Category: Fun for Friday!

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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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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Candy Cane Flag

| December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Candy Cane Flag

This has got to be the simplest Fun Friday craft project yet!  It’ll only take you minutes (beyond gathering the supplies) but you’re sure to put smiles on the faces of your performers! ‘Flag’ Candy Canes Materials needed: Craft Felt Glue gun Sheet of paper Candy cane Instructions: Using the sheet of paper, cut a […]

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Color Guard Storytime

| December 2, 2011 | 1 Comment
Color Guard Storytime

Remember in kindergarten everyone would gather around the teacher for story time? Everyone loves listening to stories, even high school kids!  In our guard, we have ‘story time’ and it is connected to the development of our team core values. One of our values is to ‘Be good people’ and treat each other with respect. […]

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DIY: Drawstring Bags

| November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Drawstring Bags

Materials needed: 20” x 50” fabric 2 x 80” pieces of cording Puffy paints, buttons, ribbon, bows, etc for decorating Cut 20” x 50” piece of fabric (you can alter the size to meet your needs). Fold in ½, right sides together. From top edge, mark 2” down. (Fig. 1) Using ½” seams, sew below […]

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Spirit Bags!

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Spirit Bags!

This is a fun activity the entire band participates in!  During marching season students create spirit bags for their own sections, for every performance. Spirit bags contain a few treats and some fun baubles from the dollar store (a glow stick, mardi gras beads, lip gloss, etc).  Coaches and directors sometimes add a little note […]

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Warm Fuzzies

| October 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

September is typically a tough month for kids since they have so many responsibilities, homework, the social scene of high school, and it can take some time to figure out the balance between life and marching band. It’s always the toughest time for my kids, even when they know the expectations of the guard. Once […]

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Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

It’s Friday!  And Friday around here means fun ideas. This week we have just a quick post to something useful we found on the web.  One of the about.com guides, Rebecca Ludens, posted Free Marching Band and Colorguard Word Art for Scrapbooking in an article posted October 3, 2011.  Whether you scrapbook or just need […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

| November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment
FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

Here’s a fun craft that probably only a guardie will understand! We all know how valuable those metal washers are.  You know the ones we use to hold the bolts in the end of the flag pole when weighting our poles? Now you can turn them into a wonderful, wearable piece of art! MATERIALS: All […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

Hello all!  Well… it looks like we owe you a couple weeks of FUN here. It’s been a little break in our Fun for Friday action but we’re back.  This week’s idea was sent in, once again, by reader Brenda Scarpati of the State of Illusion Winter Guard from Bloomfield Hills, MI.  It’s a simple […]

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