Educational Event featuring the Blue Devils (Color Guard only)

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  • Color Guard

Fresno, CA :: June 20–21, 2019


This event is a 5-day course for students who are enthusiastic about marching percussion (drum line and front ensemble). There is instruction for all ages and experience levels. The focus is on establishing a solid technical foundation and applying that to individual skills and ensemble performance demands.

Advance registration: $150
Late registration (starting June 15): $175

Price includes:

  • Instruction and materials
  • Some meals (see schedule)
  • T-shirt
  • Admission to MidCal Champions Showcase

Group rates available. Contact erik@systemblue.org for groups of 10 or more.


Fresno, CA

(exact location TBD)

HOUSING: This is a commuter event. There are many good hotel options near the event site should you need overnight accommodations.


  • Medical form – Please bring a completed medical form with you to the event. You will not be able to participate in the event with out a medical form. If under 18, the form must be signed by your parent or guardian.

Thursday, June 20
9:00 am
Registration
10:00 am
Morning session
1:00 pm
Lunch provided by System Blue
2:00 pm
Afternoon session
5:30 pm
Event conclusion
Friday, June 21
9:00 am
Morning session
12:00 pm
Lunch provided by System Blue
1:00 pm
Afternoon session
4:00 pm
Event conclusion

Color Guard Clinic

System Blue Color Guard clinics are for students who are enthusiastic about contemporary color guard technique and performance. The clinics are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced performers, ages 12 and up, and include instruction in movement, flag, rifle and sabre. Focus will be on establishing solid technique and applying it to individual skills and ensemble performance. Specific content includes:

  • Extensive overview of equipment technique
  • How to prepare for live performance
  • Exercises in creating consistency through technique
  • How to set proficiency goals and achieve them
  • Exploring improvisation
  • Exposure to diverse styles of choreography
  • Understanding and identifying performance quality
  • Tips on how to prepare for an audition