Author Archive: Darcie Gudger

Darcie Gudger has a B.A. in psychology from Houghton College and and M.A. in Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. In high school, Darcie marched outdoor and indoor guard for Lake Lehman High School in Lehman, PA. She instructed an award winning color guard at Sheridan High School in Denver, Colorado for eight years. Currently Darcie teaches color guard at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and will be starting her 8th year as an Individual Analysis Equipment judge for the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association . In addition to teaching guard, Darcie is the Outdoor Recreation Examiner for Examiner.com and has completed her first young adult novel which includes the world of color guard. Currently, Darcie's agent is shopping her manuscript to potential publishers. Hobbies include hiking, camping, biking, knitting and singing.

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When your band director says the “B” word… Budget

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Few other words evoke such a visceral reaction. Sweaty palms, increased heart-rate, feelings of entrapment, loss of control, arguments with family members or partners into the wee-hours of the morning… and now your band director? Seriously!  You were hired to put on an epic production of guardliness not crunch numbers. Isn’t that what the sallow-skinned […]

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In My Experience: An Interview with Colorado Adjudicator Tim Tilley

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Timothy Tilley is a native of Tifton, Georgia.  He is a member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association, United States Scholastic Band Association and the Noncommissioned Officers Association.  He has adjudicated, designed and taught marching bands across the United States and Germany for over 20 years.  He performed with the Spirit […]

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From My Experience: An Interview with Jenn Carrasco, Colorado Instructor

| May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jenn Carrasco currently has two Colorado teams holding gold medals from the 2010 RMCGA winter guard season. Her Independent group, Malachiw is a two year gold medalist in IA. Her high school group won the gold in SA and will be traveling to BOA in the fall with the band. Jenn is known through the […]

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Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

| February 8, 2010 | 1 Comment
Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

[CGE team member Darcie had a bit of fun this weekend with her camera and her son’s Star Wars Clones… and after laughing along with her as I watched the images flash by on her facebook page I thought what fun it would be to share them with all of you.  After all, what coach […]

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When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

| November 3, 2009 | 5 Comments
When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

The first article from our newest regular contributor Darcie Gudger.  Darcie gives tips for how to maintain professionalism through some of the toughest challenges coaches can face – unhappy students!  No need to lose your cool – read more for tips on handling these challenges with grace!   They wait along the sideline, hands shoved […]

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