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Tip for Today: Tape Your Strap Screws!

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Tape Rifle Screws

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When rifle strap screws work their way loose they can fly out in the grass and be impossible to find.  Avoid the hassle by taping over screws with a strip of electrical tape in a color that matches the strap.

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Tip for Today: Inexpensive Rifle Padding

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Rifle pads wearing out?  Here’s a quick fix instructors have been using for years!  Cut an ordinary feminine pad down to size, stick it in place and cover with electrical tape!  Inexpensive and works great!

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Tip for Today: Teaching tough choreography to Beginners

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Have a difficult section of choreography to teach and a lot of beginner performers?  Teach 8-counts at a time to the entire group, making sure your veterans understand.  Thend divide the group into squads and allow the veterans to work in small groups with the rookies.  Monitor progress and move on when they’re ready, 8-counts […]

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Tip for Today: Chunking Choreography

| August 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

Have a difficult section of choreography to teach and a lot of beginner performers?  Teach 8-counts at a time to the entire group, making sure your veterans understand.  Then divide the group into squads and allow the veterans to work in small groups with the rookies.  Monitor progress and move on when they’re ready, 8-counts […]

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Rubber Stoppers to the Pole!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"Play it Safe! Make sure your rubber stoppers are taped securely to your poles, otherwise the stopper and any bolts beneath could fly off and hit someone as the pole spins."

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Tip for Today: Drill Book Inspiration!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching stuff, I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a "homework" project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: Motivational Quotes

| August 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

“On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching “stuff” I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a “homework” project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: Fray Check

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When making flags, I occasionally use “Fray Check” on the edges to avoid sewing those hems. You can find the product at most fabric stores and sometimes at Michaels or A.C. Moore. We tend to use poly china silk for the flags that we Fray Check but you can always test a corner of scrap […]

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Tip for Today: Reinforce Flag Bags with Duct Tape!

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When you first purchase a flag bag, whether it’s for team or personal use, flip it inside out and use duct tape to reinforce the bottom and the seam. This will help it last much longer.” -Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards , Alexandria, VA

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