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This book can be used as an accompanying text for the collegiate marching band techniques course and to help build a successful marching band program at a high school. Topics include everything from developing a program handbook to student leadership and adult staffing, budgets, rehearsal techniques, sample forms, and basic information regarding the development process of a marching band show, as well as basic drill design techniques. It also addresses typical mistakes made by young teachers and offers suggestions on how to avoid/handle those mistakes. Finally, workbook-style activities at the end of each chapter help support and reinforce the material presented.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 138 color and b/w photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350870 | Binding: soft cover
M. Gregory Martin is currently an Associate Professor of Music Education and the Associate Director of Bands at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He has over 37 years of teaching experience at both the public school and collegiate levels. Likewise, he has 12 years of experience teaching and designing shows for Drum and Bugle corps. A drill designer for over 30 years, Greg is a sought after designer, clinician, adjudicator and conductor.Rachael L. Smolinsky is a music educator in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She attended West Chester University where she obtained a Bachelors of Music Educator degree and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree with a concentration in wind conducting. Rachael has extensive teaching experience with competitive marching bands in the Pennsylvania region.