Four bars before signaling the CUT OFF CADENCE, fully extend both your arms with your left hand in a
fist. Stop conducting. (Figure 1-5a)
One beat before signaling the CUT OFF CADENCE, move your left hand sideways to the right by bending
your elbow. (Figure 1-5b)
NOTE: The PREPARATORY SIGNAL must be given in cadence with the SIGNAL OF EXECUTION.
SIGNAL OF EXECUTION
Count 1: On the first beat of the CUT OFF, return your left arm to the READY POSITION. This signals
the percussion section to begin playing the CUT OFF CADENCE. (Figure 1-5c)