Saturday was Show Day #3: DCA Columbus! More on that in a moment. The 4 weeks between DCI Hamilton and DCA Columbus were spent hammering Movements 3 ("Sanctuary", the Ballad) and Movements 4 ("Wind River", the Closer), musically and physically (going set-to-set). For me, this helped with some troublesome set changes that I could not … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #24: “What a Day-Weekend!
Show #2 for Cincinnati Tradition was our "Home Show": the evening of 6/25, in Hamilton, Ohio. Our report time at the stadium was 4:30 PM but I had to leave Louisville at 9:50 AM, due to Greyhound's schedule. Speaking of Greyhound: The bus was an hour and a half late. https://tenor.com/view/chris-pratt-angry-smh-vengeful-upset-gif-5320747 Nevertheless, I made it … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #23B: “DCI Hamilton”
A lot was accomplished this weekend, both individually and as a group. Now, the real season begins! More details after the Break! Saturday, June 8th This weekend was the last full weekend before our first public performance. With the threat of rain looming all weekend, the Staff decided that Saturday would be a full day of music … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #21
2 personal goals for this past weekend were to get more comfortable with learning new drill, as well as marching as much of our Opener as possible without burying my face in drill dots ("dots": 'spots where I am supposed to be on the field, in different formations'). More after the Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7kqfeRb0KY Saturday, 6/1 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #20: “Turned a Corner!”
Friday, 5/25 Other than the Greyhound leaving about an hour late from Louisville, there wasn't much happening on Friday, and that's a good thing! I managed to knock out the Labs for Chapter 4 of my Systems Architecture class, got to watch TV, and chill. That's how more Friday nights on the road should … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #19: “Intensity!”
My first full outdoor weekend camp was a big success, despite one 'small' moment with Greyhound - and it wasn't their fault, this time! - and some 'small-medium' marching moments! Friday, 5/17 The Greyhound adventures continue. I arrived at Louisville's station about 2:50, walking over after work; bus is supposed to pull out between 3:40 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #18: “Drill”
Greyhound didn't screw up a rehearsal trip(!!), I got my first taste of The Proving Grounds, and the opener is on the field! More after a word from these not-sponsors; I have to calm the feet down. 😉 6 years. 6 long years. That's the amount of time it's been since I stepped onto a … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #17: “The Proving Grounds!”