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COLOR CORPS TRAINING (BOOTCAMP WITH A SWORD). COLOR CORPS TRAINING COLOR CORPS CONSISTS OF: HONOR GUARD – THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE MASTERED THE MANUAL OF.

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1 COLOR CORPS TRAINING (BOOTCAMP WITH A SWORD)

2 COLOR CORPS TRAINING COLOR CORPS CONSISTS OF: HONOR GUARD – THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE MASTERED THE MANUAL OF THE SWORD COLOR GUARD – FLAG BEARERS AND THE HONOR GUARD ESCORTS

3 COLOR CORPS TRAINING WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A COLOR CORPS MEMBER PERSONAL COMMITMENT APPEARANCE PERFORMANCE ATTITUDE

4 COLOR CORPS TRAINING WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A COLOR CORPS MEMBER “OBEDIENCE IN ALL THINGS LAWFUL AND RIGHTEOUS TO YOUR SUPERIOR OFFICERS AND THE LAWS OF THE ORDER.” ATTITUDE CHANGE IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT NEED FAITH IN YOUR SUPERIORS BEING DONE FOR THE ORDER, NOT AN ATTACK ON YOU IF ALL ELSE FAILS, REMEMBER YOUR PLEDGE OF:

5 COLOR CORPS TRAINING RESOURCE MATERIAL COLOR CORPS DRILL MANUAL (Supreme Supply Catalog #808 dated 6-08) COLOR CORPS DRILL MANUAL ( Obsolete Supreme Supply Catalog #808 dated 7-94) FM (U.S. Army Field Manual for Drill & Ceremony) ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

6 COLOR CORPS TRAINING TOPICS TO BE COVERED PROPER COLOR CORPS ATTIRE INDIVIDUAL DRILL MANUAL OF THE SWORD MASS PROCEDURES CASKET WATCH COMMAND VOICE ROLE OF NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER

7 COLOR CORPS TRAINING ROLE OF NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER NAVIGATOR APPOINTS THE COMMANDER (CAN ALSO REPLACE THE COMMANDER AT ANY TIME) NAVIGATOR MUST ASSURE COMMANDER IS DOING THE JOB CORRECTLY NAVIGATOR

8 COLOR CORPS TRAINING ROLE OF NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER WORTHY COMMANDER Sir Knight: You have been duly appointed by your Faithful Navigator to lead the Color Corps of your Assembly. This is no easy task. Prepare yourself by reading your Drill Manual and practice and follow the commands therein for Orderwide Uniformity is required. Gain the confidence of your Honor Guard through good Leadership and Careful Planning. Know the wishes of your parish priest before any church event. It is your responsibility to keep your Honor Guard’s skills sharp and their uniform up to the District code. Attend your District Meetings to learn of any changes that may need to be implemented. Remember the Color Corps you lead are the window of the Knights of Columbus. All eyes are upon you! I congratulate you on having gained the trust of your Faithful Navigator and the Sir Knights of your Assembly.

9 COLOR CORPS TRAINING ROLE OF NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER COMMANDER UNDERSTANDS THE DRILL MANUAL AND THE VARIATIONS AUTHORIZED BY THE VSM AND DISTRICT MASTER (MUST ATTEND MEETINGS TO ALWAYS BE CURRENT) PRACTICES KNOWS THE WISHES OF THE PRIEST REVIEW EVENT ACTIVITIES GIVE THE RANKING OFFICER THE LAST WORD BEFORE DISMISSING THE COLOR CORPS

10 COLOR CORPS TRAINING ROLE OF NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER NAVIGATOR & COMMANDER ENSURE COLOR CORPS MEMBERS ARE TRAINED & INSPIRED INSTRUCTIONS & PRACTICE MEETINGS RECOGNITION (IN PUBLIC) LEAD BY EXAMPLE IN APPEARANCE AND PERFORMANCE REGALIA UP TO STANDARDS CRITIQUE (WITHIN COLOR CORPS)

