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Re: How does compensation work when a director writes the marching band show?
Did you even read the post before posting? Nobody cares If you wrote something...the issue is PAYING for what you do.
My 2 cents...If you have charged any other organization to do this work...then yes put in for compensation. If you have not "sold" any of your work to a third party, then it is just part of your job.
I always preferred to write my own drills because then I could amend it as needed. I could also teach what I wrote much better than something someone else wrote.
Let's say you're a band director and you decide to arrange the music for your marching show that year. Do you get compensated for it, or is that just part of the job? Same with writing drill, percussion books, or even colorguard choreography. Curious what everyone's input is. If we pay someone extra to come in and do that, would it make sense if we did it in house to pay whoever did it in house, or is this breaking laws somewhere?