Tag: competitions

WGI Brings Back the Regional A Class

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

This summer, WGI made an exciting announcement.  After a several-year hiatus, they will once again be welcoming Scholastic Regional A winterguards to compete at select WGI Regional competitions during the 2009 season.  For more information, including timing requirements, keep reading!

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Tip for Today: Contact Sheet

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Before the first competition, gather all your important phone numbers on one sheet.  Include numbers such as the transportation office, school administration, student cells, parent emergency contact and contest site coordinator.  You’ll be glad to have this valuable resource if a problem arises!

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The ‘Winterguard Wand’ and Championships

| May 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

Well, this is it.  We have arrived at the last few fleeting moments of rehearsal before Championships (heavy sigh).  Hopefully all the final details of your shows have been put into place.  The performance flags have finally arrived from the seamstress, and your team has reached their absolute peak in performance (sarcasm noted).  Of course, […]

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“In Case of Emergency”

| February 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here is an article in the January/February issue of Halftime that I wrote giving tips for what to have with you as you prepare for supervising students heading out to your first competition!  "In Case of Emergency! "  

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“Conduct Becoming”

| November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Your conduct off the field/floor is as important, if not more important, than your performance.  As members of a competitive ensemble, you are ambassadors of your school and community.  Your individual performances, sportsmanship and conduct both on and off the field will shape the impression others have of your entire organization.  It is important to […]

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Recovering from Drops

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here is a sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on Recovering from Drops .  Please visit their website and support this exciting new publication that showcases our very favorite activities!    

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Finishing Touches

| August 28, 2007 | 5 Comments

Finishing Touches Don't Overlook the Pole and Endcaps When Designing Your Flags! Contributed By Darrick Betro Here are a couple tricks that will help clean up your guards' flag work as well as add a little bit of detail to your overall equipment design!

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Tip for Today: Judges Tapes

| August 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Listen to your judges tapes and make notes before coming to critique!” -Ed Martinez, Adjudicator/Show Design Consultant

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Avoiding a Penalty

| February 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

No one likes to get a penalty!  It can be frustrating, embarrassing and in some cases even heartbreaking if the penalty decides the outcome of an important contest.  But, rules were developed and penalties exist to protect our performers, the spectators and the performance arena.  As with any sport, they ensure safety, and provide guidelines […]

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So You Volunteered for Floor Crew…Now What?

| February 20, 2007 | 5 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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