From the Archives: Fall Traditions and Winter Planning

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 looking forward to winter season.

Our three choices for featured articles “from the archives” this week keeps those things in mind.

The Sound of Music” by Chris Casteel (12/01/2008) provides some points to consider when choosing music for winter guard.

Creating a Season Handbook” is a practical article by Catina Anderson (10/27/2010) which provides in-depth guidelines, formatting and suggestions if you’re creating your first winter guard season handbook for parents and students.  It’s lengthy but full of practical, usable information.

Color Guard Yearbooks” by Lorraine Kohagen (06/11/2011) is a relatively new addition to the site – but in case you missed it when it was introduced last May we’re posting again.  Lorraine shares a neat tradition in which she has each member create pages for a team yearbook at the end of each season that they then copy for one another.  All the details in how she manages this neat project are included.

Whether you’re finishing up fall or heading into winter (or both!) we hope you find something here “in the archives” to make your job a bit easier.  Please let us know what you think by leaving comments on the articles you find helpful or “liking” those articles and recommending them to your friends on facebook.


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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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