Re: Learning drill
Posted by Legendary on 8/18/2022, 5:33 am, in reply to "Learning drill"
I’m a younger HD, as you would probably say. Here is what you’re likely missing. Rehearsal techniques, technology, and rehearsal sites. |
When I was in school, we learned drill on a grass field that was painted by the student leaders weekly. The band floated around a 1/2 at region consistently. We were OK but should have been a lot better.
I don’t care what the drum corps or my neighboring schools are doing. But for me, I make it easy for my kids to learn drill and like to have the sets in place before the memory of the music. I create audio files for every set and for combinations of sets with a 8 count off and in between each set. We have field dots on our parking lot and we are efficient. We’ve been to the SMBC several times, so I know the way that I teach drill is at the very least not detrimental.
Also, everyone’s situation is different. I have mildly diverse student population, most of my kids are not rich, but only a few are what I would really call “band” kids. Some people use the drill book app on their phones, I don’t because of the cost. It is likely an amazing tool.