Parade Rest:

 

The feet are placed shoulder width apart. The feet should be slightly pointing outward. The upper body remains the same except for the hands and the head. With shoulders back, the head should be tilted towards the ground looking about two feet away from the toes. The hands are brought in the front of the body. The left hand should be formed into a fist with the right hand covering it. Both hands should be brought to the center of the front of the body with the arms hanging loosely in front.

Command: “Band” “Parade” “Rest”

Execution: The left leg should move out into the should-width distance and the hands and head should move to there positions accordingly. The command should be executed after the 4th beat of a 4 beat cadence.

 

At Ease:

This position allows for the marcher to relax or not be at the attention position.  The marchers are not allow out of their position in the block and must be ready to snap back into position at a momments notice.

Command: “Band”     “At ease”

Execution: The marchers may lower their instruments and relax their stance.  Their right foot however must stay planted.  The command should be executed on the next beat of a 4 beat cadence.

 

Attention:

 

At attention, the feet are placed at a 45 degree angle. This amount of space should allot a single fist to be placed between the toes. The knees are straight, but not locked. The shoulders should be kept upright without slumping, but should not appear anything but confident and comfortable. The hands should be made into fists with the thumbs pointing down. They should be placed at the seams of the pants on the hips. The chin should be placed a slight degree above the horizon. At attention, the focus should be at one particular point above the horizon, and eyes should not divert from that spot.

Command: “Band"     "A - Ten" "Hut”

                       1         2        3          4

Band Response: "ONE!"

Execution: When called to attention, the left leg should snap into place. The right leg should stay stationary. The chin and hands will also snap into place creating a confident upper body presence. The command should be executed after the 4th beat of a 4 beat cadence.

Paulding Patriot Marching Guide

Positions

Marking Time:

This is the counting and movement of feet although the body is not being moved. The heel should come up to the ankles with each count and the toes should remain on the ground. The shoulders need to stay unmoved and the upper body posture needs to remain erect. Marking time can be used for practicing counting moves or for specific places in the show.

Whistle Command:

“Tweeeee”         “Tweet”

      1           2             3              4        

“Tweet”“Tweet"“Tweet”“Tweet”

      5            6            7             8

Execution: This is done on the 8 beat cadence and the left heel needs to be raised and put down on the first beat of the next measure.

Commands and Movements

Foot Roll:

This is a basic that makes up every component of movement. The left foot always starts first. The heel should hit the ground with the toe pointed as high as possible to the air. The movement should go from the heel, to the outer edge of the foot, and then lastly, to the toe.

 

Forward March:

This command indicates that he should move in the forward direction. With this, the left foot should take the first step followed by consecutive steps until called to a halt. It should appear to be a fluid motion with the marcher executing proper foot rolling and posture. The marcher should maintain the same upper body posture as he did while at attention. The heels of the feet should hit exactly on time.

The command is given by the mark time whistle.

Whistle Command:

“Tweeeee”         “Tweet”

      1           2             3              4        

“Tweet”“Tweet"“Tweet”“Tweet”

      5            6            7             8

 

Execution: Marchers should have the heel hit on “One” of the next measure in a 4 beat cadence.

 

Stop Forward March:

This is the way in which a marcher is stopped while going in the forward direction. The left foot should be brought in so that it is posed on its toe, while the right foot should be on its heel. When a halt is called, the left heel should snap into position next to the right foot while the right toe snaps into place with the left foot.

Whistle Command:

“Tweet”“Tweet"“Tweet”“Tweet”

      1            2            3             4

“Tweeeee”         “Tweet”

      5           6             7              8 

 

Execution: The marcher should stop on the last whistle with the left foot and then bring the right foot even with the left foot on the 8th beat in an 8 beat cadence.

Halt all movement and playing:

 

This command is given to stop all movement and playing

 

Whistle Command:

“Tweea”“Tweet"“Tweea”“Tweet”

      1            2            3             4

“Tweet”"Tweet" “Tweet”

      5           6             7              8 

 

Execution: The marcher should stop on the last whistle with the left foot and then bring the right foot even with the left foot on the 8th beat in an 8 beat cadence.

The marcher than should immediately return to the attention position.

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