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Re: 5A/6A Head Director
Depends. I was a 6A head. I had an assistant do fundamentals but I taught music and drill and ran marching rehearsals. I saw other programs that had assistants running the marching band. In some cases it worked. In some cases it didn't. I would not give up the ensemble because I had control issues. Plus I was the one being criticized or praised every Monday by admin so if it was going to get that much attention it was going to be my problem. And yes, EVERY Monday during the fall someone in Admin had something they thought should have gone better, (whether it was music in the stands, the show, or just getting on and off the bus), regardless of whether they had any understanding of how band actually works.....
How often is the HBD in charge of teaching the drill as well as doing all of the administrative stuff at a 5A/6A school?