Monday practice is set
for reviewing the routine. Each officer takes her squad or group to a
different part of the gym to work on the details of technique that we
reviewed with them the prior week. I play the music every ten minutes and
float by each group to check their progress and individual attention to
those team members that require extra help. Toward the end of practice,
the team comes together as a group and I note any variations from within
the group that might need to be corrected.
Tuesday practice is for
tryouts for the routine. Those that cannot perform to skill level for the
routine are cut.
Wednesday practice we go
straight to the field and take the first part of practice to re-number and
set the patterns and formations of the routine. Once again, we will divide
into smaller groups to continue "fine tuning" the routine. I
feel that spending a great deal of practice time on the field is most
important to avoid spacing and alignment problems in the performance.
Toward the end of rehearsal, we come together again as a team and correct
Thursday rehearsal is the
day to work with the band on the field for about 30-45 minutes to insure
the the whole show, sideline to sideline, is ready to go.
Friday, once again, we go
to the field and work as a group on final preparations for the game. It is
important to take the group through each step of entrance, performance,
exit, to insure they are confident of each integral portion of the show.
TO SUCCESS FOR THIS METHOD:
A. Preparing the
routine with your officers.
the rehearsal and trouble shooting.
C. Ironing out
variations among the group.
D. Setting the
routine on the field.
TO WATCH FOR PROBLEMS:
clarity & placement
extension, level & placement
D. ARMS &
HANDS- extension, levels, placement, inner tension
E. HEAD- focus,
energy consistent, expression in smile