As all of my high school band director friends are in the final days of marching band preparation this fall, I wanted to brag on the great article written by Ferd Vollmar in the September TBA issue of Bandmasters Review titled "It's All About the Details." Ferd did a great job of getting to all points needed to clean a marching show. I would recommend this article to everyone. The point of making a metronome available to the conductor's ear is a key one during rehearsals. The students must learn to watch the conductor for the pulse. Check it out on page 11.