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”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #9: “Camp 6 – New Level!”

A different vibe was in the air on Sunday - did we just level up? Greyhound tried its best to screw up the entire weekend. More after the Break. I should have known from the very beginning that Saturday would be... 'trying': I actually got some sleep! Except that I slept until 10 AM, *just* … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #9: “Camp 6 – New Level!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #8: Camp #5

A couple of quick lessons learned this weekend: 1) Always check the refrigerator 2) Greyhound will have that ONE trip where their lateness will affect other stuff More after the Break.... Saturday was relatively uneventful. The main issue was with me leaving my water jug at home. I took a chance that the Home Depot … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #8: Camp #5

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #7: “Schedule”

I am waiting to hear if this Sunday's camp will be cancelled- there is a Winter Storm that is headed for the Ohio Valley, bringing nearly every type of precipitation, plus a 'Flash Freeze'. In the meantime, here is Cincinnati Tradition's performance schedule for the 2019 season, subject to change: DCI - Drum Corps International; … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #7: “Schedule”