Tag: winter guard

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! (One Instructor’s Approach to WG Costume Design)

| June 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

Color guard instructor Amanda Gilanyi from Southern New Jersey has started a new blog for her own reflections and musings on the everyday life of a guard coach.  In her article (reposted here with permission) “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” [June 5, 2009] she talks about her process of choosing the perfect […]

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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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The Sound of Music

| December 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

As I write this article it is mid November, and the Fall Field show season is quickly approaching its conclusion.  However, as with all things in the color guard world, this is no time for rest & reflection.   In actuality, this is the time when all instructors begin to frantically search for inspiration for their […]

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The ‘Winterguard Wand’ and Championships

| May 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

Well, this is it.  We have arrived at the last few fleeting moments of rehearsal before Championships (heavy sigh).  Hopefully all the final details of your shows have been put into place.  The performance flags have finally arrived from the seamstress, and your team has reached their absolute peak in performance (sarcasm noted).  Of course, […]

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“Props to You” Article from Halftime Magazine

| February 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

This excellent article from Halftime Magazine written by David G. Hill explores the use of props in both indoor and outdoor performance!  Don't miss this one!  "Props to You "  

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Getting Started with Winter Guard

| November 1, 2007 | 2 Comments

Is this your first year directing a winter guard?  Congratulations on taking this step with your program! Here are links to articles, resources and websites that may help you get started.  Then check back here monthly for new articles and ideas! Adding a winter guard to your scholastic color guard program can do wonders for […]

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Choosing Music: Article on MJA Website

| October 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Judges Association has an article posted on their website discussing factors in choosing music for beginning color guard programs.  Check it out at the link below.    

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Perfecting Your Soundtrack: A Comprehensive Look at Colorguard Audio

| June 9, 2007 | 1 Comment

Your soundtrack is a very important part of your total show package.  It is what your audience will hear when watching your visual performance.  This article will discuss ways to create the perfect soundtrack for your indoor show.  It will cover concepts including: why sound is important, tools for editing, audio concepts, starting with a […]

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So You Volunteered for Floor Crew…Now What?

| February 20, 2007 | 5 Comments
So You Volunteered for Floor Crew…Now What?

This article was written as a handout for new parents who volunteered to help with floor crew for a school that competes locally in the Atlantic Indoor Association.  It serves to answer some common questions new parents ask (such as Why do we use a floor? Why don’t we set the floor up the same […]

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WGI 2007 Scoresheets Available online

| February 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

For those who may not have a copy of the new 2007 WGI scoresheets, WGAZ has posted them online in their forms section!  You can download the .pdf files.  Look under the heading "Judges" for the scoresheets that apply to your group. http://wgaz.org/resources/forms.php  

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