Tag: technique

Rifle Technique Video

| November 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

We found a video by the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps featuring Andrew Acheson on Band Director.com .  This is a video on rifle technique that you can view online – it covers parts of the rifle, basic spins, and other beginner technique! Click Here for the Video!  

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Mastering Memorization

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here is an article I co-wrote for Halftime Magazine on Mastering Memorization .  It has tips for performers on ways to make memorizing routines easier!  The article is applicable to both guard and instrumentalists!  Please visit their website and support this exciting new publication that features our favorite activities!

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Recovering from Drops

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here is a sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on Recovering from Drops .  Please visit their website and support this exciting new publication that showcases our very favorite activities!    

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Tip for Today: Warm Ups to Music

| August 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Try your warm-ups to music and have the students mark time so that they can get used to listening for the beat and staying in tempo.” -Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards

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Tip for Today: Rehearsing Drop Spins

| August 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Do Drop Spins and Speed Spins in a straight line so that the students can see when they are in or out of time with each other.” – Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards

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Practice Flags: The TRAINER Series

| February 6, 2007 | 1 Comment
Practice Flags: The TRAINER Series

For years, performing ensembles have utilized “cheater” tapes on poles to assist performers with uniform hand-placement for training basic skills and cleaning routines.  These points of reference are invaluable to developing a clean, uniform appearance. Why not use this same concept in creating your practice silks?  The TRAINER series practice flag is designed so that […]

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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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Featuring Fundamentals: The Drop Spin

| January 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

FEATURING FUNDAMENTALS: THE DROP SPIN  The most fundamental of all fundamentals, the drop spin was probably the very first spin most of us learned on the flag.  It’s the one fundamental that seems to be universally performed daily by groups from the most beginner to the most competitive.  It’s useful in developing strength, wrist flexibility […]

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