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  • How to Care for Band Shoes

    How to Care for Band Shoes

    Marching shoes aren’t like regular sneakers so caring for your marching shoes is a must! Not only is it vital to maintain that polished, military look, but they’ll last longer and keep your knees, ankles, and feet safe from injury. The good news is that modern marching shoes don’t need a lot of extra products…

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  • Color Guard Glove Care

    Color Guard Glove Care

    Color guard gloves can be a lifesaver for your hands. Anyone who’s had to catch those big sabre tosses knows — especially those strategically placed padding points! But your gloves go through a lot, and it’s essential to take proper care of them, or they’ll end up looking dirty and shabby, which is a real…

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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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  • 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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  • 5 Steps to prepare for Band Camp

    5 Steps to prepare for Band Camp

    Band Camp is approaching, and whether you are new to the band or a senior member, it’s time to prepare for this season! Here’s 5 steps to help you achieve your best band camp ever!

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  • Flag Design Basics – Part 4: Weighting Your Pole

    Flag Design Basics – Part 4: Weighting Your Pole

    This is Part 4 of our Flag Basics Series, to check out all of our flag posts Click Here. In Part 4 of our Flag Design Basics Series we will…

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  • Flag Basics – Part 3: Does Size Matter?

    Flag Basics – Part 3: Does Size Matter?

    This is Part 3 of our Flag Basics Series, to check out all of our flag posts Click Here. Today we will review tips on selecting the right size flag…

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  • Flag Design Basics – Part 2:  Digital Printing

    Flag Design Basics – Part 2: Digital Printing

    This is Part 2 of our Flag Basics Series, to check out all of our flag posts Click Here. Digital Print flags are a great way to achieve an intense…

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  • Flag Basics – Part 1: Color and Shape

    Flag Basics – Part 1: Color and Shape

    We want to share some of our favorite tips for great flag design. Because this topic is so broad, we have broken it down into four parts. Keep an eye…

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