Field Commander Auditions
Auditions and help sessions dates TBD.
If you are interested, work on these things to prepare:
-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 in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 (clear, steady, symmetrical)
-Conducting at various tempos (ex: 96, 120, 144, 176)
-Practice conducting to music (feel the beat, figure out the meter)
-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.