“Night Walk”: Can’t Sleep

It's odd: I thought I was retiring the late night/early morning posts called "Night Walks", yet I've written 3 in the last 2 months. Maybe I'll keep that category around...? - My alarm will be set for Monday, but not for 5 AM - I am off! I've got a couple of errands that I … Continue reading “Night Walk”: Can’t Sleep

Night Walk: “Yay, Sunday!”

Sunday, 12:54 AM; some random thoughts on a strangely sleepless night: The song currently playing on Spotify: "Our Remains - For Piano" by Beta Radio. The decision from this post is in: I'm sitting out... but just the first few months, right now. I might be able to save up enough money for a vehicle or … Continue reading Night Walk: “Yay, Sunday!”

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 #23A: “First Show – DCI Zionville”

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”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #22: “Preview Show!”

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!”