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Detail Teaching Checklist The Procedure

1. Form of Ensemble 5. Forward March
i. Ready (To the Ready) (a) Precision
ii. Form Check i. Close interval
iii. Interval (Step off, Dress, Field Set) ii. Pretest, role model in center
iv. Alignment (Back of heels iii. Relax upper body, look to center
v. Run Back (10 Yards – Spacing) iv. Copy and Evaluate
2. Form of Individual – Stationary Commands A. First Step
(a) To the Ready B. Timing
i. Far sweep (Feet, Horns, Chin, Posture) C. Straight leg
A. Corrections (PSP) D. Pointed toe
ii. Side Sweep E. Roll Timing
A. Corrections (PSP) F. Heel Height
(b) Attention G. Foot Placement/ Angle
i. Far sweep (Feet, Horns, Chin, Posture) v. Provide specific feedback
A. Corrections (PSP) vi. Repeat until accurate
ii. Side Sweep vii.Use Eyes: Synchronize, Close Eyes:
A. Corrections (PSP) Internalize
iii. Precision and Intensity viii. Open interval, look to center
(c) Parade Rest (b) Form of individual – Sweep
i. Far sweep (Feet, Horns, Chin, Posture) i. Posture
A. Corrections (PSP) (c) Form of the Ensemble
ii. Side Sweep i. Spacing and Alignment
A. Corrections (PSP) 6. Backward March
iii. Precision and Intensity (a) Up on toes
(d) Dress Positions (b) Check horizon for bouncing
i. Far sweep (Feet, Horns, Chin, Posture) (c) Every other person FM for step size comparison
A. Corrections (PSP) 7. Flanks, Turns, Slides, Pivots
ii. Side Sweep (a) Precision
A. Corrections (PSP) i. Last step
iii. Precision and Intensity ii. First step
3. Facing Movements iii. Angle
(a) Left/Right Face iv. Timing
i. Individual Evaluations (Close-up) v. Placement
ii. Reteach as necessary (b) Form of the Individual
iii. Run through and Evaluate i. Sweep
(b) About Face (c) Form of the Ensemble
i. Individual Evaluations (Close-up) i. Dress left
ii. Reteach as necessary ii. MT8, FM16, LF16, RF16, MT8
iii. Run through and Evaluate iii. Check form
4. Mark Time iv. Dress right
(a) Close Interval v. MT8, FM16, RF16, LF16, MT8
(b) Pretest, role model in center vi. Check form
(c) Relax upper body, look to center 8. Block Drills – Slide Flanks
(d) Copy and Evaluate (a) MT8, FM8, LS8, BM8, RS8, MT8, BM8, RS8,
i. Timing FM8, LS8, MT8, Halt
ii. Knee Height 9. Posture
iii. Heel Height (a) Discuss “The Look”
iv. Method (smooth, sharp, etc.) 10.Instrument Positions
(e) Provide specific feedback (a) Ready, Attention, P/R, Dress
(f) Repeat until accurate (b) Horns Up
(g) Use eyes: Synchronize, Close eyes: Internalize (c) Trail Arms (Far, Side, Precision)
(h) Open interval, look to center (d) Tilt-Level Arms (Far Side, etc.)
(i) Resume attention: Sweep

When person in front enters door. etc.When entering the “door”. make adjustments gradually v. Explain moveable pivot ii. Short 2. In door. Guide to pivot iv. maintain distance (a) To the Ready with person in front. Resume normal step 4 counts after person in (c) Attention front (d) Ready Set 4. Do not slide out ii. Also work READY GUIDE (b) Block Concerns: Inside File i. Long (a) Use correct words (f) Never abuse whistle (b) Use proper rhythm (g) NEVER blow whistle while FB play is in (c) Use proper inflection progress (d) Use appropriate volume 5. Sacred Commands iii. Analyze. “then FM”.DM: Use Hands to guide form viii. Short. and Correct. If out of form. 3. (a) To the ready: Short. Be in position to Observe. Short (f) Ah. march very close to person in front iv. Whistle and Visual Commands (e) Dress Right. Determine halfway point vi.. show performance posture. don't respond to your own commands. Column Turns (a) Individual Rank Concerns i. Parade Block Rank Leader Concerns (e) Call command from proper position (a) Column Turns (f) All commands are given on left foot (b) Ready Guide (g) Always provide cadence (c) Obstacles (h) Maintain steady and moderate tempo (d) Road Guards (i) Avoid Collisions (4 steps from band) (e) Column Divisions (j) Don't overuse warning commands (f) Decrease front (k) Smart Commands (g) Red light – Green light (l) Display recovery time (m)Display body language (n) Maintain high standard (Bad performance isn't funny) (o) When teaching. they will increase distance – do not catch up . rounded to 4) iii. Number of Counts (Interval x Number of People.DM: “Ready Move” on final 2 counts ix. Do not speed up too soon ii. DM: give specific command vii. Short. (b) Form Check iv.gain (b) Attention: Long Dip. “then Column Turn”: 4 short (h) Focus (d) MT.Detail Teaching Checklist The Procedure 1. Rehearse MT to Halt +1 step x. Potential Pitfalls for the Commander (e) Percussion cues: Short. Resume normal step 4 counts after person in front resumes (c) Block Concerns: Outside File i. “then halt”: Long. Do not slow down until you arrive at “Revolving Door” iii. Dress Center. HUT (g) Freeze (c) MT. In performance.

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