Tag: equipment

EA Series: Blending Form and Function

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

BLENDING FORM AND FUNCTION . . . is the primary role of every designer. Have you ever heard the term “seamless” design on an EA tape and wondered what they meant? I’ll tell you. It means that there is a constant flow of events that lead from one to the next without any awkward breaks […]

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What Does That Mean? Understanding Terminology from an Equipment Judge’s Dialog

| February 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

During Field Season, the Auxiliary judge looks at everything that goes into your show, namely vocabulary (both body and equipment), costumes, equipment, props, staging of performers, color choices, etc..  If it is on the field and not playing an instrument, the Auxiliary judge will most likely talk about it. When we move into Winter Guard, […]

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What An Equipment Judge Is Looking For In Your Show……

| January 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Often times, as I am sitting in the stands during a break in a contest, I get many questions from the spectators seated around me.  They vary from “what are you doing?” and “how do you sit that long?” to “do you really have to talk through the entire performance?”   Undoubtedly, at some point in […]

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DIY: Drawstring Bags

| November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Drawstring Bags

Materials needed: 20” x 50” fabric 2 x 80” pieces of cording Puffy paints, buttons, ribbon, bows, etc for decorating Cut 20” x 50” piece of fabric (you can alter the size to meet your needs). Fold in ½, right sides together. From top edge, mark 2” down. (Fig. 1) Using ½” seams, sew below […]

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Guard Room Organization and Inventory

| November 2, 2011 | 8 Comments
Guard Room Organization and Inventory

When my husband was hired as head band director of a school in Tennessee, I was so excited for him, but even more excited to start working with his colorguard. I came in to meet the girls and learned that their program had been struggling in recent years with no consistent director or guard instructor. […]

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How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

| October 6, 2011 | 1 Comment
How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

One question that comes up almost immediately in the flag design process is determining how big the silk should be, and therefore how much fabric you need for each flag.  This is especially a concern for non-traditional sized poles, or if there are very large variances in the size of the members, to the point […]

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“In the Toaster”

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’re teaching a Regional A or Novice program there are many important details that compete for your attention.  But as I watched the Novice class perform at a local competition last spring, one technical issue jumped out at me over and over: many of the students were not staying “in the toaster” with their […]

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Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 28, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again.” A few weeks ago I brought you pocket watch props.  This week I present customized flags. As I previously stated, our theme this year is “It’s About Time”. We […]

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On the Web: Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles

| August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halftime Magazine just published a new “web exclusive” article, written by our very own Chris Casteel, education coordinator for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California comparing plastic and wooden rifles.  Have you wondered what the difference is?  Trying to make that choice yourself?  Visit Halftime’s website for their article!  Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles by […]

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MOVEMENT MONDAY #5: Movement Under Equipment

| January 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

TWENTY QUESTIONS…OKAY, ONE. Ahem… Movement Monday this week became, well… Movement Friday… not quite the same cachet, hmmm?  My apologies to everyone.  I had all KINDS of clever excuses, but seeing as I made them all up, they weren’t really valid.  [I wasn’t sure anyone would believe I was captured by aliens anyway] However. Back […]

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