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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:02 pm 
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if i wanted to become a color guard instructor for a high school, is there anything special that i would have to do? i wanted to try to become one after i graduate from college.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:37 am 
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agentsquishypenguin wrote:
if i wanted to become a color guard instructor for a high school, is there anything special that i would have to do? i wanted to try to become one after i graduate from college.


GOSH DARNIT even though I do not have a clue who the heck you are LET ME STAY TRUE TO MY WORD about getting future guard instructors to happen!!

Instruct while you are in college. BUILD YOUR RESUME. The three R's are: RELATIONSHIPS. RELATIONSHIPS. RELATIONSHIPS. People want to see that you have experience instructing. Volunteer to work with a guard. If you get a paid gig great...we are all hurting for money. Yet, if you show some sense of sacrifice (work for free) that SHOULD impress any sane person. You will find a paying gig eventually. This website has at least five-10 band directors looknig for guard instructors. You will need to be ready to get a TB test and finger prints done (so there may be some financial hardship; yet, some boosters groups will reimburse you).

If there is anything else I could do to help you...let me know...BE AN INSTRUCTOR. THE GUARD WORLD NEEDS COMPETENT INSTRUCTORS. DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ALSO PLAN TO BE WITH A GUARD FOR AT LEAST AT LEAST AT LEAST THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!! Stability of GOOD INSTRUCTING is an amazing blessing.

If you get into a college by me (Stanford/Cal/San Jose State/Santa Clara/etc.) and you have GREAT/FANTASTIC references, contact me. I love being able to work with people willing to want to learn how to teach.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:12 pm 
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If you get into a college by me (Stanford/Cal/San Jose State/Santa Clara/etc.) and you have GREAT/FANTASTIC references, contact me. I love being able to work with people willing to want to learn how to teach.


Thanks for the advice. I am currently entering my junior year of high school, so i am just beginning to look at colleges. I will let you know if i decide to go to a school in your area. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:29 pm 
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agentsquishypenguin wrote:
Psalm 56 wrote:
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If you get into a college by me (Stanford/Cal/San Jose State/Santa Clara/etc.) and you have GREAT/FANTASTIC references, contact me. I love being able to work with people willing to want to learn how to teach.


Thanks for the advice. I am currently entering my junior year of high school, so i am just beginning to look at colleges. I will let you know if i decide to go to a school in your area. :)


OK...see if there is a middle school guard you could help. Most high schools are asking for the students to have community service hours for their graduation. You volunteering to help with a middle school color guard should count as community service hours.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Have you asked Mr. Gavin for ideas and help? What about your guard instructor? Tell that person what you want to do and ask them for some time to ask them instruction techniques. Ask Mr. Kruse to help you. He was a FANTASTIC middle school music teacher. He should have some ideas for you. Definitely volunteer at the middle school. Barstow is a bit isolated so traveling to another area might be a problem. Contact the schools in Apple Valley, Victorville and Hesperia and ask to watch their rehearsals and to communicate with their coaches (pm me for some names. I have a couple of other people you might contact for some help). Check around for DVD's on instruction, vocabulary and technique.


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Expose yourself to some excellent instruction ... for you. If you're serious about not teaching until after college then you have time to find an independent guard or college colorguard program where you can gain experience as a performer (cuz doing is a big part of teaching) and you'll also benefit by watching and learning from those instructors who are teaching you. Don't rush thru your performing years to get to teaching. For one thing those years performing are exactly the education needed to be a good teacher and for another, there's years and years of time to teach and not so much time to perform full-out as you might think. Performing bleeds naturally into teaching. So enjoy it.


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danceswithwood wrote:
Expose yourself to some excellent instruction ... for you. If you're serious about not teaching until after college then you have time to find an independent guard or college colorguard program where you can gain experience as a performer (cuz doing is a big part of teaching) and you'll also benefit by watching and learning from those instructors who are teaching you. Don't rush thru your performing years to get to teaching. For one thing those years performing are exactly the education needed to be a good teacher and for another, there's years and years of time to teach and not so much time to perform full-out as you might think. Performing bleeds naturally into teaching. So enjoy it.


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[b]GREAT ADVICE!!
Had more to say, but "dynaglide" asked me to put the rest of my thought onto the directors forum. Looking forward to "dyanaglide's" thought about the rest of my thought. AGAIN, GREAT ADVICE!! Bottom line...PLEASE BE AN INSTRUCTOR (eventually). BAND DIRECTORS ARE TRULY LOOKING FOR COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTORS!!


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