Avidity Independent of McKendree Winter Guard
2013 Spin Clinics
Saturday, June 8, 2013 ($25 Fee)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 ($25 Fee)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 ($35 Fee)
Join us on November 16th for our Fall Spin Clinic. This is slightly different than
our summer clinics. Participants have the opportunity to perform with the casts of
Avidity Independent and the Marching Bearcat Band Colorguard. Last year we had 80
flags on the field from endzone to endzone. This year.... Let's make it 100!! Following
the performance we will continue with classes in dance, saber, flag and rifle. It
is sure to be a great day!! The cost of the clinic is $35 and will run from 8:30 am
until about 9:00 pm! We will have lunch (free) around 11:45 am and dinner (pizza and
soda for $3 or eat off campus) around 4:30 pm. It's a long day, but it will be well
worth it!! You might even get a chance to see what Avidity has been working on!
Spin Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
What are the start and end times of the clinic?
Doors open at 8:30 and classes begin at 9. The day ends at 5.
I am going to be teaching and would like to learn more to teach my students.
We will gladly help answer any questions you may have with instruction. Whether it's ideas, or our philosophies. Feel free to take anything that you learn from our clinics and utilize them in your program. It's why we hold them.
What experience level do I choose on flag, rifle, saber, and dance?
We will be able to assist you in making the correct decision once you get in the door. We offer a variety of classes and you are never held to a specific class. We typically have several people that move from one group to the next during any given class.
Do we need to bring our own equipment?
We do have equipment, but are limited with numbers. If you have equipment, please bring it. We will fill in the rest.
Will this be indoor or outdoor?
The summer clinics are inside. The November spin clinic is inside for the majority of the day. There will be a performance outside for the home football game.
Will we have to perform?
We end the day with a "show and tell" of what you've learned throughout the day.
There is a performance for the home football game for the November spin clinic. No one is held to perform if they choose not to.
How many breaks will we have?
We have periodic breaks throughout the day.
Avidity 'A' Guard
The staff at Avidity Independent of McKendree University is very excited to be given the opportunity to provide a new home for performers around the St Louis community. In addition to fielding our current Independent Open winterguard we will now be fielding a new feeder group! This will give those that can not commit to the Open Guard's financial and schedule obligations the chance to perform.
Up to $4,000 available for McKendree students who participate in the fall Marching
Bearcat Band Color Guard and the Avidity Independent of McKendree Winter Guard.
Please refer to Audition Requirements for audition information.