Students: The DOT BOOK is a small notebook or group of notecards (with a string or shoelace) that contains the information for all of the marching moves in our show. It makes up 15% of the 1st semester grade. If you don’t do it, it will be impossible for you to receive an “A” in band. If you do a poor or incomplete job, your grade will reflect that.
Here are the collection dates for Dot Books:
#1: Thursday, 9/11 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#2: Thursday, 9/18 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#3: Wednesday, 9/24 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#4: Tuesday, 9/30 at the end of 1st/2nd period
The FINAL DEADLINE for Dot Books (they may be turned in on this date for a slightly reduced grade):
Monday, 10/6 at the end of 1st/2nd period
Remember, this is a tool to help YOU in our rehearsals. It should be some thing that allows you to rehearse more efficiently and to march the show better.
Your DOT BOOK must contain:
1. Coordinates for each set
2. Number of counts to get to that set
3. Corresponding measures in the music for that move
4. Thumbnail image of entire picture for that set
5. Yard line crossings for that move (if any)
Math Formula for Yard Line Crossings:
# of steps from the yard line that you cross
(# of steps you move total in that move / # of counts in that move)
All of this information is posted on the band bulletin board as well. Please ask one of the directors if you have any questions.