Department of Music
The UNCP Marching Band Handbook/Syllabus
Welcome to the
Marty Spitzer- Marching Band Director - Moore Hall room 128
Alayna Dorso Defalco - Colorguard Instructor
Goals of Instruction
The student will: Continue developing proficiency in instrumental performance; Develop team skills and the ability to contribute to an ensemble; Develop the skill of self-evaluation as applied to the student's own performance as well as that of the ensemble as a whole; Develop a heightened awareness of performance quality and necessary skills for presentation effectiveness; Develop marching abilities and skills for teaching marching band; Increase awareness of students role in the balance, pitch, blend and overall concept of acceptable sound for an instrumental ensemble; Develop an acuity for movement to music activities and performance; Develop important skills in the areas of organization and prioritization of schedule in relation to successfully functioning in a large group activity; Develop friendships and relationships to last a lifetime!
Student Learning Outcomes
Categories All Professional Degrees BM in Music Education BA in Music (Liberal Arts
Analysis I.A.1, I.A.2 III.A.1, III.A.2 I.A-ME.1I.A-ME.2 I.A-LA, III.A-LA
Composition,Improvisation and Arranging I.C.1, I.C.2 I.C-ME.1 I.B-LA, I.C-LA
Technology I.D.1, I.D.2 I.D-ME.1 I.D-LA
Sight-reading/Sight-Singing II.A.1 II.A-LA
Keyboard II.B.1 II.B-ME.1 II.B-LA
Performance in major Area II.C.1, II.D.1, II.D.2, II.E.1, II.E.2, II.E.3 II.E-ME.1, II.E-ME.2 II.C-LA, II.DLA,
III. Music History/ Literature
Analysis I.A.1, I.A.2, III.A.1, III.A.2,III.D.1 I.A-ME.1 I.A-LA, III.A-LA
History, Culture and stylistic Context I.B.1, III.B.1, III.B.2 III.B-ME.1 I.B-LA, III.B-LAIII.D-LA
World Music III.C.1, III.E.1 III.C-LA, III.E-LA
IV. Professional Practice
Advocacy III.F.1 III.F-ME.1 III.F-LA
Professional Practice III.E.2 IV-ME.3, IV-ME.6, IV-ME.7, IV-ME.8
Students wishing to participate in the UNCP Marching Band must be able to fulfill all musical and physical requirements of the band. The typical physical requirements are the ability to play an instrument or operate a piece of color guard equipment while maneuvering at tempos of up to 144 beats per minute for the duration of an 8 minute show, or a two mile parade route. During the season physical training involving stretching, running and dance style movement can also be required of all members.
It is a requirement
that all students in the marching band be registered
for the class in one of the three sections of the marching band as part of
their course load for the fall semester at UNCP. If you are a percussionist you should
register for the section listed under Mr. Wiggins, all woodwind and brass
personnel should register for the course number listed under Mr. Spitzer, and
all color guard personnel should register under Mrs. DeFalco’s
section number. If you need a waiver for the purpose of a course conflict to
enable you to register see Mr. Spitzer. All participants of the band who come
to us from a Community College or some other educational venue (home school,
Christian school), will need to register
for the Continuing Education Option and pay a $25.00 fee to be returned to you
in your stipend when you finish the season in good standing!
Band Camp is required of all participating members of the marching band. UNCP will cover meal costs for all members, and housing expenses during the camp for only those members rooming in UNCP provided housing. If you live in off campus housing it is your responsibility to arrange early check-in with the leasing office of your apartment, and pay any extra housing costs associated with moving into your apartment a week early. Off campus housing arrangements should be taken care of well in advance of the band camp week so apartment complex personnel have time to prepare your apartment early, (Arranging this is your responsibility). Spending money for free-time during camp is the responsibility of the student. All drum line, front ensemble, color guard and leadership students should report for
The following elected student leaders are responsible for social and administrative functions of the band and color guard. Feel free to contact them with concerns, ideas, and needs related to the non-performance functions and activities associated with membership in the marching band at UNCP.
*Note- All UNCP Marching band and Color Guard members should report all excused absences to the band secretary in advance of the commitment that is to be missed! Remember- excused absences are only granted as detailed in the rehearsal and performance attendance policy listed below!
committees will fall under the regulation of the elected band officers, and
help to ensure the smooth running of the “Spirit of the
Water/Ice Committee: Cleans and maintains the water coolers, loads the coolers with ice, water, and/or sport drinks. Sets up the beverage and cups for rehearsals. Makes sure the drinks and beverage area is kept clean and presentable.
