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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.

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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.   

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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.

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Andria Foerch – The Positive Influence

WATCH NOW! Andria Foerch talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about “The Positive Influence,” discussing how Positive Teaching can make you a better educator and create better outcomes and performances.

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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.”  

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Questions & Answers 1

WATCH NOW FOR FREE!  This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 29.  Courtney Allison talks about her history in the activity and why she created ColorGuardEDU.  She also answers questions about teaching dance, admitting when you’re wrong, sharing the creative process, general effect in young groups, and developing a leadership team.  There is no fee to access this webinar.  Learn about Courtney and her mission here at ColorGuardEDU!

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Marlieta Matthews – Get Your Students “Rock Star Ready”

WATCH NOW!  This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 28.  Marlieta Matthews talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about Getting your Students “Rock Star Ready” for the end of the season.

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Playing in Plie – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  Dance is becoming a very important part of the marching arts activity within wind players.  Wind players need to develop visual skill sets of basic marching as well as all kinds of dance.  “Playing in Plie” is a great example of how to apply and develop basic tone quality exercises to one of the most basic dance movements.  Matt Harloff, assisted by Susie Harloff, shares clear explanations and includes a video of band students demonstrating these exercises.

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Rick Subel – Creating a Production Timeline

WATCH NOW!  This is a recording of the live webinar presented on May 1, 2017.  Rick Subel is one of the top experts in color guard, show design, and production scheduling.  He joins Courtney Allison to discuss and explain how to create a production timeline for your show.  Many programs do not understand this basic and essential planning tool!   Watch an excerpt from this webinar

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Creating a Team Within Your Color Guard

WATCH NOW FOR FREE! This webinar was recorded on May 3, 2017.  Courtney Allison of ColorGuard EDU tells you how to create a team within your color guard!  Get concrete advice on how to build a culture of hard working, performance hungry students within your color guard program! WATCH AN EXCERPT

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Stephanie Chavez – Recruiting and Retention

WATCH NOW! This webinar was recorded on May 2, 2017.  Stephanie Chavez is the director of the WGI Champion Color Guard at Klein Oak HS.  Stephanie joins Courtney Allison to share her expertise on recruiting students and retention in your program.  

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Joey Powell – Building and Managing a Staff

WATCH NOW!  Joey Powell is the director of color guard at James Bowie HS and is Guard Caption Supervisor / Choreographer for Carolina Crown.  Joey joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on “Building and Managing a Staff.”   Topics include: How to decide who to hire, How to know what your program needs, Defining the rolls of each staff member, and Social Media issues with your staff.  The video of this webinar is available to watch now at your convenience.

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Jennifer Hinshaw – Give Your Students The Love Of Dance

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Jennifer Hinshaw talks about how to give your students a love of dance.  Train new students without leaving advanced behind!  We discuss the important of variety in dance class, engaging students while they learn new skills.  Jennifer has been involved in the color guard activity since 1995 and is on the staff at Avon HS and Lexis Winter Guard.

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John Leonard – How to Create the “Big Picture”

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John Leonard is the director of the Marcus Color Guard program and has been a teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years.  John joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on How To Create The “Big Picture.”  Building better transitions, planning the show for maximum effect, and creating a program that showcases the strengths of your group.  The video of this webinar is available now and can be accessed at the same location where you signed up.  WATCH AN EXCERPT OF THE CONVERSATION

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Ethics and Risk Management

BEGIN NOW!  This 2 hour course contains essential information for directors and instructors about Boundaries and Interactions with Minors, Social Media and Texting, Duty to Report, Documentation, and Bullying & Hazing.  This course also includes another 90 minutes of supplemental materials on Youth Development, Discipline, and Fiduciary Responsibilities.  SAMPLE THE COURSEWORK

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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Byron Valentine

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.

IMPORTANT: GET $10 OFF! We are offering a discount to you as one of the first to use our site.  GO HERE to get the coupon code for $10 off this webinar and everything on the site!  Use this coupon code today!

