In another post, I discussed the importance of creating a schedule for your marching rehearsal, reflecting on how rehearsals that are very loose and "shooting from the hip" aren't an effective use of your students' or staff's time.
A second common issue I've seen going to rehearsals is an ill-structured rehearsal process. Like many things, there are many right ways to do it, but there are also a bunch of incorrect ways.
I'll outline here the process/system that's worked for me at myriad programs: high school, college, and drum corps. In the end, it's a pretty simple plan that will keep the flow rolling on the field from rep to rep. If you're thinking about the overall rehearsal plan, go back to that link at the top of this post.
Before we even get to the flow, there are two imperatives that will keep your rehearsals tight, efficient, and effective.
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