Henceforth (at least for now…) Mondays shall be declared “Marching Arts Mondays” here at Catina Anderson Photography.
My involvement in these activities and my desire to capture all of the strength, beauty and achievement is what, in fact, led to my first purchase of a DSLR camera and eventually to this photography path in my life. My involvement in these activities has shaped my life, perhaps, more than anything else I’ve done. The lessons learned are directly applicable to so much of “real life” outside of the marching world. And thus I am drawn to celebrate this activity that means so much to so many, including myself.
I most often photograph color guards – because that is truly where my heart is… and visually it’s spectacular.
But today, in honor of the fantastic high school percussionists who were given an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to march with Madonna in the Halftime Show at the Super Bowl…
high school percussionists??
Can you even imagine?? What other activity regularly puts you in performance in front of thousands at games and competitions AND offers the extended opportunity for high-profile public performances like THIS? The Macy’s Parade, College Bowl Games, The Olympics, THE SUPER BOWL!! I mean really!? What other activity affords so many non-professional, student performers opportunities like this?
The Marching Arts.
I love this activity!
All this percussion excitement reminded me of this photo I took during a local high school Homecoming game… and well… a photography blog post isn’t complete until there’s a photo posted. So here you go…
…but PLEASE – head on over to WGI’s (Winter Guard International) website to read more about the talented student performers who took center-stage in front of millions last night.
And for those that don’t know I also run a blog for color guard coaches – click here if you’d like to take a peek.