Digital technology is a large part of the teaching and learning environment of the UDMB.
All of the music for our shows is written using Sibelius music notation software. Members use a password to access a secure portion of the band website in order to download pdf files of their music. Additionally each arrangement (wind and percussion parts) is converted to an mp3 file. These files are available for download from the same secure site for ALLmembers of the band. Members use these audio files to assist them when practicing their music, or in the case of colorguard and twirlers, practicing their routines.
All of the shows (drill) is written using Pyware drill design software. Members download pdf files of the shows. Additionally all files are converted into Quicktime movies that members can view online and actually follow their dot through an entire show. Each members is issued a Coordinate Sheet as well to assist with the reinforcement process of learning a show.