This is a very helpful resource to someone putting a marching band program together. The authors share positive philosophies such as setting things up so your band can continually succeed, breaking down the show into conquerable pieces, etc. They provide several field show diagrams and a master sheet that can be reproduced to draw one's own. Their expectation is that a band director would prepare one elaborate field show per year and spend the season learning and perfecting that field show. There is also guidance on parade participation. Especially good if the reader is new to marching band, but experienced leaders would also get good reminders.