Tag: on the web

Color Guard Member Overcomes Disability

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Money Saving Tips??

| October 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Today will be a quick post (well… none of my posts end up quick… I think I’m incapable of “short and concise…) and a link to an interesting discussion. First, if you haven’t discovered the new “Marching Roundtable” podcast take a minute a click on over there … well… first finish reading this post and then […]

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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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Band Raises Funds to Help the Homeless

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

We spend a lot of time looking for interesting stories about marching band and color guard on the internet.  Today one jumped out at us and we hope it will inspire you!  Longtime readers know that we believe in the value of community service.  We believe in teaching our students that they can use their […]

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On the Web: Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles

| August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halftime Magazine just published a new “web exclusive” article, written by our very own Chris Casteel, education coordinator for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California comparing plastic and wooden rifles.  Have you wondered what the difference is?  Trying to make that choice yourself?  Visit Halftime’s website for their article!  Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles by […]

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Special Needs Students Find Joy in Color Guard

| January 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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CNN.com features video about Blind Student in Colorado Marching Band

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

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, […]

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“Live To Spin” Documentary has been Released

| November 24, 2009 | 1 Comment
“Live To Spin” Documentary has been Released

Last spring we were lucky enough to meet Anna Jakubowski through our CGE community.  Anna was working on a documentary which chronicled a full season with the Pacificaires , a winter guard from British Columbia, Canada.  In a wonderful twist of fate, the Pacificaires ended this special season as WGI finalists as well! She took […]

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Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band

| November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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“Deafness Can’t Silence the Beauty”

| November 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

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.

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