Author Archive: Catina Anderson

Catina Anderson is the founder/editor of the Colorguard Educators blog. Color guard has been part of her life for almost 25 years. She began coaching in 1994 and worked with the Broad Run High School color guard in Northern VA from 1998 until 2010. She has also written for Halftime Magazine and served on the Executive Board of the Atlantic Indoor Association. A former teacher, she enjoys sharing what she has learned and hopes to encourage others to share as well. Together we can create even more positive experiences for performers and help to collectively strengthen marching arts activities worldwide.

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Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
Get Subscriptions to Halftime Magazine for only $1.00 each!

Halftime Magazine has a fantastic program we wanted to share with our readers. Directors can purchase a group subscription with copies for every student and staff member of your group for just $1.00 per person, per year. We love Halftime Magazine!  And what better way to get your students excited for the next season while […]

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From the Archives: Mid-season motivation and a little charm…

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

March is here – hard to believe! Every point in the season creates it’s own unique challenges.  We hope that these weekly articles pulled from the archives help you to find the information that might speak to something you’re facing right now.  With a little over (or less than) a month left in the season […]

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From the Archives: Goals… and a little comic relief

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes all you need mid-season is a little comic relief… so we have some here in an archived article by Darcie Gudger. Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief! by Darcie Gudger (2/8/2010) And after you’re done laughing it’s time to re-evaluate your goals mid-season. READY, FIRE, AIM (Re-evaluation and Goal Setting Mid-Season) […]

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From the Archives: Finishing Touches

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about the finishing touches.  The kids are spinning… it’s relatively together…they’re starting to express and use their showmanship skills… Now it’s all about details. These two articles from the archives have some ideas that might help. A Movement Moment #8: Put on Your Audience Eyes by Cheryl Myers (2/17/2010) Everyone’s favorite […]

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From the Archives: Showmanship!

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about showmanship!  How do you get your performers past the technical and really expressing the “meaning” of the show up and out there to the audience.  How do you get them to a point where they are able to draw the audience in and engage? Here are two of our past […]

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From the Archives: Writer’s Block and other challenges…

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we hit the mid-point of our seasons sometimes challenges set in… if you’re facing some stressful challenges this week here are two articles that might provide some insight. When Teaching Guard Gets Hard by Darcie Gudger (11/03/2009) When You Hit the Proverbial Block by Chris Casteel (9/25/2009) If you’ve hit a rough patch we […]

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From the Archives: Collaboration, Transitions and Fabric Sails

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

We hope your winter seasons are off to a fabulous start.  Whether you’ve just completed your first competitions or are looking forward to them this weekend, we hope that the growing community here on the CGE FB page or the archived articles here on CGE will help make your season just a little less stressful. […]

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A little inspiration from Helen Keller…

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is one of those rare months where we have more than 4 Mondays in a month – so – we have a week break before our next adjudicator post (looking forward to our next installment from Cheryl Myers next Monday!). For many of our readers this may have been your first competitive weekend of […]

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From the Archives: Spotting, Show Tips & Transitions, Transitions, Transitions…

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Winter Seasons have officially begun across the world – last weekend marked the start in many circuits – while over the next few weeks most units will venture out to their first competitive performances. Here are a few articles we’re featuring this week from our archives.  We hope that you find something useful to make […]

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We’re on TWITTER!

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alrighty now! As some of you may know we’ve had a twitter account for some time… but our tweeting… well… it has left much to be desired! Twitter seems to be a strange land with new languages and word limits (which… well… anyone who has talked to me in person knows word limits are not […]

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