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Tip for Today: Fundamentals with Drill

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

“For any sections of the show that do not yet have routine, have the students spin a fundamentals exercise over it.  You might consider having them spin for one set and then stop spinning for the next, then resume spinning on the third, etc.  This helps them to learn how to spin and move through […]

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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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Equipment Transitions: Four Problems to Avoid

| February 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

Equipment Transitions can make or break a show.  They can be one of the most difficult aspects to design but also one of the most important.  A bad transition can stop the flow of your show in it’s tracks, or even distract the audience from very important sections of music or visual effect.  However, when […]

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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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