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.
NeoTifa, 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.
This post has been edited by h4nnib4l: 09 October 2012 - 03:09 PM
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!