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I taught students the "sightreading position." this is sitting: like trumpets horns in center, finger on buttons - clarinets in center ready to play - etc. At start, I said, "sightreading position" -- Next I had them put their finger on the spot of the music we were talking about. When they were waiting for me to talk, they looked at the music and touched spots (accidentals, etc.) for the others using their music. Drummers can Air Drum certain parts. I always explained to groups (like trombones, low brass) there will be one D flat in this song. find it. Have them practice setting up the chairs in the bandroom - so many times they will just sit down anywhere in the room. Explain sitting. Fix the chairs. I had them wait, standing, until the room was fixed and the 1st chair flute told them to sit. I never messed with chairs. Greet the judges. If they ask how the stage went - be positive (lie if you have to). Questions: had a student ask where we are going to eat lunch. Judges sometimes get confused when students are helping each other - they can interpret it as Not Paying Attention. Figure out how to leave the stage in proper order to go into sr room. Little stupid things will always bite you. I'm through. Next?