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I am proud of the goals that we as a team have set and accomplished. It is hard to understand why we recieve little respect from the school that we have worked so hard to represent with much pride and dignity

The heart and soul of every performer is fueled by the desire to take the emotion out of the crowd and replace it with the fury of the best performance of their lives

That which brings you greatest pain will also bring you greatest pleasure

Guard members are like family

Some people dream of worthy accomplishments: others stay awake and do them

When you put your heart into something it can take you anywhere those who understand no explanation needed...To those who don't no explanation is possible

You can never possible cath a flag/rifle/sabre if you are always thinking of ways to drop it

Share what you know, learn what you don't

Practice does not make perfect...only perfect practice makes perfect

Rehearse the same way you plan to perform, that way when you perform its just like rehearsal  

Education will broaden a narrow mind, but there is no cure for a big head  

The door of guard is open wide, take a step and come inside

SMILE!!! it's good for ya

Is the guard ready?

Sometimes we have to put up with the rain, before we can see a rainbow

An error doesn't become a mistake untill you refuse to correct it

If you don't put out you will never get good

The next time you see somebody at the top of a mountain..remember, they didn't fall there

The harder you work the harder it is to surrender

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary

Attitude is the mind's paintbrush. It can color any situation

Never frown...even when your sad, you never know when someone will fall in love with your smile

The judges want to see your beautiful flag work but they also want to see your beautiful faces too. SMILE!

Make them so excited by your show they want to throw their babies on the field as a sacrifice!!  

We have what they want

Once a guardie, always a guardie

A guard that counts together stays together

They say that necessity is the mother of invention...Well, colorguard is the mother of necessity

The most important thing you'll wear today is your expression improves your face value

Is there life after practice?

If it wasn't going to be hard, everyone would do it  

No one said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it

Love creates memories that are cherished and priceless, and makes its presence known from the inside to the outside

If you're gonna hit 'em, hit 'em hard, and if it's the band director, hit 'em harder

Toss High, Catch Hard, Dance Big, and SMILE your hearts out

The end of the show is more toss to go

I'd rather be in a guard with no life, than in a life with no guard

The two hardrest things to handle in life are failure and success  

I find the harder i work, the more luck i seem to have

You are late, on count 8

A job is nice but interferes with my guard life

To simply spin is not enough to be great- to perform what you spin is what makes you great

Don't give anything less than your best, because that would be a sad thing to give

Guard is the only public place where you can legally flip it, strip it, and whip it in public

Dream...and as you dream, remember that only you can make your dreams come true; Reach...and as you reach, remember that success takes time, devotion, and sometimes a little disappointment; Believe...and as you believe, you will find reaching gets easier, setbacks get more managable, and life becomes more meaningful. There's a wonderful dream waiting just for you..I know you can make it come true

It has long since come to my attention that people of great accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things

Being defeated is only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent

Winterguard is broadway on a basket ball court-only harder

Never underestimate people in large groups with weapons  

Don't wish upon a star, reach for one

Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings-but so can colorguard

There are 2 types of people in this world, those who spin and those who wish they could

All you give is all you get so give it all you got

Failure is the hardest teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson later

Don't cry because its over, cry because you expierienced it

Don't look to the world for security: your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can't take that away from you

True Guardies know that "one more time" really means again

There is no failure except no longer trying

Ambition will only work for you if you have an unending supply of it

If you always reach for the stars you will always hold your head high

Work like you don't need the money, love like you never been hurt, dance like everybody's watching! Live life to the fullest

It's important to be a go-getter. But it's even more important to know what it is you want to go and get

If you focus on results, you will never change, if you focus on change, you will get results

You've go to get up every morning with determination if your going to go to bed with satisfaction

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them granted

You miss 100% of the shots you never take

There will be a time when you think you have finished, that will be the beginning

A sence of humor of humor can help you overlook the unatractive, tolerate the unpleasent, cope with the unexpectied, and smile through the unbearable

Practice doesn't make perfect, nor is it supposed to, practice is about increasing your reporotire of recovering from our mistakes

If you want to have a good day, go out and do it! If you want to have a good show go out and do it!

Love it, do it, live it, spin it

I don't believe in failure. It's not faliure if you enjoyed the process

To love what you do and feel that it matters-how could anything be more fun?

The ultimate of being sucessful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do

Learning is discovering that something is possible

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it but your arrow will fly higher then if aimed at an object on a level with yourself

There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything

Pain is temporary pride is forever

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want most for what the want at the moment

How to succeed: try hard enough, How to Fail: try too hard

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning

The ladder of success is best clibed by stepping on the rungs of oppurtunity

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart

The future belongs to those whoe believe in the beauty of their dreams

Instead of better late than never, better never than late

When people keep telling you that you can't do something, you feel the will to try it

For me it's the challange-the challange to try to beat myself and do better than I did in the past. I try to keep in mind not what I have accomplished but what I have to try to accomplish in the future

Once you say you are going to settle for second, that's what happens to you

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means

It's ok to go down to defeat-as long as you get up and start again

The good news that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude

Oppurtunities multiply as they are seized, they die when neglected

Don't let your achievment go to your head, and don't let your failure go too your heart

To conqure without risk is to triumph without glory

It takes as much courage to have tryed and failed as it does to have secceeded  

If you can imagine it-you can acheieve it. If you can dream it-you can become it.

This is not a dress rehersal this is IT

One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows slowly endures.

Winning isn't everything. *Wanting* to win is.

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.  

I am responsible for my own well-being, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influences the quality of my days.

Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

You've got to take the initiative and play your game . . .. Confidence makes the difference.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Their not "poles", their FLAGS! Their not "swords", their SABRES! Their not "guns", their RIFLES! We don't "twirl", we SPIN! We don't "throw", we TOSS!! GET IT RIGHT OR GET OUT OF MY FACE!!! ==  

Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun.-- Robert Townsend

"You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try you don't take the risk."--Rosalynn Carter

"One never knows what each day is going to bring.  The important thing is to be open and ready for it."--Henry Moore

"Life is a battle in which we fall from wounds we receive in running away."--William L. Sullivan

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."-- Swedish proverb

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present. -Unknown

"If you can't accept losing, you can't win."--Vince Lombardi

"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."  --John F. Kennedy  

"The key to change . . . is to let go of fear."--Rosanne Cash

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances."--Mark Twain.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."--Eleanor Roosevelt

"Deep faith eliminates fear."--Lech Walesa

"Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world."--Robert Hillyer

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."--May Sarton

Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.

*Born to toss....hope to catch*

"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." ~ W.E. Henley      

"Early is on time, on time is late, and late is inexcusable"

"The first and great commandment is, Don't let them scare you."--Elmer Davis

"The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter."--Anon.

"An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it."--Laurence Peter

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

"Act as if it were impossible to fail."--Dorothea Brande

"In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at half time."--Anon.

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better."--Wendell Phillips

"Success is living up to your potential. That's all. Wake up with a smile and go after life Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it."--Joe Kapp

Information is not knowledge; Knowledge is not wisdom Wisdom is not truth; Truth is not beauty; Beauty is not love Love is not music; Music is the best.

"Whatever's worth doing is worth doing well! It may be important, u never can tell! So no matter how hard it seems from the start, DO IT AND DO IT WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART!!!!!"

Do what u love, love what u do...and do it all with a smile and a solid catch!



Some of the stuff on this page I got from My Ode To Guard