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Our CGE editorial team works together over the web to keep CGE moving forward. We write, brainstorm ideas, share what's going on in our region, and edit articles submitted by all of the amazing and generous color guard educators who contribute to this growing resource. If you would like to submit an article or have an announcement about a camp or clinic that you would like to share please contact our team at cgeducators at aol.

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From the Archives: Instructor Training, Cheater Tape and Stretching

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s Tuesday and that means we’re pulling relevant articles from our archives to save you time in searching. This week we begin with a long post written for those new to coaching or who are in their final years of performing and are thinking of transitioning into the role of coach.   It’s chock full […]

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Guardians of Spin Camp/Clinics

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

We were recently contacted by Joy, director of the Guardians of Spin Summer Camp of out Kansas City, MO who asked if we could let everyone know how to get information for this camp.  So here you go!  http://www.guardiansofspin.org .  If you’re in the Kansas City, MO area check it out!

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Band Raises Funds to Help the Homeless

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

We spend a lot of time looking for interesting stories about marching band and color guard on the internet.  Today one jumped out at us and we hope it will inspire you!  Longtime readers know that we believe in the value of community service.  We believe in teaching our students that they can use their […]

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Remembering a Great Leader

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

We were saddened today to learn of the unexpected loss of UMass Band Director George N. Parks.  This influential leader in the marching community touched many, many lives and his influence helped shape young leaders throughout the country through his work with the UMass bands and his legendary drum major academy.  Our thoughts and condolences […]

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New Poll Posted! Do Your Performers Have to Pay for their Uniforms?

| September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Please check out our monthly poll posted in the blue box at the upper right of the home page! [Edited to Add: This is an old feature – as of 2011 we no longer post these monthly polls] Each month we try to post a new question where our community members can share their experiences […]

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On the Web: Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles

| August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halftime Magazine just published a new “web exclusive” article, written by our very own Chris Casteel, education coordinator for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California comparing plastic and wooden rifles.  Have you wondered what the difference is?  Trying to make that choice yourself?  Visit Halftime’s website for their article!  Plastic vs. Wooden Rifles by […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Championships has arrived!

| March 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Championships has finally arrived!  Throughout the world guards are looking forward to the exciting end-of-season events showcasing the very best of our training and talent and creativity.  For the next 1 – 3 weeks instructors everywhere are in hyperspeed and superstressed modes! As you prepare your team for their final performances you may also need […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Winterguard Wand and Championships

| March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a good friend for the very first time.  What was that?  How can the phrases good friend and meeting for the first time go together?  Well…this website has connected me “virtually” with other color guard educators throughout the world.  About a year or so into […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: How to make your flag statements cleaner in one easy step!

| February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

As the first few weekends of winterguard season have come and gone, it’s made me realize that there is a very good “tip” (pun intended) that many guards could use to clean up their flag statements. It’s easy, simple and cheap. Ready?  Wait for it… waaiiittt for it… … … Color in the tips of […]

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IN THE NEWS: Riverside Community College Marching Band featured in colorful music video!

| February 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

This morning we came across an article in Entertainment Weekly that mentioned the well-known and beloved Riverside Community College Marching Band program from Riverside, California.  For those not familiar with RCC’s program they are the program that includes the world-renowned Fantasia winter guard – a long time favorite of fans and judges alike in the […]

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