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Marching Band

Sharper Video produces the largest collection of videos dealing with teaching the specifics of marching band, their flags, rifles, and dance auxiliary squads for schools and competitive groups. Our Marching Excellence series featuring George Parks along with our videos with expert show designer Bob Buckner have long been the bench mark methods for building fine marching techniques. Our special super bundles and package prices make our marching videos a must for your teaching library.

   
Marching Excellence, Parts 1&2*
$98.00

NEW REDUCED prices
"One-Minute Method" with the late George Parks, Director U of Mass Marching Band

Teaching marching to the band has typically been a long, drawn out and often unpleasant part of being a band director. Now, master teacher George Parks, founder of the George Parks Drum Major Academy, is sharing his secrets of training marching leaders using extremely fast and concise techniques to produce marching and uniformity. This system will produce “instant” improvements in the quality of your band. George has been the outstanding trainer of thousands of America’s drum majors for over 15 years. He is Professor of music and director of the Univ. of Massachusetts Minuteman Band.

Package 1, Parts 1 & 2 

The MARCHING BASICS

Attention Position, Ready, Parade Rest, At Ease, Facing Movements, Teaching & Cleaning Procedure, Form of The Ensemble, Individual Precision, Common Errors, Low Mark Time, and High Mark Time.

PERFECTING MOVEMENT

Forward March, Teaching & Cleaning, Role Models, Specific Corrections, Guiding, High Mark Time, Timing & Phasing, Problems, Dress Right & Left, Group Exercises, 8 to 5 Marching, Flanks, Pivots, Squad Evaluation, Techniques, and March Off.

1 hour each. Marching Excellence 2 Program package.

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Drummajor.jpg Marching Excellence+ Drum Majors, Parts 3&4*
$98.00

MARCHING EXCELLENCE SERIES

Package 2, Parts 3 & 4

BASIC SKILLS for DRUM MAJORS & LEADERS

Examples, the Selection Process, Key Ingredients & Responsibilities, 4 Rules for Conducting, Conducting Evaluation, Basics of Leadership, Downbeats, Rebounds, Patterns, Videotaped evaluations

ADVANCED SKILLS for DRUM MAJORS & LEADERS

Parade Turns, Commands, Signals, Whistles, Drum Major Responsibilities, Conduc ting Odd Meters, Key Points, Multiple Drum Majors, Showmanship, Mace Techniques, Tosses, Spins, Double Time, Ground Jab, Salutes, Behind the Back Somersault.

1 hour each. Marching Excellence Parts 3&4

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SmallBands.jpg SMALL BANDS Can Be Outstanding*
$58.00

Now on DVD for schools with "small Marching Band issues"

"This program attacks and dispels the myth that “bigger is better” and that marching bands have to have over 100 players to be competitive.Through creativity and building on their individual band strengths you will be amazed at just how exciting and excellent small bands of less than 50 players can be. Your eyes will be opened as you experience complete Champion performances. Featured performances include Paoli, Indiana, Jackson Academy Mississippi, and more. Small Bands Can Be Outrageious is a testimony showing just how small bands from small schools can be outstanding and generate standing ovations in National competition. The clinics explore the planning and strategies for competing at a national level along with the band success stories. Length 1 hour plus.


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MarchPercSanfordDVD.jpg Marching Percussion Fundamentals 2 Programs*
$98.00

NOW ON DVD... 2 Full Prorams
Two Sanford Marching Percussion Programs for Beginner and Intermediate Drummers at reduced prices

DCI Hall of Fame Fred Sanford produced the perfect solution to upgrading the proficiency of your percussion section. Using members of the World Champion Cavaliers, these programs provide graduated levels of instruction take the student through a logical progression of exercises designed to develop important fundamentals of percussion techniques on snare, quads, bass and cymbal. Included is a l6-page printed manual of the exercises.
Part 1
Play along Ensemble Exercises, Grip, Height levels, Control and Coordination, Counting and Reading, Dynamics & Phrasing, Single Hand Accent Patterns, Note Values, Rhythmic Subdivisions, Natural Stickings, Double Beats & Rebounds, Basic Rudiments, Timp-tom, Bass Drum, and Cymbals Length 35 minutes.
Part 2
Warm Up Exercises, Odd Time Signatures, Developing Speed Levels, Single/Double Beat Combinations, Open Roll Development, Multiple Bounce and Closed Rolls, Flams, Back Sticking, Quads, Tuned Bass Drums, Ensemble Exercises, International Drum Rudiments Length 30 minutes.


