Count 2: Silent count.
Count 3: Extend your arms up and out from your body. Close your left hand into a fist. Band members
will come to PREPARE TO PLAY. (After completing INSTRUMENTS UP, your arms should be in a
position to give a PREPARATORY BEAT.) (FIGURE 1-3b)
Count 3 of INSTRUMENTS UP is the starting position for the PREPARATORY BEAT.
NOTE: The boxed-in area of Figure x-x indicates the approximate conducting region.
After giving the PREPARATORY BEAT, move your arms slightly into your CONDUCTING REGION.
Conduct in a motion extending forward from your elbows. Your wrists should be at approximately hat level.