CHS LOW BRASS 2015
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The Coronado T Bird Low Brass is a chill section. We are awesome. We have no drama, which is a marvelous escape from the drama of band in general. We really are a family. And by the end of marching season, we have EPIC arm strength from holding those glorious chunks of metal for fourteen million hours a day.
Materials for Marching Season! ( * means you can purchase it at Olivas Music Store)
-*Flip Folder, and extra pages for it
-*Lyre for flip folder
-*Black MTX Marching Shoes
-*White Gloves (I recommend the ones with grips, no Velcro)
- Lanyard and a few sheet protectors
- A huge industrial sized water bottle. Seriously.
- Sunglasses/ hat
Claire's Advice for Marching Season!
1. Don't drink a lot of milk for breakfast. Seriously. You throw up and it isn't fun.
2. For rehearsal, only wear white shirts that you will dedicate exclusively to rehearsals. You will get pit stains, grease and oil stains, and you don't want you favorite t shirt to get messed up.
3. Decorate your huge water bottle with fun duct tape. The entire band has like 30 red water bottle total, so you don't want to mix yours up with someone else's.
4. We run on Coronado Time! This means that is we say "7 o'clock downbeat," you arrive at 6:45. Come 15 minutes before the downbeat time. We start promptly at downbeat, so this gives you plenty of time to put your horn together, get yo junk together, talk to friends, ask questions, pee, forget something in the band room and run back, and save the world.
5. If you lose anything, whether it be music or coordinate sheets, talk to a section leader before rehearsal. We will get it for you, no problem. PLEASE. It is absolutely awful to have Saenz call you out for missing materials. We will help you before the problem begins.
6. Memorize your music as soon as possible! Once you have that schtuff over with, everything becomes a lot funner.
7. Don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what we are here for! We won't judge you or ridicule you; bro, it is brave to ask for help.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Music Camp (July 30-31)
We begin learning music, including warm ups, stand tunes, and the show! This helps transition us from summer to the life of band.
Band Camp (August 3-7, 10-14, 17-21)
We teach basic marching outside from 7-11 when it is relatively cool. Then a two hour lunch from 11-1. Then from 1-4 we do music inside. We often split into sectionals to divide and conquer.
During band camp, we will meet a few times during lunch to plan a skit for the cookout at the end of band camp. Fun stuff!
Band During School!
We rehearse in the morning, fun fun, at 6:45 downbeat (so arrive at 6:30!) Once a week, we have sectionals; we meet at 6 o'clock. Yay. Football games, competitions, and joy ensues.
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