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10 Steps to Color Guard Success

| January 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

This list is a reference I am using this year with my performers.  It is a contract signed by parents and students at a parent meeting shortly after the team is selected.  As we get to times in the season where the high of the beginning of the season runs low we can regroup by […]

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Is Marching with a College Guard Right for You?

| September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Many changes take place between your senior year of high school and your freshman year of college. New opportunities are on the horizon and you’re exposed to a wide array of activities, organizations, clubs, and sports from which to choose. Where does color guard fit in? How can you incorporate your favorite high school pastime […]

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Check out the Glossary!

| November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

For those of you who are new to the site, chances are you haven’t found time to discover all the tidbits buried within the three years of sharing that exists here.  If you check out the menu at the top of the page there are several “drop down” menus that reveal even more layers of […]

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It’s Show Time!

| February 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

For many performers the hardest part of the performance is controlling the nerves you feel prior to and during the performance.  Here are ten tricks of the trade for preparing yourself for the best possible performance and keeping your nerves “in check”.   10.  Do your homework… for color guard that is. You know best […]

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Daily Training for Color Guard

| May 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a quick sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine with tips for “fitting in your fundamentals” throughout the season, even when the focus starts to shift towards cleaning the show.  Check out “Daily Training for Color Guard” on their website!

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Tight Transitions (from Halftime Magazine)

| January 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is an article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on how performers can tighten up their transitions to add a look of professionalism to the show.  Check it out on Halftime’s website and check out their other great articles as well!  Help support this new magazine which celebrates our favorite activity!

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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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How To Tape Your Rifle!

| August 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Without the proper taping a rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “broken in two” with just one missed toss.  Click below to download an instruction sheet for how to tape your rifle to protect it for years to come! INSTRUCTIONS: How to Tape your Rifle    

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Protecting Your Rifle!

| July 17, 2007 | 4 Comments
Protecting Your Rifle!

Before you spin those new rifles make sure you have prepared them for the abuse they are about to receive!  Without the proper taping your rifle can go from “shiny and new” to “split in two” with just one bad toss!  This article gives step-by-step instructions for taping your rifle as well as tips from […]

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Rifle Taping Instruction Sheet

| July 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Check out the “documents” section on this site!  We have posted a variety of handouts you can download!   The newest is a photo instruction sheet for beginning rifle students and instructors on How to Tape a Rifle!  We’ll have an accompanying article posted later this week that includes some specific advice from experienced rifle instructors!  […]

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