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
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”
Well, I finally made it. After the long hours of rehearsals at Silverton (in the winter) and Sharonville (in the spring and summer), I made to my first performance (of any kind) since at least June 2013, my first DCA contest (of any kind) since the 2010 Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championships, and my … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #23A: “First Show – DCI Zionville”
This weekend was the start of the 'true' season: the performance and Competition season! Cincinnati Tradition performed our show for family and friends, with some "obstacles" and changes; Greyhound became "Greyhound 2019" again; and another big(ger) Saturday is on the horizon. Back in a moment.Friday 6/14 Welp, my 3-week streak of greyhound not being more … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #22: “Preview Show!”
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
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!”