Re: SHOWSTYLE or CORESTYLE who reins over the competition?!
Wow, that all sounds really amazing! 12 sousa players... I cant even IMAGINE that!
I'm very excited for my upcoming marching season, as it's a HUGE change from the past. This year our marching band is not marching any clarinet or flute players, only sax players. We're the main part of the show. The 6 flute players we had are marching alto sax, and the one clarinet player we have left is marching bari sax. (11 of us all together - 6 altos, 3 tenors, 2 baris) Our show this year is a 7-piece jazz suite that my band director wrote/arranged, and it's really awesome music. I may be biased being a jazz tenor player, but I love it! I feel incredibly proud to be a part of it, as the show in every aspect is very innovative and shows so much potential and promise to be another amazing show. It's been fun helping the flute/clarinet players learn saxophone, they've only been playing about a week and half now but they're picking up so quick, that we're going to be able to be an awesome section that plays good jazz on the field. It's really amazing to see them start from scratch with a new instrument, and be able to help them learn it. When the staff of our band decided to make this change, a lot of people were kinda skeptical, but now that it's really coming together people are starting to see how amazing this is really going to be.
If I had a choice of doing corp, or something like this for the rest of my marching career, I'd do this. No matter how much I love to do marching percussion, at heart I'm a tenor sax player who loves to play jazz, and this is a great chance for us to shine as a section.