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A Little Drum Corps Nostalgia

I’ve posted this picture on Facebook as my new profile pic, but I’m in a very nostalgic mood and, with tonight being DCI World Class Quarterfinals, I felt it was time to dig this photo out of the archives for all to see.

Ladies and gentlemen, here I am in 1996, my age-out year with the Glassmen.

Kevin - 1996 Glassmen

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2010 Glassmen Summer Showcase Photo Slide Show

Here’s a slideshow of the photos I took at the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival drum corps competition on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Enjoy!

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Blue Devils Hater No More

I’ve been pretty hard on the Blue Devils for the past couple years. Whether it’s been musical selections I can’t stand, tuba lines I can’t hear, or uniform designs I can’t figure out, I’m more likely to speak out about what I hate about BD instead of what I like.

This year’s show is no exception, especially after they teased me with the joint offerings of a horn line on King horns AND a show of Stan Kenton music. If there’s one thing Devs do right, it’s Kenton. Imagine my disappointment when La Suerta de Los Tontos is barely even hinted at in the show, then imagine my horror when City of Glass, a composition people walked out on when it was debuted in 1947, turned out to be the centerpiece of the musical book.

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Marching Arts

2010 Glassmen Summer Showcase Drum Corps Competition Coverage

We had a half-hour rain delay, but the show is on. We’re into our second corps. If you want to see and read about what’s happening on the field, follow my live commentary on Drum Corps Planet. You can also see my thoughts on and photos of each corps on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace.

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2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow of the photos I took at the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival drum corps competition on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Enjoy!

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2010 Dayton Summer Classic Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow of the photos I took at the Dayton Summer Classic on Sunday, August 8, 2010. Enjoy!

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2010 DCI Dayton Summer Classic Show Coverage

If you can’t make it to Dayton’s Northridge High School Stadium  for tonight’s Dayton Summer Classic drum corps competition, don’t worry – I’ve got all your coverage right here!

First, you can follow along with my DCP Live From the Stands play-by-play here.

You can also see my thoughts on each corps, as well as photos I take of tonight’s performances, on my Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace profiles.

Finally, if you’re reading this post after the fact, I am writing a review of tonight’s show for Drum Corps World which will appear on the DCP front page. I’ll post a link to the review when it’s released.

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Marching Arts

My 2010 DCI Week schedule

DCI LogoIt has been a busy time for me this past week, and it’s not going to get any easier this week as Drum Corps International converges on Indianapolis for the 2010 World Championships. Starting today, I will be attending four live shows, plus Quarterfinals in the theater. Here’s my full drum corps schedule for DCI Week as I’d love to meet fellow drum corps nuts.

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2010 DCI Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Competition LIVE Coverage!

It’s half over, but I’m up in the press box, covering tonight’s DCI show in Massillon, Ohio. Check out my coverage on Drum Corps Planet, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. You can also see the photos I’m taking on my Picasa page.

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Box Center Episode 2010-14 Show Notes