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In My Experience: An Interview with Colorado Adjudicator Tim Tilley

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Timothy Tilley is a native of Tifton, Georgia.  He is a member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association, United States Scholastic Band Association and the Noncommissioned Officers Association.  He has adjudicated, designed and taught marching bands across the United States and Germany for over 20 years.  He performed with the Spirit […]

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From My Experience: An Interview with Jenn Carrasco, Colorado Instructor

| May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jenn Carrasco currently has two Colorado teams holding gold medals from the 2010 RMCGA winter guard season. Her Independent group, Malachiw is a two year gold medalist in IA. Her high school group won the gold in SA and will be traveling to BOA in the fall with the band. Jenn is known through the […]

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The People of… WGASC: Jim Goodrich

| March 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

[Intro by Catina Anderson] CGE readers may remember that we’ve done a small series of question and answer style articles featuring color guard educators in the past.  If you check out these articles, they are rich with inside information, insight and tips.  But they were also REALLY long!  Realizing that most of us don’t have […]

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Q&A: Video Interview with Alan and Florence Dyck of the Pacificaires

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

“Live to Spin” documentary producer Anna Jakubowski sat down with Alan and Florence Dyck, the directors of the Pacificaires of British Columbia, Canada to talk about the history of their organization, the challenges of building a program in an area where winter guard is largely unknown and their advice for other instructors who might be […]

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Q&A: An Interview with Mario Ramirez of Diamante

| August 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Q&A: An Interview with Mario Ramirez of Diamante

CGE recently had the opportunity to interview Diamante Director, Mario Ramirez.  Diamante is an independent guard located in Southern California.  The WGASC is its home circuit.  In addition, Diamante has been newly promoted to World Class at this year’s WGI championships in Dayton, Ohio.  Although the success of Diamante is considerable, Mr. Ramirez continues to […]

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Video Interview with The Blue Devil’s David Gibbs

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Halftime Magazine posted their first video interview today with David Gibbs of the Blue Devil's Drum and Bugle Corps at DCI Championships.  He offers advice for directors that is applicable to our activity as well!

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Q&A with Dean Broadbent: The “Secrets” of Flanagan’s Success!

| May 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

“If there was one thing I could be sure to give each of my students, it would be the pride and confidence in themselves to be the people they are and accept who they are becoming.  I believe this is something that is essential in not only building a successful program, but becoming a successful […]

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Q&A with Cheryl Myers: Movement Clinician & WGI Movement Adjudicator

| February 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Movement Training is an essential part of modern color guard curriculum.  Yet, most instructors are faced with beginning performers who have little to no dance training.  Cheryl Myers took some time out during this very busy month to share her insight into the movement caption as it pertains to A-class color guards as well as […]

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Q&A with David Noland: Director of the Loudoun Valley High School Winter Guard

| January 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

David shares his recent experiences with taking his color guard from local to WGI competition and building a program from 10 to almost 40 members in 3 short years.  The Loudoun Valley High School Color Guard is a growing force in the Northern Virginia color guard community.  In just three short years, this program from […]

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