The Marching Band Techniques Class You Should've Had in College

Get instant, lifetime access to this 10-lesson online mini-course that takes you through a step-by-step progression to level up your marching band and max out your student’s performance

Here's what our students are saying

“I learned more about hash marks than in my entire 15-year career teaching marching band. It gets into the fine details that reinforce habits for our students.”

Derek Scoles – Band Director


How to Approach, Teach, and Progress Your Marching Band

What to Expect from the Masterclass

This online mini-course will have your band firing on all cylinders every single season. Each lesson is designed to take you, your staff, and even your student leaders through exactly what visual technique to teach and how to teach it.

Here’s what you’ll learn inside the masterclass:

Rehearsal Etiquette

Learn how to instill proper rehearsal etiquette to minimize wasted time between reps and become more efficient

How to Read a Field

Get an in-depth breakdown of how to properly read a marching band field and use each marking to your advantage

Read a Coordinate Sheet

Understand how to read a coordinate sheet and navigate on the field from dot to dot while learning & cleaning drill

Physical Warm-Up

How to prepare the body to move for proper self-care, maximum performance and injury avoidance

Posture and Carriage

Teach not only how to obtain proper posture, but also the importance of posture and carriage in performance

Marking Time

Learn how to begin moving feet in time while maintaining proper posture in order to prepare to go on the move

Forwards March

Dive into the most effective progression for teaching the forwards march - one of the most foundational techniques

Backwards March

Build on your program's visual vocabulary as you progress to backwards movement while maintaining previous techniques

Is this Masterclass Right for You?

To find out if Marching Movement Masterclass is right for you and your program, ask yourself these questions:

Question #1
Have you felt like you’ve run out of ideas for how to teach even the most basic marching band techniques?

Question #2
Do you want to empower your student leaders to teach but don’t have the bandwidth to teach them yourself?

Question #3
Do you struggle to get your staff on the same page when it comes to what to teach and how to teach it?

Question #4
Do you want to help your students succeed and max out their performances on the field?

If you answered Yes to any of those questions, then Marching Movement Masterclass is right for you.

Here's what our students are saying

“It’s super refreshing to find something like this that’s up to date and modern…that’s put together by someone that’s been a part of very successful schools.”

Erik McMahon – Visual Caption Head


Meet Your Instructor

Hello, my name is Clark Cothran.

I have been involved in the marching arts for over a decade both as a performer, designer and instructor and have reached the top of this amazing activity with some of the best ensembles in the world.

I’ve also worked with ensembles and programs that are just starting out without the resources and experience of those elite ensembles, which has allowed me to experience what works and what does not work (at all levels) when it comes to teaching marching band.

Now I’m here to help you take your program to the next level. I’ll see you inside the masterclass!

Join the Masterclass

Enroll now and take your marching band program to a whole other level this season

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