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”
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”
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”
January 6th was the first of the 2019 calendar year, and the 4th of the season. Unfortunately, a case of pneumonia kept me home for it. I'm almost back to normal, over a week after breathing was exiled from the lungs. I learned that we got the Opener for our show; a thanks to fellow … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #6: “Home”
Monday, 12/17, 8:30 AM Camp 3 is in the books! We got our first taste of the show music, got a very big visit, and I even saved a few pennies! I made the trip to Cincinnati via Greyhound Bus again. The bus was nearly 2 hours late, but made the drive in about 70 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #5: “Camp #3”
Saturday, December 8th, 10:37 PM I've been pretty fortunate, when it comes to participating in Drum & Bugle Corps, although my path hasn't exactly been a 'traditional' one. First Tryout: 2000 Phantom Regiment I made my first solo trip out of the Louisville area in the late Fall of 1999, to travel to Rockford, Illinois. … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #4: Knights, Brass, and Tradition – Oh, My!
I am a member of the Cincinnati Tradition Drum and Bugle Corps!! After a stop at a Circle K to buy lunch, I Ubered to the rehearsal site, a few miles from my hotel. I checked in, paid Camp Fees, signed paperwork... and ran into a familiar face in Assistant Corps Director, Andrea Meyer. She … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #2: “The Journey Begins!”