Today was my second day of band camp and I recently spent the last semester learning how to play clarinet. Today the director had us play along with the returning members and I felt like such a failure because I lost track of where we were and when I did know I couldn't figure out most of the notes. I feel like I'm back at square one and I don't know what to do, any advice?
Learning to play and move at the same time can be very difficult, and for me, is something I feared not being able to do going into each year, even though I did fine in the previous year.
Try taking your drill and marking your moves into your music and then marking time and taking fake steps as you practice. Knowing where your feet change directions in the music really helps transferring it from music arcs to on the field.
If this didn’t make sense or you need some more advice, feel free to ask!
I hope this helped!!