11 COLOR CORPS TRAINING PROPER COLOR CORPS ATTIRE OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – MEMBER VS OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – COLOR CORPS

12 COLOR CORPS TRAINING OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS - MEMBER BLACK TUXEDO WHITE TUXEDO SHIRT – PLEATED WITH LAY DOWN COLLAR BLACK BOW TIE, CUMMERBUND (NO VESTS) STUDS AND CUFF LINKS BLACK FOOTWEAR (INCLUDING SOCKS) SOCIAL BALDRIC LAPEL PIN (OFFICIAL PIN OF 4 TH DEGREE) NAME BADGE CURRENT 3 RD OR 4 TH DEGREE JEWEL OF OFFICE MINIATURE JEWEL IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROTOCOL HANDBOOK

13 COLOR CORPS TRAINING OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – COLOR CORPS OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – MEMBER WITHOUT : NAME TAG MINIATURE JEWEL (PER VSM) SOCIAL BALDRIC

14 COLOR CORPS TRAINING OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – COLOR CORPS OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – MEMBER WITH: CHAPEAU PROPER FIT WORN PARALLEL TO THE GROUND FEATHERS FLUFFED FEATHERS CORRECT COLOR (NOT FADED)

15 COLOR CORPS TRAINING OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – COLOR CORPS OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – MEMBER WITH: CAPE 4 TH DEGREE EMBLEM ON LEFT SHOULDER (WITHOUT BACKGROUND) PROPER FIT – LENGTH TO BREAK IN KNEE CORRECT COLOR (NOT FADED)

16 COLOR CORPS TRAINING OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – COLOR CORPS OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS – MEMBER WITH: WHITE GLOVES SERVICE BALDRIC CURRENT JEWEL OF OFFICE WORN BY MASTER AND NAVIGATOR (PER MASTER) EMBLEM SHOULD BE PARALLEL TO THE GROUND SWORD BLACK STUDS AND CUFF LINKS

17 COLOR CORPS TRAINING COMMAND VOICE (NOT IN NEW MANUAL) INFLECTION & CADENCE PREPARATORY COMMAND - NORMAL VOICE WITH RISING PITCH COMMAND OF EXECUTION - SNAPPY, HIGHER PITCH (E.G. “ATTEN…HUT”) NO INFLECTION IF PREPARATORY & COMMAND OF EXECUTION ARE COMBINED. USE HIGHER PITCH AND LOUDNESS OF COMMAND OF EXECUTION. (E.G. “FALL IN”)

18 COLOR CORPS TRAINING COMMAND VOICE (NOT IN NEW MANUAL) INFLECTION & CADENCE CADENCE – UNIFORM & RHYTHMIC FLOW OF WORDS SIMILAR TO QUICK TIME MARCHING CADENCE – 120 STEPS/MINUTE MANUAL OF SWORD MAY BE SLOWER USING TWO HANDS

19 COLOR CORPS TRAINING INDIVIDUAL DRILL ATTENTION (FALL IN) PARADE REST FACING MOVEMENTS FROM A HALT HAND SALUTE THINK SAFETY

20 COLOR CORPS TRAINING INDIVIDUAL DRILL MARCHING QUICK TIME – 120 STEPS/MINUTE 30” STEP – FORWARD MARCH 15” STEP - HALF STEP, RIGHT/LEFT STEP, BACKWARD MARCH IN PLACE – MARK TIME THINK SAFETY

21 COLOR CORPS TRAINING INDIVIDUAL DRILL MARCHING COLUMN MOVEMENTS HALT LOCATION OF COMMANDER THINK SAFETY

22 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MANUAL OF THE SWORD DRAW SWORD* CARRY SWORD* PARADE REST (TWO HANDS)* * DEVIATION FROM NEW MANUAL THINK SAFETY