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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.

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Show Exercises: Daily Chores – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  SHOW EXERCISES: Daily Chores
A MUST SEE educational video!!!!  A revolutionary rehearsal idea that will save time, give your students more repetitions, warm up & work on show music skills at the same time.  Watch CrownBRASS use this idea & learn how they achieve the musical clarity they are known for.  Learn from Matt Harloff as he 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.

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Show Exercises: Rhythm/Style – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  SHOW EXERCISES: Rhythm/Style
A MUST SEE educational video!!!!  A revolutionary rehearsal idea that will save time, give your students more repetitions, warm up & work on show music skills at the same time.  Watch CrownBRASS use this idea & learn how they achieve the musical clarity they are known for.  Learn from Matt Harloff as he 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.

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Show Exercises: Unique Skill Sets – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  SHOW EXERCISES: Unique Skill Sets
A MUST SEE educational video!!!!  A revolutionary rehearsal idea that will save time, give your students more repetitions, warm up & work on show music skills at the same time.  Watch CrownBRASS use this idea & learn how they achieve the musical clarity they are known for.  Learn from Matt Harloff as he 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.

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SHOW EXERCISES – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  SHOW EXERCISES: Unique Skills / Daily Chores / Rhythm-Style
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase all three videos here at half price! Normally $90 if purchases individually, we provide them here together for only $45.  A revolutionary rehearsal idea that will save time, give your students more repetitions, warm up & work on show music skills at the same time.

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The Crown Sound – Matt Harloff

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Keith Potter on Boston Crusaders Wicked Games

Free Access to this video!  Keith Potter of the Boston Crusaders Design Team talks about the creation of “Wicked Games.”

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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.

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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.

 

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ColorGuardEDU First Release Collection

NEW!  The first 12 releases from Courtney Allyson Mill’s great new resource, ColorGuardEDU are available at ONE lower price.  Purchase the entire collection of 12 videos at one time for 1/2 of the cost of purchasing each individually!  Useful information from experts Joey Powell, Rick Subel, Tim Newburn, Stephanie Chavez, John Leonard, Marlieta Matthews, Andrea Foerch, Byron Valentine and Jennifer Hinshaw.  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.

 

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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.

 

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Inside the Circle 2 – Matt Harloff and Michael Klesch

WATCH NOW!  Make The Learning Process More Efficient!  Matt Harloff and Michael Klesch return for the second in a series “Inside The Circle” where they share great advice helpful as school begins!  Insider tips include preparing music correctly for students to save time in rehearsal, strategies to get students comfortable with the music faster, and suggestions on techniques for adjusting parts and teaching efficiently.

 

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Michael Rosales – Creating Choreography

LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

The Michael Rosales webinar on September 13 will be postponed due to the catastrophic hurricane headed towards Florida. Michael resides in Miami with his family.

A later date for Michael’s webinar “Creating Choreography” will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and please join us in sending our love to all of the color guard folks impacted by this weather event.”

Michael Rosales on “Creating Choreography: How to find what works best for your team.”  Michael has worked with Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, and the Blue Knights, plus was the choreographer for “Blast: The Music of Disney” currently touring in Japan.

 

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Chad Berkstresser: Creating Shows about Powerful Women

WATCH NOW!  Chad Berkstresser on “Creating Shows about Powerful Women FOR Powerful Women.”  Chad talks about the process of creating these shows, life lessons he teaches his young guard members through these shows, and the benefits of bringing guest clinicians in to work with his group.  Chad has worked with and written for many ensembles, including Father Ryan HS, Spring HS and The Woodlands.

 

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Virtual Clinics Webinar

Free Access to this Webinar!  Matt Harloff joins Courtney and Tim to discuss the new Virtual Clinics now available. Take your group to the next level by giving them the advantage of advice from EXPERTS at the very top of our activity!  It’s as easy as sharing a video!