Social Committee: Plans and implements social activities outside the normal rehearsal and performance schedule of the marching band. These are aimed at strengthening the bond between members and across sections of the band, and should foster a feeling of ownership, belonging, and acceptance in the “UNCP band family.”
Library and Print Committee: Helps with the print, binding, cataloging, filing procedures and distribution of musical arrangements, drill books, memos, and documents to and from band members as delegated by Mr. Spitzer, Daren Sellers, and Beth Ann Cox.
Equipment Committee: Responsible for loading and unloading of equipment, uniforms, instruments, and supplies, sound and speaker equipment as well as the transport, construction, and maintenance of equipment utilized throughout the season by the marching band. This is as delegated by Mr. Spitzer, Daren Sellers, and Beth Ann Cox.
Uniform Committee: Helps with the uniforms fitting, check-out, maintenance, and upkeep of the uniforms for the band and color guard as delegated by Mr. Spitzer, Alayna DeFalco, and Daren Sellers.
Travel Committee: Assists Mr. Spitzer and Beth Ann Cox with the research, planning, logistics, and implementation of trips and travel of the marching band organization as delegated by Mr. Spitzer.
Field Maintenance and Striping Committee: Performs necessary maintenance to the practice field as well as grooming the areas, maintenance of the shade tent areas, and the director’s tower. Responsible for stripping the field as needed, and transporting and storage of the field yard line markers, and any dot coordinate markers (chips, flags, or field paint).
Historian/Scrapbook Committee: Responsible for keeping a historical record of the season through collecting various memorabilia, photos, news clippings, programs, and other artifacts to be compiled into a scrapbook at the culmination of the season.
Miscellaneous Committee: A catch-all committee to take care of any activities or jobs that do not fall into one of the above committee job descriptors.
Rehearsals and Attendance
Attendance and successful participation in all rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Rehearsals for the UNCP Marching Band will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. There will also be “game day” rehearsals scheduled prior to all home football games. You must be present at the Saturday “Game Day” rehearsals to perform at the game that afternoon or evening! Rehearsals will be split between the band room and practice field depending on what needs to be covered in rehearsal. Please check the bulletin board for a daily rehearsal schedule so that you know where to be and when to be there. If the schedule says outside then report to attendance block at the marching band rehearsal field. After two unexcused absences from a rehearsal the highest grade obtainable will be the letter grade of “C,” and the stipend money associated with successful completion of the band activity is withdrawn. After one unexcused absence from a performance the highest grade obtainable will be a letter grade of “C”, the stipend money is removed, and you may be removed from the ensemble entirely! An excused absence from a rehearsal or performance is one where you have an illness or injury which prevents your successful participation for the day or a severe illness or death of a family member. You are expected to notify the band secretary (Stephanie Combs) in advance of the rehearsal to be missed with the reason given for missing. She will notify Mr. Spitzer and the other necessary parties. If your attendance becomes a problem (habitual) you may be required to submit a doctor’s note for further excused absences to be granted. If you have an illness or injury that would still enable you to be present, even if only to watch the rehearsal, this is the most desirable alternative! All other excused absences are to be negotiated with Mr. Spitzer/ Mr. Wiggin’s or Mrs. DeFalco prior to the rehearsal or performance in question. DO NOT schedule appointments, classes, work, etc. conflicting with a rehearsal or performance of the UNCP marching band. Any excuse presented after the fact can still be presented, but generally will not result in an excused absence being granted. Again, communication in advance is the most desirable situation.
Rehearsal Absence Chart:
1 Unexcused absence = no punishment, though not looked upon favorably.
2 Unexcused absences= Letter Grade reduction to “B”
3 Unexcused absences= Letter Grade reduction to “C” and all Stipend Money removed.
4 Unexcused absences= Dropped from Ensemble/ Fail or Withdrawal, stipend money removed.
Performance Absence Chart:
There is a “O” Tolerance Policy for missed performances. Any unexcused absence from a performance results in “C” or lower letter grade, No Stipend Money, and Possible removal from the Ensemble. Performances will include football appearances, all parades, homecoming week appearances, guest appearances at campus events as announced, exhibition band festival appearances, 2 required Chancellor’s Own performances, and the end of the season marching band stand still concert! *Note- the performance schedule is not a buffet from which you may pick what you like! You are expected to be present and ready at ALL scheduled events!
