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Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

| October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

When I was 7 years old my mom taught me to crochet.  Over the years I’ve made blankets and doll dresses and the like.  One year I even crocheted little spirit dresses for teddy bears for my entire color guard. I go in spurts with crochet.  Like any other hobby I get too busy and […]

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Special Edition of Halftime Magazine – Color Guard Sectionals

| May 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
Special Edition of Halftime Magazine – Color Guard Sectionals

If you’re a regular reader here at CGE then you probably know that we’re big fans here of Halftime Magazine.  For those who may not be familiar with Halftime it is a print magazine specifically for the marching arts community.  It was founded in 2007 by Editor/CEO Christine Ngeo Katzman and publishes 6 times a […]

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From the Archives: It’s all about Travel Safety

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week we pulled two articles from the archives regarding hotel and travel safety.  This is it!  If you’re going on an overnight trip this is one of those important moments in your experience as a coach to teach your students something that could serve to keep them safe throughout their lives – well beyond […]

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From the Archives: Can it be TOO clean???

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week’s articles from the archives: A Movement Moment #10: Too Clean? by Cheryl Myers (03/18/2010)  Our resident “Movement Chick” suggests that yes… it is, perhaps, possible to be too clean… check out the article to see what she means. The ‘Winterguard Wand’ and Championships by Chris Casteel (06/09/2008) A very important article by Chris […]

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From the Archives: Planning for Championships

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month we asked for your best advice for planning an overnight trip on the facebook page.  If you missed it make sure to look it up and check out the best advice from the community if you’re looking forward to your first overnight championships trip. This week we pulled 2 of our past […]

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Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

Halftime Magazine has a fantastic program we wanted to share with our readers. Directors can purchase a group subscription with copies for every student and staff member of your group for just $1.00 per person, per year. We love Halftime Magazine!  And what better way to get your students excited for the next season while […]

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The “Coach’s Eye” App. – A User Review

| March 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

“Coach’s Eye” is a video app by Tech Smith for iPhones and iPads (sorry, Android friends). Techsmith, the app developer, touts it as “the ultimate video analysis app you can take anywhere”…and I must say, for me this app has lived up to the hype!  I downloaded the app after reading about it in WGI Focus, […]

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From the Archives: Goals… and a little comic relief

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes all you need mid-season is a little comic relief… so we have some here in an archived article by Darcie Gudger. Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief! by Darcie Gudger (2/8/2010) And after you’re done laughing it’s time to re-evaluate your goals mid-season. READY, FIRE, AIM (Re-evaluation and Goal Setting Mid-Season) […]

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From the Archives: Finishing Touches

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about the finishing touches.  The kids are spinning… it’s relatively together…they’re starting to express and use their showmanship skills… Now it’s all about details. These two articles from the archives have some ideas that might help. A Movement Moment #8: Put on Your Audience Eyes by Cheryl Myers (2/17/2010) Everyone’s favorite […]

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From the Archives: Showmanship!

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about showmanship!  How do you get your performers past the technical and really expressing the “meaning” of the show up and out there to the audience.  How do you get them to a point where they are able to draw the audience in and engage? Here are two of our past […]

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