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Color Guard [Feb. 9th, 2004|01:14 pm]
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This is a complaint. The color guard sucks. Why? Because anybody and everybody is allowed on it despite their lack of dedication or skill....I dont care if its a 2 person squad, try outs are needed and kicking people out is needed. If they were a bit dedicated they could look half decent. Tracking people down and dragging them to flag is not cool. If I were in charge people would be kicked out. Not at band camp? Tough. You'll have to spend every day an hour later working on it with me....of course...I'm not in charge at all..but gah! When will they shape up?? Kim has some mad skills...the band has enough problems trying to look decent with such a small size, a huge awful color guard destroys the half time show. Lets get with it people.
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From: anil_galia
2004-02-09 11:00 am (UTC)
I'm with you all the way, now all we have to do is convince Mr T that that's what needs to be done and it doesn't matter if we hurt anyone's feelings doing it -.-;
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[User Picture]From: lonerlittleme
2004-02-09 04:28 pm (UTC)
The reason why we can't kick anyone out of color guard is the same exact reason we can't kick anyone out of band: we need everyone we can get. I know, it sucks, and I wish I could pass around warning slips to a certain few as well, but if we kick out those people, then others will follow them, or even worse, others may be discouraged from wanting to join. We need as many people as we can get now that the marching band and flag squad are going to make steps toward some real advancement: hardercore band camp, more discipline, parades, competitions(!)...and so on and so forth. When we have a big group of dedicated people, then we can look to weed out the slackers, but until then we have to keep all that we have.
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From: anil_galia
2004-02-09 10:50 pm (UTC)

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The way I figure it, better to have a few really dedicated girls than a bunch of slackers with no respect for any authority figure and don't work. All that accomplishes is making the people that actually *want* to be there look bad. Better to start with a few really dedicated people, show everyone what we can do with only a few people and then build from there.
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[User Picture]From: lonerlittleme
2004-02-10 06:45 pm (UTC)

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Hmm, good point, but it's all in Mr. T's hands of course.
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From: anil_galia
2004-02-11 04:25 pm (UTC)

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*sigh* Not that I don't love Mr. Test, but until he builds up some sense of authority and stops worrying about not hurting people's feelings I'm afraid it's quite a problem :-\
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-21 06:30 am (UTC)

you have never done it, how can you say that

I do Colorguard at MVHS and our Colorguard is the same way. Everyone gets a chance to be on the team. This is because Colorguard is a learned skill and not something that you can be naturally good at. Nobody can just naturally spin a flag, sabre, or riffle. Plus, Colorguard is something that is not usually offered for younger ages unlike band, so you can't try out and judge talent because usually at tryouts no one has done colorguard before which means that everyone sucks. Your Colorguard needs coaching and most of all time to become comfortable and learn the difficult skills that they have to master. If they still suck way late into the season, then blame the coaches and not the girls.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-25 07:50 pm (UTC)

colorguard

so completely random, but...
my high school colorguard has tryouts at the end of the spring semester, for the following year. And not everyone is allowed on. If you really suck, you're gone. If the instructor thinks you're decent and he can work with you, they take you. At the beginning of the summer we have a guard camp that you must attend, in addition to pre-band and band camp at the end of the summer. And keep in mind, the colorguard can only be as good as the instructor can. If you have a crappy instructor that doesn't teach well flowing and good work that goes along to the music, then your colorguard is going to suck too. So don't just blame it on the people. It's a lot of dedication and hard work (At least I know for me it it was)
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-25 07:52 pm (UTC)

colorguard

Oh, and there is some natural skill involved in colorguard. Those are the people that can pick it up quickly.
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