Category: Volunteer Management

The Pre-Season Winter Guard Parent/Student Interest Meeting

| October 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

We see questions on the forum every year from instructors who are holding their first winter guard interest meeting.  So, I thought I would share my experience.  Like all things guard, different things work for different people, but here’s what worked for me. I set the meeting for one week prior to winter auditions and […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #2: Parents-Only Dinner!

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

This week’s fun idea was sent to us by reader Heidi Zarder, coach of the Hamilton High School Synergy Color Guard from Sussex, Wisconsin!  Thank you Heidi for taking the time to share your fun idea with the CGE Community! Heidi plans a night of fun JUST for the guard parents!  I think this is […]

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Helping with the Holiday Shopping

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
Helping with the Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season when parents everywhere are searching and scrambling for the latest and greatest to surprise their children under the tree.  YOU can help ease some of that stress! Every year I was coaching full-time I would get a few emails from parents asking where we bought our rifles or what size flags we […]

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The Parent Factor

| December 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it; your parent group can either be your greatest benefit or your biggest worry. I am quite sure that, as an instructor, you already have an overwhelming list of program concerns on your proverbial plate; it hardly seems likely that you would want to add another concern to the list.   Probably the last […]

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So You Volunteered for Floor Crew…Now What?

| February 20, 2007 | 4 Comments
So You Volunteered for Floor Crew…Now What?

This article was written as a handout for new parents who volunteered to help with floor crew for a school that competes locally in the Atlantic Indoor Association.  It serves to answer some common questions new parents ask (such as Why do we use a floor? Why don’t we set the floor up the same […]

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