Category: For Performers

Tip for Today: Highlight the Hash Marks

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Use a highlighter to mark the 50 yard line and hash marks across your drill charts.  You will be amazed at the time you save searching for these important reference points when setting forms!” – Catina Anderson, Broad Run High School Guards

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How To Set Up a Personal Drill Book!

| August 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

During band camp you are faced with a very large amount of information to learn, memorize and keep track of.  It can be just a little bit overwhelming!  There are a few ways that you can organize the information to make this task more manageable.  The first is to set up your own personal drill […]

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How To Tape Your Rifle!

| August 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Without the proper taping a rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “broken in two” with just one missed toss.  Click below to download an instruction sheet for how to tape your rifle to protect it for years to come! INSTRUCTIONS: How to Tape your Rifle    

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Protecting Your Rifle!

| July 17, 2007 | 4 Comments
Protecting Your Rifle!

Before you spin those new rifles make sure you have prepared them for the abuse they are about to receive!  Without the proper taping your rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “split in two” with just one bad toss!  This article gives step-by-step instructions for taping your rifle as well as tips from […]

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Student Leaders: Managing Your Own Frustrations!

| February 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

The job of a student leader comes with frustrations.  What you are doing is difficult and time consuming and you probably have many other important responsibilities pulling at you from other areas of your life.  First, understand that it is normal to feel frustrated from time to time.  Second, take a step back and breathe!  […]

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Rehearsal Techniques for Student Leaders

| February 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an article originally written as part of a student leadership manual.  It outlines practical advice and strategies for student leaders (which may also be helpful for new instructors) on ways to teach and clean routines. Group Teaching Techniques The captain(s) are the primary officer(s) responsible for group teaching and demonstration at rehearsals.  The […]

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Top Ten Competition Tips for New Performers: Marching Band Color Guard

| January 20, 2007 | 4 Comments

Your first competition is coming up and the excitement is setting in, along with maybe a few questions and a case of nerves!  Don’t worry!  Competitions will probably become one of your favorite parts of being a color guard performer.  They can be nerve-wracking, but nothing is more fun than getting to perform the show […]

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