118 episodes

On a Water Break is a podcast for everyone in the marching arts.  If you’re talking about it, we’re probably planning to talk about it on an upcoming episode.  We want to entertain and inform you-the performer, instructor, designer, adjudicator and enthusiast.

We bring you the Marching Arts  news, interview, advice and so much more each week from amazing hosts

On A Water Break On A Water Break

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    • 4.4 • 15 Ratings

On a Water Break is a podcast for everyone in the marching arts.  If you’re talking about it, we’re probably planning to talk about it on an upcoming episode.  We want to entertain and inform you-the performer, instructor, designer, adjudicator and enthusiast.

We bring you the Marching Arts  news, interview, advice and so much more each week from amazing hosts

    • video
    The One Recapping WGI Advisory Board and Stephen's New Music

    The One Recapping WGI Advisory Board and Stephen's New Music

    Join our hosting panel as they talk about what happened at the WGI Advisory Board Meeting this year AND we get to sample some of Stephen's New Music with his collaborator N.W. Eazy. Our hosts bring you their stories, plus news, guests, and so much more!

    Special Guests

    N.W. Eazy - @n.w_eazy

    Meet our Hosts

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Bill Woodward - @remoking100

    Emily Nee - @tch.makes.art

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com [http://leydamusic.com/] Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    Featuring

    Lexi Duda - Host for On A Water Break In Rhinestones - The Stories of the Twirlers @lexi_duda

    Thank you also to @guardcloset

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak #wgi #drumline

    • 1 hr 25 min
    • video
    On A Water Break with 4th Block Music

    On A Water Break with 4th Block Music

    Go On A Water Break with 4th Block Founders and creators Lou Rosen & Bronson Gold. 4th Block has taken their passion for the Marching Arts and turned it into a full music production garage band!

    Guests:

    4th Block - @4thblock_music

    Lou Rosen - @lourosenmusic

    Bronson Gold - @bronsonau

    Listen to the main episode to keep up on everything going on in the marching arts with our hosts:

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak

    • 43 min
    • video
    The One Prepping for the Fall Season

    The One Prepping for the Fall Season

    Join our hosting panel as they talk about prepping for the fall season with new Host Bobbey Biddle from ShowDay Designs Our hosts bring you their stories, plus news, guests, and so much more!

    Special Guests

    Bobbey Biddle - @bobbey107 & @showdaydesigns

    Meet our Hosts

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Bill Woodward - @remoking100

    Emily Nee - @tch.makes.art

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com [http://leydamusic.com/] Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    Featuring

    Lexi Duda - Host for On A Water Break In Rhinestones - The Stories of the Twirlers @lexi_duda

    Thank you also to @guardcloset

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak #wgi #drumline

    • 1 hr 15 min
    • video
    The One Wrapping up the 2024 School Year

    The One Wrapping up the 2024 School Year

    Join our hosting panel as they talk about wrapping up the 2024 school year and everything staff, students, and parents should be doing over the summer to get ready for next season! Our hosts bring you their stories, plus news, guests, and so much more!

    Special Guests

    Mario Sebastian - @blueandgoldregiment

    Meet our Hosts

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Bill Woodward - @remoking100

    Emily Nee - @tch.makes.art

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com [http://leydamusic.com/] Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    Featuring

    Lexi Duda - Host for On A Water Break In Rhinestones - The Stories of the Twirlers @lexi_duda

    Thank you also to @guardcloset

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak #wgi #drumline

    • 57 min
    • video
    The One About Mental Health in the Marching Arts

    The One About Mental Health in the Marching Arts

    Join our hosting panel as they dive into Mental Health in the Marching Arts with some amazing clinicians including Dr. Shari Kuzel, a mental health professional in the marching arts and Jared Polite founder of Melanin Mosaic. Our hosts bring you their stories, plus news, guests, and so much more!

