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Warm up/Physical training
This Dynamic Warm Up, provided by Marching Health, is a great way to get the body ready for movement and should be a focus for students and staff before each marching rehearsal.
Marching: Forward, Backwards, Direction Changes
Using your ensemble’s technique, this exercise includes forward marching, backwards marching, and direction changes. Students will use the provided UDBapp file to learn and perform the exercise.
Students will perform exercise on camera using provided UDBapp file as a metronome and sound track. Video can be submitted for review by directors, staff, section leaders, or peers.
UDBapp song name:
M1 Marching: Forward, Backwards, Direction Changes
First, second, third, fourth, parallel first, and parallel second positions are explained and reviewed. Students will learn and practice positions using the video.
Students will record themselves as they announce and move to each positions covered in the module. Video will be submitted for review by directors, staff, section leaders, or peers.
Hybrid exercise 1
This hybrid exercise combines forwards marching, backward marching, and positions into one phrase. Students will learn and practice the exercise using the video and provided UDBapp file.
Students will perform exercise on camera using provided UDBapp file as a metronome and sound track. Video will be submitted for review.
UDBapp song name:
M1 Exercise: Hybrid Exercise 1
Meet the instructors
If you are interested in having these instructors work with your ensemble, please contact [email protected]
Lead Choreographer, Santa Clara Vanguard
Movement Supervisor, The Bluecoats
Visual Instructor, The Bluecoats and The Blue Devils
Asst. Director, James Bowie High School
Founder, Marching Health
How to access UDBapp song files
All UDB Virtual Curriculum UDBapp song files are hosted in a special account accessible by you and your students. Each user will add their personal account to the UDB Virtual Curriculum ensemble.
From the UDBapp home screen:
1. Tap the three dots in the top left corner of the screen
2. Tap + Add Ensemble
3. Enter the following codes:
Ensemble code: udbmovesme
Ensemble password: cleandrill
Note: Directors, you will sign up as a staff member