Tag: fun

FUN for FRIDAY! #1: Exam Treats

| January 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Well – a NEW category!  Movement Monday is going so well that I thought it just might be nice to have a new weekly post to look forward to.  So, inspired by Cheryl, I started to think of another important thing coaches need to think about on a weekly basis… and of course the title […]

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Helping with the Holiday Shopping

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
Helping with the Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season when parents everywhere are searching and scrambling for the latest and greatest to surprise their children under the tree.  YOU can help ease some of that stress! Every year I was coaching full-time I would get a few emails from parents asking where we bought our rifles or what size flags we […]

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DCI Pumpkin Carving Contest

| October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

I have to say, I LOVE Halloween!  Well…not really the spooky parts…but the dressing up and costume parts!  And who can resist the chocolate!  haha I came across this article the other day about DCI's Pumpkin Carving contest !  What fun!  Take a look at all the templates offered on their website.  And if you […]

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Funny Cartoon

| September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

I came across this cartoon today (thanks to my husband who emailed it to me) and I couldn’t help but smile.  I do, SO remember how often I found myself in high school inadvertantly marching “in step” to the music in the mall…so funny.  It’s called “Keeping Time .”

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Tip for Today: Drill Book Inspiration!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching stuff, I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a "homework" project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: Motivational Quotes

| August 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

“On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching “stuff” I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a “homework” project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: band camp treat

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

For a “cool” treat at band camp, look for inexpensive personal fans as a surprise gift for your performers.  Most discount stores sell them for less than $3.00 each and many have a string so they can carry them during drill rehearsals.  Your performers will love you for it!

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Tip for Today: Calling Roll

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Call Attendance the first week of camp.  It will help you and the students learn one another’s names.  Ask each member to respond with a “favorite” instead of “here.”  For example, “What’s your favorite song?”  You’ll get to know everyone quickly and they’ll enjoy sharing a personal favorite!

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Tip for Today: Santa Hats

| May 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

One thing we always do for our Christmas Parade, is we go to the Dollar Store and get everyone and Santa Hat and paint each guard member's name on their hat. We do this regardless of what uniform we wear for the parade. The girls always look forward to this and they get to take […]

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Championship Spirit!

| February 29, 2008 | 0 Comments
Championship Spirit!

Would you like to do a little something to make your trip to championships even more special for your performers?  Check out these ideas from other coaches for everything from teambuilding on the bus to recognizing chaperones.  Have an idea of your own to share?  Add to the article using the comments function!  Seasons are […]

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