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What Does That Mean? Understanding Terminology from an Equipment Judge’s Dialog

| February 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

During Field Season, the Auxiliary judge looks at everything that goes into your show, namely vocabulary (both body and equipment), costumes, equipment, props, staging of performers, color choices, etc..  If it is on the field and not playing an instrument, the Auxiliary judge will most likely talk about it. When we move into Winter Guard, […]

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From the Archives: Writer’s Block and other challenges…

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we hit the mid-point of our seasons sometimes challenges set in… if you’re facing some stressful challenges this week here are two articles that might provide some insight. When Teaching Guard Gets Hard by Darcie Gudger (11/03/2009) When You Hit the Proverbial Block by Chris Casteel (9/25/2009) If you’ve hit a rough patch we […]

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From the Archives: Collaboration, Transitions and Fabric Sails

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

We hope your winter seasons are off to a fabulous start.  Whether you’ve just completed your first competitions or are looking forward to them this weekend, we hope that the growing community here on the CGE FB page or the archived articles here on CGE will help make your season just a little less stressful. […]

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A little inspiration from Helen Keller…

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is one of those rare months where we have more than 4 Mondays in a month – so – we have a week break before our next adjudicator post (looking forward to our next installment from Cheryl Myers next Monday!). For many of our readers this may have been your first competitive weekend of […]

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From the Archives: Spotting, Show Tips & Transitions, Transitions, Transitions…

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Winter Seasons have officially begun across the world – last weekend marked the start in many circuits – while over the next few weeks most units will venture out to their first competitive performances. Here are a few articles we’re featuring this week from our archives.  We hope that you find something useful to make […]

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What An Equipment Judge Is Looking For In Your Show……

| January 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

Often times, as I am sitting in the stands during a break in a contest, I get many questions from the spectators seated around me.  They vary from “what are you doing?” and “how do you sit that long?” to “do you really have to talk through the entire performance?”   Undoubtedly, at some point in […]

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We’re on TWITTER!

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alrighty now! As some of you may know we’ve had a twitter account for some time… but our tweeting… well… it has left much to be desired! Twitter seems to be a strange land with new languages and word limits (which… well… anyone who has talked to me in person knows word limits are not […]

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From the Archives: First Show Tips, Penalties, Emergencies…

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Another archives post jam packed with important ideas as we approach our first competitions of the winter season.  We hope there is something here you’ll find useful and that we’ve save you some time in the search! Movement Monday #4: First Show Tips by Cheryl Myers (1/4/2010) – Everyone’s favorite “Movement Chick” has some recommendations […]

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ON THE WEB: Band Saves Lives and Fundraises at the Same Time

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

We thought this was an interesting/unique approach to both service and fundraising – check out this New Jersey marching band that saves lives while also earning some money for their program.  Win/Win!

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ON THE WEB: Podcast about starting a brand new WG program

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Episode 47 of the Marching Roundtable podcast series (posted December 12, 2011) is an interview with Tim LeBlanc – a guard instructor from TX who has also been a participant in the CGE community on Facebook – about his experience starting a brand new winter guard at a new school.  Check it out!  Episode 47: […]

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