Last month I promised a guard-themed craft or crochet project per month. I almost let November run away from me… but just under the wire I’m back with craft project #2! And this one I LOVE! Bus Pillows made from Upcycled Guard T-shirts with Crochet Edgings Before I start with the step-by-step let me just […]
We always love to hear stories about how inclusive our activity is – and about the wonderful coaches and team members who are making sure that performers with a variety of abilities are able to be a part of the marching arts family. This story was shared on our facebook page wall by reader Patrick […]
When we come across inspirational news stories on the web that involve the marching arts we like to share them. This one caught my attention because two years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing trombonist Samuel Shepherd of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Panthers for a feature article, Overcoming Obstacles for Halftime Magazine. I […]
I found an article this morning about another color guard that is making a difference in the lives of special needs students. This time in Oregon. Meet the Beaverton School District's "Stars Guard." The article, "Beaverton Color Guard Program makes Stars of Special Needs Students," was written by Ellen Gilmer of The Oregonian and posted […]
Wow – sorry for the multiple posts today but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let people know about this wonderful story – especially in this week of Thanksgiving. Check out this CNN.com video about a blind mellophone performer in a Colorado high school marching band who, with the help of his section leader, […]
A year ago I had the wonderful opportunity to get to interview and write a story for Halftime Magazine on the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band as part of the feature “Overcoming Obstacles.” This inspirational marching ensemble was invited to participate in this year’s 2010 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. I found […]
Check out this inspirational story, "Deafness Can't Silence the Beauty" written by Jewell Cardwell in today's online Ohio.com version of the Akron Beacon Journal. It celebrates the accomplishments of a young performer, Tiana Willis, who is profoundly deaf but excelling on the marching field as a member of the Ellet High School Color Guard.
“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 […]