I do enjoy your posts. In many ways you remind me of Reynold Schilke. Your advice is always sound. You commented, accurately so, about the crazies that run marching bands. I have several high school students who are in marching band. I tell them all the same thing...play only while standing in place. Never march and play at the same time. I also told them if the director has an issue with that advice to call me personally. I just do not understand why any qualified instructor put their students at risk like that. When I was in the Indiana University Marching Band, I watched a really good player step into a rut, causing him to fall and knock out his 2 upper and 2 lower front teeth. Back then there wasn't a viable fix and he ended up quitting school. Any way, thanks for all the good advice and the time and interest you put into this sight.