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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:11 am 
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hello all,
my girlfriend works a highs chool colorguard and is interested in trying out for a corps for the '05 season. as an '03 ageout with scv (contra) i'm really hoping she goes through with it. she's looking around for some exercises both to teach her guard and for her own betterment so that she might make a div 1 corps. i was wondering if you guys knew of any place to get a vid of this kind of thing or if you have any suggestions yourselves. she has extensive dance experience, but lacks chops when it comes to weapons.
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Never marched CG Kurt, but I'd say borrow some equipment and practice like hell. Watch a few old video's/dvd's to get an idea of what will be expected and attend a few contests in order to talk to people in the parking lot. Most tryouts are in November, so I'm not sure if she can march with any indoor guards before then. It might not be too late to join a Div II/III corps. Piece of cake!
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Kurt, if she can make it to a drum corps show early, she can check out the guard warming up. Even better if she knows where the corps will be housed. That way, she can see what different types of exercises are used for warm-ups. Keep in mind, many corps will have different techniques.....so it's best she watch which corps she's interested in. Also tell her to take a camcorder......she'll be surprised how much she can learn from that.

I wish her good luck and please let us know whose guard she makes. :wink:

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thanks, guys. i appreciate it. shes pretty set on scv as her guard of choice. as an alum, i'm excited that she wants to. we plan to catch some early season rehearsals in socal and then late ones at nats and the toc shows, so we'll get our fill. a camcorder, though....great idea!
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Can she do winter guard this year?

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well, she teaches winter guard at a high school, and they have a pretty rigorous rehearsal schedule, so im not so sure that she can...


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scvkurt03 wrote:
well, she teaches winter guard at a high school,


Cool, even better. She'll find time.


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just curious, but is that a pic of u in the avatar(sp?), or just a pic of an SCV contra?


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