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July 09 - 12, 2024

Color Guard Clinic

Eastern Illinois University • 2121 4th St CharlestonIL  61920 Organized by Smith Walbridge Clinics, Inc.

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OVERVIEW The SW Color Guard Clinic for offers four levels of instruction in Flag; Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Super Advanced, OR two levels in Rifle: Beginning, and Advanced. The emphasis is to develop a strong fundamental base of performance techniques, then teach students how to create their own routines and build upon what they learned after they leave the clinic. They are also taught how to transfer what they learned to others in their groups back home. In addition to flag and rifle skills, students learn modern body movements and marching basics. In the afternoon students have many electives from which to choose, including sabre, dance, leadership, style shows and additional routines. Each school receives recordings of all routines, and an instructional manual. The SW instructors are active with many famous color guards and drum corps from across the nation. This clinic is appropriate for large groups as well as individuals at the high school and college levels. CLINIC AGENDA & OBJECTIVE Optional saber spinning classes High teacher to student ratio Routines created exclusively for the clinic Several music selections from recent marching band publications Free video and audio tapes of routines for each school An opportunity for students to learn how to create their own routines Group and individual evaluations and awards Modern body movement technique classes Marching fundamentals Free instructional manual Sponsor/instructor can attend- must register. Closing award ceremonies are hosted on the last day in O’Brien field for parents, sponsors, directors and friends. More about facilities and free time activities can be found on our Facilities and Activities Page. DISCOUNTS Group discounts are listed on our All Dates & Prices Page. Special instructions and registration/payment required; must call 217-687-2005 or email swclinics@swclinics.com to set up.


July 09 - 12, 2024

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Ages 12-24


Eastern Illinois University

2121 4th St CharlestonIL  61920

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