|Posted on January 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM|
Well the 2010 fall season has long been gone but I can't help but think about on all the good times... as well as the challenging times. It was my first year working with the Erath High School Band since 2006. Lots had changed. All the members were different and I felt like an outsider at my own alma mater. I think it's safe to say that members never had to work as hard as they did on a marching show than in 2010. The show was tough (180 beats a minute for a good part of the show, some 4 to 5 while playing). Not only was the show tough but the attention to detail I demanded out of them was higher than they ever thought was possible on the marching field. I'm so proud of this little band and how far they came in such a short time.
Some accomplishments that stick out from the fall season are:
- 6th place overall in Finals at Showcase (smallest band that made the top 10)
- 3rd place overall at Sulphur with the best overall drum line, 2nd place overall guard
(one judge gave us a perfect score in GE, perfect score in music, and a 98% in marching)
I also designed and did some clinics for the Thibodaux and NISH high school bands. Both were a treat to work with! The members work hard and both have highly motivated and knowledgable directors. Out of the 32 bands at the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands, Thibodaux was one of only TEN that made straight superiors!! Truly an outstanding accomplishment. The members at NISH were EXTREMEMLY hard working. I have no doubt that this little band will begin to "make some noise" (pun intended) in the near future.