❝ A painter paints his picture on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence. ❞
— Leopold Stokowski, American conductor, to audience at Carnegie Hall. (via khyan)
posted 2 hours ago with 830 notes



Anonymous inquired:

Hi, don't mean to bother but I'm a guard captain and recently as requested from my coach I've had to be more stricter on the guard and one of my friends stopped talking to me altogether because of it. Is it common to lose friends as a captain? -A

colorguardenthusiast:

I didn’t really, but yes. Some people don’t like being told what to do because they’re the same age as you or they just think they’re above that. Not saying your friend is a bad person. Some people are just like that.

posted 2 hours ago with 8 notes



pokemasterkatie:

Swiggity swooty, I’m comin’ for that BLOOty.

pokemasterkatie:

Swiggity swooty, I’m comin’ for that BLOOty.




thedrumcorpsfan:


Blue Devils, championship-winning performance at DCI finals, Aug. 9, Indianapolis.

thedrumcorpsfan:

Blue Devils, championship-winning performance at DCI finals, Aug. 9, Indianapolis.







posted 20 hours ago with 65 notes



vagueversusvogue:

sararkaye:

I never got why people hated being on flag line like it’s awesome we do so much for the show ugh

flags are generally noticed more than weapons are. At least i catch myself watching them more.




liblyx:

oh-yeah-marching-band:

Any Color Guard members or captains out there? I’d like to give you guys a shout out for actually selling every band’s show. Most people don’t realize that the color guard helps tell the story of the music and drill that the band plays. They give the overall effect and are the ones who do the most to show the audience the plot of the show. All members of the band are basically actors on the field, but the guard members especially have to take on this role with their makeup, costumes, hair, flags, weapons, etc. A lot of band members don’t really realize all this. Do yourself a favor and make sure you show some appreciation to your color guard members (and the rest of the band too!). (:

Props to the guard peeps!

liblyx:

oh-yeah-marching-band:

Any Color Guard members or captains out there? I’d like to give you guys a shout out for actually selling every band’s show. Most people don’t realize that the color guard helps tell the story of the music and drill that the band plays. They give the overall effect and are the ones who do the most to show the audience the plot of the show. All members of the band are basically actors on the field, but the guard members especially have to take on this role with their makeup, costumes, hair, flags, weapons, etc. A lot of band members don’t really realize all this. Do yourself a favor and make sure you show some appreciation to your color guard members (and the rest of the band too!). (:

Props to the guard peeps!




youmaytakethefloorincompetition:

that zipper struggle will always be real

youmaytakethefloorincompetition:

that zipper struggle will always be real




marchingartsphotos:

Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon.

marchingartsphotos:

Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon.

posted 23 hours ago with 37 notes



bloogue:

Bluecoats 2014: Tilt. Finals retreat.

bloogue:

Bluecoats 2014: Tilt. Finals retreat.

posted 1 day ago with 473 notes



trinkee:

"Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it’s going to rain today”
#colorguard #guard #jerseysurf #jscg #jscg14 #dci #prelims #dci14 #imanuglycrier

trinkee:

"Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it’s going to rain today”
#colorguard #guard #jerseysurf #jscg #jscg14 #dci #prelims #dci14 #imanuglycrier

posted 1 day ago with 6 notes



colorguardgirl14:

Colorguard/winterguard tatoo maybe?!

colorguardgirl14:

Colorguard/winterguard tatoo maybe?!

posted 1 day ago with 53 notes