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Flags & Dance 2000, Parts 1&2*
$98.00

Flags & Dance DVD Packages
NEW REDUCED prices
Debbie Tully & Members of the DCI Champion Phantom Regiment

"Everything you need to know to develop an excellent auxiliary unit.
Here is a DVD series, organized in a simple step-by-step manner, to show you everything you need to know for building a truly excellent auxiliary unit for your high school or college band. Techniques, movements, and exercises are all taught and demonstrated by Debbie and former members of the famed Phantom Regiment color guard. Your students will progress rapidly with these count by count techniques, video close ups, and slow motion sequences illustrating exacting check points to achieve uniformity and a professional look. #6162D Include Part 1 The Basics and Part 2 Essential Flag Movements 

Part 1 The Basics

"Planning for your Flag/Dance Auxiliary, Laying the ground work, Setting Goals, Creating Your Image, Recruiting, The Foundation, Uniformity is the Key, Essential Flag Handling Techniques taught count by count, step-by-step. Hand Positions, Right Shoulder Arms, Cross Port Position, Snap Shots, Drop Spins, Double Fast Spins, Equipment and Costumes, The Music Dictates, Tips for avoiding those typical mistakes. Length 1 hour

Part 2 Essential Flag Movements

"Count-by-count, More Flag Handling Techniques
Side Butterfly, Back Scratcher, Reverse, Variations, and Exercises, Extended and Continuous Back Scratchers, Slams, Angles and Stop Positions, Angle Exercises, Cradles and Exercises, Sweep Movements, Figure Eights, Finding the Right Teacher/ Leader, Call “1-800 Color Guard Instructor”, Finding qualified peo-ple, Developing leaders, Exposure to Excellence, A Trip Through Equipment Land, Newest styles, designs, fabrics. What’s best?, Nylon verses poly-ester... lame, metallics, multi colors?, Flag poles, caps, weighting poles, the what's and why’s., T-Poles, and accessories that can enhance. Length 1 hour


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Flags & Dance 2000 Intermediate Parts 3&4*
$98.00

Flags & Dance Intermediate to Advanced

Coupon Reduced prices
Debbie Tully & Members of the DCI Champion Phantom Regiment

"Everything you need to know to develop an excellent auxiliary unit.
Here is a DVD series, organized in a simple step-by-step manner, to show you everything you need to know for building a truly excellent auxiliary unit for your high school or college band. Techniques, movements, and exercises are all taught and demonstrated by Debbie and former members of the famed Phantom Regiment color guard. Your students will progress rapidly with these count by count techniques, video close ups, and slow motion sequences illustrating exacting check points to achieve uniformity and a professional look. #6364D Include Part 3 Advance Flags & Basic Dance and Part 4 Polishing & Cleaning Techniques 

Part 3 Intermediate Flags & Dance Foundation

"More Advanced Flag Handling Techniques Aerials and Tosses, Parallel Tosses, Preparing the Body for Dance, “Sumo,” “Airplanes,” Sitting Stretches, Stylized Body Movements and Positions, Walking and Posture, Body Alignment, “Toe, Ball, Heel”, Walking Into Running Step, Leg Extensions, Leaps, Dance Terminology, Combining Flags with Dance. Length 1 hour.

Part 4 Secrets of Polishing & Cleaning the Show

"Combining Dance and Flag Movements Continued, How To Write Flag Routines, Movement To Music, How To Clean The Routine, Learning an Intermediate Level Routine, Special Props, and Techniques, Oversize Flags, Chain Flags, T-Poles, Flower Bouquets, Hoops. Length 1 hour


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FlagsandDanceSanford.jpg Contemporary Flag & Dance Techniques, 2 Full Programs*
$98.00

Featuring expert, and DCI Hall of Fame Stephanie Lynde and members of the DCI Champion Blue Devils color guard

Now all on a single DVD

Save on  these two excellent programs that previously sold for $59 each 

Volume 1. Beginner to Intermediate

A clear and concise demonstration of methods for incorporating elements of modern dance into the band’s auxiliary unit. Fundamental Dance, Warm-Up and Conditioning, Presence and Projection, Jazz Walks, Chasse, Triplet Steps, Jump Steps, Turns, Pivots, Flags and Accessories, Angles, Spins, Sweeps, Wrist Moves, Horizontals, Routines, Combination Dance and Equipment, Travel Patterns with Flag Routines. Length 47 minutes. 

Volume 2 Intermediate to Advanced

Full Ensemble Warm-Up, Advanced DanceTravel, Toe Turns, Pas de Bourree, Slide Movements,Leaps, Aerial Turns, Advanced Dance Combinations,Flag Movement and Routines, Spins, ThreeDimensional Wrist and Carving Motions, Extended Sweeps, Aerials, Visual Accessories, Feather Fans,Streamers, Wings. Length 51 minutes.


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