anthony wrote:ok first of all like i said this whole thing does not have to be written formal or anything im not going to cause a whole debate with you like i said befor i was asking for drum major adice not grammer help their is a huge diffrence in writting formal for things like essays or exc. or simply shortining things up for a simple ad. just thought i would point that out 2nd of all teachers have no right to be taking points off of when i am outside of school and its my privet life 3rd of all i am not trying to be argumentive so can you plz cut it out if you keep this going i will stop writing back, thank you.ZJH wrote:"Not to be rude or anything," but this only further reinforces my point.anthony wrote:
not to be rude or anything but im outside of school i can type how i want i know it doesint look all great but its not like it has to be perfection its good to shoot for it but theirs no such thing with all do respact i was asking for drum major advice not grammer help but i will take that into concideration thanks
Anthony, if I may give you advice for your audition and also relate to the conversation above.
An audition should always be treated the same as you would treat a job interview. This is true for leadership auditions in school, or professional auditions once you've graduated. When submitting into a public forum for advice, it is possible the person you will be auditioning and interviewing with may read the threads posted in this section and the marching band section. The last thing you want to do when applying for a job is to throw yourself under the bus.
A: Spelling and grammer is HUGE in all aspects of life. Not only does it show the band director that you are responsible in your education, but that you actually care about doing things the right way and not that you are lazy or irresponsible. If you can't spell "advice", you most likely can't commit yourself to learning the book and conducting it to your best ability.
B: Another quick note on spelling and grammer; if you were to submit a resume' to a place of employment, they will know you are professional and a serious individual by your spelling and grammer. No teachers around in the "real world" outside of school, but you have to go to school to get grades and pass. You don't "have" to be at a certain job, you most likely apply because you feel you'll fit best in that job environment. They are the ones that don't "have" to have you on their staff. Relate this to your audition. How much is it that you're wanting to be a drum major, a leader? Your director and staff will not take you seriously if you cannot even take yourself seriously and consider yourself professional in your approach.
C: Lastly, posting into a public forum and making statements like those above towards others that may be trying to help you (or not) is not a leadership quality. Would you talk that way to your fellow band members? Even if there is someone that is difficult to work with or have as a team player; or even if you don't know that certain people talk in a different way, being defensive and argumentive will not resolve your situation and will also be looked down upon by those that have entrusted you to be a liason between staff and band.
Please take this all into consideration waaaay before you even get into practicing your mace work or conducting. You can ask any director, no matter how good you are at what you do, if your attitude is poor you will not be granted a leadership position.
I hope my comments have helped.