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 [...]
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Keep the Fire Burning: Veteran Instructors share their secrets for longevity and long lasting success in pageantry – an interview with Jody Jones
One of the most common challenges instructors face is how to keep the stress from taking over. We throw our entire lives into our programs, our students, the activity, the show. Soon we start to feel like we don’t have much of a life leftover and burnout sets in. So we asked veteran instructors with [...]
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 [...]
“I have been teaching/teching/instructing my current guard for the past 2 marching band seasons and they are about to start their 2nd winter guard season. After we have totally cleaned a section or phrase and everyone is correct with body, hand placement and equipment, we play the “10 Game”. During this game, the guard does [...]
Before your big debut, take some time to practice in uniform. Sometimes, the students are not used to a skirt or performing in a one sleeved uniform. The students can see what undergarments they will personally need and you, as an instructor, can see what the uniforms will look like on the field or floor. [...]
The metal pieces of a rifle can be particularly sharp on bare hands, especially in cold weather. Avoid injury by taping over all exposed metal including swivels and strap screws with electrical tape before the season begins.