helps to keep the pulse of the band and helps the drum major keep in time
"Band Ten Hut"
Phrase that brings the band to a stiff attention
*clap-clap-clap-clap "band ten hut"
"Mark time mark"
Helps to keep the rhythm of marching while standing still
"Mark time mark, left right left right
"Push one"
The last step of the previous set plus the first step into the next one
"5, 6, 5, 6, 7, 8, push one"
"Horns Up"
Phrase that tells us when to bring our instruments up
"Band horns up, snap"
"Minus One"
One step back into the previous set
Before each set, always start in minus one
"Set"
A relaxed but attentive position
"Get set"
"Carry"
When

your not playing your instrument but your at an attentive position
" Go to carry position"
"Breezeway order"
Getting in a specific line order before a performance
"Line up in breezeway order"
"Snap"
When you quickly bring your instrument to your face
"Band horns up, SNAP!"
Be professional
Having a good impression during performances
Be respectful
When another band is performing don't talk or goof around
Don't interrupt another bands performance, wait until they're finished to sit down or get up out of your seat
Give each band that performs a standing ovation
Be responsible
Always have required materials for practice and competition
Have Personal goals
Always push yourself to your max and be the best you can be
Norms
No eating while playing
You can't play your instrument with food in your mouth
No talking when the band director is speaking
It's rude and you need to listen to his feedback
Always count
Whenever your not playing it is expected that you count to help the rest of the band
Always start with your left foot while marching
How our marching band starts marching
Memorize music
In order to play the show effectively the music needs to be memorized
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