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All About Accessories

Educational articles focused on the latest developments in band accessories.

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All About Accessories

All About Accessories features educational articles focused on the latest developments in band accessories including guard equipment, shoes and podiums. The series is sponsored by Director's Showcase International and presented by Halftime Magazine.

Having the right marching band podium can make rehearsals and performances much easier for conductors and field members alike. Get tips about selecting the right podium from a former drum major, now an instructor, who has climbed to the top hundreds of times.

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All marching shoes are not created equal. In order to avoid sore feet and even stress fractures, band and guard instructors and performers should be aware of the essential parts of a shoe's anatomy to understand what each component can offer.

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Just as the art of color guard is continually developing, so is the evolution of the rifle and its opportunities for performance and expression. While there are many factors in your purchase decision, the type of material is a predominant factor. Here are the pros and cons of plastic vs. wooden rifles when it comes to performance, durability, care and cosmetic style.

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