First published in 1984, The System-Marching Band Methods by Gary E. Smith is the quintessential marching band instruction textbook intended for music students, drum majors, color guard, college music majors and band directors. It covers all the methods for building, improving and maintaining an outstanding marching band program. The textbook is co-authored by many leading band directors and specialists in various fields of music education.
Gary E. Smith
Associate Director of Bands, Emeritus
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign