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Note: Reno HS is participating in the "Show Design 2012" project on www.banddirector.com. Please visit the project home page here > How We Got HereTimothy WoodReno HS Last fall, at the end of my first Marching Band Season, Steve Martin and I sat down to talk about what worked and what didn't with regard to the design of Reno's 2011 ...
The Roosevelt High School Marching Band. Mark D'Angelo Note: Munford HS is participating in the "Show Design 2012" project on www.banddirector.com. Please visit the project home page here > Known as "The Wyandotte Marching Chiefs," the marching band from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, MI represents more than just the ...
Let’s Get Started Barry Trobaugh Note: Munford HS is participating in the "Show Design 2012" project on www.banddirector.com. Please visit the project home page here > PLANNING I try to stay an entire semester ahead in the form of planning. I don’t really have time to do this, but I certainly do not have time to have my planning ...
Field Show Design 2012Sponsored by: Banddirector.com & GPG MusicThis year the 2012 Field Show Design project will showcase three different band marching programs. You will heard from the directors and staff as well as the arrangers and drill writers as their custom shows evolve. Band #1Roosevelt HS Marching ChiefsWyandotte, MIMark D'Angelo, di ...
Banddirector.com Drill Design 2011Heros & VilliansWyandott HS Marching ChiefsMusic by: Steve Martin  GPG Music PublicationsDrill by:  Ed Warren, Warren Creative Designs Read Entire Blog >> "First Thoughts"  The 2011 Wyandotte Marching Chiefs show is entitled "Heroes & Villains". This year, the Wyandotte de ...
Get Inside The Box — And win! May 18, 2011 Randy T. Gilmore CEO/President of Marching Show Concepts I recently saw a comic depicting a boss pointing at a subordinate saying, “You get back to your cubicle and start thinking outside the box!” Other than being an obvious oxymoron, you can hardly live in our world without hearing, seeing ...
DOWNRIVER FANFARE VIDEOS COMING SOON! Welcome to Drill Design 2011Steve Martin Composer/Designer- GPG Music PublicationsRoosevelt HS Marching Band, Mark DeAngelo, Director2011 Show  "Heroes and Villains" BLOG > "Mid-Season Evaluation" As a benefit of the amazing technology available to us, I was able to provide commentary a ...
Drill Design Project 2010 – In the Arena Scott KurtzweilSee complete project  HERE> Taking a unique approach to the competition field this year, director Mark D’Angelo and the staff at Wyandotte have determined to do a marching band show about . . . well . . . marching band show. Like all good artistic endeavors, this show evolved into i ...
Drill Design 2010Composers First ThoughtsOriginal music by Steve Martin and Aaron Hines of GPG Publications http://www.gpgmusic.com/index.php “This year’s show design process for the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs of Roosevelt HS was a circuitous path to the final product. The original concept was built around the “In the Arena” quotes an ...
Show Concept & Design Clinic 2010Featuring Roosevelt HS Band Downriver Fanfare Marching Festival was webcasted Live October 5th.Commentary by Steve Martin, GPG Music Southgate Anderson High School Marching Band   All Festival videos will be uploaded soon!  Follow an in-depth look at show design presented by Scott Kurtzweil, ...
Best Way To Teach Drill by Terry WilliamsJericho Show Design I should say this is the best way I have used to teach drill. There are so many ways to put a show on the field, and each director needs to find the way that is the most comfortable. However, I cringe when I hear of people placing students on the field one at a time. What we are looking for is a ...
  Celebrating 100 Years of Fruhauf Interview with Richard and Kenneth Fruhauf The company started in 1910. My great-grandfather, Herman Fruhauf, immigrated to the US before the turn of the 20th century. He settled in NYC. A department store in Wichita, Kansas needed a tailor and they hired Herman to move to Wichita to be their tailor. On the side, ...
Drill Design Elements Reviewed 2009 Drill Design Scott Kurtzweil, Kurtzweil Designs Proper programming for the marching band is equal to or even more important than for the concert band. Two key points to designing a successful show that we have avowed since day one are “Know your band” and “Know your audience”. We have spent the la ...
Letter from Band Director Pam Potter 2009 Drill DesignPam Potter, Director of BandsQuincy Notre Dame High School First of all, a sincere thank you to banddirector.com for this honor. We are a small private (Catholic) school and never dreamed that anything like this would come our way. I am very impressed with the interaction from everyone involved in th ...
Drill Design Preparation 2009 Drill DesignScott Kurtzweil, Kurtzweil Designs Before we get into the particulars of the actual design for the 2009 Notre Dame HS Band, let’s take a few minutes to go over the design preparation that I go through with every school program for which I write. For those of you readers that are familiar with the show design ...
From Carnegie Hall to the 50 Yard Line Approaching Concert and Marching Ensembles with the same "Vision"Creating Expectations for Your Ensembles. Having High Standards. MSU Marching Roundtable Discussion Prof. John Madden, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic BandsDr. Cormac Cannon, Assistant Director of Bands/Associate Director o ...
A Camp Director's Proposed Camp Schedule 2009 Drill DesignValiant Marching Concepts Monday, August 3 8:00a – Meet and Greet; Discussion: Schedule and Expectations & Assign Field Numbers8:30a – Stretching Routine (Full Band in Attendance Circle)9:00a – Basic Marching Fundamentals (Full Band) Attention (Points of Attention) ...
A Drill Designer's First Thoughts 2009 Drill DesignScott Kurtzweil, Kurtzweil Designs When writing for a new band, it is integral to the success of the program to gather as much information about the band’s history, style and strengths. Another key factor is to establish a strong understanding of the expectations of not only the director but also the ...
A Camp Director's First Thoughts After speaking extensively with Pam Potter, director of the Quincy Notre Dame HS Marching Band, we have formulated a detailed schedule that the Valiant staff will use as a guide for an intense week of instruction (August 3‐7, 2009). During this one week camp, QND students will be exposed to approximately 40 hours of instru ...
Developing an Individual Marching Band Style What is Your Band's Identity? by Marty Spitzer Regardless of whether your marching band is competitive or not, it is important that the band develops a sense of personal identity to avoid becoming a “cookie cutter” band.  The most successful competitive programs generally have a real sense of ...