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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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Feb. 2010 Poll is Posted!

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our poll for January!  We had an even 60 respondents in last month’s poll which asked, “How Many Performances will your guard have this Winter?”  The bulk of the responses fell between 4 and 10 performances (63%) with more than half of those having more than 7 performances […]

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IN THE NEWS: “USSBA Unveils Colorguard Scoring System”

| February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

USSBA released a couple news articles through their site that may be of interest to our community.  First, an interview with their Colorguard Education Director, Beverly Brahan describing their approach to scoring and education with links to their new scoresheets which are now available online.  See "USSBA Unveils Colorguard Scoring System" by Sean King, posted […]

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Sonya Tayeh to lead master class at WGI World Championships!

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

In case you missed the announcement over at WGI's website we wanted to make sure our readers heard about an exciting opportunity they are offering the "Sunday after" WGI World Championships this April. Sonya Tayeh, a world-famous choreographer who is a regular on the hit show "So You Think You Can Dance ," will be […]

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Tip for Today: The “10 Game”

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“I have been teaching/teching/instructing my current guard for the past 2 marching band seasons and they are about to start their 2nd winter guard season. After we have totally cleaned a section or phrase and everyone is correct with body, hand placement and equipment, we play the “10 Game”. During this game, the guard does […]

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Halftime Magazine offering Subscription Special!

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

For a limited time, Halftime Magazine is offering a 2010 New Year's subscription special – only $10.00 for the entire year!  To find out more about Halftime Magazine, the magazine of the marching arts, or to subscribe, visit their website .

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USSBA to Start Indoor Competition Circuit

| January 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

The US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) is embarking on a new chapter in their organizational history.  This winter, 2010, they will begin offering Winter Guard & Percussion competition. The USSBA is a branch of the non-profit organization Youth Education in the Arts better known as YEA! and the home base to the nine-time DCI world […]

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Special Needs Students Find Joy in Color Guard

| January 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

I found an article this morning about another color guard that is making a difference in the lives of special needs students.  This time in Oregon.  Meet the Beaverton School District's "Stars Guard."  The article, "Beaverton Color Guard Program makes Stars of Special Needs Students," was written by Ellen Gilmer of The Oregonian and posted […]

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Competitions are Coming!

| January 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Winter competitions are just days or weeks away depending on where you are in the country and how you’ve arranged your winterguard schedule.  There are a multitude of preparations that go into being ready to walk into the gym on that first competition day beyond getting some choreography on the floor.  So we went through […]

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Check out the Jan2010 poll!

| January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who responded to our December Poll, “How Many Years Have You Been Coaching?” With 65 respondents, the largest responses (constituting over 50%) were from instructors who have been coaching 0 – 5 years.   We are so glad to have you as readers and we hope that you’re finding information and support […]

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Educational Webinar with George Oliviero!

| January 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mark Your Calendars Color Guard Educators!!  WGASC is hosting their 2nd educational webinar and it's open again to all (THANKS WGASC FOR THAT!  YOU'RE THE BEST!).  This time it's a webinar with longtime educator and judge, George Oliviero who will be helping unlock some of the mystery of that ever-elusive Ensemble Analysis caption!  The webinar […]

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