Right end of any company front (straight line), or leading end of a follow-the-leader maneouvre.
What the h*ll is your reasoning?
Marching band includes:
--Learning the music (muscle movement and language decoding)
--Memorizing the music (cognitive/language decoding)
--Knowing how to march (muscle movement/strength training/endurance training)
--Knowing how to march and play at the same time (muscle movement/breath control/strength)
--Learning your marks (cognitive/spatial awareness)
--Learning how to adjust your mark to make the form appear correctly (spatial awareness)
--Being able to do the equivalent of running for at least seven minutes but no more than ten minutes, with three 15 second breaks, while singing your favorite song perfectly in tune and without dropping a note. Except that while you're singing and running, you have either a piece of wood between your teeth, or the barrell of a gun pressed to your lips.
Additional requirements for right end/leading end position:
--Ability to make your mark every time, since people in your line will guide to the right side (look to the right to keep the line in a company front)
--Ability to make your mark roughly one beat ahead of time without it being obvious (if you are the leader in a follow-the-leader move, you have to be slightly ahead so everyone else can make their mark)
--This means you must be more precise in calculating your marching moves than the average marching band member.
Oh, I almost forgot this:
--No matter how bad the football team is doing, you must be able to feign enthusiasm and attend every game no matter how hot/cold/rainy/snowy it is, no matter how tired/sick/sore you are (unless you're literally on your death bed) and without defiling your uniform (that means if you get a hot dog you had better not drip any ketchup.)
Check out my marching band page:
aka the Bandimal
[Edited 2003-11-13 23:54:59]