Category: For Performers

Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sleek Dancer Ponytail

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mrs. T is back this month with another hairstyle tutorial and this one is quick and easy! She’s sharing how she gets a neat, sleek, high ponytail for performances.  Just a few quick steps for performance ready hair. For more posts from Mrs. T visit her blog at Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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10 Steps to Color Guard Success

| January 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

This list is a reference I am using this year with my performers.  It is a contract signed by parents and students at a parent meeting shortly after the team is selected.  As we get to times in the season where the high of the beginning of the season runs low we can regroup by […]

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Is Marching with a College Guard Right for You?

| September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Many changes take place between your senior year of high school and your freshman year of college. New opportunities are on the horizon and you’re exposed to a wide array of activities, organizations, clubs, and sports from which to choose. Where does color guard fit in? How can you incorporate your favorite high school pastime […]

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Not Just the Western Hemisphere

| February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

So, winterguard certainly started in the USA, but where else in the world can you find it? Well, you know those five flags that hang above the World Championships banner at Dayton every year? They’re a good start! You have the United States, Canada and Japan… and also the flags of the Netherlands and the […]

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It’s Show Time!

| February 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

For many performers the hardest part of the performance is controlling the nerves you feel prior to and during the performance.  Here are ten tricks of the trade for preparing yourself for the best possible performance and keeping your nerves “in check”.   10.  Do your homework… for color guard that is. You know best […]

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Daily Training for Color Guard

| May 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a quick sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine with tips for “fitting in your fundamentals” throughout the season, even when the focus starts to shift towards cleaning the show.  Check out “Daily Training for Color Guard” on their website!

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“Sail Away!”

| May 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here’s a short article I wrote in Halftime Magazine’s May/June 2008 issue with tips for avoiding and dealing with fabric sails when spinning flag.  Check it out on their website!  Sail Away .

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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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“Conduct Becoming”

| November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Your conduct off the field/floor is as important, if not more important, than your performance.  As members of a competitive ensemble, you are ambassadors of your school and community.  Your individual performances, sportsmanship and conduct both on and off the field will shape the impression others have of your entire organization.  It is important to […]

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Recovering from Drops

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here is a sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on Recovering from Drops .  Please visit their website and support this exciting new publication that showcases our very favorite activities!    

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