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 designers take is to create a count-sheet.  In “Mapping Out Your Show,” Catina Anderson shares a graphic organizer she calls a “Music Map” to help guide the process and walks through  the thought process she uses when approaching each new piece of music.

2.  Painting a Rifle – Are your rifles chipping after a tough fall season?  If you leave parts of your rifles exposed (meaning not fully taped) perhaps they could use some touching up.  This very short article has some tips for repainting rifles.

3.  Dress for Success…The Search for the Perfect Costume by Chris Casteel (12/3/2008) Are you in search of the perfect costume?  Make sure to read Chris’s tips which include thoughts on finding inspiration, considering the costume from the performer’s perspective, fabric, design, color, even footwear!

4.  Helping with the Holiday Shopping by Catina Anderson (11/30/2009)  Lastly, want to score Brownie points with the parents on your team?  Why not make their holiday shopping a little easier?  This article provides tips for sending a helpful email to parents detailing your preferred equipment choices in case they want to purchase practice equipment for their children as holiday gifts… there are a few extra gift ideas thrown in as well!

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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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