Tags: marching band

  • The Bus Box, possibly the most important square foot of personal space you will have this summer, must be packed with purpose and care. This box will contain the high-value snacks that become part of your pre-show rituals. Like professional athletes, what you put in your body before your...

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  • As a drum corps member, your feet are your most important tool! They keep you moving through the summer both on and off the field. But you get to the store and there are so many choices! Blue vs yellow. Heavy vs light. Cushioned vs firm. To give you...

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  • It is mid-March and we are in the heat of WGI competition. At this point in the season, most of us are exhausted. Responsibilities during the week are overbearing, weekends are not restful, and the pressure to continually improve your performance can make you feel like you’ve hit a...

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  • I apologize. Last blog I told you there was a problem with how most bands warm up (static stretching), but I did not offer specific solutions. After receiving many messages and emails, I realize that needs to change. I want to give you three exercises that you can implement...

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  • Stop stretching?? Yes, you heard that correctly! The Health Guy in the marching world said to STOP stretching before you take the field. What gives? Image 1: Marching band students performing a stretch before rehearsal You have probably been trained since elementary school to stretch before any physical activity....

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