Where did Color Guard come from?
i really love this sport!! and yes i consider this a sport.. with all my heart! i love it and i wish that i knew about it sooner than i did, and i just love to do it and be out there and express myself and do what i love to do! its awesome!! =]
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most of the tosses are just named by what they look like or how they are done for example in order to do a strip toss you have to strip your flag and pegie spins were created by someone named pegi and a parallel toss is parallel to the to the ground so that's basically how they get most of the names… its true I'm in color guard ( Full Answer )
Yes! Colorguard isn't gender specific, if its the flag twirling, rifle tossing, Sabre spinning color guard I'm thinking of. Honestly, i wish there were boys in my guard, I'm always really jealous of the guards that have even like one boy, straight or gay. Color Guard is absolutely for guys!!!! I am… an instructor and I love having guys on the team. In color Guard guys are able to perform tosses that women simply can not do. Choreography can also be more fun when you are able to have guys dancing on the field. ( Full Answer )
Depending on how far back you go, they are the same thing - color guard has its origins in the military, literally being there to guard the "colors" (aka the flag). Over time it evolved, and you have the modern color guard activity associated with marching bands and winterguards. However, as far as …the military is concerned, it IS still called color guard - honor guard is a synonym, most likely used to avoid confusion. For example, at winterguard competitions, there is an honor guard to present the colors. ( Full Answer )
Colors are the names that humans with their languages have given to a the phenomenon of electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range 420 nm (red) to 730 nm (violet). the electromagnetic radiation (light) would exist without anyone to observe it but calling the various wavelengths "colors2 is a p…urely human thing. ( Full Answer )
Color Guard is the unit of persons bearing the national colors usually with two armed persons.. An Honor Guard are the escort guards at either a funeral or a visiting dignitary.
McCormicks thebandroom bandmans bandshoppe northeastbandsupply fjmiller styleplus All of these are really good sources for guard equipment, including poles, flags, uniforms, etc.
It generally starts with variations on basics, so you can try that for a start. Or variations on work you've learned in the past. Try watching other guards for inspiration, too - there are TONS of videos on YouTube. You can even just pick up some equipment and start messing around. If it's set to co…unts, it's guard work. ( Full Answer )
Depends on where you are. If the color guard only spins flags, then the terms are interchangeable. Where the line is drawn is when weapons are added - then it is definitely a color guard.
Hmm...well, that's a pretty broad question. For starters, you need people! You need someone to choreograph as well - hopefully someone with experience. As far as equipment, you need flag poles and flag "silks" (the actual flags) - poles can vary in length from 5 to 6 feet (6-footers are the most com…mon) and flags are usually half the length of the pole and roughly 2/3 as long (for example, flags for 6' poles are typically 3'x5'). You'll probably also want costumes, or some uniform look. And then you need some music! If you are competing, you will have to get clearance to use it. And you'll probably need money. That's the basics - anything else, you can probably find out at wgi.org or from your local guard circuit. Hope that was the answer you were looking for? ( Full Answer )
you first need to have a dedicated team. then you will need flag poles,flags, electical tape, uniforms, shoes, music(to your show), a coach, you may also need rifles and sabres.
Color guard is way fun! But, it's difficult and time consuming.I'd recommend it if you have lots of free time and want to be partof a team. It's not for everyone though. You never know until yougive it a try. . Its a commitment thing for sure. if you cant be committed thencolor guard is not for you… ( Full Answer )
No, they do not. Ohio State is one of the few bands left that is extremely rooted in their traditions, and they never added one (they are still an awesome band, though!) As far as the rest of the Big Ten, Michigan State, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Penn State, and Illinois have guards…. ( Full Answer )
The person who carries the flag is the flag bearer, though there are probably other terms as well.
Well...a lot of marching bands and colorguard perform to music from it, but I think that's really it. It has great music, which is why it is a popular choice.
There is not a required amount of people but a good guard contains about 12 peole. usually around 8 would be fine to. And also u can have up to 30 people in a guard
Pink,Purple, Blue, Red, and a Box with a Mix of all of them. I just recently discovered these beautiful colors and the store that is in my area also offers a deep forrest green...thats the one i went with :D
Color guard is an auxiliary of the marching band and performs with the band in the half time show. Winter guard has students perform to chosen music with all the equipment but in large ensemble, small ensemble, trios, duets, solos. They are judged on their own merits with out band input.
A military color guard is, generally speaking, armed and carries with it the national colors of the country it represents.. A marching band color guard is, generally speaking, not armed and carries with it flags, sabers, and wooden rifles used for spinning as an accent in a performance.
