Re: Rainy game
Posted by Kilgore Trout on 9/7/2018, 6:13 pm, in reply to "Rainy game"
We are in the same boat (ha!) here (as is about half the state it looks like). I avoid getting woodwinds out in ANY drizzle, rain, etc. They keep cases with them at all times. We have a pretty woodwind-heavy show - I told the kids they may be just "singing" their part tonight. If it was the game before contest I might go ahead and use the woodwinds through light sprinkles/ very light drizzle. Otherwise not worth losing pads and rusting up rods.
We stay in the stands playing brass/drums (just making sure to dry them off good before packing them in cases) through "light" rain (if it's not too cold). Once we hit "medium/heavy rain" we'll hit the buses and wait it out...until I get a principal/sup to say "pack it up and go home". Luckily I have a GREAT principal, sup, and athletic director - all are behind whatever decision I make for the kids' sake.
GOOD LUCK - remember - we LIKE the rain here in Texas.
In about 2 hours we start prepping to go out for a rainy football game. I am having kids take instrument cases with them to the bleachers. Rain is supposed to be on and off.
At what point do you just put the woodwinds back in their cases and have the brass keep playing?
What point do you put away the brass instruments?
The Drumline is using an old set of drums, so I think we are okay to keep playing on the drums despite the weather. I am new here and the group does not have a set of ponchos, so any advice would be great! Thanks