Field Commander Auditions

Audition Date

Tuesday May 25 starting at 3:30

Help Sessions (3:30-4:30)

Tuesday May 18  -  Thursday May 20  -  Monday May 24

If you are interested, work on these things to prepare:

MARCHING

-Marching Fundamentals (you must be able to demonstrate proper technique)

-Proper 8 to 5 step size (important when helping set drill)

-Coordinate Sheets (review how these work, what they mean)

-Drill Sheets (understand the football field layout, steps between lines)

CONDUCTING

-Conducting in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 (clear, steady, symmetrical)

-Conducting at various tempos (ex: 96, 120, 144, 176)

-Practice conducting Jubilance (feel the beat, figure out the meter)

OTHER

-Voice Projection (calling band to attention, relaying verbal instructions)

-Salute (create a salute, watch videos to get ideas)

-Prepare Interview Answers to the following questions:

---Why do you want to be field commander?

---What ways will your strengths make the band better?

---Plus be prepared for any other relevant questions.