First Responder Casket Watch Videos

DrillMaster Honor Guard, Honor Guard Training, Instructional Leave a Comment

Here is a playlist of three videos of law enforcement and firefighters learning the solemn technique of casket watch during three different honor guard academies that I’ve taught. You will notice that the techniques have changed slightly at certain points as my refining process has continued. The last video of the Louisiana LEOs (Oct 2015) is the latest iteration of …

Weapons Inside a Chapel?

DrillMaster Color Guard/Color Team, Honor Guard, Honor Guard Training, Instructional Leave a Comment

I received an email recently with a dilemma: Hey John, I hope you’re doing well. I had a question for you. Our team was asked to post colors in a synagogue yesterday. When we arrived, one of the synagogue members stated that we could not be armed inside the sanctuary. Our policy does not allow us to be unarmed (sidearm) …

All about “Color Guard” and “Color Team”

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I received this question: How and why does a military color guard and marching band color guard differ? My answer: This is a great question and one that I’ve dealt with for several years since I have been a judge for marching bands, winter guards and military drill teams/color guards. So here is a detailed explanation and a little history. …