Thirteen prominent designers and educators in the marching arts provide insight into their philosophy and creative process for marching band show design and share innovative teaching strategies related to visual fundamentals, visual ensemble, and generating effects that cause audience reaction. Their guidance can be applied to all teaching situations and programs, whether the ensemble is in the early stages of development and growth or has enjoyed well-established success over many years.
With chapters by: Scott Chandler, Michael J. Cesario, Marie Grana Czapinski, Lee Carlson, Jeff Young, John Howell, Adam Sage, Kevin Nix, Jackie Gilley, Darrin Davis, Andrea Brown, Joni Perez, Jarrett Lipman, Stephen Meyer
The appendix alone is priceless! It covers topics like elements of design, principles of design, properties of color, a guide to color guard costumes, a drill writing questionnaire, body warm-up, ballet terminology, an introduction to marching fundamentals, an introduction to flag fundamentals, marching band vocabulary, and even quick solutions for using Pyware.
School Band & Orchestra magazine (August 2023)