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  • Wooden vs. Plastic Rifles

    Wooden vs. Plastic Rifles

    Rifles have been a part of the color guard activity since the days of military pageantry. Traditionally, these nonfunctioning rifles were made from wood with metal parts to look just like their functioning counterparts.

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  • 6 Tips for Balancing Sports, School, and a Social Life

    6 Tips for Balancing Sports, School, and a Social Life

    Being a student is a full-time job and at times it can be stressful and a bit overwhelming. Figuring out the best way to balance everything is a skill that will benefit you long after graduation. 

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  • Get Hyped! – with this playlist from Band Shoppe

    Get Hyped! – with this playlist from Band Shoppe

    Channeling all of the excitement, nerves, and adrenaline leading up to a performance can be key in keeping everyone calm as well as focused and driven for success. This curated playlist is intended to do just that – hype your performers as they make their final preparations before they take “center stage”.

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  • What is a PA System?

    What is a PA System?

    A PA system, or Public Address System, is used to project sound/music to a large group. These systems are used in sports stadiums, concerts, marching bands, parades, auctions, news conferences, or any situation where a voice or instrument needs to be amplified.

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  • What’s a Cheater Tape?

    What’s a Cheater Tape?

    “Cheater tapes” also called “third markers” are tape markings added to flag poles to define hand placement and help clean up choreography throughout the group. When teaching new routines, many instructors will…

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  • All About Color Guard Flag Poles

    All About Color Guard Flag Poles

    Your flags are an essential part of your color guard and winter guard show, but if you’re not using the right flagpole you could be compromising your performance.

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  • 4 Facts About Our Shipping Charges

    4 Facts About Our Shipping Charges

    Get answers to our most asked questions about how our shipping charges are calculated or why marching companies do not offer free shipping on products such as Marching Band Shoes, Color Guard Shoes, Flag poles, or Gloves.

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  • Here for Our Community and Customers!

    Here for Our Community and Customers!

    When the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak began, our company was informed of the need for face masks (PPE) by the local medical community.  On March 20th, we transitioned manufacturing…

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  • Taping Your Color Guard Rifle

    Taping Your Color Guard Rifle

    Learn how to properly tape your color guard rifles with this easy to follow tutorial with a free, print friendly downloadable version. Band Shoppe can help you keep your new color guard rifle spinning great.

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  • Choosing the Right Twirling Baton

    Choosing the Right Twirling Baton

    Finding the right twirling baton can be overwhelming, that’s why Band Shoppe has put together a handy twirling baton guide including tips on choosing the best length for your majorettes or twirl team.

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