Tag: leadership

How to Build the Ultimate Color Guard – Part 2

| August 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Happy July!  Ah yes, the wonderful month of July!  Even though we are months away from competitive season, you should be beginning to see glimpses of the ‘guard to be’ in your summer rehearsals. Those sparks of performance as the new team finds its way toward identity and distinction. How exciting! Last month I wrote […]

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Student Leaders: Managing Your Own Frustrations!

| February 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

The job of a student leader comes with frustrations.  What you are doing is difficult and time consuming and you probably have many other important responsibilities pulling at you from other areas of your life.  First, understand that it is normal to feel frustrated from time to time.  Second, take a step back and breathe!  […]

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The Student Leader’s Role in Discipline

| February 12, 2007 | 2 Comments

This is an article which was originally written as part of a student leader’s handbook given each year to my new captains and section leaders.  It addresses my expectations for how I expect them to lead by example as well as a series of scenarios for discipline problems they might encounter and positive ways to […]

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Interviewing Potential Student Leaders

| February 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

If your student leader selection process involves an audition, an interview can be a great way to get valuable insight into your captain candidates, how they would handle potential situations, their maturity and their thoughts on leadership. It is also a way to give high school students experience with the interview process, a valuable skill […]

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Rehearsal Techniques for Student Leaders

| February 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an article originally written as part of a student leadership manual.  It outlines practical advice and strategies for student leaders (which may also be helpful for new instructors) on ways to teach and clean routines. Group Teaching Techniques The captain(s) are the primary officer(s) responsible for group teaching and demonstration at rehearsals.  The […]

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