Author Archive: Sue Cechal

Sue Cechal got her degree in instrumental music education from St. Cloud State (MN) in 1975. After 37 years of teaching H.S. marching, concert and jazz bands, she now volunteers her time in N.E. Wisconsin working with guards and band programs. Her main focus is integrating music education into guard instruction, including the state and national standards. She approaches guard as the “visual” instrument of the band and loves teaching the basics of guard and dance to small town programs.

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Popover Tunics

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Popover Tunics

Turn this into this… …in 20 seconds. A group that I work with has a football field across town from the high school, so changing clothes for a special halftime show is not feasible. They always march the pregame in their school uniform, which is a long sleeved tunic over a camisole unitard. With the […]

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Making Cartoon Flags from those “Free” Practice Flags

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Making Cartoon Flags from those “Free” Practice Flags

[We used these flags with the parade tune: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Adams (published by Alfred http://www.alfred-music.com/player/MusicforMarchingBand2001/mbm01033/player.html)] Materials Solid Color Flags in the Color of the Character My Grinch was on green.  I have done patterns for Mario on flesh (tan) with a blue hat and black mustache, Rudolph on light brown with […]

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