Marching Band Dictionary
Horn Arc- An arc of the band (excluding drumline and pit) to do warm-ups during practice
Drumline- The snare, bass, and quad drummers. They marching with the band.
Pit- The cymbals, electric bass/guitar, and mallet percussion players. They stand right in front of the drum major's podium.
Drum Major- The student (usually a senior) who conducts the band from a podium at the front.
Drill- The visual movements and shapes made by the band on the field.
Set- 1. Each spot each member must get to within each drill movement 2. A short way of saying 'Band Ten Hut!' (Which basically means get your horn up to your face before I kill you)
Colorgaurd- The people doing visual movements with mostly flags, but also rifles and sabers.
Visual- Extra movements during a hold by the band such as a horn pop or horn flash.
Horn Pop- A dramatic bending of the knees to point your horn to about 45º instead of the normal 10º during a climatic moment.
Horn Flash- Often comes right before or after a horn pop, a quick bringdown of the horn to your waist and back to your face again. often down in three counts
Show- Competition with many other marching bands in a division.
So that's most on the lingo. And today is our first show! I have to be at the high school at 11:30 and then it's hard practice and our first performance and scoring. So excited :) Here's a pic of one of the last shows of last year: