Tags: marching band

  • “My knee is bothering me again. It keeps happening when we do X part of the show.” Does this phrase sound familiar? If you’ve been around colorguards long enough you probably just had the face of a specific student or friend pop up in your mind. Injuries run rampant...

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  • It was a regular occurrence; our band would be given a water break halfway through rehearsal, and I would have a student come up to me. One hand would be holding her instrument and the other would be clutching the back of her leg. “My leg is really hurting...

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  • It’s 5:45pm, and you are hitting the home-stretch of your after school marching band rehearsal. The problem is you are expected to be giving your highest level of energy during these last 30+ minutes, but your tank is running on empty. The last meal you ate was a slice...

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  • First, congratulations on making it through the summer! Second, how is your body feeling? Drum corps has a unique way of making you simultaneously love what you are doing and hate life due to pure exhaustion. It is one of the most physically and mentally challenging activities that a...

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