Tag: marching band

Taking the Next Step: Adding Lower Body Mid-Season

So, because I need to get a life have an odd fascination with pageantry activities, a few weeks back when I had a Saturday without a show on my calendar, I decided to tag along with a dear friend and watch that evening’s event.  {Yes, I judge for 9 weekends in the fall.  In a […]

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Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
Teaching Drill Using the iPad: A Technology Quick-Tip

Isn’t Technology Great?!?                             This year, rather than having a binder with copies of the drill in it, our marching band staff decided to go high-tech.  All of the caption heads have iPads, so we bought the App called Good Reader($4.99) and […]

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Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

It’s Friday!  And Friday around here means fun ideas. This week we have just a quick post to something useful we found on the web.  One of the about.com guides, Rebecca Ludens, posted Free Marching Band and Colorguard Word Art for Scrapbooking in an article posted October 3, 2011.  Whether you scrapbook or just need […]

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Inspirational Marching Band – Ohio State School for the Blind

| September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Marching Band Documentaries

| September 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

In browsing the web this past week I came across two really interesting articles on www.marching.com.  Marching.com is a great website with links all over the web to anything marching band or winter guard related.  This month they are featuring two articles about marching band documentaries.  One is available through Amazon.com and the other is […]

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Tip for Today: Highlight the Hash Marks

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Use a highlighter to mark the 50 yard line and hash marks across your drill charts.  You will be amazed at the time you save searching for these important reference points when setting forms!” – Catina Anderson, Broad Run High School Guards

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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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Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

| January 13, 2007 | 0 Comments
Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

I don’t remember who first told me about having students use small spiral notebooks to keep track of their drill for marching band but I immediately LOVED the idea!  Students would get a small notepad, attach it to a string or lanyard, take notes about their drill spots and have a reference they could easily […]

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