There is a significant amount of attention and pressure begin placed on marching band programs in the wake of several events in the news stemming from both negligence and improprieties. As a music teacher involved in marching band in any capacity, it is our duty to create and maintain a safe environment.
Keep in mind, even if your program is happy and healthy, by sending out a simple anonymous evaluation, it shows that your goal is to foster the creation of your marching band’s performances in a safe and secure manner.
Paul Buyer, the author of “Marching Bands and Drumlines: Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best” is giving away some very important free resources for you including an evaluation that you can easily print out and share with your students. Even if you do not want to use this as it was created by someone else, I would urge you to consider creating your own so that you can take the ‘temperature’ of your marching band while easing parent concern.
Unlock the link with by tweeting, sharing or liking this free resource with your colleagues. Here is the link. The free download can be found towards the bottom of the page under “Factors Evaluation”.