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DIY Pocketwatch Props

| October 18, 2010 | 1 Comment
DIY Pocketwatch Props

(reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 21, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again .”) Well, we spent Labor Day making the pocket watches for our fall show, titled “I’m Late.” Here’s how you can do it… in 25-ish steps.

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To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment
To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

We’ve all seen beautiful flags, glistening in the contest afternoon sunshine, alive and vibrant with carefully applied sequins.  Gorgeous, fabulous, and let’s face it one more thing we can apply sparkle to in the fall, these flags can enhance the design aspect of any show.  So, you jump onto the sequin band wagon, but then […]

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Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

| April 13, 2009 | 3 Comments
Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

Designer Angela Khebou, StellaUSA.net , has written a wonderful step-by-step how-to on painting a faded colorguard flag.  It’s a great first project if you’ve ever wanted to give painting flags a try!

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How to Construct a Floor from Recycled Billboards!

| January 6, 2008 | 6 Comments
How to Construct a Floor from Recycled Billboards!

  This is how we built our floor from recycled billboards for the 2008 season at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. We just finished up our annual ritual of prepping and painting our show floor for the season, but this year things were a little different.  We built our floor from recycled (and […]

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Painting a Rifle

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

We recently received an email inquiry from a reader about how to repaint a rifle when it gets chipped.  We spoke to John from Premier Rifles for his advice.  This is what he recommends! To play it safe you should use enamel paint on rifles.  Some rifles are painted with enamel and some with lacquer […]

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Cheater Tapes for Flags

| September 27, 2007 | 3 Comments
Cheater Tapes for Flags

Many groups add tape markings to their flag poles to assist with uniform hand placement throughout the ensemble.  These tapes are so helpful in cleaning up routines that those new to the idea might exclaim in disbelief, “Hey! That must be cheating!”  Not to worry! “Cheater tapes” are perfectly legal and just may be the […]

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Practice Flags: Make Your Own!`

| August 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Click Here for .pdf instructions on how to make your own practice flag or look in our “Do It Yourself” section for online instructions.  

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Practice Flags!

| August 19, 2007 | 1 Comment
Practice Flags!

(Click Here to download the .pdf file of these instructions!) Most practice flags are a simple, solid-colored rectangle made from a lightweight flag fabric such as polychina silk or nylon lining.  Using practice flags for fundamentals and during muddy rehearsals helps extend the life of your show flags!  You can purchase inexpensive practice flags from […]

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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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