The purpose is to spin flags or dance to music in a way that tellsa story (in some cases). The guard's show basically goes along withthe music in a creative way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUKw1cvsNz0 Here's my color guard if you want to see a guard show. --It can also be used in presenting the… colors for military use(which is the one you're most likely referring to, the person whoanswered previously was talking about marching band colorguard).There are usually the flag bearers and guards (who handle rifles toprotect the flag) and they would present the colors during aceremony, usually in the beginning, which means honoring theAmerican flag and the military branch they are honoring to. (Iwould only know this because I do marching band colorguard ANDAFJROTC Drill Team colorguard for my high school) ( Full Answer )
The main purpose for the rifles is to protect the flags. As a riflemen, you can port arms (march with a rifle), carry the rifle on the right or left shoulder, or present arms(present the rifle while the national anthem, or military honors are being presented for the diseased) -Air Force Base Honor …Guard Trainer ( Full Answer )
Our Tartan is based on red, white and blue. The design of the United States Coast Guard Tartan was inspired by the family Tartan of Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the Revenue-Marine, and the 'father' of the modern day U.S. Coast Guard. Each color of the Tartan signifies the following: Red: S…ymbolizes the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services, and their families, in war and peace for more than 200 years. White: There are 10 threads of white representative of the original 10 Revenue Cutters commissioned by Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton in 1790. They were: the Massachusetts, Scammel, Active, Eagle, Diligence, Argus, Vigilant, Virginia, South Carolina and General Greene. Blue: Symbolizes the seas and skies plied by cutters and aircraft of the Coast Guard as they carry out their missions to serve and protect. ( Full Answer )
There are a lot of great YouTube videos on color guard skills. Youcan find a lot of tricks there to practice.
You can find color guard silks at any marching band website like: http://www.bandshoppe.com/catalog/index.jsp Or http://www.worldtwirling.com/html/practice_flags.html (Practice silks) http://www.worldtwirling.com/html/performance_flags__colorguard_.html (Performance silks) Now, you can't buy jus…t a finished flag from a store, but you can buy polls, tips and silks; all the makings for a flag. If you need help on how to tape a silk to the poll, just search "How do I tape a guard flag". ( Full Answer )
"Tip"- The top piece of the flag "Silk"- The fabric/flag "Butt"- The bottom of the flag "Tab"- Where the bottom of the "Silk" is taped to the poll "1/2"- A tape half way between the "Tab" and the "Butt" "3/4"- A tape half way between the "1/2" and the "Butt" (I Hope that helped)
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It depends on what color guard ur talking about. But most middle schools do have color guard.
force of gravity pulls flags sabres and riffles down into your hand. the motion of color guard is related to velocity and free fall. equipment when thrown in the air is using a projectile motion and everything in guard has momentum
Step 1: Slide the silk onto the poll. Step 2: Hold the top of the flag where the flag and poll meet. Step 3: Pull the side opposite of the seam (In that spot) till it's tight around the poll. Step 4: Fold this "extra" fabric so that it's laying against the poll. Step 5: Take electrical tape and …tape around your fold a few times. Step 6: Take the tip of the poll (Usually made from something like a rubber chair tip and covered in electrical tape) and slide it on. Step 7: Tape the tip to the tape of the silk. Step 8: Make sure your silk is straight. Step 9: Repeat steps 2-5 on the bottom of the silk. Step 10: Take a tip and put it on the bottom of the poll and tape around it to the poll. And there you have your flag. Let me know if you have any more questions. ( Full Answer )
Honor guard is used in the military and in some special occasions as graduations). It usually includes the American flag, rifle, state flag?, and some others. Color guard usually works with a marching band. They dance, use different colored flags, sometimes rifle and Sabre looking objects( not real)…. They perform a story/ performance using all the above spinning, dancing, and tossing. Color guards compete in competitions. I was in both....honor guard is strict, marching "presenting the colors" and color guard is an extra curricular activity that let you express emotions and perform in front of people using hand eye coordination while tossing equipment in the air. Hard but so much fun!! ( Full Answer )
Michigan State has an excellent colorguard program. The Spartan Marching Band colorguard is easily the best in the Big Ten and one of the best in the country. MSU's winterguard, State of Art, won Independent A at WGI in 2009 and has been an Independent Open finalist every year since (2010-present).
It's the element responsible for the display, raising, lowering, and general maintenance of the colours (typically, flags), both national and as pertaining to that specific unit.
Technically, it is not classified as one, but it should be because it is harder than anything else.
I use wide tape length wise down the pole. Adds some weight, but will last longer than chipping paint. Seal the ends with a single diameter wrapping of tape. It depends on what your pole is made of... for painting.
Most colleges with a marching band have a colorguard. The only big schools I can think of who don't have a guard are Notre Dame and Ohio State. You just need to do some research on the school's band site.
I've heard of lots of people performing and coaching while pregnant, but it's best to consult a doctor.
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Unfortunately, no it is not currently. There has been some talk of it being in the future though and i sure hope it is!