Let Mr. Spitzer Know- If you have an anticipated absence that is
unavoidable and does not fall within the above guidelines. There may be rare
excuses granted on an as needed and as the situation arises nature that may not
fall within the guidelines above. For example an excused absence was granted
last season for an individual in the band to participate in the actual wedding
party of an important individual in their life.
Communication is very important!
If something does come about which might warrant an excused absence, discuss
this with the instructors and director in advance! We are not unreasonable, but
please get the message that all rehearsals and performances are required parts of
your participation! We have no interest in Part Time members!
The ability to rehearse efficiently is a collective effort. Therefore the following rules will be in effect for all rehearsals. Failure to abide by these rules may result in a grade reduction and/or dismissal from rehearsal and possibly removal from the ensemble.
1. Rehearsals begin promptly at 4:00. Rehearsals will end at 6:00. If you are not in the set-up at this time you are considered tardy. (*note- drum line warm-up begins promptly at 3:30 pm., and the drum line is expected in block band and physical warm-up with the full ensemble at 4:00).
2. There is to be no talking during rehearsals. If you have a question raise your hand to ask it, or wait until after the rehearsal is over to address it. Talking during rehearsals can result in your removal from the rehearsal, with the potential for removal from the ensemble. If Mr. Spitzer stops the rehearsal for comment we follow the suggested “chain of command” listed below for comments or questions. When activity is stopped by Mr. Spitzer you all go to “set” position, do not drop to at ease, or leave your coordinate spot in the drill.
3. All students should have their instruments, “drill dot” books, flip folder and lyre for stand music, binder for show music, a pencil and a tuner (wind players) with them at all rehearsals. Guard should have practice equipment at all rehearsals and show equipment as announced.
4. During rehearsals if you are not at attention you are to be in the “set” position unless you are told you can relax by an instructor, drum major, or visual caption head. 5. All woodwind and brass personnel are required to have a flip folder, lyre, and extra windows for music at all rehearsals, at the stadium for stand tunes, and for any performances where music memorization is not required. Music Memorization is required of all PREGAME and HALFTIME shows other than the band day show. Until the music is successfully checked off, you need to have it present with you on the field and in flip folders with lyres attached to your instrument! 6. Proper attire including gym shoes or marching shoes are required at all rehearsals. 7. When given a break for water you should “Gush and Go,” unless some other break time is announced by the director. This means get water as fast as possible and return to the next starting set announced by the director. This is not a time for socializing. 8. You are expected to use accepted technique regarding both musical and visual performance whether in rehearsal or performance, there is no excuse for coasting through a rehearsal or performance or for ever playing your instrument or marching with bad technique! 9. Make sure you throw away trash and generally groom all areas we utilize following a rehearsal or activity by the UNCP Marching Band. Especially, treat the Lumbee Regional Development field and parking areas with respect. Drive sensibly. Remember they allow us to use this facility for free! Let’s be good guests and respect their territory! 10. Instrumentalists, DO NOT change or embellish the music from the printed score, unless a staff member, or band leadership member given authority over music informs you of a change. It is not your place to add to, or change the written music, no matter how “cool” you think it might be! 11. The UNCP concept of a quality marching band sound is that of a dark, centered, focused, sound that is built up from the tuba line of the ensemble. All members must make every effort to center and focus their sound at all times, and to stay “with-in their sections.” There is Never a time where it is ok to blat or stick-out of the ensemble!
* Note - we have far less rehearsal time than other marching bands with the same objectives and goals. Thus, we cannot waste time!
The following is the chain of command or “pecking order” for rehearsals and performance situations. When Mr. Spitzer stops the band to make comments or corrections there is to be no talking! We will follow the chain of command listed below in terms of who speaks during down times and in what order. There may be some instances where there is not time to progress very far down the pecking order during any stop in action. Do not be discouraged. We will try to address the concerns of all members, eventually! *Note- Mr. Spitzer will go through Drum Major, Stephen Love, to start or stop the ensemble in rehearsal. The Drum Line Captain, Jonathon Moore and Drum Major, Stephen Love will collaboratively control all tempos!
