Category: Drill & Staging

A MOVEMENT MOMENT #8: Put on Your Audience Eyes

| February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

Zip.  Zero.  Nada.  Negative.  Nuthin. That’s how much colorguard exposure the Movement Chick has had in the past three weekends. You see, Mother Nature has apparently gotten ahold of my planner and wreaked havoc on my show schedule, and I have consequently been iced/snowed/airlined out of South Carolina, Ohio and Northern Virginia. Of course I […]

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Reflections on a Webinar: Transitions vs. Moments of Development

| January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

In early December, I had the privilege of interviewing Karl Lowe for the WGASC education webinar series.  While there were certainly many nuggets of color guard gold that came from him during that interview, there is one in particular that I found to be especially compelling for this time of the year.  I really appreciated […]

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The Air Blade in Winter Guard: Avoid a Timing Penalty!

| December 23, 2008 | 3 Comments

Chances are if you’ve attended more than one marching band show this fall you’ve seen the new Air Blade in action.  In its first year, this alternative choice of weapon has been adopted by drum corps and marching bands across the United States. Now it’s time to design winter shows.  If you’re thinking about using […]

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Tight Transitions (from Halftime Magazine)

| January 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is an article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on how performers can tighten up their transitions to add a look of professionalism to the show.  Check it out on Halftime’s website and check out their other great articles as well!  Help support this new magazine which celebrates our favorite activity!

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Equipment Transitions: Four Problems to Avoid

| February 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

Equipment Transitions can make or break a show.  They can be one of the most difficult aspects to design but also one of the most important.  A bad transition can stop the flow of your show in it’s tracks, or even distract the audience from very important sections of music or visual effect.  However, when […]

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Mapping Out Your Show

| January 20, 2007 | 6 Comments
Mapping Out Your Show

A Music Map is a tool to help you break down your music into logical and manageable chunks in order to be able to clearly see the overview of the show, determine equipment and drill transitions, plan effects, control pacing and evaluate musical ideas and structure.  If you are working with a staff of choreographers, […]

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