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10 Steps to Color Guard Success

| January 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

This list is a reference I am using this year with my performers.  It is a contract signed by parents and students at a parent meeting shortly after the team is selected.  As we get to times in the season where the high of the beginning of the season runs low we can regroup by […]

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Creating Core Values with your Color Guard

| February 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

In 2005, I took a job as the color guard director at Byron Center High School.  As soon as I met the kids, I learned that the vets had no training in technique and execution. I overheard them talking about their experience in guard, and how “bad” they thought they were; they talked about placing […]

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Creating a Season Handbook

| October 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Each year I provide my students and parents with a team handbook that is an all-in-one, everything-you’d-ever-want-to-know resource for our team.  I thought it might be helpful to share what I include in my team handbook for those who are putting together their first handbooks this season, or for those looking to revamp an outdated […]

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IN THE NEWS: “USSBA Unveils Colorguard Scoring System”

| February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

USSBA released a couple news articles through their site that may be of interest to our community.  First, an interview with their Colorguard Education Director, Beverly Brahan describing their approach to scoring and education with links to their new scoresheets which are now available online.  See "USSBA Unveils Colorguard Scoring System" by Sean King, posted […]

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The Air Blade in Winter Guard: Avoid a Timing Penalty!

| December 23, 2008 | 3 Comments

Chances are if you’ve attended more than one marching band show this fall you’ve seen the new Air Blade in action.  In its first year, this alternative choice of weapon has been adopted by drum corps and marching bands across the United States. Now it’s time to design winter shows.  If you’re thinking about using […]

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2009 WGI Rule Book Posted

| December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 2009 WGI Rules and Regulations are posted on their website!  Check it out!

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WGI Brings Back the Regional A Class

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

This summer, WGI made an exciting announcement.  After a several-year hiatus, they will once again be welcoming Scholastic Regional A winterguards to compete at select WGI Regional competitions during the 2009 season.  For more information, including timing requirements, keep reading!

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The 2008 WGI Rule Book

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 2008 WGI Rules and Regulations are now available on their site!  Many circuits also use these same rules.  Click here to go to their website and download the .pdf!  

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Avoiding a Penalty

| February 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

No one likes to get a penalty!  It can be frustrating, embarrassing and in some cases even heartbreaking if the penalty decides the outcome of an important contest.  But, rules were developed and penalties exist to protect our performers, the spectators and the performance arena.  As with any sport, they ensure safety, and provide guidelines […]

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2007 WGI Color Guard Contest Rules Available Online

| February 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Most winter guard circuits based their rules on the National Standards set by Winter Guard International (WGI) and then supplement with any additional rules that are necessary to meet the needs of the specific units in their circuit.  In case you need a copy of the current WGI Color Guard Contest Rules they are available […]

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