Marching shoes aren’t like regular sneakers so caring for your marching shoes is a must! Not only is it vital to maintain that polished, military look, but they’ll last longer and keep your knees, ankles, and feet safe from injury. The good news is that modern marching shoes don’t need a lot of extra products to keep them looking great.
Color guard gloves can be a lifesaver for your hands. Anyone who’s had to catch those big sabre tosses knows — especially those strategically placed padding points! But your gloves go through a lot, and it’s essential to take proper care of them, or they’ll end up looking dirty and shabby, which is a real bummer when the judges are looking.
Rifles have been a part of the color guard activity since the days of military pageantry. Traditionally, these nonfunctioning rifles were made from wood with metal parts to look just like their functioning counterparts.
Being a student is a full-time job and at times it can be stressful and a bit overwhelming. Figuring out the best way to balance everything is a skill that will benefit you long after graduation.
Channeling all of the excitement, nerves, and adrenaline leading up to a performance can be key in keeping everyone calm as well as focused and driven for success. This curated playlist is intended to do just that – hype your performers as they make their final preparations before they take “center stage”.
“What is Winterguard? It’s just colorguard in the winter, right?”
Yes, at its core… but it is more complicated than that.
A PA system, or Public Address System, is used to project sound/music to a large group. These systems are used in sports stadiums, concerts, marching bands, parades, auctions, news conferences, or any situation where a voice or instrument needs to be amplified.
Over the past 13 years, you’ve seen Band Shoppe’s Air Blade on the field, in marching band shows, winter guard shows, and on TV including an episode of Glee and during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime show. But have you ever wondered where the idea of the Air Blade actually came from?
“Cheater tapes” also called “third markers” are tape markings added to flag poles to define hand placement and help clean up choreography throughout the group. When teaching new routines, many instructors will indicate where the hands should be placed in relation to the markings. These points of […]
Your flags are an essential part of your color guard and winter guard show, but if you’re not using the right flagpole you could be compromising your performance.