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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A Color Guard Thanksgiving 2011

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

It’s time for our annual (well… truth be told we missed last year… but we did have one in 2009) CGE Thanksgiving post! We’ll be taking the rest of the week off to celebrate and relax and enjoy.  But before we go we asked some of our recent contributors and team members if they’d like […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES 11/22/2011: Parent Volunteers, Strength Training and Fundamentals

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

As you get a small break from rehearsals for the Thanksgiving Holiday you might spend some alone time planning for the season ahead.  Of course… not too much time because, HEY!  You. Deserve. A. Break!   That’s assuming that you can force yourself to turn that creative brain off for a minute and focus on […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES 11/15/2011: Music Maps, Holiday Shopping, Costumes and More!

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are some of our most timely articles pulled “from the archives” of CGE to help with the tasks you may be facing this month. 1.  Mapping Out Your Show by Catina Anderson (1/20/2007) If you’ve chosen your winter guard music and are getting ready to set forth with show design the first step many […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES 11/08/2011: Starting a Winter Guard, Budget Issues & Feeder Programs

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

As we transition from fall season into winter guard, instructors everywhere are focused on buying and saving… or budgets, budgets budgets! If that’s you then check out: Money, Money, Money!!! by Chris Casteel (12/9/2008) She includes a long list of tips from a variety of instructors for how you can trim back your expenses this […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: End of Season Gift Ideas, scheduling for WG and ENCORE!

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s Tuesday again – goodness the weeks fly by don’t they? Tuesdays at CGE mean that we’re looking back through our archives to find articles that are relevant to this time of year to save you time so you don’t have to search! First up – end of season gifts! There are many fun ideas […]

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Happy Halloween!!

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Happy Halloween!!

We wish you a safe and happy Halloween! Did you have any guard-inspired pumpkin fun?  Send us your picture and we’ll feature it here along with ours!            

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Color Guard Member Overcomes Disability

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

We always love to hear stories about how inclusive our activity is – and about the wonderful coaches and team members who are making sure that performers with a variety of abilities are able to be a part of the marching arts family. This story was shared on our facebook page wall by reader Patrick […]

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From the Archives: Fall Traditions and Winter Planning

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
From the Archives: Fall Traditions and Winter Planning

As we come into the final weekend of October we are in a time of transition. Many marching bands are headed to championships some time during the next 3 weeks.  Some have actually finished their fall seasons already.  Instructors are busy, not only with putting the finishing touches on shows, but with planning banquets and […]

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Money Saving Tips??

| October 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Today will be a quick post (well… none of my posts end up quick… I think I’m incapable of “short and concise…) and a link to an interesting discussion. First, if you haven’t discovered the new “Marching Roundtable” podcast take a minute a click on over there … well… first finish reading this post and then […]

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Get to Know the New CGE – Website Video Tour

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Get to Know the New CGE – Website Video Tour

We wanted to give a quick tour of the new Color Guard Educators Website to let you know all the features and time-saving resources available to you. We hope this helps get you started!    

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