 

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Lindsey Vento – Show Coordination through Body Movement

WATCH NOW!  This webinar was recorded on Sept. 20, 2017. 

Lindsey Vento on “Show Coordination Through Body Movement.”  Lindsey explains how to create the “big picture” through the color guard and band body movements.  Topics include Coordination, Pacing, “Development” instead of Transition, Planning a Coordinated Idea, “Remembering the Excellence Factor”, and the need for visual variety.  This is practical information YOU can use right now!  

 

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Greg Lagola – Choosing a Uniform from a Catalog

WATCH NOW!  Start your season knowing your group will look amazing!  We show you how. Fashion Designer Greg Lagola, who famously designed the 2016 Bluecoats uniforms, shares advice on choosing a uniform from a catalog.  Once your show music and concept is chosen, how does one proceed from there to choose an existing uniform for greatest success?  Topics include how to make all body types look great, deciding how much to spend (or where to spend your dollars for most impact,) including male members effectively, and how to navigate the choices in a catalog to find the right design for your needs.

 

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Ultimate Drill Book

Free Access to this Video!   Find out how modern technology can help you teach drill faster and how the Bluecoats and Carolina Crown have utilized it.  This video includes a demonstration of how this works! With Josh Gall and Luke Gall

 

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Alan Spaeth & Steve Ryan- Technology and Marching Arts: Digital Design

Watch Now!  Alan Spaeth and Steve Ryan on Technology and Marching Arts: Digital Design.  Keep your group on the cutting edge!  We show you how.  Topics include working with technology, keeping an open mind in the design process, taking chances in design, and making sure we see the performer through a costume.

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Tim Fairbanks – Tips and Tricks for Staging Indoor Drumline

WATCH NOW!  Tim Fairbanks is here to guide you as you are planning for your most successful season yet!  Tim is the Director and Visual Designer for Rhythm X and is an internationally in-demand clinician, designer, arranger, and adjudicator.  Tim shares valuable tips and tricks for staging indoor drumline, giving you practical information you can use right now as you are creating your Winter production.  Topics include suggested intervals, creating clarity between sections, step sizes for different classes, how much drill to write for your group, and tricks for getting the most effect from your performers.  Watch an excerpt

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Brad Green – How to Create an Effective Soundtrack for Winter Guard

Watch Now!   Improve your group’s soundtrack and take the floor with confidence! We guide you through the process of designing a great soundtrack for your group!  Brad Kerr Green is the music composer/arranger for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band stationed at Langley AFB in Hampton, VA. Brad is also a freelance composer/arranger/educator/adjudicator for marching bands, indoor winds, and drum and bugle corps, as well as soundtrack designer for winter guard programs across the United States.  Notable soundtracks created by Brad include Flanagan’s 2015 production “Standing By The Wall”, CGT Dallas’s 2017 production “Dual”, Braddock’s 2009 production “We Do It To Ourselves”, and Pride of Cincinnati’s 2010 production “Summer of Love”.

IMPORTANT: GET $10 OFF! We are offering a discount to you as one of the first to use our site.  GO HERE to get the coupon code for $10 off this webinar and everything on the site!  Use this coupon code today!

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Jen Barton: How To Run An Effective Audition

WATCH NOW!  Jen Barton, Color Guard Director at Byrnes High School and Captionhead at Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, helps you run an effective audition for the winter guard season. From varsity and JV placements to creating a successful environment for all of your auditioning students.  We help you avoid headaches and problems!  Make sure every student has a great experience, whether they are chosen or not!   Watch a short video about this webinar

 

 

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Brian Dutton: How To Teach Recovery

WATCH NOW!  Brian Dutton, color guard director at Bentonville High School in Arkansas, talks about how he teaches students the importance and art of recovery.  Enter the floor with confidence knowing that your students understand this important skill!  We show you how!  Topics include Allowing Recovery to Happen, Working with Different Types of Learners, Teaching the TEAM Response, and Different Ways of Teaching Recovery. Watch an Excerpt.

