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!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #18: “Drill”

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”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #17: “The Proving Grounds!”

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!”

A Borg and a Baritone #16: “The Training Wheels Are Off”

5 and a half months. It's hard to believe that I joined the Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps that long ago. And now, the Summer season starts this Saturday, with our first performance in 6 weeks! I've really enjoyed the 1st half of the season with CT, so far! I've learned (and relearned) a … Continue reading A Borg and a Baritone #16: “The Training Wheels Are Off”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #15: “Vlog”

I'm trying something different with this post: I recorded a live video (actually, a few video clips, stitched together)! I wanted to get out of a Comfort Zone by talking in front of a camera. This is my first attempt at a video blog post, so bear with me. 😉 I'll also recap a few … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #15: “Vlog”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #14: “The Transition”

After a couple of weekends off, Cincinnati Tradition ("CT") headed back to work with Camp #10. We got a LOT accomplished and cleaned up. Greyhound continues to be the thorn in my drum corps side. That, and much more, after the Break. Saturday, April 6th It was a pretty warm day in Louisville, so that … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #14: “The Transition”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #13: “Good Vibes”

This was the first back-to-back weekend rehearsals of the season, and the first one I've had in 11 years.  Finishing this post late, due to Food Poisoning that kept me off my feet for over 2 days. Saturday 3/16 Starting on Friday evening, there was a ... "good" vibe in the air. That's the best … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #13: “Good Vibes”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #12: “Camp 8: Mindset Reset!”

Camp 8 was delayed a week, due to snow and sleet, but it ended up being a pretty solid camp. Greyhound didn't suck! And a little boy reminded me of something important. Break! I had to condense a few planned things on Saturday down to a few hours on Saturday afternoon, including 2 different podcast … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #12: “Camp 8: Mindset Reset!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #11: “Age”

Someone posted an interesting question on the Facebook page for Drum Corps Planet: (paraphrasing) "is DCA (Drum Corps Associates) now feasible for anyone over the age of 40?" I've mentioned this before, but to review: there are 2 main Drum & Bugle Corps circuits in North America: DCI (Drum Corps International) and DCA. DCI is a … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #11: “Age”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #10: “Camp 7 – Emptied The Tank”

Work was put in, a new wrinkle was added for Visual Block, and a streak ended with Greyhound. That, and much more, after the Break. Saturday started a little differently. Before leaving, my little brother and sister visited for a couple of hours before we all went down to my Dad's for a few minutes. … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #10: “Camp 7 – Emptied The Tank”