I .Director of Marching and Athletic Bands (Mr. Spitzer)
II. Mr. Wiggins (Percussion), Mrs. DeFalco (Color Guard)
III. Hired Staff Members (Tim Heath)
IV. Drum Major (Stephen Love) firstname.lastname@example.org
V. Visual Caption Head TBA
VI . Percussion Section Leader/ Guard Captains TBA
VII. Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Front Ensemble Squad Leaders TBA
VIII. Regular Band Membership (if time and with acknowledgment of Director) TBA
Rules Policy/Simply Stated- Follow all instructions from above you in the hierarchy of power listed
above. Treat all with whom you come into contact with respect. Treat the
equipment, instruments, rehearsal areas and performance spaces with respect.
Treat and wear the uniform of the “Spirit of the
“Chancellors Own” Performance Requirement! There will be a select group of instrumentalists and color guard members who perform at the Chancellor’s residence prior to each home football event on the schedule. The appearance by every band and color guard member at two (2) of these service opportunities will be required as part of your earning the regular band stipend that you are to receive at the end of the semester. You are of course welcome to volunteer to perform/appear at more than 2, but no additional stipend money is associated with the repeat performances.
Stipends / and Stipend Policy- Every student who successfully completes the requirements of the season including fulfillment of all rehearsal and performance requirements, required chancellor’s own appearances, parades, memorization requirements, and conduct codes in a successful manner will receive a monetary stipend award in the form of either a check or automatic deposit into your bank account at the culmination of the season. These are based upon instrumentation needs, leadership roles occupied, and years of service to the band. There is no “magic code” for the awarding of the stipends and they may change from year to year based upon the amount of stipend money that is granted from the institution (UNCP) to the marching band. The director and his assistant staff members will discuss the stipends before awarding them. We will make every effort to disperse the stipend money made available to us in as equitable a manner as is possible, keeping in mind that some monies must be reserved for spirit band stipends during the spring semester. *NOTE- We will not hesitate to remove stipend money this year from students who do not fulfill their responsibilities and obligations to the band! Stipends will range from $200.00 - $800.00, and will be based upon instrumentation needs, years of service to the band, leadership roles, etc. Your stipend is a matter of discussion between you and the director of bands or appropriate staff member only! Remember we are very lucky to receive stipend money from the university at all! No other musical ensemble on campus receives a monetary stipend award for their service. Whatever your stipend, you should remain grateful! You will be asked to sign a stipend award form with the secretary Ms. Cindy Campbell in the front music office. These forms will need to include your student id numbers, banner codes, and some bank account information for direct deposit. You will need your social security card. We will try to have the forms ready for signing by the last week of September. Remember- just because you sign a stipend form does not mean that it cannot or will not be removed. If you do not successfully complete the requirements you will not receive a stipend! Also remember: The reason for participating in the UNCP Marching Band is not to earn a stipend, but instead because you have developed a love for the activity of marching band and color guard. There are far easier ways to earn equivalent amounts of money to those provided from the stipend, (a job). The stipend is just a simple Thank You for your participation in marching band and for providing a service to your university that only the marching band can provide.
Equipment Usage Policy- You are responsible for the repair or replacement costs for any equipment, uniform, or instrument that is signed out to you or for which you are responsible for damaging should it suffer loss or damage which is not reasonable or customary. Be sure to report all damages to Mr. Spitzer or Daren Sellers (in the MRC), as they occur. Some damage may be excusable, but not if you wait until the end of the season to report it!
A failure to abide by the above Rules and Equipment Usage policies will result in grade reductions, removal of stipends, and/or withdrawal from the ensemble!
Cell phones are to be turned off and left out of the rehearsal/ performance space. Students are not to wear any form of Bluetooth or wireless apparatus during rehearsals or performance. If a cell phone needs to be available for emergency purposes that must be cleared with the director in advance. If you are operating a cell phone or text message during a rehearsal, during a performance, or during on call time during a game situation when you should be playing your instrument, or performing (guard), the cell phone may be removed by a staff member, or drum major, and you may suffer a grade reduction or removal of your stipend. Mr. Spitzer will have a 0 Tolerance Policy for cell phones and text messages interrupting rehearsals, or performance situations.
