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Our 2016-17 Bowl Game Predictions

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As the regular college football season draws to a close, WorldStrides OnStage programs is gearing up for bowl game season! We’re just as excited as our performers to find out who will be playing in bowl games across the country. While we wait for the…

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Adjudicator Perspective: How To Prepare For Your Festival Performance

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Planning a festival should be a fun and rewarding experience. At WorldStrides OnStage, we take care of every single detail so our directors can focus on the most important part – the music! Adjudicated festival performance can feel intimidating, so we talked to several of…

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How To Combat Stage Fright

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You’re preparing for your festival, but your students – maybe even you! – are starting to feel the effects of stage fright! Simply put, stage fright is performance anxiety. Those with performance anxiety will often focus on the worst case scenarios, worry about failure, and…

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Meet Our 2017 Inauguration Heritage Festival Adjudicators

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The Inauguration Heritage Festival only happens every four years. On January 20, 2017, students have the opportunity to be in the nation’s capital for this historic event, then perform at an adjudicated festival! At our 2017 Inauguration Heritage festival, students will perform before a panel…

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WorldStrides Bands and Dance Teams Set For 100th Indianapolis 500 Performances

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This Sunday, May 29, marks the running of the 100th Indianapolis 500. The event recently announced the first sellout in the history of the race, setting the field for what’s sure to be an exciting weekend. Did you know that WorldStrides is a part of…

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Should Darth Vader Have Been A Conductor?

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Have you met our 2017 Festival at Carnegie Hall conductors yet? We are thrilled to provide students the opportunity to work with this caliber of music professionals. Applications for 2017 are available now and are due by September 23, 2016. Learn more about the application…

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How To Make Your Booster Club and Administration Your Biggest Supporters

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You’re ready to take your students to your WorldStrides OnStage program! You’re excited and the kids are pumped. For many teachers, it is also important to gain the support of their  booster organization, parent group, and/or administration! Here are a few tips on how to get…

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Musical Ensemble Engaged

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Does this scene look familiar? If your musical ensemble started out like this at the beginning of the school year, hopefully you’ve found a way to encourage the Barneys of your group to be more in-tune. If your ensemble is still at the “Barney stage”…

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12 Photos From The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

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The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall took place February 4-8 in New York City. The Honors Performance Series challenges elite students to perform at their very best as they rehearse and perform under master conductors. They also have the opportunity to perform…

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Top 10 signs of a conductor

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At this season’s conferences, you’ll be surrounded by other music educators. In day-to-day life, however, it can be tough to spot your fellow directors. Here’s a list of key indicators that you’re in the presence of another conductor. Serious hair game   Talks with his…

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