The Matt Harloff Collection
NEW! All 15 of Matt Harloff's remarkably helpful educational videos are available at ONE lower price. Purchase the entire collection of 15 videos at one time for 1/2 of the cost of purchasing each individually! Topics include The Crown Sound, Full Volume, Tuning-Just Intonation, Breathe DAH, The Method of Release, Show Exercises, and many other vital topics. Take your group to the next level by increasing your knowledge! This low price also includes the option to share these videos with your staff.
Ron Hardin – Visual Priorities Once School Begins
WATCH NOW! Ron Hardin, the Visual Caption Supervisor for Carolina Crown, is one of our activity's most respected designers, clinicians, and adjudicators. Ron will talk about "Getting school started… What are the visual priorities now that classes have begun and the long hours of band camp are over?" Helpful advice on cleaning drill, procedures for running the rehearsal, and logical fixes for common problems with the visual program that YOU can use.
Bluecoats Design Staff on Jagged Line
Free Access to this video! Doug Thrower, Tom Rarick, and Vince Oliver talk about the creation of "Jagged Line." They discuss working with Thank You Scientist, the huge stage, amplification, and creating the sound and groove of the music.
Carolina Crown Design Staff on 2017 Show
Free Access to this video! David Starnes and Rick Subel discuss the concept of the show, the intellectual process behind the design, and the reasons behind the decision to include the singer, the "art installation" of the prop design, and the unconventional closing production. Understanding the design process will enhance your enjoyment of the show and help you watch through fresh eyes and ears.
Santa Clara Vanguard Staff on “Ouroboros”
Free Access to this video! Michael Gaines, Paul Rennick, and Andy Toth discuss the 2017 Vanguard show, "Ouroboros" and the great complexity of the design. The props and featured small ensemble provide great opportunities, but you'll marvel at how intricate the planning and design implementation is to accomplish this production!
George Hopkins on The Cadets 2017 Show
Free Access to this video! George Hopkins, the director of The Cadets, talks about the 2017 show, "The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven." George talks about the process of designing the show, the use of the singers, the three different uniforms worn by the corps, and about the issues the activity is facing around amplification and props.
Scott Chandler on “Metamorph” – Blue Devils 2017
Free Access to this video! Scott Chandler talks with Tim about the concepts and design of the Blue Devils 2017 production "Metamorph." This hour-long interview takes you behind the scenes so you can understand and enjoy this very detailed show.
Exclusive Interview with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead, Shavon Garcia
Free Access to this video! Courtney sits down with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead/ Imbue Director, Shavon Garcia to discuss how she creates performance consistency within her programs, as well as her thoughts on how to bring this approach to every day rehearsals.
The Crown Sound – Matt Harloff
Matt Harloff is often asked how he gets that dark rich sound with the ensembles he teaches at Carolina Crown and Avon High School. Matt talks about creating that dark "Crown Sound," sharing advice and techniques you can use right away to improve the sound and success of your own ensemble.