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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From the Archives: First Show Tips, Penalties, Emergencies…

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Another archives post jam packed with important ideas as we approach our first competitions of the winter season.  We hope there is something here you’ll find useful and that we’ve save you some time in the search! Movement Monday #4: First Show Tips by Cheryl Myers (1/4/2010) – Everyone’s favorite “Movement Chick” has some recommendations […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: January 10, 2012

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week’s featured posts are listed below – we hope they’ll help you generate some important discussion with your teams as you head into your first competitions of the winter season – create those teachable moments that will serve them their whole life through. Just Breathe by Chris Casteel (January 27, 2009) – Chris discusses […]

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From the Archives: Toasters, Floor Crew, Exams, Goals and Frustration

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Toasters, Floor Crews, Exams, Goals, Frustrations… We’ve got it all here today!  lol… A little something for everyone!  And hopefully an informative way to end the week. Here are our featured “From the Archives” articles for the first week in January. In the Toaster by Catina Anderson (01/26/2011) – If you’re working with new performers […]

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From the Archives: Holiday Reflections, Cell Phone Saavy, the Air Blade… and more!

| January 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

This post was originally scheduled for December 27th so that will explain the inclusion of the first choice… though if you have a bit of time despite the holidays being over (because I know in my house things actually SLOW down tremendously after January 1st) I would encourage you to still take some time to […]

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From the Archives: Weighting Poles, Music Mapping, Rifle Taping

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Well – we took a couple weeks off from posting for the holidays. And now… We must play Catch Up! You see – I’ve planned out the year of “From the Archives” posts on a handy dandy spreadsheet… and, well, I didn’t plan, back in October when I was organizing things, to take the 2 […]

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ON THE WEB: Band Saves Lives and Fundraises at the Same Time

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

We thought this was an interesting/unique approach to both service and fundraising – check out this New Jersey marching band that saves lives while also earning some money for their program.  Win/Win!

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ON THE WEB: Podcast about starting a brand new WG program

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Episode 47 of the Marching Roundtable podcast series (posted December 12, 2011) is an interview with Tim LeBlanc – a guard instructor from TX who has also been a participant in the CGE community on Facebook – about his experience starting a brand new winter guard at a new school.  Check it out!  Episode 47: […]

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From the Archives: Movement, Crafts, lots of fun stuff!

| December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Okay – it’s Tuesday – but we’re gonna make this post QUICK today!  After all… it’s Christmas shopping season and this here editor has to get back to work playing Santa’s elf! Here are the articles we thought would be timely for right now – that is for the start of winter guard season when […]

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Exciting New Feature! Check it Out!

| December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

We are SO excited to announce a new regular feature here at CGE! We have assembled a team of experienced and talented adjudicators who will be joining us here at CGE on Mondays.  Each Monday will focus on one of the four winter guard captions. Cheryl Myers (our well-loved “movement chick”) will continue to talk […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES 11/29/2011: Student Leader Training, Core Values, Costume and Toe Point

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As we come back from the Thanksgiving holiday and jump headfirst into winter season there are many topics dividing our attention.  Here are a few from our archives that might address some of your many pressing issues. Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Amanda (Gilanyi) Baker (6/5/2009) – Amanda shares her approach to winter […]

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