AIR-FLAGGING IT - when you do your routine minus the flags or other props, just the movement, an imaginary flag/rifle/sabre, whatever. Usually done at practicesBAND GEEK- one who lives in the band room, is obsessed w/ band, and is crazy BOLT- metal in the top of a crutch tip that weights the flag BRAIN FART- any mistake made by a member of the guard BRAIN SUCKING- when a guard member does not know the works and she watches others to do the work BUS MACKING- extreme flirting that goes on riding home after a great competitionBUTT- rubber at the bottom of...
This list is a reference I am using this year with my performers. It is a contract signed by parents and students at a parent meeting shortly after the team is selected. As we get to times in the season where the high of the beginning of the season runs low we can regroup by revisiting the list. It will also serve as a reference for staff to look back on if a student is not complying to the list at any point during the season.
- Show up – Attendance is key for our success.
- Be on time. Show up 15 min. before the start of rehearsal. Rehearsals begin
promptly at start time.
- Be engaged. Focus, listen, and learn at every rehearsal. Make the most of the time spent
learning from your instructors. They know how to help you improve.
- Wear appropriate clothing. All black is required at rehearsals. Rehearsal attire also
includes pulling your hair back away from your face and wearing jazz shoes or running
shoes. When indoor you may go barefoot .
- No gum chewing – gum is very distracting to a rehearsal.
- Eat well. No junk food at rehearsals. Only water will be allowed at
rehearsals. String cheese, fruit, almonds, and protein bars are a few examples of
- Exercise and practice at home. Walk as much as possible or light jog.
Practice spinning at home. Practice makes perfect.
- No cursing or inappropriate conversations. Please keep negative comments
away from rehearsals. Cursing will not be tolerated.
- Be positive. Encourage and motivate your fellow members. Be helpful if you
see that someone needs help.
Lead without a title. Whether or not you have a leadership title, you can
still lead. If everyone acts as a captain, the entire group will benefit at
every rehearsal. Performances should be a celebration of all our hard work.
Rewards come to those who work hard together.