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 #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”

Inside the Terrordome: “Spring, Finally!”

For those reading this on another platform (Facebook or Twitter), I have a blog-within-a-blog on this page, titled "A 'Borg and a Baritone". It's chronicling my Rookie Season with the Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps, an all-age Drum Corps based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I'll recap what the group worked on, what I did well … Continue reading Inside the Terrordome: “Spring, Finally!”

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!”