 

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Molly Favret & Sara Solomonson: Tips for Using a Graphic Designer for your Flags, Floor, & Costumes

Watch Now!  Take the floor with confidence knowing you’ve made the right decisions and will look professional!  Molly Favret and Sara Solomonson are two of the pageantry arts most successful graphic artists. Not only are they graphic designers, they began their careers as performers in color guard. These women share practical advice about their role in making your team look and feel amazing.  

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Derrick Shannon – How to Build a Winter Percussion Program

LIVE WEBINAR on Monday, January 22 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Derrick Shannon – How to Build a Winter Percussion Program.  Derrick has taken a program from A class to having two groups in World class finals in 3 years.  Topics will include tips from his technique program and how to manage/balance everything that a director needs to do.

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Jan. 21.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

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Rob Miller – Creating Character-Based Team Cultures

LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, January 24 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Rob Miller – Creating Character-Based Team Cultures.  Rob Miller, partner and presenter of Proactive Coaching, talks about creating character-based team culture and it’s benefits. Learn how to create dynamics within your team that provide building blocks for future generations of performers, as well as your current students. 

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Jan. 23.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

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Clif Walker – “Real Ears”

LIVE WEBINAR on Monday, February 5 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Clif Walker – “Real Ears”  Designers and instructors are often spoiled and deceived by computer programs/mp3s that tunnel into our ears for months and slowly bias us to what we are REALLY hearing in actual time. We superimpose our idea of what we THINK it should sound like over what it really sounds like. We will discuss a few ways to avoid this common trap, including consultants, video feedback, record rehearsal audio, virtual clinics, and bringing in “strangers” with good ears.

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Feb. 4.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

Instructor:  Ellis Benus
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Shane Gwaltney & Matt Filosa – Successful Design: Marrying Music and Visual

LIVE WEBINAR on Monday, January 8 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Shane Gwaltney & Matt Filosa: Successful Design – Marrying Music and Visual  Give your group the advantage of great effect and musicality.  Shane and matt are arrangers, composers, designers, and instructors who have worked with Music City Mystique, Phantom Regiment, The Cadets, and many others.  They share concrete, actionable ideas to help you maximize your show, marrying the music and visual to create the most effect possible.

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Jan. 7.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

Instructor:  Ellis Benus
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English
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Kevin Welborn – Making Music with Indoor Percussion

LIVE WEBINAR on Monday, January 15 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Kevin Welborn – Making Music with Indoor Percussion  Imagine if your indoor percussion ensemble played with amazing musicality!  Kevin Welborn will share tips on achieving balance, blend, and contrast.  Kevin is Director of Bands at Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi.  He has grown the Clinton Percussion to national recognition, winning the Silver Medal in 2013 in WGI Scholastic A, The Gold Medal in 2014 in WGI Open Class, and was a 10th place finalist in 2015 in WGI World Class.

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Jan. 14.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

Instructor:  Ellis Benus
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Paul Weber & Matt Hahn- Managing Demand in A Class

LIVE WEBINAR on Monday, February 12 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!  

Paul Weber & Matt Hahn- Managing Demand in A Class  Navigate the tricky waters of WGI A Class with confidence! Success in percussion A Class often comes down to programming the right skills for your students.   Because of limited rehearsal time and the need to allocate significant time to training your A Class students, each skill that you program into your show requires a substantial investment of your time.  Our webinar entitled “Managing Demand in A Class”  will help you decide which skills to teach your students and how to program them into your show to maximize your rehearsal time and to set your students up for educational and competitive success.   

PRE-SALE Discount: Get access for only $14.95 if you purchase by Feb. 11.  Pay only $19.99 the day of the webinar.   Save the most with the Webinar Bundle!  Webinar space is limited, sign up today.

Instructor:  Ellis Benus
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English
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