About Halftime Magazine
Halftime Magazine®, which premiered in July 2007, is the only lifestyle publication that presents the sights, sounds and spirit of the marching arts in a highly visual format. Our mission involves education, entertainment and inspiration for our readers--marching instructors, students, parents, alumni and fans. This bimonthly print magazine and online community showcases marching participants' shared experiences about competitions, school spirit and band traditions with profiles, first-person accounts and thought-provoking feature stories. The publication also provides tips to enhance students’ musical and marching skills as well as connects the band community through news, events calendars and product reviews. Covers high school marching band, college marching band, drum corps, winter guard, indoor drum line and all-age ensembles.
Halftime Magazine® is a publication of Muse Media, LLC, based in Los Angeles, California.
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About the Founder
Christine Ngeo Katzman,
Christine Ngeo Katzman has played the flute since the age of 8. She marched in the Northwestern University Marching Band, including the 1996 Rose Bowl and 1997 Citrus Bowl. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1997. Since then, she has worked in the publishing industry as a writer and editor and helped launch Play Music, a magazine for recreational musicians, sponsored by American Music Group (now Music and Arts Center). In the summer of 2006, Christine worked at Yamaha where she interacted with staff and students in various marching bands and drum corps. Christine earned her MBA with honors from the University of Southern California in May 2007.
About The Advisory Board
Dr. Arthur C. Bartner
Dr. Arthur C. Bartner earned his B.A., M.A., and Ed.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan, under the guidance of William D. Revelli. In 1970, after seven years of building some of the most highly acclaimed high school band programs in Michigan, Dr. Bartner accepted an invitation to direct the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band. Under Dr. Bartner’s direction, the band has performed twice with Fleetwood Mac, appeared twice on the Academy Awards and performed with OutKast for the 2004 Grammy Awards. Dr. Bartner’s career-defining moment came when he directed the 800-member All-American College Marching Band for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
The Spirit of Troy is recognized for its unique sound, and the person most responsible for this sound is Tony Fox. Tony received his B.M. and M.M. in Music Composition from University of Southern California and has been a part of the band since 1971. In 1985, Tony was nominated for an Emmy award for his music arrangement for the Disneyland 30th Anniversary Special. He was commissioned to write the Papal Fanfare for the mass at Dodger Stadium given by Pope John Paul II during his 1987 visit.
Anthony L. White
Saxophonist and music educator Anthony “Tony” White studied music at the University of California, Riverside. While in college, Tony began volunteering with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s “All City Band,” where he had marched during his senior year in high school. In 1991, Tony became the music teacher at John C. Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. During his tenure, the ensembles performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Pantages Theater and more. Tony has received numerous honors, including BRAVO Award Finalist, the Fulfillment Fund Award, UC Riverside Chancellor Award, the Humanitarian Award from the Omni Youth Music Awards and a Los Angeles Music Week Honoree. Currently, Tony serves as the visual and performing arts coordinator at the Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell program and the director of the L.A. Unified School District All District High School Honor Band. He is also is the co-leader of the East Los Angeles Sax Quartet, a featured soloist in the St. Lucy’s Big Band and an accomplished freelance saxophonist.
Charles F. Whitaker
Charles F. Whitaker is an assistant professor and director of Northwestern University’s Academy of Alternative Journalism. He is the former senior editor of Ebony Magazine. He worked in the early 1980s as a newspaper reporter for the Miami Herald and the Louisville Times. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.
Peter G. Riherd
Peter G. Riherd has more than 12 years’ experience in advertising sales. Currently, he manages a list of more than 135 pages and $10.8 million in revenue that includes automotive, entertainment, liquor and retail accounts. Peter will graduate from the Executive MBA program at University of Southern California this May. He received his bachelor’s of arts in English from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and completed the Radcliffe Publishing Course in 1994.
As an executive and consultant, Steve Goldberg has helped numerous companies with fundraising, merger and acquisition, strategic planning, and the creation of revenue-generating programs. A recognized expert on emerging media, mobility and related technologies, Steve has served as Chief Strategy Officer at Intellisync and CEO of Hiwire. Steve also held various management positions at Microsoft where he was instrumental in the launch of advertising programs for MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, Slate and other properties. Steve is one of the founders and an original board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and a current board member of Pure Videos and Touchpoint Direct, LLC. Steve is a faculty member at USC's Marshall School of Business where he teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and business plan creation. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Science in Management (with Distinction) from the Hult Institute in Cambridge, MA.
Halftime Magazine®, a bimonthly print publication and online community, presents the sights, sounds and spirit of the marching arts, providing education, entertainment and inspiration for students, directors, alumni and fans of high school marching band, college marching band, drum corps, color guard and winter guard, indoor drum line or percussion, and all-age ensembles.
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