Re: Pant Length
Posted by Lexington on 10/11/2018, 10:32 am, in reply to "Re: Pant Length"
That's all well and good, but when a director yells at a student for not having their pants adjusted, I get more than a little irritated (this has happened more than once this semester). |
Pants length matters——not necessarily from uniform standpoint, but more from a visual clarity standpoint. Properly adjusted pants length can make the feet look better—movement, instep, body movement, etc. poorly adjusted pants can give a judge the impression there are timing issues in the ensemble, or kids are simply out of step.
That doesn't make for a good analogy. Students can't help their height or the availability of uniforms, and sometimes the only thing available is something a little too big or a little too small.
All the things you mentioned are things the students are responsible for maintaining once they are taught. Most of them can't hem or change height at will, so your point is useless.
Hey, and its only a little out of tune. And those forms almost hit. And the feet mostly move together. And only two kids are wearing tennis shoes.
Excellence in everything.
Is this really still heavily judged? I went to a state marching contest finalist high school when I was in school and I don't remember ever having pant length made into a big deal by any of the directors. Is this just a certain-region-in-Texas thing that I don't know about? It's baffling how upset some directors I know get when a kid happens to have a small crease anywhere in the pant leg.