Front Ensemble during Games
Posted by Percy on 9/10/2022, 1:35 pm
My question is what do you do with front ensemble during games, peprallys, parades and other events they don't actually play their keyboard instruments?
My front ensemble students love being there and its not considered the dumping ground as it has been at other schools I've been apart of. The culture is very good there. In fact, our front ensemble is some of the best musicians in the entire band. They have by far the most notes out of anyone and they are playing their music better than any other section.
What makes them hate being in front ensemble is not getting to participate with the band during football games, pep rally's, parades etc. We have tried creating a "mega drumline" but the ratio of instruments to students is 3 to 1.
The front kids have a job to do, and they know that. But how can I incorporate them with everyone else so they don't feel so segregated from the rest of the group?
We are a bigger school and will be getting bigger. If you have any insight please let me know.