Monday, June 25, 2012
Most of my kids performed in high school and college marching band groups. This meant weeks of rehearsals learning the music and especially perfecting the intricate ins and outs, twists and turns mandated by the Drill Charts. I remember looking at their charts and wondering what all those little notations meant! I was glad it was them and not me that had to figure out where to stand to play and when to move quickly to a new position on the football field. Drill charts are not for the faint of heart! The next time you go to a football game, take time to watch the band and try to visualize how much work it has taken for them to look so good as they enthusiastically support the team with their rousing music, all performed while the players weave their way across the field in fun formations. Here is my son's Drill Chart design, in honor of his days in Marching Band.