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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sleek Dancer Ponytail

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mrs. T is back this month with another hairstyle tutorial and this one is quick and easy! She’s sharing how she gets a neat, sleek, high ponytail for performances.  Just a few quick steps for performance ready hair. For more posts from Mrs. T visit her blog at http://www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Who Are You Writing For?

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

We’re now in the middle of the winter guard season and the competitive heat is on. Many instructors struggle with what to do with judge’s comments. You’ve probably been told that something in your show that you thought was great isn’t so great. Now you have to decide what to do. We who judge like […]

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10 Steps to Color Guard Success

| January 31, 2013 | 0 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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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mrs. T is back and this month she’s talkin’ HAIR! Learn how to make a sock bun with volume in her 3rd video installment here on CGE. Then go visit her at her blog www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Popover Tunics

Popover Tunics

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Turn this into this… …in 20 seconds. A group that I work with has a football field across town from the high school, so changing clothes for a special halftime show is not feasible. They always march the pregame in their school uniform, which is a long sleeved tunic over a camisole unitard. With the […]

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Using eBay to Bring Fundraising into this Decade

Using eBay to Bring Fundraising into this Decade

| December 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

As an active parent in my daughter’s fall and winter programs, I wanted to think of a new way to raise money that taps some of the modern technology we have available at our fingertips.  With my youngest now in 11th grade, I have purchased my share of wrapping paper, fruit crates, and coupon books. […]

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Our Non-Competitive Winter Guard – Another Alternative

| November 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

With the strained economy, many schools, families, and yes, band programs, are tightening budgets.  Winter Guard is a popular activity in the larger schools in Ohio. However, the program I took over 6 years ago is part of a smaller school with a smaller budget and winter guard is an activity that is largely unknown […]

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Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

| November 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Keep the Fire Burning: Veteran Instructors share their secrets for longevity and long lasting success in pageantry – an interview with Jody Jones

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the most common challenges instructors face is how to keep the stress from taking over.  We throw our entire lives into our programs, our students, the activity, the show.  Soon we start to feel like we don’t have much of a life leftover and burnout sets in.  So we asked veteran instructors with […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today we’re happy to present the 2nd in our new series on Color Guard Hair and Make-Up techniques by “Mrs. T!” For those that may have missed last month’s installment called “I’m Getting Sunburned” Mrs. T is a performer with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA) from St. Peter, MN.  She also writes her own […]

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