In each rehearsal, you should
practice the basics of musicianship (I use Sound Warm-ups for Band by Tim Salzman)
rehearse the music in your show as an ensemble
spend sectional time giving help to individual students
practice the basics of marching
practice the marching in your show without playing (I love making 'em sing!)
practice marching and playing the show together.
plan on spending some time talking about business.
How long is your regular rehearsal? _______ How long is your band camp rehearsal?
Of those minutes how many will you spend on Of those minutes how many will you spend on
______ basic musicianship? ______ basic musicianship?
______ ensemble music rehearsal? ______ ensemble music rehearsal?
______ sectional music rehearsal? ______ sectional music rehearsal?
______ basic marching? ______ basic marching?
______ marching the show? ______ marching the show?
______ marching and music together? ______ marching and music together?
______ run-throughs? ______ run-throughs?
______ talking about business? ______ business/breaks?
How many regular rehearsals will there be? _______ How many rehearsals in band camp? ________
How much time can you plan on losing to weather, pep rallies, registration, and such?_______
What is your total "marching the show" rehearsal time?__________
Of that time, how much do you want to spend on learning new drill? _________
How many pages can you teach your band per hour of rehearsal? _________
How many pages should your band march this year? __________
Now you can use my staging form to fit that number of pages with the phrases in the music.