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!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #21

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

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 #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 #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”