Most people, when they go on vacation, head to a place with warmer weather, maybe with a body of water.
Me? I go do social media for flags in a gym.
Starting today and going through Saturday, I’ll be on the social media team for Winter Guard International, helping cover their 2018 Color Guard Championships. Today, I am at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. I will be posting photos and videos of the performing groups in Scholastic A Prelims throughout the day. Continue reading 2018 Winter Guard International Social Media Coverage — Thursday
As the spring season begins, the indoor marching season begins to end. The Ohio Indoor Performance Association 2018 state percussion and winds championships take place on Sunday, April 8, featuring indoor percussion and wind units from all over Ohio and West Virginia. The action takes place at Wapakoneta High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and starts at 11AM. Continue reading 2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association State Percussion And Winds Championships
As the spring season begins, the indoor marching season begins to end. The Ohio Indoor Performance Association 2018 state color guard championships take place on Saturday, April 7, featuring color guards from all over Ohio and West Virginia. The action takes place at Wapakoneta High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and starts at 2PM. Continue reading 2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Color Guard Championships
I have uploaded my photos from this past weekend’s Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone competitions to Google Photos. The photos are available for all to view. If you with to share photos online, please give me credit. You can also add your photos from the event to the album.
Saturday’s photo album
Sunday’s photo album
Ironic note: I wrote this article entirely on my smartphone. It was originally a comment on a Connie Schultz Facebook post.
I am an IT professional. My work computer has SIX monitors so I can have multiple dashboards up showing me the status of my department and our clients. I also own a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone (the one with the stylus), a Samsung Chromebook Pro laptop (also with a stylus), and my home laptop which has a 50 inch HDTV plugged into it so I can watch movies online or from my personal collection.
In short, I’m a geek. I make a living and have an obsession with technology. I’m the guy my family turns to when they can’t get their tech to behave. Continue reading How I Keep Technology From Ruling My Life
We’re barely halfway through the first month of 2018 and it’s already time for the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis, the Australian Open! As the geeky tennis fan I am, I want to stay on top of the Open as much as possible. While that mainly entails turning on the TV and watching the actual matches, I’m not always going to be home or, for that matter, where a television is. Fortunately, there are many ways to follow the Australian Open and tennis in general online.
Continue reading How To Follow The Australian Open Online
The 2018 indoor season gets underway on Saturday, January 21, as the Ohio Indoor Performance Association presents their annual premier event! Color guards, percussion ensembles, and wind ensembles from all over Ohio and beyond will converge on Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, to kick off the new season. I will be there with my trusty camera and smartphone to keep you up to date on every performing group via social media, but why not join us? Whether you’re a performer, staff member, volunteer, parent, friend, or just a fan of the activity, be sure to be at Marion Harding when the show begins at 10AM.
I hope to see you there!
Christmas season has come and gone, but those of us who got new Android devices as gifts now get to play with their toys!
For Christmas, I got hold of a Samsung Chromebook Pro. This device has the ability to run Android apps similar to a tablet and is becoming my productivity device of choice for both personal and work uses. Since I already use many Android apps on my smartphone (also a Samsung, in fact), I have a stable of apps I already use which also will run on the Chromebook. Here’s my list of apps which I recommend you install on your new Android device. Continue reading The First Apps To Install On Your New Android Device
It’s Christmas Eve, which is exciting unto itself, but it’s also just under a month away from the 2018 indoor season! Winter guards, drum lines, and winds groups are already hard at work designing and perfecting their shows, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us all.
Here are the shows I plan on attending:
WGI and FloMarching also announced their 2018 streaming schedule. If you’re a FloMarching subscriber, you have access to all of these events as part of your subscription.
Will you be at any of these events? If so, please let me know and/or try to find me. I’m always looking for the chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones.
I will be playing at the Ashland Tubachristmas this Saturday. For those of you who don’t know, Tubachristmas is pretty much what it sounds like – A bunch of low brass players getting together and playing Christmas carols. We even invite audience participation by singing along! The concert is free to the audience so you don’t have an excuse to come and join in on the festive holiday fun!
Saturday, December 2nd
Ashland University Hugo Young Theater
Concert starts at 12 Noon
Performer registration at 10 AM ($10 registration fee)
Performer rehearsal at 10:20 AM
See you there!