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 season or fundraise to cover costs!

If this is your first year with winter guard, the following article is a great resource for getting started complete with links to related articles, vendors, and other resources.

Getting Started with Winter Guard by Catina Anderson (11/1/2007)

And finally – if you’re not moving into winter season but instead looking at a much-needed coaching respite this winter have you considered maybe starting a feeder program?  Sometimes focusing your winter efforts at the middle school level can lead to a huge recruitment boost for your program.

Teaching Younger Guards by Chelley Thelen (11/10/2009)

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About the Author (Author Profile)

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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