2009 Cavalcade Practice (on the pavement) https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/ 2009 Cavalcade Practice (on the pavement) The MacGuyver Field Show Design Kit The MacGuyver Field Show Kit. Kit contents: Large paper football field chart, plexiglass cover, tri-color rotini pasta, colored dry erase markers & 1 or 2 laptop computers to play music and record drill instructions. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382617 54382617 The Squad Drill Book The Squad Drill Book. Alumni Band members Bob Schwanger and Dennis Frey show off their squad's copy of The Drill. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382619 54382619 Marking the drill onto music Alumni Band members Sally Heist and Greg Mest take a moment during practice to transfer drill instructions for their squad onto their sheet music. Randy Dittman & Dennis Frey (at far left) and Mario Leone (at far right) also check the drill against the music. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382618 54382618 They're actually doing it! "They're actually doing it!" Band Captain Dennis Weller watches as the Unit learns a new section of the show. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382620 54382620 The Intrepid Drummers The Intrepid Drummers. Wayne Grace (multifaceted clarinet player) on Bass and Drummer Extraordinare Dave Bender on snare (he switches to Tri-Toms in the actual show for our "George of the Jungle" cadence) -Check out those state of the art marching shoes on Bender! https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382621 54382621 Follow the Leader Follow the Leader. Dennis leads a portion of the Band Front to new positions. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54387715 54387715 Johnny begins... "Johnny" begins... Two company fronts approach each other for a great clash... see next photo https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382624 54382624 Johnny continues... "Johnny" continues... The two fronts merge... Dennis and squad members check spacing for ease in playing instruments while crushed together. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382622 54382622 Marching & Maneuvering with Music... Marching & Maneuvering with Music... Learning a new drill is not an easy task. Memorizing the music before getting on the practice field doesn't always work... the old brains don't have the same capacity for memorizing as they did when the gray cells were in the heads of young teenagers. But we try! Happily there are music lyres. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382623 54382623 One step at a time One Step at a Time. Learning a field show goes in stages. Run through one section then repeat it and repeat it and then start over and go further... and repeat it and repeat it... there's always questions about exactly where a squad should be or end up. https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54382625 54382625 Getting told where to go... Getting told where to go... Yup, that's what is happening here and all over the practice parking lot while learning the show. Someone is always willing to tell you where to go! https://www.boyertownalumnimarchingunit.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54387714 54387714