2015 Shoremen Brass Classic Review

My review of the 2015 Shoremen Brass Classic drum corps competition is now published and available for your reading enjoyment in the August 14 2015 edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read my review here.

You can read the entire August 14 2015 edition of Drum Corps World here.

My LIVE! From the Stands coverage of the show on Drum Corps Planet can be found here.

Finally, you can view the photos I took during the show here.

2015 Emerald City Music Games Review

My review of the 2015 Emerald City Music Games drum corps competition is now published and available for your reading enjoyment in the August 2015 edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read my review here.

You can read the entire August 2015 edition of Drum Corps World here.

My LIVE! From the Stands coverage of the show on Drum Corps Planet can be found here.

Finally, you can view the photos I took during the show here.

DCW Coverage – DCI Big, Loud, & Live 12 – Indianapolis, IN Showing

Yes, I am going to the DCI Prelims cinecast. Yes, I am going while I am in Indianapolis. Yes, I am going to write a review of the cinecast for DCW.

And it’s going to be awesome.

2015 Tour of Champions: Massillon

Nope, I won’t be covering this show for DCP or DCW. This time, I’m a fan. If you’re going to be at the Massillon show, however, I hope to see you there!

DCP/DCW Coverage – 2015 Shoremen Brass Classic

I will be at the 2015 Shoremen Brass Classic​ providing Drum Corps Planet’s LIVE From the Stands! coverage during the show as well as Drum Corps World’s show review in an upcoming issue! Will you be there?

DCP/DCW Coverage – 2015 Emerald City Music Games

I will be at the 2015 Emerald City Music Games​ providing Drum Corps Planet’s LIVE From the Stands! coverage during the show as well as Drum Corps World’s show review in an upcoming issue! Will you be there?

2015 DCI All-Star Review review

My review of the 2015 DCI All-Star Review was published in the July 2015 edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read my review here.

You can read the full magazine here.

And, if that wasn’t enough, I even took a few photos of the show! You can view them here.

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2015 Pageant of Drums Review

My review of the 2015 Pageant of Drums was published in the July 2015 edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read my review here.

You can read the full magazine here.

I also provided my LIVE From the Stands coverage on Drum Corps Planet during the show, which you can find here.

And, if that wasn’t enough, I even took a few photos of the show! You can view them here.

Register for your FREE Drum Corps World subscription here.

2015 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast Review

My review of the 2015 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast was published in the June 26 edition of Drum Corps World. Unlike most show reviews, I focused on the cinecast experience itself.

You can read my review here.

You can read the full magazine here.

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2015 Drum Corps Preview – Boston Crusaders

Show Title – Conquest!

Show Repertoire
Game of Thrones Main Title – by Ramin Djawadi
Conquest – by Alfred Newman
Palladio – by Karl Jenkins
Take What is Ours (from Assassin’s Creed 4) – by Brian Tyler
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus- Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Battle (from Gladiator) – Hans Zimmer
Original Music – by Ryan George and Ellis Hampton

The Boston Crusaders are playing Conquest!!!

BAC is celebrating their 75th anniversary this season, a milestone that few corps have achieved, much less come close to. Considering the ups and downs this organization has gone through over those 75 years, it’s impressive that they’ve made it this long. One of the founding members of Drum Crops International, the Crusaders didn’t even make DCI Finals until 1999. When they did, however, Boston leaped in with a mighty Waldo roar and haven’t looked back since. Ironically, 1998, the last non-finalist year for the Crusaders, was also the last time they played Conquest as a part of their show. Yes, the corps has included snippets of Conquest throughout their recent history, including what I like to term the Imperial Conquest March near the end of last season’s Animal Farm, but this year is special. Conquest in year 75? You’d better hold onto your shakos, friends.

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