Tim Newburn – Creating a Career in the Marching Arts
WATCH NOW! This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 22. Tim Newburn talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about "Creating a Color Guard Life."
Across the Floors – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! One of the most popular exercises used by color guards or dance ensembles is the Across the Floors exercise. Playing Across the Floors is a great example of how to apply and develop basic tone quality exercises to basic marching directions using the Across the Floors exercise.
The Power of Positive Teaching
WATCH NOW! This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 15. Courtney Allison and Andria Foerch sit down to talk about the impact of positive teaching on our color guard students. Several different ideas and strategy’s can be used to create a more peaceful approach to our students, especially when giving feedback. Listen as they go through some ideas that can help you with your team.
The Breathing Party – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! One of the most important marching arts skills sets for students is learning how to use their air to support their instrument. Arguably, this skill is the most important to not only achieve the best possible sound, but also to project that sound in large performance venues. Unfortunately, developing this skill set might not be the most popular exercise within your students … and as directors, sometimes the first exercise to be cut from the warm up routine when under time constraints are the breathing exercises. The Breathing Party offers a perspective to not only work on strength & support of the instrument, but can be done in 3 minutes or less and most importantly fun for the students.