Overall, it is more of a hobby or interest, but some people do makeit into a career. You can instruct or you can perform in worldclass independent guards as an adult.
The Tori The arms are in a low V and the pole is tucked under your right arm. Raise your right arm till it is parallel to the ground. While doing this, flick your wrist, gently releasing the flag. The flag goes behind your right shoulder. Catch the flag at a 45 degree angle from the ground, about …1/3 of the way in the pole away from the bottom stopper. This is a simple move, a slow toss that only rotates 1/2. It looks a lot more difficult than it is. A Trap Toss a parallel, (this is the one that spins parallel to the floor, a.k.a. lateral) and catch it in your right elbow pit. Your left arm goes over the pole. The effect is a "hands free" catch. Watch your free arms though, making sure you don't have any frightening arm positions. It is important that you already feel comfortable with a parallel before you attempt this move. You may develop a small bruise on your right bicep if you practice this move often, but hey, you're doing it right. The Cradle Drop The arms are in a low V and the pole is tucked under your right arm. Put the flag into cradle. Then, at the same time bend your arms so that you can set the flag on your shoulder and bend your left behind your back with your hand open and palm facing up. (So you can catch the flag.) Drop the flag into your left hand and your right arm goes up into a jazz hand. You pop your right knee out at the same time you catch. Look up at your right hand to give a more dramatic effect. The Headbanger Start in a R slam. Push the flag out in front of you until both hands are at the tip of the pole. Continue the direction, completing a 45 degree circle. Make sure the flag stays in the same plane that you started from the R slam. After you complete the circle, let go with your right hand and let the flag go behind you. Bend over and let the flag continue it's path. You need to turn your left wrist so that the silk part of the flag ends up over your head. Grasp the pole with your right hand, making sure your palm is up. Let go with the left and then unwind your flag until it comes to a L slam. NOTE: Make sure you bend all the way over until your back is parallel to the floor or you will have some scary planes! The Neck Roll Start with the flag tucked behind your back, grasping the pole with your right, palm facing back. Cross your arms in front of your chest while bending at the waist. The silk should be down and the pole up. Set the pole on the back of your neck and release with your right. Your left hand should be waiting to catch the pole on the other side of your neck. Let the flag gently roll into your left hand. Then just bring the flag down to flat. ( Full Answer )
The University of Southern Mississippi DOES in fact have a color guard. This past year they were a 30 piece section, making them the second largest section within the 400 member Pride of Mississippi. Auditions are normally held sometime in mid March to early April and all auditionees, including vete…ran members must show a solid knowledge of basic flag movements as well as dance. They will also perform a basic college level routine for judges and captains. For the upcoming season, The Pride of Mississippi Color Guard accepted about 50% of their auditionees and making the 2014 guard a 32 piece section. Past performance by The Pride include all home football games at The University of Southern Mississippi, Many away football games- 2013 at Louisiana Tech, The University of Arkansas, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Dublin, Ireland St Patrick's Day Parade (to which they are returning in 2014), The London New Years Day Parade, and The Edinburgh Scotland Easter Celebration Parade. For more information on The Pride (as well as guard, twirler, and Dixie Darlings) visit usm.edu/music/bands. ( Full Answer )
It depends on what school you are doing color guard for. Someschools have it as an elective and only practice 2-3 times a weekoutside of school, while other schools practice about 5 times aweek after school because it isn't an elective.
i saw some where it was 26th of June 2012 but i could be wrong
It depends on the laws in your state. For instance, in Florida ahomeschooled child is allowed to participate in any group, club,sport, or class that they choose, as long as it is available at theschool that normally be their assigned public school.
Depending on the school it can be student run, taught by a sponsor,or a director.
The color guard is the visual of what the marching band isplaying. yes we may twirl flag but we also toss them and use morethan flags. we use chains, streamers, rifles, swords, bungees,pompoms, wings, and batons. there may be other things but itdepends on the guard. . I only know this because my co…ach told me and I am in the colorguard at Gahanna Lincoln High School. ( Full Answer )
Originally in the English language, the word 'guard' was spelled like the French word 'garde', however, the current spelling of G-U-A-R-D won out. The word has never been spelled G-A-U-R-D, but that is a common spelling error due to the phonetics of the word.
How many steps does color guard halt from the commander when receiving the colors by the color company?
how many steps does the guard halt from the commander when recivingthe colors by the color company
It looks like blue and gold are pretty much equal on the patchesthat represent the virginia national guard.
Bright sequines can help, but make the uniform more expensive andharder to clean. I'd stay away from white as a base color.
The only way to make the color guard team or any other team is to practice. Put yourself in front of the mirror and practice your smile and your eye contact. Be sure to be polite and speak loud and clear when addressed by the judges.