On A Water Break

This podcast takes on interviews, event coverage, and behind the scene perspectives from participants, directors, and designers within the Marching Arts community


  • About
  • Episodes
  • Team

About On A Water Break

On A Water Break is a new podcast produced by guardcloset.com, intended for the marching arts community, and free for everyone to enjoy. This is a podcast for the instructor, designer, educator, adjudicator, performer, and enthusiast in you. We bring you interviews, conversation, mini-clinics, advice, education, news, and current events from a variety of active perspectives inside the marching arts community. If you're talking about it on your water break, we're talking about it on this podcast!

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming topics, host and staff announcements, and to meet some very special guests. Sign up to our newsletter below for more information.

Where To Listen


Sign up for our newsletter to receive occasional updates about our podcast.

November 5, 2022

On A Water Break is a podcast for everyone in the marching arts. If you’re talking about, 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.
November 11, 2022
The gang invites founder of Marching Arts Education, Tim "The Beast of the Marching Arts" Hinton, to talk about current news in the marching arts.

November 22, 2022

On this water break, the staff welcomes new panelist Cameron Cavender to the team and interviews college band guru Alison Beidler.

December 2, 2022

We are joined by artist Emily Nee from the casual husky who created our fun cartoon images.
Check out her merchandise at guardcloset.com/thecasualhusky.
Connect with the casual husky on Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, or via email.

December 8, 2022

Join our hosts as they explore behind the scenes of the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with members from the Macy's Great American Marching Band.
We are also joined by special guest, Dr. Amy Knopps, from the University of Missouri. She talks about the Marching Mizzou, how they made it to the parade, and everything that went into being in the opening number with Lea Michelle and the cast of Funny Girl.

December 16, 2022

Catch up with Nicole Younger, an adjudicator, designer, and founder of the networking event, The CookoutShe has lots of great announcements about The Cookout, plus news, advice, and so much more.
Connect with The Cookout on InstagramFacebook, or via email.

December 21, 2022

Join an amazing panel of women who love band to talk about the highs and lows of being female in the band world.
Dr. Amy Knopps - Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands for the Marching Mizzou at the University of Missouri
Julie Angelis Boehler - Timpanist at Brass Band of Battle Creek and former Principal Timpanist (retired) at U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

December 29, 2022

Join producers Jeremy and Christine as they recap 2022 with the team. We'll take a look back at some memorable moments from the year then glance forward to what comes next in 2023. Happy New Year!

Coming soon...

Stay tuned to receive more information about our upcoming programming and sign up for our newsletter for episode release announcements and more.

Jeremy Williams

Jeremy is a graduate of West Chester University and a former member of the Field of View World Class Color Guard. He went on to work on large parades and events. After many years of selling costumes, flags, and accessories he decided to expand his reach. Jeremy and his husband Chris purchased Guard Closet in hopes of bringing together a place where all groups, regardless of budget, can have amazing products.

Guard Closet continues to bring great consignment items to the groups that need it. Guard Closet has also been expanding into new product offerings including custom costume design, formal wear, show design, choreography and drilling writing, educational programming, and more.

On A Water Break is the official podcast of guardcloset.com.

Christine Ream has been the Guard Closet Consignment Manager for over 10 years and has been involved in the marching arts for over 25 years. She has performed with the Penn State Blue Band and the Westshoremen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.

Christine has worked as an instructor for several marching bands in central Pennsylvania and currently is an adjudicator for Cavalcade of Bands. Christine also worked on the operations and promotional teams for the US Army All-American Marching Band.

She holds a B.S. in Music Education from Penn State and a Master’s in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College and performs with the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band. She is an elementary music teacher in Carlisle, PA. Check out consignment here: https://guardcloset.com/sell/

Jackie Brown has been a color guard performer, instructor, designer, judge, and clinician for over 20 years. She founded the Spintronix Color Guard with the mission to bring free and low-cost educational resources to color guard students, instructors, and programs all over the world.

Jackie's most notable achievements include performing in the 2016 Olympic Games Ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, managing the most-subscribed color guard channel on YouTube, and publishing the first-ever beginning color guard instructor manual. As a classroom teacher, she was named district teacher of the year in 2019 and McDonald's Outstanding Educator in 2020.

At home, she is a wife, mom of three spoiled dogs, and recently had her first child. Jackie serves customers in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.