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  • Best Drum Major Podium (Guide and Insider Tips!)

    Best Drum Major Podium (Guide and Insider Tips!)

    During concert band or orchestra class, the band director will stand on a small podium a few inches tall while conducting. This allows the musicians they are leading to see their baton or hands to follow cues and remain on tempo. While marching on a football field, it becomes more of a challenge to see […]

  • Female Drum Majors That Inspire (Marching Band)

    Female Drum Majors That Inspire (Marching Band)

    It seems that now we are in the twenty-first century there aren’t many jobs that we haven’t seen done by both men and women, but despite this, some jobs still seem to be dominated by men. Drum Major tends to be one of those. When you see a Marching Band whether at college, high school, […]

  • What Do Drum Majors Do? (Tough Job Description)

    What Do Drum Majors Do? (Tough Job Description)

    Have you ever seen a Marching Band perform and wondered who that very concentrated and serious-looking student that was leading the band was? They are definitely too young to be the band director, yet they seem to be in total control of the entire Marching Band. Well, that my friend is none other than the […]

  • How To Become Drum Major

    How To Become Drum Major

    Are you a dedicated hard-working band member? Do you feel like you have more to give? If so then working towards being your band’s next Drum Major might be right for you. Becoming a Drum Major can be super exciting and daunting all at once. It’s a big job for anyone, but one that comes […]

  • Indoor Percussion Ensemble (Indoor Drumline)

    Indoor Percussion Ensemble (Indoor Drumline)

    Indoor percussion ensembles have evolved from something for marching band musicians to do in their off-season into stand-alone careers for aspiring musicians of all ages.  These ensembles, made up of battery percussionists, pit percussionists, and sometimes even flag corps members, create stunning visual programs while performing some of the most difficult musical pieces written for […]

  • Marching Band Field Show

    Marching Band Field Show

    Parades are where many non-musicians will see a marching band. While it may look like all marching bands do is walk in lines in parades, the most exciting and entertaining part of seeing a marching band perform is during halftime. Having special drill, playing music people will recognize, and taking the energy from the stands […]

  • How to March in Marching Band (Basic Steps and Techniques)

    How to March in Marching Band (Basic Steps and Techniques)

    You have decided to join your school’s marching band and are about to attend “band camp.”  You may not know how marching band camp works, but the central part of it is marching. Everyone in the band knows it is your first time in the marching band. They all have been in your shoes and […]

  • The Fascinating History of Marching Bands

    The Fascinating History of Marching Bands

    Marching bands have been a beloved part of American culture for centuries. These large ensembles of musicians and performers march and play music at various events, including football games, parades, and competitions. As a member or fan of marching bands, it is important to understand the fascinating history of marching bands, from their early military […]

  • The Ultimate Marching Band Handbook: Everything You Need to Know!

    The Ultimate Marching Band Handbook: Everything You Need to Know!

    One of the most underrated and misunderstood pastimes in America. Traditional High School and College Marching Bands are a staple in music education and sports. What is Marching Band? A marching band is a type of musical ensemble that performs music while marching or moving in formation. Marching bands are typically made up of brass […]

  • Band Camp Icebreakers and Team-Building Games

    Band Camp Icebreakers and Team-Building Games

    For freshmen or upperclassmen who will be starting their first year in the marching band, band camp can feel awkward. They don’t know anyone, and it can be difficult to integrate them into the band and make them feel welcome. One way to help students relax, have fun, get to know each other, and foster […]