All sections are expected to have extra rehearsals on occasion. These are required for all members of the section. The previously stated attendance policies do apply to sectional rehearsals also, though section leaders should make every effort to hold sectionals when every member of their section can be in attendance!
Grades for this course will be based upon a combination of attendance, attitude and preparation. All students will be required to play their music individually during the course of rehearsals. A lack of individual preparedness will be factored into your grade.
Play Offs of Music
Before the first public performance of any piece of music students shall be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the music by playing it for either their section leader, Mr. Spitzer or Mr. Wiggins. If the performance is deemed unacceptable the student will not be allowed to perform until the piece is approved. Routine check-offs will occur similarly with the color guard for Mrs. DeFalco. If you are “benched” from a performance you will receive a letter grade reduction, and possibly lose your stipend money. If you are “benched” from a performance for any reason, those who are benched will be required to stand at attention as a group on the sideline during the duration of the performance by the remainder of the ensemble. All Pre-game music should be memorized by your arrival at band camp! It is up on the website at all Times. The other show music will be posted as it arrives, check the download section of the website for additions and deletions of show music! The musical titles of all show music are listed later in the handbook. As it appears on the “Spirit of the
Non-uniformed performances (as announced): UNCP Band Shirt, Khaki shorts or pants, (guard- black shorts), White Gym Shoes and White Socks.
Parades and Football Games: The Official UNCP Marching Band Uniform, worn in its entirety unless specified by the Director. Make sure that you both wear and regularly wash the assigned under armor that accompanies the uniform. It is designed to protect the uniform proper by absorbing the bulk of perspiration and thus prolonging the life of the uniform jackets and vests!
Band Uniform Etiquette
1. All hair must be above the collar when in uniform
2. No colored nail polish to be worn.
3. Only stud type earrings are allowed when in uniform.
4. The uniform is only to be worn in its complete state! When in uniform there is NO Smoking, and language and behavior is in check!
5. If the jacket is on it must be zipped and worn correctly, when taken off at the Director’s instruction it is to be folded and stored properly.
6. If the Aussie is not on it must be carried in the three fingered grip.
7. You must wear black socks and your black band shoes. No crop socks or anklets. No tennis shoes. Black band shoes are to be kept clean and polished for performances. 8. Make sure you hang the uniform up properly, and store in the garment bag, do not put other items, dirty socks, food etc, in the garment bag. 9. All Woodwind and Brass personnel are to wear the white gloves provided at uniform check-out and regularly wash them for performances. You will receive one pair at uniform check-out, if you require another pair throughout the season they are $3.00. All flute, piccolo, and clarinet personnel may cut the white glove fingertips to expose your finger tips at the first knuckle. Percussionists need to provide their own wrist bands as instructed by the Drum Line Section Leader, these take the place of the glove requirement of the wind section.
Color Guard Uniform Etiquette:
1. Hair and make-up will be decided by the color guard instructor. 2. The color guard boot must be purchased from Costumemanager.com, details from Mrs. Defalco. There may be accessory items that you may need to purchase for the costume as well. 3. A one (1) inch gold hoop earring may be worn with the costume. Other jewelry is not to be worn with the costume. 4. When in uniform there is to be no smoking, and you watch your language and behavior due to representing the rest of the color guard and the marching band. 5. There may be times when the color guard is requested to wear their summer uniforms make sure you have purchased these by the band camp dates. 6. If you have questions regarding the uniform etiquette ask you instructor or captains.
Necessities for Camp and
Throughout the Season!
CHOPS!!!! – The more you practice in the summer the more prepared you will be to succeed during the season!
Your instrument (unless you will be playing a school owned one)
A three-ring binder for drill and show music
Maintenance supplies - woodwind and brass
Tuner - winds
A water bottle clearly marked with your name for outdoor rehearsals (We will provide water, but if you bring your own container it will speed up the break process. Don’t drink from others water bottle, this is a sure-fire way to spread sicknesses and viruses). Pencils Sunscreen/ Bug Spray Chap Stick or Lip Saver
A flip folder and lyre for stand music and music to be memorized that is not yet committed to memory.
Comfortable shoes and clothing for rehearsals - NO FLIP FLOPS or sandals. We do not need injuries!
A great attitude and willingness to work!!!!