    Special Guests

    Shari Kuzel - @shkuzel

    Jarid Polite - @melaninmosiacpa

    Meet our Hosts

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Bill Woodward - @remoking100

    Emily Nee - @tch.makes.art

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com [http://leydamusic.com/] Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    Featuring

    Lexi Duda - Host for On A Water Break In Rhinestones - The Stories of the Twirlers @lexi_duda

    Thank you also to @guardcloset

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak #wgi #drumline

    • 1 hr 33 min
    • video
    The One About DCI Tour Fees

    The One About DCI Tour Fees

    Join our hosting panel as they dive into Drum Corps Tour Fees and what they are excited about for the 2024 DCI Season. Our hosts bring you their stories, plus news, guests, and so much more!

    Special Guests

    Jeremy from Drum Corps Today - @drumcorpstoday

    Meet our Hosts

    Jackie Brown - @spintronixguard

    Stephen McCarrick - @stephenmccarick

    Cindy Barry - @leandermomma

    Nicole Younger - @o2bnpjs & @thecookoutcg

    Trevor Bailey - @t_pain151

    Trish O'Shea - @trishdish1002

    Beth Beccone - @bether7189

    Chris Rutt - @wildhornbrass1

    Cynthia Bernard - @cynthiabern

    Ashlee Amos - @famousamossss_

    Theo Harrison - @harrisontheo07

    Stephanie Click - @stephanieclick

    Whitney Stone - @dancerwhit

    Justin Surface - @J_dex07

    Ashley Tran - @itsashleytran

    Jack Goudreau - @goudreau_

    Bill Woodward - @remoking100

    Emily Nee - @tch.makes.art

    Ricardo Robinson-Shinall - @ricardorrobinson

    Callie Quire - @cnquire

    Austin Hall - @Austin_hall10

    Jose Montes - @joeymontes57

    Music provided by leydamusic.com [http://leydamusic.com/] Follow him @josh.leyda

    Avatars provided by @tch.makes.art

    Featuring

    Lexi Duda - Host for On A Water Break In Rhinestones - The Stories of the Twirlers @lexi_duda

    Thank you also to @guardcloset

    #marchingband #colorguard #dci #podcast #onawaterbreak #wgi #drumline

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Jeff Ream ,

DCA episode

I can’t believe you had Ream on! Oh wait…. That’s me!! Had a lot of fun keep up the great work!

GC Consignment ,

Check it out!

Be sure to check out this fantastic new podcast from Guard Closet!

Cru0 ,

Work in Progress

Avid podcast listener - couple of quick notes for y’all:

- work on that sound equalization. The mix isn’t mixed. Microphones are a work in progress, but when I have to crank the volume to listen to one section and frantically lower it in another isn’t great.
- who is speaking? Literally, we hear first names but no one is announced in full at the top of the show.
- the special guests aren’t also (consistently) fully named. If I want to follow them, I have no way to do so outside doing a deep dive. There’s no social or contact to follow/view their work/promote/etc…
- playing a game where people have to write down multiple items. Either cut the “prep” time, or ask the questions prior to recording. No one wants to listen to dead air - or worse, bad dead space banter.
- if you’re going to name drop someone NOT on the pod, include minor background info. Your audience won’t recognize every name mentioned, especially with such a broad cast from different fields/regions/etc.
- as a former guard member: WE ARE NOT CHEERLEADERS. Some of the panel very obviously have no idea how to talk to/treat guard. We’re a huge part of a band’s visual program and not being treated with respect kills a portion of potential audience.
- Kill the text a friend segment. See playing a game - we don’t want to hear the texting section. It adds run time to the full program and nothing else. Like, how do we know anyone is actually looking someone up?
- the entire structure of the show is weird. Why not have a wind/brass section, a guard section, a percussion section - keep the same group convo but focus it more… Or break it up differently - Music, Visual, Development, Show Design, etc… genuinely feels like I’m going all over the place. This will also help with pacing and ad breaks.
- your presenters do NOT seem to be giving any sort of heads up about content per episode. Are they not getting written questions ahead of time to come up with a specific, poignant answers (that can be edited if not great). Just seems like an easy miss.
- you don’t acknowledge anyone that has been on the episode. I don’t know how to contact them or follow them or anything. Again - easy miss.

I wanna like this and keep listening but it needs work. Reach out if you want help.

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