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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    Thanks all for the replies. Kehaulani, I'm not drinking untill I can't anymore, I know my limits, but it's about the morning after.

    Btw, any tips on marching?
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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    Squeeze your butt cheeks and engage your abs.
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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    I'm with Kehaulani. And The Last Post deserves your utmost respect. Play it sober or don't play it at all!
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    but not nearly as good as I'd like to be".

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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    Kehaulani has it pegged. Drink responisibly. That's the big tag line here in the States. Make sure you're hydrating as much of the headache associated with hangovers is due to dehydration (lack of adequate water intake). Alcohol tends to dehydrate you, so even though you think you're drinking a lot, you're actually doing the opposite. And if you're drinking water, you're not drinking as much beer. Asprin or Ibuprofen can help, although it's not wise liver-wise to mix them with alcohol. Otherwise, if you insist on partying like you don't have a job to do, you just need to steel yourself to suffer the consequences. No way to compensate for the lack of sleep, but do visit the coffee shop and get a couple or three shots of espresso or what we call a "red-eye" which is two shots of espresso and topped off with regular coffee. That should keep you on your feet for the parade. Just visit the facitlites before you march...nothing worse than a bursting bladder during a parade. Good luck!
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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    Left foot forward, right foot forward and repeat sequence. That's all there is to marching. Just healthwise, don't expect me to do it again now. Lyres can be a pain and many instruments now don't have an adequate VERTICAL holder and steal from the 3rd valve slide control to make do which was never intended and more often a loose fit. Also, many attempt to use them backward. It is the rigid side that slides into the music portfolio and the clamp is exposed towards the bell of a trumpet. Techs can provide you a matching lyre and mounting holder for your marching "beater" trumpet. Still, the best performances are from memorized music.

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    Re: Morning Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by GijsVis View Post
    Btw, any tips on marching?
    Actually, yes. I always tried to roll my feet as much as I could and keep from stomping them vertically downward. Also, walking in a bit of a duck-walk, e.g. from the waist down in a little bit of a squat can help to absorb the impact of the feet upwards and minimise upper-body bouncing, but that also takes more body conditioning and control over any length of time and I never thought it was worth it in the long haul.
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