Publication Title:                   Army Band Section Leader Handbook
Publication/revision date:    11 MAY 2005
Training Circular                   TC 12-44
   Supersedes:                      TC 12-02B, 14 June 78; TC 12-02C, 14 Jun 78; TC 12-02D, 14
Jun 78; TC 12-02E, 14 Jun 78; TC 12-02F, 22 Jun 78; TC 12-02G, 22 Jun 78; TC 12-02H/K,
22 Jun 78; TC 12-02L, 14 Jun 78; TC 12-02M, 22 Jun 78; and TC 12-02N/T, 14 Jun 78.
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
PREFACE ................................................................................................ iv
CHAPTER 1 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ............................................. 1-1
BRASS GROUP....................................................................................................... 1-1
Trumpet ............................................................................................................ 1-1
Euphonium/Baritone ......................................................................................... 1-2
French Horn ...................................................................................................... 1-3
Trombone.......................................................................................................... 1-4
Tuba.................................................................................................................. 1-6
WOODWIND GROUP ............................................................................................... 1-9
Flute ................................................................................................................. 1-9
Oboe.................................................................................................................1-10
Clarinet ............................................................................................................1-12
Bassoon............................................................................................................1-13
Saxophone........................................................................................................1-15
RHYTHM GROUP ..................................................................................................1-17
Percussion........................................................................................................1-17
Piano................................................................................................................1-17
Guitar/Electric Bass Guitar ..............................................................................1-20
CHAPTER 2 TRAINING AND LEADING THE SECTION ........................... 2-1
CONDUCT A SECTIONAL REHEARSAL.................................................................... 2-1
Pre-Rehearsal .................................................................................................... 2-1
Forming Rehearsal Objectives ....................................................................... 2-1
Planning Rehearsal....................................................................................... 2-2
Conducting the Rehearsal ................................................................................ 2-2
Listen and Analyze........................................................................................ 2-3
Form Intermediate Objectives ........................................................................ 2-3
Begin Problem Solving .................................................................................. 2-3
Assign Individual Practice............................................................................. 2-4
ORGANIZE THE SECTION ...................................................................................... 2-5
Appraisal Of Players........................................................................................... 2-5
Technique ..................................................................................................... 2-5
Endurance ..................................................................................................... 2-6
Sight- Reading ............................................................................................... 2-6
Tone.............................................................................................................. 2-6
Intonation ..................................................................................................... 2-7
Personality Factors........................................................................................ 2-7
Assigning Players............................................................................................... 2-7
INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE.......................................................................................... 2-8
Maintenance Practice ........................................................................................ 2-8
Utility Practice .................................................................................................. 2-9
Developmental Practice ....................................................................................2-10
CHAPTER 3 TYPES OF BANDS AND PERSONNEL ................................ 3-1
TYPES OF BANDS .................................................................................................. 3-1
Special Bands .................................................................................................... 3-1
General Support Bands ...................................................................................... 3-2
Direct Support Bands......................................................................................... 3-2
Army Reserve and National Guard Bands (RC) Bands .......................................... 3-2
BAND OFFICERS.................................................................................................... 3-3
Warrant Officer Bandmasters ............................................................................. 3-3
Mandatory Prerequisites ............................................................................... 3-3
Preferred Prerequisites.................................................................................. 3-3
The Videotape Audition ................................................................................. 3-3
Army Band Officers............................................................................................ 3-4
CHAPTER 4 TYPES OF ARMY BANDS SUPPORT.................................. 4-1
CEREMONIAL SUPPORT......................................................................................... 4-1
CIVIC SUPPORT..................................................................................................... 4-1
RECRUITING SUPPORT.......................................................................................... 4-1
OTHER SUPPORT .................................................................................................. 4-1
CHAPTER 5 INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF ARMY BANDS .................. 5-1
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART ..................................................................................... 5-1
COMMON STAFF SECTIONS................................................................................... 5-2
Staff of a General Officer (G1-thru 5).................................................................. 5-2
Administration (S-1) ......................................................................................... 5-2
Personnel Liaison .......................................................................................... 5-2
Publications .................................................................................................. 5-3
Operations (S2/3) .............................................................................................. 5-3
Training (S2/3) .................................................................................................. 5-3
Supply (S-4) ....................................................................................................... 5-4
Maintenance.................................................................................................. 5-4
Library .......................................................................................................... 5-4
Sound Reinforcement .................................................................................... 5-4
ASSUMING AND PERFORMING SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ............................................ 5-5
Learning by Apprenticeship ............................................................................... 5-5
Individual Learning............................................................................................ 5-5
GLOSSARY .................................................................................Glossary-1
REFERENCES......................................................................... References-1
RELATED PUBLICATIONS ........................................................................References-1
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES.................................................................References-2
INSTRUMENTAL WEBSITES ...................................................................References-14

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