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A Few Ideas for Guard Class…

| August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments

I am fortunate to have a Color Guard class period during the school day and have been coming up with ideas to keep the students engaged each day. Some kids think by joining the color guard class they automatically get an “A,” but my students are finding out that they actually have to work for […]

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Button Fundraiser

Button Fundraiser

| August 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

Everyone needs more money in their budget.  Let’s face it, when times get tough Fine Arts get cut first, and color guard budgets tend to be at the top of the cutting list within Fine Arts programs.  Every organization in your school is looking for a low cost and creative way to raise funds.  While […]

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Some Tips for Keeping the Youngun’s Engaged During Camp

Some Tips for Keeping the Youngun’s Engaged During Camp

| August 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

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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Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Isn’t Technology Great?!?                             This year, rather than having a binder with copies of the drill in it, our marching band staff decided to go high-tech.  All of the caption heads have iPads, so we bought the App called Good Reader($4.99) and […]

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Special Edition of Halftime Magazine – Color Guard Sectionals

Special Edition of Halftime Magazine – Color Guard Sectionals

| May 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’re a regular reader here at CGE then you probably know that we’re big fans here of Halftime Magazine.  For those who may not be familiar with Halftime it is a print magazine specifically for the marching arts community.  It was founded in 2007 by Editor/CEO Christine Ngeo Katzman and publishes 6 times a […]

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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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From the Archives: Planning for Championships

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month we asked for your best advice for planning an overnight trip on the facebook page.  If you missed it make sure to look it up and check out the best advice from the community if you’re looking forward to your first overnight championships trip. This week we pulled 2 of our past […]

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The Movement Chick: “Effort Qualities”

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello my darlings!!  Has the whirlwind of our crazy season swept you up and away yet? [Why, yes, I WAS in Kansas… why do you ask?  Sigh…No, I never did find the ruby slippers.  My broom ride flight home, however, was lovely] And, in the usual shocking nature of The Movement Chick, I digress into […]

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Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Halftime Magazine has a fantastic program we wanted to share with our readers. Directors can purchase a group subscription with copies for every student and staff member of your group for just $1.00 per person, per year. We love Halftime Magazine!  And what better way to get your students excited for the next season while […]

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