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Student Leaders: Managing Your Own Frustrations!

| February 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

The job of a student leader comes with frustrations.  What you are doing is difficult and time consuming and you probably have many other important responsibilities pulling at you from other areas of your life.  First, understand that it is normal to feel frustrated from time to time.  Second, take a step back and breathe!  […]

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Rehearsal Techniques for Student Leaders

| February 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an article originally written as part of a student leadership manual.  It outlines practical advice and strategies for student leaders (which may also be helpful for new instructors) on ways to teach and clean routines. Group Teaching Techniques The captain(s) are the primary officer(s) responsible for group teaching and demonstration at rehearsals.  The […]

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The Evolution of a Show Through Time: Helping Your Students Deal with Change

| February 1, 2007 | 1 Comment

Change is a way of life in the world of competitive color guard.  You can help students learn to approach change with a positive attitude and even to be excited about changes.  Most changes are based on evaluation and feedback and will ultimately improve their overall show if they believe in the changes, trust the […]

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Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

| January 13, 2007 | 0 Comments
Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

I don’t remember who first told me about having students use small spiral notebooks to keep track of their drill for marching band but I immediately LOVED the idea!  Students would get a small notepad, attach it to a string or lanyard, take notes about their drill spots and have a reference they could easily […]

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