23 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MANUAL OF THE SWORD PRESENT SWORD (TWO HANDS)* CARRY SWORD FROM PRESENT SWORD (TWO HANDS)* RETURN SWORD (TWO HANDS)* * DEVIATION FROM NEW MANUAL THINK SAFETY

24 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MASS PROCEDURES ALL COMMANDS IN CHURCH ARE SILENT (VISUAL) COMMUNION (AND PRIOR TO) PRECESSION WITH SWORDS* RECESSION WITH SWORDS* * DEVIATION FROM NEW MANUAL COMMANDER COORDINATES WITH AND ABIDES BY THE WISHES OF THE CELEBRANT

25 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MASS PROCEDURES REMINDER: THERE SHALL BE NO MOVEMENT OF THE COLOR CORPS DURING THE CONSECRATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SWORDS ARE PERMITTED.

26 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MASS PROCEDURES REMOVE GLOVES WHILE KNEELING AFTER THE CONSECRATION WHEN RISING AFTER THE “GREAT AMEN” TURN CLOCKWISE AND PLACE GLOVES AND CHAPEAU ON THE PEW (MAY HOLD HANDS DURING “OUR FATHER”) AFTER CONGREGATION, PROCEED FORWARD TO RECEIVE COMMUNION, BODY & BLOOD RETURN TO PEW AND REGLOVE COMMUNION

27 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MASS PROCEDURES PROCESSION WITH SWORDS

28 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-leads H.G. at “Carry Swords” down center aisle and “Halts” at front of church. Procession into Church

29 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-does “About Face”. H.G.-then does “Face” to the center Procession into Church

30 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-moves into line Procession into Church

31 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-takes 1 step forward and “Present Sword”, take 2 steps back, while at “Present Sword” H.G.-“Present Sword” until all process through Procession into Church

32 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.- 1 step forward while at “Present Swords” and come to “Carry Swords” H.G.-“Carry Swords” Procession into Church

33 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C. & H.G. – “Face” toward the altar Procession into Church

34 ALTAR PEWS When the C.C.C. wants the H.G. to return to the rear of the church: C.C.C. – centers himself on the 2 columns and steps toward the altar H.G. – march across front aisle to respective side aisle to the rear of the church Procession into Church

35 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.- “About Face” and goes down the center aisle to back of church H.G.-Proceed to down side aisles to back of church Procession into Church

36 ALTAR PEWS H.G.-enter pews from the side aisle. C.C.C.-commands “Return Swords”, remove chapeau, etc. Procession into Church

37 COLOR CORPS TRAINING MASS PROCEDURES RECESSION WITH SWORDS

38 ALTAR PEWS Recession from Church C.C.C.-leads H.G. at “Carry Swords” down center aisle and “Halts” at front of church.

39 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.- does “About Face”. H.G.-then does “Face” to the center Recession from Church

40 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-marches between the columns to the rear of church H.G.-when C.C.C. passes 1 st H.G., they take 1 step forward, face to rear of church, march to rear of church in step with the C.C.C. Recession from Church

41 ALTAR PEWS H.G.- when preceding H.G. goes by, take 1 step forward, face to rear of church, march to rear of church, in step with the preceding H.G., each succeeding pair of H.G. does the same Recession from Church

42 ALTAR PEWS Recession from Church (narrow main aisle) C.C.C.-leads H.G. at “Carry Swords” down center aisle and “Halts” at front of church.

