Re: Marching band commands DCI style
Posted by Me on 4/14/2021, 3:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Marching band commands DCI style"
That's a giant ball of wasted time. |
Band ten hut - HIT is a start of the show command, not every time you get set. Simply "Set" is all you need - they set at attention ready to move. You can use that in concert season, too - "set" gets you to concert rest position.
Whistle start? Ok, if your DM needs practice starting or if that's how you do it, that's fine. Go for it. But if you're going to do away with DM starts, then change this.
Pa-rade rest? And then adjustments? Absolutely not. When you hit a spot, HOLD STILL so that you can make those adjustments and clean. If kids constantly fall in and out of attention, you will NEVER get clean. At the end of every move, they should hear "FREEZE" in their head unless transitioning to their next set. "Fourteen, fifteen, FREEZE" so that you can clean it. Yes, with left foot still back - unless you hit on "one."
The literal ONLY time I use "parade rest" as a command is in a parade or when in the staging area at contest. And I don't even have a DM call it - we simply say it and tell the kids to go to parade rest. My "parade rest" is the half-attention position, though.