Re: Getting on the Field
Posted by BigDog on 9/29/2021, 12:31 pm, in reply to "Getting on the Field"
I too am in a similar position. I have 21 in the band this year, 4 of which are percussion and they are standing still 6 steps behind the front hash. Now, before anybody flames me for using too much equipment, when we designed the percussion book, there were 3 more players originally planned for. AND, since my super purchased the equipment for us, he wants to see it out on the field being used, even if it is only for one movement. Anyway, we are using 1 snare on a stand, 1 bass drum on a stand, marimba, piano and 2 cymbals. Obviously that is too much equipment for those four kids to move on and off by themselves. So, I have been doing my best to recruit parents to help, especially at the upcoming contests. If parents are not available, then I will have to use students from within the band to help move the equipment and those students will have to hand off their instruments to another member of their section. If that does happen, then I will have my wind players snake onto the field a.k.a follow the leader and I will help them get set in their spots since people will be missing. IF the parents ARE available, then I have a small block that I will put the kids into to march onto the field. We will get to a pre-determined spot and halt, and from there I will give them a signal to go to their spots. Again, I will be there to help them "fine tune" their spots. At this point, it is all a "crap shoot" and I am hoping we don't come up snake eyes. I hope this babble has helped. |