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 [...]
In our activity, head injury is a risk. It is important as educators that we understand the risks and the appropriate response when injury occurs. Please make sure you know your county’s policy regarding injury and student safety. And always make sure to notify parents in the case of a head injury – even when [...]
As teams throughout the country look forward to winter guard championships competitions, spring trips, even the WGI World Championships event, directors are faced with a great responsibility – that of overnight supervision of teenagers. As educators, we are often presented with opportunities to teach our performers skills that will extend beyond our activity and make [...]
Some of you may have read my last blog, “Sunscreen,” where I discussed my recent visit to the dermatologist and the importance of reminding our students to wear sunscreen even though the weather is turning cooler. The dermatologist called yesterday to give me my test results for the two freckles that he biopsied. I want [...]
Today I went to the dermatologist. It wasn’t a “regular screening.” Rather, I went because I was scared by a new mole on my arm that seemed to pop up overnight. Turns out … the dermatologist thinks it was some sort of strange bug bite (as it has begun to fade in the past few [...]
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.
"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."
For those of you who don’t know about Field and Floor – you should definitely visit! Field and Floor is a long-running blog/e-zine run by our friend David G. Hill. He’s incredibly great at finding interesting marching-related articles on the web and highlighting them for his readers. David, I apologize for “copying” you twice today [...]