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Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

This fun idea would be great as an end-of-season gift or planned into next season’s schedule as a gift from the staff or a fun team-building craft project! Special thanks to Brenda Scarpati for another great, fun-for-Friday, idea!

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Color Guard “Yearbooks”

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today we have a fun tradition shared by our newest CGE team member.  We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Lorraine Kohagen who is joining our CGE team!  Some of you may have seen Lorraine featured in the WGASC instructional webinar series this past winter season.  She is currently instructing the colorguards at Saugus […]

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Autograph Pillows

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Autograph Pillows

Check out this article submitted by the Director of the “State of Illusion” winterguard from Michigan.  She shares how-to instructions for adorable “autograph pillows” she makes as gifts for her performers.     At various times I’ve used this craft as both a team building activity early in the season and a year-end activity for […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

| November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment
FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

Here’s a fun craft that probably only a guardie will understand! We all know how valuable those metal washers are.  You know the ones we use to hold the bolts in the end of the flag pole when weighting our poles? Now you can turn them into a wonderful, wearable piece of art! MATERIALS: All […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

| October 22, 2010 | 2 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

  Back when I was a performer, we had a guard mom who was also a seamstress. And while altering uniforms, applying sequins and spangles (yes, it was that long ago) and mending flags, she had a great idea – create miniature versions of our show uniforms, put them on adorable teddy bears and sell […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

Hello all!  Well… it looks like we owe you a couple weeks of FUN here. It’s been a little break in our Fun for Friday action but we’re back.  This week’s idea was sent in, once again, by reader Brenda Scarpati of the State of Illusion Winter Guard from Bloomfield Hills, MI.  It’s a simple […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #4: You ROCK!

| February 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #4: You ROCK!

When I was a freshman in high school I was on the pom squad. We only had 2 competitions but after the first our coach gave us a tiny bear that she tied a ribbon around with a nice note.  It wasn’t anything fancy but I saved that bear for years… who knows… it may […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #3: A Colorful Tradition

| February 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #3: A Colorful Tradition

It’s Fun for Friday again and this week’s fun idea was sent to us by Brenda Scarpati of the State of Illusion Winter Guard from Bloomfield Hills, MI.  (also on facebook ).  She gives her performers a strand of Mardi-gras style beads after each performance, tagged with the name and date of the competition.  She […]

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Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

| February 8, 2010 | 1 Comment
Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

[CGE team member Darcie had a bit of fun this weekend with her camera and her son’s Star Wars Clones… and after laughing along with her as I watched the images flash by on her facebook page I thought what fun it would be to share them with all of you.  After all, what coach […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #2: Parents-Only Dinner!

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

This week’s fun idea was sent to us by reader Heidi Zarder, coach of the Hamilton High School Synergy Color Guard from Sussex, Wisconsin!  Thank you Heidi for taking the time to share your fun idea with the CGE Community! Heidi plans a night of fun JUST for the guard parents!  I think this is […]

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