Busy, frantic, and harried parents have so much on the plate these days. The feeling of being pulled in umpteen directions and fighting an uphill battle is not something we thought we signed up for may years ago when we began to have children!
Marching band is one of the activities that commonly finds itself on our doorstep at FansRaise. And it makes perfect sense on many levels:
It's that time of the school year, where ensemble directors are closely monitoring incoming middle school student numbers, and considering size and membership for the fall marching ensemble.
This is TMEA week in the great state of Texas, and just like last year, FansRaise is preparing to head cross-country to participate in one of the largest performing arts conferences in the country.
Here are some thoughts from 2018's wrap-up:
Props. Scenery. Visual Staging.
Regardless of what you choose to call it - big, giant, elaborate "thingies" are taking up residence on the 40 yard line/back hash.
And props are never just limited to outdoor marching ensembles. Provided the pieces can fit through a gymnasium door, you'll also see them on basketball courts as part of indoor winter guard and percussion shows, as well.
When selecting a crowdfunding campaign GOAL, there are special considerations that need to be addressed.
One of the things that we've observed at FansRaise is that Sundays are not a sleepy day of downtime before the week wakes up.
There are a lot of visual innovations coming into the indoor and outdoor marching activities. If you are staying current and following the worlds of competitive drum and bugle corps, marching band, indoor winter guard and percussion - the recent trends in uniforming and costuming have been dramatic, striking, and downright amazing.