Can you imagine the rehearsal time involved.

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Re: Can you imagine the rehearsal time involved.

Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

I forgot that you have said you were in ROTC Neo, so I tried to lay off of military terms because I didn't know what marching band would use. The military will use mark-time for turning and stopping in large enough formations, too. I was mostly just curious to see how marching band handles all of the non-drill-standard movements. Drill is a point of pride for the Marine Corps, so I'm always critical of any drill that I watch. If you've never seen the Silent Drill Team, it's worth googling. Recruit drill isn't as complicated (and doesn't use the Garand), but it is every bit as precise by third phase.

View PostNeoTifa, on 09 October 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

Well, military marching is about 8-to-5 and you always start on left foot. ;)


We use a 30 inch step.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

here is the wiki page that describes the 3 major styles for marching band, military, corps, and show.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

I'm just bustin y'alls balls.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

You marines and your crazy diagonal marching. We had some marines in my tech school who would always cut off our flights because in the AF, all our marching is straight. So they would march quickly to get ahead of us and then diagonal step in front of us. Our flight leaders were so pissed! :D
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Column half-left... herch!

My drill hat (the drill instructor who is right below the senior DI) would always say that he could parallel park a platoon.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:01 AM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 10 October 2012 - 07:29 AM, said:

Column half-left... herch!

My drill hat (the drill instructor who is right below the senior DI) would always say that he could parallel park a platoon.


Oh well we have half rights and lefts. These marines I think called it an oblique. Rather than turning, the entire platoon would now be marching diagonal.

|||||| //////
|||||| Would turn into //////
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Maybe they were just fucking with us...?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:11 AM

Um... how did I post twice... o.O? I must be a n00b.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

You could have edited your second post you know. n00bs.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:44 AM

Oh yes, right and left oblique. It's a real movement, I've just been out for almost 5 years now so I'd forgotten the term for it.
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Re: Can you imagine the rehearsal time involved.

Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

Obliques are for pussies. Real men/women do half columns. ;)
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