MUED 871 (1HY) - Marching Band Methods

Marching Band Methods

Online Course Delivery Method: Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 16700
Role of marching bands in the school music program. Design and execution of field shows and parade marching. Understanding of marching percussion and auxiliary units. Examination of appropriate music.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 R 10:10am - 11:00am PCAC M128
Additional Course Details: 

Primarily online and asynchronous to allow students to fit in the course. In-person time will be used for practical work such as marching/visual technique, colorguard, percussion, etc. 

Offered every other year (next time will be fall 2023). Highly recommended for Music Education/Pre-Teaching and M.A. Music: Conducting Majors.

Subjects covered include (in no particular order):

  • Teaching philosophy
  • Marching band types and styles
  • Marching/visual technique (executing and teaching)
  • Marching band rehearsal methods
  • Marching percussion technique (and why you should hire an instructor)
  • Colorguard technique (and why you should hire an instructor)
  • Basic arranging
  • Copyright
  • Basic drill writing and use of drill-writing software
  • Marching competitions and adjudication
  • Marching band administration, including budgeting, hiring/managing staff, handbooks, student leadership, fundraising, inventory management, travel planning, etc.
  • Parade marching
  • Rehearsal/performance observation (requirement lower for 2021 WMB members)