It feels like it has been AGES since I made a post(but, I have only been MIA for 2 weeks). Between family cooties and Thanksgiving I have been all over the place. I suppose I shouldn't say anything because our wonderful Jackie got to go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade AGAIN! I am slightly envious(😉💓) but I was also SO excited that she was sweet enough to share with all of us. Go check out her adventure if you haven't. You won't be disappointed.
It is that time that Indoor Guards all over are gearing up for their season. It is amazing to get to see all of the guards sharing some of their extremely entertaining shenanigans on social media. I may be biased, but Spintronix pages have been my top favorite over the last several months😁. I am so excited to spend some time with the team this year, as I am able. It has been sad to not be able to much, so far. That will change!
This brings me to my topic of the evening. Color Guard Diversity on Social Media.
Thanks to social media and the good ol' internet itself, we are given the gift of sharing an infinite number of things. I am always completely intrigued by the different ways that different guards represent themselves on social media. Some share choreography. Some share different tricks to make your performance planning spectacular. Some share hilarious antics that they all like to get into together. Some share taping tips, uniform hacks, make-up hacks, you name it. They may be different in their presentation, based on personality and what exactly they wish to convey, but they all definitely share to help others in their position. There is something pretty special about that. It goes to show that the strength of your team has so much more to do with the diversity itself than it does knowledge of the sport. If this wasn't the case, we wouldn't have so many willing to share so much of what makes them successful.
I know this post isn't very long but I feel like the paragraph above speaks volumes about how diverse this little world is. It is actually super fun to have the opportunity to watch the guards from our screens.
What is your favorite thing about being able to watch your favorite Guards on social media? Let us know!
"Strength lies in differences, not similarities." ~Stephen R. Covey
Until next time, Spinthusiasts!
The Skye Writer