Maybe even more important than creating a handbook for your concert program is one for your marching band. In most schools there will be few groups that perform or travel more outside of school. The opportunities for students to make choices both good and band are exponentially higher in a marching band then about any other school group. Running a marching band without a handbook is tantamount to walking the high rope without a net!
I found that creating a handbook for your program is one of the most important things you can do, to get everyone literally "on the same page." There is always a natural gap of information between director, student, administrator, and parent. A good handbook cuts through the misinterpretations and will clarify for everyone what the expectations are.
This handbook has been tempered by decades of refinement. While no handbook is going to be a perfect fit for any group, this will provide the depth and breadth to make adaptation to your particular circumstance much easier.
This is a fully editable version in Word 2010 format that will give you complete control and the ability to change anything and everything to match your particular situation. Should you need an earlier version of Word please contact me after purchase and I will be happy to send a copy saved in an earlier format.
If you are starting from scratch or want to start over with a new fully formed handbook, this is the one you want. If you are just looking for ideas however, then you might want to download the pdf version in my store instead.
Looking through the Table of Contents below and at the preview, you can get a sense of the depth of the product and the areas covered which include:
Tradition and History
The Guidelines of the “River City Marching Band”
The 3 A’s:
Upperclassmen – The Role You Play
Underclassmen – The Role You Play
Mini – Camp Week
*What to Bring to Band Camp:
You may also want:
What NOT to bring!!
The Music Facility
School Owned Equipment
Uniform Wearing Procedures
Personal Fitness and Grooming
Personal Relations with Others
Please click on the button Download Preview for a sample!