Color Guard Mid-term Exam

EXPECTATIONS

Goal: Create a 2 minute solo color guard routine by January 21 at 9am

This will be the start of your routine for the color guard feature.

Tips for Creating a Color Guard Routine

1. A song has been selected for you from the selected piece.

2. Your routine must have 50% Flag work; 30% Rifle; 20% Dance

3. Choreograph your routine to work with the music so that the routine flows naturally. Flag moves should make up most of the routine, with several flag changes. More experienced teams can incorporate rifle and saber moves to add a whole new level of excitement to a routine.

4. Choose flags that match your theme and reflect your music. Use bright colors for upbeat routines and dark colors for more edge. Larger flags make the biggest impact.

5. Choose a look that displays what your theme. The look means your hair, makeup, clothing, and shoe.

Color Guard Mid-Term Exam Rubric:

20pt______

Knowledge of Choreography: Do you know what you are doing? Does it make sense with the music? Proper transitions between work

20pt_____

Dance: Head, Body Carriage, Arms, Legs, Toes ,etc.

20pt. _____

Movement: Where are you located on the floor? How are you getting there? Do you have variety in movement? (foot work underneath)

20pt. ______

Technical Skills: Tempo/ Timing: Fast, slow, fast variety; Tosses: Be unique; Variety of movement, Uniqueness of the movement;

20-18 Superior: Demonstrates knowledge of content and executes it well.

17-14 Excellent Demonstrates knowledge of the content but have minor issues

13-10 Good Remembers major aspects of the content but having inconsistent issues

9-5 Fair Remembers minor aspects of the content but having major issues

4-0 Poor Effort was not displayed consistently or was not present.

10pt. _____

Planning: Song Choice: Theme; Counts for phrasing; Flag Choice: Colors and size; Prop Choice: riffle, saber, etc.; General: Costume, hair, make-up,

This is the preparation part of your grade. YOU WILL TURN THIS SECTION IN.

10pt. ______

Performance Skills: Overall effect; Body and Face Expression; Does the audience understand your vision?

10-8 Superior Performance well carefully planned and executes communication with the audience.

9-7 Excellent Performance is a focused projection of the ideal but has minor communication issues for the audience.

6-5 Good Performance is focused but not reaching the audience appeal

4-3 Fair Performance has minor focus issues and does not display audience appeal

2-0 Poor Performance was not a focused piece and did not have audience appeal

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GOOD STARTS TODAY ON YOUR MID-TERM. Be sure to add movement. Think about phrasing and where are the hit points located. Homework: Complete 1/3 of your routine. Example: Finish the dance section of the routine. Be sure to think about performing from head to toe. Upper body is important.