Did you know that the 2010 (26th annual) Wisconsin State Marching Band Championship competition is Sat., Oct. 16, at UWW’s Perkins Stadium? The fun starts at noon with the novice class performance, and the Whitewater High School Marching Band (Class A) is scheduled to perform at 1pm, while Fort Atkinson High School Marching Band (Class AA) is scheduled for 5:45pm. The UWW Warhawk marching band will provide exhibition performances at 4pm and 9:15pm (yup, that’s right…it’s quite a long event if you try to watch the whole thing). For more information, including ticket prices, please see the Wisconsin School Music Association web site.
Did you also know that Andersen Library actually has some resources related to marching bands? Search the HALCAT catalog to find titles such as The marching band handbook and Multiple-option, marching band techniques. And in the Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition database (available via EBSCOhost) you can read chapters from the books Color Guard Competition (2003) and Techniques of Marching Bands (2003). Search the Education Research Complete database for citations to articles in The Instrumentalist such as “Transition Tips” in the June 2010 issue and “Colorguard Designs For Maximum Effect” in the August 2000 issue. This magazine’s issues are available in the 1st-floor Periodicals Collection.
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.