Marching Band Competition Checklists & Show Etiquette

Here are some useful lists. Call time at SHS is 6:40am on Saturday, October 4th

Items to put in your backpack to bring to a competition:

  • Rain gear
  • Warm Jacket
  • Warm Gloves & Hat
  • Sweater/hoodie
  • Sweat pants
  • Black under armor type long sleeve shirt, no collar.
  • Towel (to dry off wet equipment)
  • Water
  • Multiple pairs of socks – including black
  • Extra snacks
  • Spending Money (if you want to buy something)

Show etiquette basics:

The uniform is a symbol that the members should embody. Their actions in uniform determine how others will view the program, giving the impression of constant professionalism should set the example for other programs.

  • No member walks alone in uniform.
  • Never run when in uniform.
  • Don’t eat while in uniform.
  • Show shirts are be worn underneath the uniforms. In cold weather a black under armor type long sleeve shirt, no collar is recommended. This gives a sense of uniformity even without the tops on.
  • Girls should wear their hair up in a tight bun or something similar to the third example of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9kln-kE_0starting at 4:52. Boys with long hair should do something similar.

Out of uniform:

  • Out of uniform, members are still representing the organization with everything they say and do. They represent their team, family, community, school, teammates, instructors, and ultimately themselves.
    • No unprofessional or immature activity.
    • In stands, be professional and supportive of every other group, clap for everyone and be appreciative of others’ success. Sit together.
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