The first marching contest of 2016 and it was much more than I expected. First off, thank you to the Springtown band staff and boosters for putting on a great contest. Everyone was so helpful and kind. It’s funny how much I continue to learn the more and more I do events like this. There … Read more
This one’s for all the band directors still doing marching band in December! Stay strong and don’t forget to dress warm.
This kind of thing really only bothers me if the synthesizer is overpowering the ensemble, or the arrangement relays too much on the synthesizer playing difficult/complex passages instead of the actual band playing those parts.
I have always wondered how hot it gets during marching band. Well, with summer in full force, I grabbed our barbeque thermometer and headed outside to find out. The results were amazing! Not only was the grass anywhere from 104-124 F, but any concrete or stonework surface was above 150 F. I didn’t get a … Read more