Field Commander Auditions

Auditions and help sessions will be held during Band camp. 

Scheduled for July 27-31.

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

MARCHING

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

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

-Cooridinate 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 to music (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.

DIRECTORS

Mr. Richard Lutz, director of bands

Mr. Ben Reagh, assistant director

ADDRESS

100 Bulldog Dr.

Smyrna, TN 37167

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