Category: Design

Who Are You Writing For?

| March 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

We’re now in the middle of the winter guard season and the competitive heat is on. Many instructors struggle with what to do with judge’s comments. You’ve probably been told that something in your show that you thought was great isn’t so great. Now you have to decide what to do. We who judge like […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

Mrs. T is back and this month she’s talkin’ HAIR! Learn how to make a sock bun with volume in her 3rd video installment here on CGE. Then go visit her at her blog www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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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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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

Today we’re happy to present the 2nd in our new series on Color Guard Hair and Make-Up techniques by “Mrs. T!” For those that may have missed last month’s installment called “I’m Getting Sunburned” Mrs. T is a performer with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA) from St. Peter, MN.  She also writes her own […]

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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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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 1 “I’m Getting Sunburned”

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

Today we’re thrilled to welcome a new monthly contributor to the CGE blog! We truly do have the best community in the world.  Coaches and performers who are willing to take time from their busy schedules to share their experiences and knowledge with one another. A community that seeks to support. We are truly grateful. […]

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Taking the Next Step: Adding Lower Body Mid-Season

So, because I need to get a life have an odd fascination with pageantry activities, a few weeks back when I had a Saturday without a show on my calendar, I decided to tag along with a dear friend and watch that evening’s event.  {Yes, I judge for 9 weekends in the fall.  In a […]

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Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

Isn’t Technology Great?!?                             This year, rather than having a binder with copies of the drill in it, our marching band staff decided to go high-tech.  All of the caption heads have iPads, so we bought the App called Good Reader($4.99) and […]

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The Movement Chick: “Effort Qualities”

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello my darlings!!  Has the whirlwind of our crazy season swept you up and away yet? [Why, yes, I WAS in Kansas… why do you ask?  Sigh…No, I never did find the ruby slippers.  My broom ride flight home, however, was lovely] And, in the usual shocking nature of The Movement Chick, I digress into […]

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A Peek at Pacing

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

So what’s all this talk about pacing?  At this point in the season, you may have heard the term ‘pacing’ as part of your General Effect feedback.  It truly is an important benchmark in the General Effect criteria given that it is listed second in the Repertoire section on the WGI sheets. But before I […]

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