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Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

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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Sunscreen!

| October 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today I went to the dermatologist.  It wasn’t a “regular screening.”  Rather, I went because I was scared by a new mole on my arm that seemed to pop up overnight.  Turns out … the dermatologist thinks it was some sort of strange bug bite (as it has begun to fade in the past few […]

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Tip for Today: Drill Book Inspiration!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching stuff, I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a "homework" project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: Motivational Quotes

| August 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

“On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching “stuff” I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a “homework” project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: band camp treat

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

For a “cool” treat at band camp, look for inexpensive personal fans as a surprise gift for your performers.  Most discount stores sell them for less than $3.00 each and many have a string so they can carry them during drill rehearsals.  Your performers will love you for it!

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Tip for Today: Highlight the Form

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Are your new girls having trouble seeing the complete guard form amongst all the other positions on their drill chart?  Advise them to mark the guard’s form with one color highlighter and their own position in another color.  It may take more time, but in the end they will be able to see the complete […]

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Tip for Today: Highlight the Hash Marks

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Use a highlighter to mark the 50 yard line and hash marks across your drill charts.  You will be amazed at the time you save searching for these important reference points when setting forms!” – Catina Anderson, Broad Run High School Guards

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How To Set Up a Personal Drill Book!

| August 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

During band camp you are faced with a very large amount of information to learn, memorize and keep track of.  It can be just a little bit overwhelming!  There are a few ways that you can organize the information to make this task more manageable.  The first is to set up your own personal drill […]

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Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

| January 13, 2007 | 0 Comments
Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

I don’t remember who first told me about having students use small spiral notebooks to keep track of their drill for marching band but I immediately LOVED the idea!  Students would get a small notepad, attach it to a string or lanyard, take notes about their drill spots and have a reference they could easily […]

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