Parent reviews for Marching Orders

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College marching band docu good for music-minded teens.
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age 14+
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Adult Written byKayJay23 September 23, 2018

Eye Opener

This show exhibited terrible character in leadership roles, lack of common sense as far as having enough uniforms for the amount of girls selected to be flag twirlers. The band was phenomenal in all aspects, section leaders were decent. Just if youre going to try to encourage somebody, let it be genuine...not cause you feel like thats what youre supposed to say, its meaningless. Might as well keep it to yaself at that point. Flag twirling captain really needs to look into the mirror, she is big just like the other girls, rude, disrespectful...talks about people while they are present, like they arent there but barks orders just because she is upperclassman. Its okay to correct a freshman, but to call them dumb...especially in front of the squad, is unprofessional. It was obvious she never cared for any of the girls that had to leave the squad, she shouldve just shut up. Somebody chose you to LEAD BY EXAMPLE. ON AND OFF THE FIELD. In college you are to graduate, and are expected to be professional by the end of it...youre a veteran and you just act like a bully big ass sister. Do better.

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Adult Written bybhatchison September 18, 2018

"Expert Review" left out a few details.

After finding very few parental guides on this show, it was relieving to find something on this site. However, the "expert" reviewer left out a few details (like the uncensored religious expletive in episode two and the skin-tight outfits).
Adult Written bymeltonbc7 August 15, 2018

Lots to talk about with your daughters

As a former high school marching band member, I found this series addictive and entertaining. It recalled a lot of the same experiences -- bus trips, long practices, uniform fittings -- that we had 25 years ago. On the other hand, some of the exchanges around the flag corps and dance team's work were concerning as an adult. The young women are being judged by their peers and by older staff on their body shape, willingness to adhere to identical beauty standards (ex: all of them wearing the same wig). It's a great portrait of a university tradition, but it's also a jumping off point for conversations about body image, fitting in versus being yourself and deciding what you want out of your time in college.

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