I don't think I need to explain how much I like Drum & Bugle Corps (or Marching Band, in general). How does this tie into Black History Month? An article from 2007, from Drum Corps International (DCI). I haven't been able to find info or stats on the percentage of black marchers and Drum Majors … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #4
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 #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
Spring Semester Wrap-Up and Summer Break
It is 3:45 AM, the Monday after Finals. I am still waiting on grades from 2 classes. Here's what I know and what I'm guessing on (in red): Intro to Supply Chain Management: I don't know what I got on my Final but it was not good - my semester average dropped a fraction of … Continue reading Spring Semester Wrap-Up and Summer Break