Instruments Down is a three-count movement used to bring band members from the PREPARE TO PLAY
position to the CARRY. (Figure 1-7a)
Count 1: Move your arms to a point in front of your chest and level with your chin. Close both hands into a
fist around the baton with palms down and index fingers together. The baton should be parallel to the ground.
Band members will come to the READY position. (Figure 1-7b)
Count 2: Silent count.
Count 3: Lower your arms back to your sides (ATTENTION position). Band members will come to the
CARRY position. (Figure 1-7c)