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Re: UIL Dictating Marching Music
There will be bands at state that run around the field and only march a few sets. Just wait and see. And mainly just stand and play. Maybe I shouldn't have said "bark" but that's the term for standing and playing. Bark rhymes with park. Hence the phrase Park and Bark. Didn't say they played bad. Just said they ran around with very little actual marching and stood and played.
Yes I did. There were a lot great sounding bands there, including my own. We were a finalist even though we did not make the cut to State. Not one of the finalist bands ran around the field as you defined the term. Was there some standing and playing at times, sure, but none "barked" either.
Did you go to area?
I saw a lot of really great sounding bands run around the field. Not 5 to 5 jazz run. I mean RUN to a set and park and bark.