The Method of Release – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! Learn about a consistent approach to releasing the note that is easy to understand and can be applied to your ensembles. Watch CrownBRASS in action & learn how they create those breathtaking releases in performances. Learn from Matt Harloff as he gives a video analysis of the release technique & learn what to watch and listen for as well as receive rehearsal ideas for your program.
WATCH NOW! TAKE YOUR PLANNING FULL CIRCLE! Byron Valentine joins Courtney Allison from ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise in design and instruction. Byron will present "I Want to Paint a Picture, but Where Do I Buy the Paint?" Helpful Hints for Designing in the Complex World of Winterguard. Topics include Planning in Advance, Deciding on The Intent, Mood and Feeling, Shapes and Textures, and Entertainment / Making your Show Accessible to the Audience.
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FULL VOLUME – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! Communicating stronger volumes to your audience & judges is an important skill that must be developed. Learn how to produce louder volumes without sacrificing qualify of sound from the very best … CrownBRASS. Matt gives a video analysis of exercises you can use with your program to help your students play louder & yet achieve the quality of sound that you want.
BREATHE DAH – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! The secret behind CrownBRASS which can be applied to any level of ensemble is Breathe DAH. Learn about the program created by DCI Hall of Fame members Donnie VanDoren & Jim Prime … the masterminds behind the Garfield Cadets & Star of Indiana. Watch CrownBRASS in action as they work to master this technique program that helps them create that standard setting clarity in performance. Learn from Matt Harloff as he gives a video analysis of Breathe DAH & learn what to watch and listen for as well as receive rehearsal ideas for your program. WATCH AN EXCERPT
Tuning – Just Intonation – Matt Harloff
WATCH NOW! Tuning any fundamental pitch is one thing, but tuning intervals and chords are a completely different thing. Learn & see demonstrations explaining “Just Intonation” and how it can upgrade your program. This video features CrownBRASS as a demonstration group … learn the exercises they use which can be applied to any level ensemble and can help your students play chords better in tune.
CIRCLE DRILL – Spring Training – Matt Harloff
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.
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.
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.
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.