Category: Regular Blog Features

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 http://www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Who Are You Writing For?

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

We’re now in the middle of the winter guard season and the competitive heat is on. Many instructors struggle with what to do with judge’s comments. You’ve probably been told that something in your show that you thought was great isn’t so great. Now you have to decide what to do. We who judge like […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

Mrs. T is back and this month she’s talkin’ HAIR! Learn how to make a sock bun with volume in her 3rd video installment here on CGE. Then go visit her at her blog www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

Today we’re happy to present the 2nd in our new series on Color Guard Hair and Make-Up techniques by “Mrs. T!” For those that may have missed last month’s installment called “I’m Getting Sunburned” Mrs. T is a performer with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA) from St. Peter, MN.  She also writes her own […]

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Custom DIY necklace

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Custom DIY necklace

We haven’t had a “Fun for Friday!” post in, well… a REALLY LONG time! But it’s a feature that we love because it’s a way for coaches across the world to share fun ideas they have used with their teams.  Sometimes it’s gifts, parties, craft projects, team-building, inspirational… whatever! If it’s FUN it’s IN! When […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 1 “I’m Getting Sunburned”

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

Today we’re thrilled to welcome a new monthly contributor to the CGE blog! We truly do have the best community in the world.  Coaches and performers who are willing to take time from their busy schedules to share their experiences and knowledge with one another. A community that seeks to support. We are truly grateful. […]

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Taking the Next Step: Adding Lower Body Mid-Season

So, because I need to get a life have an odd fascination with pageantry activities, a few weeks back when I had a Saturday without a show on my calendar, I decided to tag along with a dear friend and watch that evening’s event.  {Yes, I judge for 9 weekends in the fall.  In a […]

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Some Tips for Keeping the Youngun’s Engaged During Camp

| August 3, 2012 | 3 Comments
Some Tips for Keeping the Youngun’s Engaged During Camp

Our band camp is on a 9am – 9pm schedule with 3; 3-hour blocks during the day. During the first block, we are out on the field with the band learning drill, which as everyone knows, can be quite tedious and repetitive.  So we try to make sure to deliberately schedule in some fun!  Here […]

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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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