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.
“What is Winterguard? It’s just colorguard in the winter, right?”
Yes, at its core… but it is more complicated than that.
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.
This is Part 3 of our Flag Basics Series, to check out all of our flag posts Click Here. Today we will review tips on selecting the right size pole for your flag. Whether a tall flag for spinning and tossing, a swing flag for […]
This is Part 2 of our Flag Basics Series, to check out all of our flag posts Click Here. Digital Print flags are a great way to achieve an intense or ultra-thematic flag without all the extra weight and seams. The 50-piece sewn ‘stained glass’ […]
We want to share some of our favorite tips for great flag design. Because this topic is so broad, we have broken it down into four parts. Keep an eye out for parts 2, 3, and 4! In this first part we will discuss color […]
The Crusaders Share about Aging-Out In our three-part blog series; Band Shoppe Asks… we are asking our partnering Drum Corps questions during the three stages of DCI’s current season. This is the third and final part of our series, these questions have been answered by members […]
7th Regiment Shares Their Thoughts on Spring Training In our three-part blog series; Band Shoppe Asks… we are asking questions to our Drum Corps partners during the three stages of DCI’s current season. Part #1 kicks off with our friends at 7th Regiment Drum & […]