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ERIC Number: ED157828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Research Committee on "Administrative Handbook for Marching Band." American School Band Directors' Association, Research Committee Reports for the 18th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970.
American School Band Directors Association, Newark, OH.
The handbook, part of a series of committee reports relating to school band performance, organization, and equipment needs, is intended to assist high school band directors in developing rules and regulations to govern the school band marching phase. The guide is presented in 15 sections. Sections I and II explain how student involvement in marching band performances can benefit the student, the school, and the community. Sections III and IV outline band membership obligations. Section V proposes a grading system. Section VI clarifies qualifications for student officers and relates officer duties. Section VII describes the awards system. Section VIII explains factors the band director should consider regarding uniforms. Section IX identifies concerns related to marching band travel, particularly with regard to overnight trips. Section X outlines band protocol for host and visiting school football games. Section XI presents suggestions for rehearsal and performance procedures, musical concept, instrumentation, and marching style. Sections XII through XIV explain how to display and fold the flag and how and when to play the national anthem. The final section emphasizes the committee's intent that the guide provide useful suggestions to band directors. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American School Band Directors Association, Newark, OH.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document; For related documents, see SO 011 034-040