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The Dynamic Marching Band - Rehearsal Techniques that Work

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  • Young band directors often find the marching band to be an overwhelming task with few resources and scarce clinics to help. Here are some successful techniques that will make the marching band rehearsal efficient and productive. The information presented will also produce long lasting results, not only in the marching band, but in the entire band program.
  • Wayne Markworth (wmark@woh.rr.com)
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  • Wayne was Director of Bands at Centerville High School in Ohio for 35 years. During his tenure the Centerville Band program involved over 250 students including three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, marching band, and Winter Guard and Percussion. Wayne developed the marching band, known as "The Centerville Jazz Band", into a unique and entertaining ensemble of 200 members that performed an all-jazz format on the field. They were finalists in Bands of America Regionals and Grand Nationals 57 times, with fourteen regional championships and the 1992 Grand Nationals Championship.

    Wayne received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. In 2007, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. He is currently teaching at Wright State University and is author of The Dynamic Marching Band.
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