Extra sticks, mallets, reeds or accessories. (the closest music store is in Laurinburg approximately 30 minutes west of Pembroke. We will have Edwards Music visit camp on the second day, bring money, or check books to purchase what you need, no freebies!
Fees = 0 There is
no fee associated with marching band participation. If you are not a UNCP
student, there will be a $25.00 fee to register for marching band as a
continuing education credit, however, this will be returned at the end of the
season in your stipend, provided you finish the season in good standing.
What Should I Practice?
Wind players concentrate on scales, tone production exercises, breath support exercises and endurance. Percussionist work on the exercises, cadences, and technique studies provided at the audition date. Color Guard work on technique, stretching, and physical stamina and endurance. I would also advise you to get out and start doing some physical activity to get into shape for rehearsals. Any cardiovascular activities throughout the summer to improve your breath support and endurance are advised! Begin working on the Pre-game show downloads and commit them to memory. In June the show tunes will begin showing up on the web site. Any work you can do on learning and memorizing the music before camp is desirable!
What will the show be? Download all of the music from http://www.uncp.edu/music/ensembles/marching band/downloads.htm. As we receive music from the arrangers it will be added to this site. Check this site regularly for updates.
“WEST SIDE STORY”…….. a fresh take on an American Classic! Leonard Bernstein
· Jet’s Song
· I have a Love
· Tonight, Tonight!
*Note- the metronome tempos for all tunes in pre-game in which we are moving are quarter note = 132. This includes Parade Marching as well! This is a peppy tempo without being out of control. Drum line please lock in this tempo for all street beats
· Run-On Cadence
· UNCP Chimes Fanfare
· UNCP Fight Song
· Star Spangled Banner
· Hail UNCP
· Pep Song
The entire process of putting the shows on the field will be expedited by your commitment to learning and committing the pre-game and halftime show music to memory prior to band camp!
Any student with a documented disability needing adjustments is requested to speak directly to Disability Support Services as early (preferably within the first week) as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. Please contact Mary Helen Walker, Disability Support Services, DF Lowry Building, 910-521-6695.
UNCP Marching Band Marching Fundamentals
We understand that all of you come from different programs, who all had their own unique approach to marching. Our goal is to define the UNCP approach. The concept of all movement is to essentially separate the body into two parts: the upper body, which should remain stationary, strong and consistent to allow the control of playing; and the lower body which controls all movement. We want the marching technique to appear natural and effortless. We will provide you with a separate marching and visual performance handbook!
ON-Field Student Leadership Titles and Responsibilities:
Drum Major- Primary responsibilities are to conduct the musical ensemble in rehearsal and performance situations. Secondary responsibilities are to motivate the student performers and serve as an example for musicianship, visual performance and attitude. The drum-major will be the “go to” when the director starts or stops the ensemble.
The drum major will relay the attitudes and tenor of the ensemble to the director when necessary. The drum-major will be responsible for the musical warm up of the full ensemble!
Visual Caption Head- Primary responsibility is to teach the members of the ensemble the UNCP Model for Marching Technique and Visual Performance. Secondary responsibility is to conduct the physical and body warm-up of the ensemble, as well as motivate and assist with the charting of drill.
Drum Line Section Leader- Primary responsibility is to ensure that the drum line is prepared musically and to motivate the section to perform and memorize the music assigned.
The Captain is responsible for the unification of tempo concerns across the line and across the full band ensemble. Organizes and runs sectionals in the absence of the Percussion Instructor. He will supervise equipment and the maintenance of the drum line.
Drum Line Squad Leaders- Responsible for performance concerns of their individual section within the drum line. Assists the drum line captain with motivating and managing the drum section!
Color Guard Captains- Responsible for modeling performance, attitude, equipment handling, and body work for their sections in the guard. They are responsible for cleaning/tech aspects of the color guard ensemble. Captains are responsible for motivating the guard unit. The Captains may also be responsible for some teaching of material and choreography.
Squad Leaders- Are responsible for the musical and visual performance concerns of their sections, deferring to the Director, Staff, Drum Major, and Visual Caption Head when present. They are to schedule sectionals and motivate their section to learn, memorize and effectively perform their musical and visual book. In charge person for music pass offs.
Visual Assistant- Assists the Visual Caption head in all visual performance, and marching related concerns as delegated by the visual caption head. This person will assume the responsibilities of the Visual Caption head when that person is unavailable.