Category: For Fun!

Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

| November 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

Last month I promised a guard-themed craft or crochet project per month.  I almost let November run away from me… but just under the wire I’m back with craft project #2! And this one I LOVE! Bus Pillows made from Upcycled Guard T-shirts with Crochet Edgings Before I start with the step-by-step let me just […]

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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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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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Halloween Surprises!

| October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
Halloween Surprises!

Holidays are the perfect reminder to inject a little fun into your coaching routine. One of my favorite things to do as a coach was to create small surprises for my students that broke up routine a bit, added a little fun and sent a clear message that I thought about them – and not […]

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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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