In my last position as head band director at a 5A I had one of my assistants, as well, as an aide that I had hired to come in and teach the drill. My assistant had DCI experience whereas they did not have DCI when I was in high school and when I went to college I had to drop out for a year or two because of a family emergency. On our staff there were others who were clearly much better with drill. I took care of teaching the music and other duties.
In my new position at a 6A high school I have taught a portion of the drill which has already been in place, My first assistant has extensive DCI experience. For me I was just learning the ropes... I did not want to make any drastic changes because most everything was set in place.
I am a bit bummed out since having gone to UIL contest today. I thought for sure we would have made I's but, we seemed to be lagging a bit and 2 was our score. The kids were upset... the band has made 1's the last 7 years.
Things will be much better next year when I get my own drill.
It is so nice to finally be part of a program that has more than 80 kids in band. We are strong with a little over 200 here in my new spot. I have enjoyed getting back on my college turf.
So, as far as duties, I agree with the person who mentioned working around your own weaknesses.