43 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.- does “About Face”. H.G.- then does “Face” to the center Recession from Church (narrow main aisle)

44 ALTAR PEWS C.C.C.-marches between the columns to the rear of church H.G.-when C.C.C. passes 1 st H.G. on C.C.C.’s right takes 1 step forward, face to rear of church, march to rear of church, in step with C.C.C. Recession from Church (narrow main aisle)

45 ALTAR PEWS H.G.-when 1 st H.G. on C.C.C.’s right takes 1 step to rear of church the opposite H.G. takes 1 step forward, turns to the rear of the church and marches to the rear of the church, in step with preceding H.G. Each succeeding pair of H.G. does the same. Recession from Church (narrow main aisle)

46 ALTAR PEWS H.G.-when the H.G. marching to the rear of the church clears the last H.G. facing into the aisle he moves toward the pews on the side he was on to form 2 columns Recession from Church (narrow main aisle)

47 COLOR CORPS TRAINING CASKET WATCH

48 CASKET 1.C.C.C. will lead 1 st pair of H.G. with swords at “Carry Sword” position to the casket and “Halt”. CASKET WATCH POSTING 1 ST GUARDS 2.C.C.C. commands “Present Sword” and “Carry Sword”. 3.C.C.C. commands “Guards Post”. 4.H.G. will go to each end of the casket, where they will “Face” each other. The guards will remain at the position of “Carry Sword”. If a guard is unable to stand at “Carry Sword” then both guards may stand at “Parade Rest”.

49 CASKET 5.C.C.C. will “About Face” and return to the assembly room, or maneuver as necessary to return to the assembly room. CASKET WATCH POSTING 1 ST GUARDS

50 CASKET 1.C.C.C. will lead pair of H.G. with swords at “Carry Sword” position to the casket and “Halt”. CASKET WATCH RELIEVING GUARDS 2.H.G. will “Side Step” 2 steps from the C.C.C.

51 CASKET CASKET WATCH RELIEVING GUARDS 3.C.C.C. will command “Guards Return”. 5.C.C.C. will command “Present Sword” and them “Carry Sword”. 4.H.G. at the casket will “Face” toward the new watch and move on line to the space next to the C.C.C. and “About Face”.

52 CASKET CASKET WATCH RELIEVING GUARDS 6.C.C.C. commands “Guards Post”. 7.H.G. will go to each end of the casket, where they will “Face” each other. The guards will remain at the position of “Carry Sword”. If a guard is unable to stand at “Carry Sword” then both guards may stand at “Parade Rest”.

53 CASKET CASKET WATCH RELIEVING GUARDS 8.C.C.C. And H.G. will “About Face” and return to the assembly room, or maneuver as necessary to return to the assembly room.

54 COLOR CORPS TRAINING TEST 1. What part of the Color Corps is responsible for carrying flags? A. Flag Guys B. Color Guard C. Semaphorist 2.Who may wear their current jewel of office while in Color Corps regalia? A. The PopeB. Master & Navigator C. Bill LeVeque 3.When does the Honor Guard remove their gloves at Mass? A. After putting hand in Holy Water B. After Consecration C. Never 4.While in church, the commander: A. Shows off his command voice B. Uses silent, visual commands C. Sings “Ave Maria” 5.The Honor Guard can “Return..Sword” and “Draw…Sword” while standing in the pew because: A. They stand on the seat B. They are professionals C. They have “Nerf” swords If you don’t know the answer…guess.

55 COLOR CORPS TRAINING THIS PRESENTATION IS ON THE DISTRICT WEB SITE FOR YOUR USE IN TRAINING YOUR ASSEMBLY COLOR CORPS. DISTRICT WEB SITE ADDRESS:

56 COLOR CORPS TRAINING LOOK FOR MORE TRAINING IN THE FUTURE AS YOUR ASSEMBLY COLOR CORPS GROWS AND STRENGTHENS AND LOOKS TO IMPROVE.

57 COLOR CORPS TRAINING PRACTICAL EXERCISE MASS PROCEDURES PROCESSION RECESSION CASKET WATCH

58 COLOR CORPS TRAINING YOUR ASSIGNMENT BECOME FAMILIAR WITH WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT PREPARE TRAINING FOR YOUR ASSEMBLY COLOR CORPS CONDUCT TRAINING FOR YOUR ASSEMBLY COLOR CORPS PRACTICE…PRACTICE…PRACTICE


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