If you’re a regular reader here at CGE then you probably know that we’re big fans here of Halftime Magazine. For those who may not be familiar with Halftime it is a print magazine specifically for the marching arts community. It was founded in 2007 by Editor/CEO Christine Ngeo Katzman and publishes 6 times a year. As a matter of fact, groups can get subscriptions at just $1.00 per person if you subscribe your entire organization.
What an amazing opportunity to expand your performers’ view of the marching arts world!
What I love the most about Halftime, aside from the fact that it is very well written and researched (and FULL of information and articles) is that as a high school student I can remember desperately wishing that I had a magazine that I could connect to like my friends who were dancers or cheerleaders or sports enthusiasts. I desperately wanted to be able to see “myself” (as in people who loved the activity I loved) featured in a magazine. Now our students have just that.
I was lucky enough to have connected with Christine through this blog at the start of her amazing journey with Halftime and from 2007 until 2010 I wrote a regular column on Color Guard technique in the “Sectionals” department. I also had the privilege of writing a few full-length features for Halftime and, along with that experience, having conversations with some pretty amazing and inspiring people in our activity. In 2011 our very own Chris Casteel took over the Sectionals column and has been writing fantastic advice for young readers ever since.
Some of you may or may not know that I’m also a photographer. I got the chance to photograph this cover so it was a doubly exciting day when my copies arrived in the mail.
This special edition of the magazine is available by clicking here in either printed or digital format.
It includes every color guard sectionals column written from 2007 through 2011. That’s 29 columns with almost 100 tips to inspire your students as they head into marching band season. Here’s a peek inside.
Congratulations Christine and Halftime Magazine on 5 amazing years of celebrating the best activity on earth! We at CGE are excited to watch Halftime continue to grow and serve this community!
If you’d like to order your copy or recommend this special edition to your students click here to order in either printed or digital format.
Category: Latest News
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.