We suggest saving every fifteen minutes when working on a file. Nothing is more frustrating than losing drill all because you did not save your work. It is easy. You can also create a new drill or create a continuation drill of them when I go to open a drill. Especially since I have several saved files of draft etc. This will lock the Page Tab Lock and lock the new page tabs in place. Select Save from the File menu to save the drill file with its new page tabs. Click through to.

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Click on count 16 of the Count Track.

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The first time I was able to configure a computer to chart the symbols, it was on a plotter. Click on count 72 of the Count Track. Helpful Marching Band Instructional Materials.

I always print a physical copy of the score. Animated diskettes are available for volumes 2 and 3 for the Mac platform. Note that Excel will likely give you warnings that you are going to lose some features aas saving to this format. Passport Designs, which sold notation software pyaare professionals and hobbyists, decided to enter the educational market.

A template was used to mark each symbol. It forces me to get really familiar with the music before I start in on anything.

There are 10 columns in the spreadsheet, and you can use or leave most of them blank. With the computer printouts and ability to show movement and animation, students can learn a show within days — not weeks or months.

News feed Current Issue. This process usually means listening to the segment multiple times, pencil in hand. It took about 30 minutes to develop each page, reducing the total time down to about 20 hours to complete an entire show.

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Steps used to be Good luck to all the band’s competing today! Therefore, I am able to create better shows than in the past.

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A good way to get started is to play with the software during the off-season. In the future, maybe you will be able to hook the computer up to the sound system and let the computer teach the drill.

On the MSConcepts Web site www. I typically do this by drawing vertical lines above the measures throughout the score and circling tricky musical segments. The trick here is to find a quick and easy way to convert a file to one of these formats. It helps me to plan out arrival points before I start.

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It creates a digital file that can be easily shared with other staff and design team members before starting. This will provide you with a short sample of the drill design. Using these programs without supplemental hand charting was very constricting. Do you know a fantastic K instrumental music educator who sav deserving of recognition in SBO?

If your erill designer is out of town, he may need to FedEx the handwritten show to you instead of e-mailing it in a few seconds along with an attached data file.

Flexible print formats accommodate professional football fields, high school fields and college fields, plus you can design a parade routine. MSC offers regional protection on all shows, allowing one school to have exclusivity in their area without running into the same show design by a neighboring school. MSC has been partnering with band directors for 16 years, providing valuable support and time-saving solutions for every aspect of their instrumental programs. Some of the supplemental applications do require additional purchases, but I will do my best to provide free alternatives where possible.


Click on count 0 of the Count Track. Now you can print out an entire page show in about two minutes. Click on count 48 of the Count Track. If the page tab was added on count 1, simply click and drag the page tab over to count 0. Guard Notes and details This is a big one. He developed the first drill design product called Charting Aid. Hand-written shows do not provide individual coordinate instructional sheets for each student like the computer-generated shows.

As a freelance author, Dr. It will help me get a rough sense for how many sets ae going to be in a movement. SBO wants to hear about it! The third option is to write your own show from scratch and perhaps hire a show designer to add some sparkle.

You can drag page tabs to any count on the Count Track. CCS is a full-service drill design company writing custom drills for bands throughout the country.

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Take one of your past shows and put it into a show-designing program to practice the software entry procedures. This book is particularly sace for learning the myriad of show designing concepts with and without a computer. Generally, I create an mp3 at this step as well.