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CIRCLE DRILL – Spring Training – Matt Harloff

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Welcome to part 1 of a progressive series from Inside the CrownBRASS circle.  If you are NOT familiar with the exercise Circle Drill, these videos are for you. Watch Matt Harloff give a video analysis of the circle drill & learn what to watch & listen for as well as receive rehearsal ideas for your program. 

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Carol Dweck: The Growth Mindset – Mary White

WATCH NOW!  The mindset of the students and teacher dramatically influences success.  Dr. Mary White discusses the concepts from Carol Dweck's renowned book: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”

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Building Relationships – Ralph Reiff and Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  The importance of building great relationships cannot be ignored.  Having a strong relationship with your colleagues, staff, parents, principals & department chairs can only benefit & enhance your students education & experience.  Matt Harloff talks with Ralph Reiff, executive director of the St Vincent Sports Performance Center as well as an athletic trainer Hall of Fame member talk about strategies and his experience on ways you can develop strong relationships that can help your program. 

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Athletic Training – Ralph Reiff and Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  The Marching Arts is becoming more and more athletic each year.  It is becoming even more important for the director and staff to become educated when it comes to student strength & conditioning, understand what the body can dd, how to train the body to perform the skill sets that you are asking your members to perform and understanding recovery, nutrition & hydration.

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Carolina Crown 2017 First Impact First Recording

Free Access to this video!  Your first look at the 2017 Carolina Crown!  Matt Harloff of CrownBRASS shares the first official recording of the first show impact! Find other exclusive videos from Carolina Crown Spring Training and great educational materials from Matt Harloff and Michael Klesch on this website.

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Paul and Sandi Rennick – Pre-Season Training: The Season Begins

WATCH NOW!  Two master educators in the world of percussion share their expertise as Paul and Sandi Rennick discuss how they prepare for the upcoming DCI season.  Recorded just days before 2017 Spring Training begins with the Santa Clara Vanguard, Paul and Sandi discuss how they prepare for the beginning of the season, pre-season rehearsal techniques, and early season development of the percussion ensemble.  Topics include the amount of time spent on technique vs. music, how Paul creates short exercises for specific goals for the performers, how they teach for sound instead of technique, how they write the music….(which comes first, the battery parts or the front ensemble music), how Sandi achieves such nuance and clarity in her writing, and they even discuss some of their favorites show and performances through the years.

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Carolina Crown 2017 Brass Videos from Spring Training

Free Access to these videos!  Your first look at the 2017 Carolina Crown!  Watch Matt Harloff and the staff of CrownBRASS work with the hornline as they train the members during Spring Training.  Videos feature breathing exercises and Brass Warm-ups. Learn from the very best!

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Inside the Circle: How it all Starts

WATCH NOW!   Join Michael Klesch and Matt Harloff talk about their mentors and influences, as well as all that needs to happen before the first note of rehearsal is ever played.  Watch an excerpt here.

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Greg Lagola & Carol Abohatab – First Steps in Design Once Music is Chosen

WATCH NOW!  This webinar was recorded on May 10, 2017.  Two true experts in the world of show design, Greg Lagola and Carol Abohatab, share their expertise with you as they discuss the creative process.  The value of being uncomfortable as the process begins, making sure the choreography is appropriate for your group, and the value of the process itself.  The video of this webinar is available to watch now at your convenience.  WATCH AN EXCERPT

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Scott Chandler – Make It All About The Show

WATCH NOW!  This is a recording of a live webinar presented on April 12.  Scott Chandler, the program coordinator and choreographer for The Blue Devils, shares his expertise with us, focusing on how we should make it all about the show (and not ourselves!).  Topics discussed will come from his book, "FWD March," which is also being used to produce a new course coming later this year.

Instructor:  Tim Hinton
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