Category: Costumes

The McCormick’s Designer Color Kit: A Reader Review

| August 31, 2008 | 1 Comment
The McCormick’s Designer Color Kit: A Reader Review

Reader Rosemarie Heite Molinary shares her appreciation of the new Designer’s Color Kit from McCormicks and explains how this new tool helped her involve her students in the design process.

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Tip for Today: Santa Hats

| May 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

One thing we always do for our Christmas Parade, is we go to the Dollar Store and get everyone and Santa Hat and paint each guard member's name on their hat. We do this regardless of what uniform we wear for the parade. The girls always look forward to this and they get to take […]

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Tip for Today: Fabric Swatches

| September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Request two sets of fabric swatches if the company will allow.  If the swatches are attached to a piece of cardboard, detach one set and leave the other set attached so you can mix and match colors to see different combinations while referring to the attached set for ordering.  If the swatches are already detached […]

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Tip for Today: Small Gloves

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

"For gloves that are just a bit too small, use a hammer to pound down the seams.  This smooths out the seam just enough to allow for a more comfortable fit – allowing the student to concentrate on the catch!  (Hint: it also works for shoes!)" -Cheryl Myers, Trumansburg High School Color Guard  

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Flag Design Article on WGI Website

| February 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

A Very interesting article about flag design written for WGI by The Band Hall .  While you're there, check out the rest of the WGI website!  Great Stuff!  

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Creating a Swatchbook

| January 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

Before the start of each season we are faced with the task of choosing flag designs, fabrics and colors to complement this year’s show.  For those with fantastic budgets this may mean simply perusing various catalogs and websites, choosing from their pre-designed collections and simply placing a phone call.  But for those of us on […]

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