A ‘Borg and a Baritone #27: The Final Post: DCA World Championships

45 rehearsals, give or take a couple. A guesstimate of 9,000 miles traveled on Greyhound, between Louisville and Cincinnati. Rolls of athletic tape and Kinetic tape. It all came down to a road trip to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Thursday/Friday Morning Thursday was a logistics morning and afternoon for me: making sure that I had medicine packed, … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #27: The Final Post: DCA World Championships

A ‘Borg and Baritone #26: The Final Week

The regular season is over. We (Cincinnati Tradition) had our final rehearsal at Great American Equipment Company, this past Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, we worked mainly on music. The Morning Block was split into Sub-sectionals, where the Baritones and Euphoniums got to directly work with Andrew, the Brass Caption Head. It went really well! We … Continue reading A ‘Borg and Baritone #26: The Final Week

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #24: “What a Day-Weekend!

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!

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #23B: “DCI Hamilton”

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 ‘Borg and a Baritone #21

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

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #20: “Turned a Corner!”

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!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #19: “Intensity!”

  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!”