2016 Ohio Indoor Performance Association New London Contest Photos

This weekend, I had the pleasure of announcing the two Ohio Indoor Performance Association contests at New London High School in New London, Ohio. I was also able to snap some photos of the performing groups while at the announcer’s table. Feel free to check out the pictures I took in the slideshow below. Enjoy!

2018 BOA Grand Nationals Prelims – Prosper High School

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2016 Winter Guard International Rochester Color Guard Regional

Next weekend, I will be once again handling social media duties for Winter Guard International, this time at their Rochester color guard regional. This will be a rare time where I’m visiting Rochester and it’s NOT DCA, so I hope to see some of my Statesmen family over the weekend, either at the show or around town. The regional is taking place at Gates-Chili High School on Saturday, February 20th. I hope to see you there!

If you are going to be at the regional, be sure to comment below and check into the event on Facebook and Google+. You can also find a full schedule for the regional on the WGI website

2016 WGI Troy Percussion Regional Photos

I had the privilege of manning the WGI social media wheel at this past weekend’s Troy percussion regional. This was my third straight year handling social media duties at this event and it’s always a blast to see all of these young performers take the floor in performance and competition. This year was more exciting as WGI has expanded coverage from Instagram and Twitter to also include Snapchat, Vine, and Periscope. Despite how busy I was switching between these apps and making my way around the arena to get different vantage points, I was also able to snap some pictures during both Prelims and Finals. Here are slideshows of the pictures as well as links to the Google Photos albums. If you were at either event, feel free to add your photos to these albums and post in the comments section.

Prelims:

Google Photos album

Finals:

Google Photos album

2016 WGI Troy Percussion Regional Coverage

This is becoming an annual tradition for me as, for the third straight year, I will be at the WGI Troy Percussion Regional. I have the good fortune to be on WGI’s social media team and will be posting to their various accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, Periscope) throughout the day’s performances.

If you will be at the regional, please mark that you will be going. I’d love to meet my fellow marching arts friends. You can also post on the event if you’ll be there as a performer, staff person, volunteer, family member, friend, or just a fan.

I look forward to seeing you in Troy!

WGI Event Page
Facebook Event Page
Google+ Event Page

2016 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Premiere

The 2016 indoor winter guard and drum line season is underway and one of the first major events of the season is the Ohio Indoor Performance Association’s 2016 Premiere show. I have the privilege of announcing the show for the first time this year and I am looking forward to seeing many groups showcase their 2016 programs. The show takes place at Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, on Sunday, January 24, staring at 12 Noon.

If you are a performer, staff member, parent, friend, family member, or just a fan who loves this activity, let me know if you’re going to be there! I have provided links to the event information on the OIPA website as well as to the event pages on Facebook and Google+.

See you there!

OIPA event page
Facebook
Google+

Luke IS The Bad Guy

Take two teaser trailers, one full length trailer, a metric F*** ton of TV spots, and about a month remaining until the premiere, not to mention the anticipation and absolute geek squeeness we’ve had since the latest movie was announced, and us Star Wars fanatics have gone absolutely bonkers with excitement about Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Like any movie franchise with a bunch of people who would spend their lives in cosplay as opposed to regular clothing (including a Princess Leia onesie), every new piece of footage and/or news about the story line and characters leads to obsessive speculation as to what TFA is actually about. Never has this been more apparent since the realization that Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, has yet to appear in any released footage.

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Beware These Facebook Hoaxes

Two Facebook hoaxes are making their regular rounds on people’s profiles today. Before you copy/paste either of those into your status, take a little time to read through these Snopes articles as to why both are false.

The first involves a legal disclaimer users are pasting into their status which is supposed to protect their copyright and privacy rights. The simple fact is no status update, regardless of the legal mumbo jumbo, will override the Facebook Terms of Service we all agreed to when we joined.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp

The second is the threat that Facebook will require a monthly subscription for users to keep their profiles private. This originally was a trick to get people to a site where they would end up installing viruses and malware.

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/fbcharge.asp

Basically, anything which you see in multiple friends’ statuses should be taken with a grain of salt and a little research to make sure it’s for real.

2015 DCA Championships Finals Review

My review of the 2015 Drum Corps Associates Championships Finals is now published and available for your reading enjoyment in the September 2015 edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read my review here.

You can read the entire September 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 DCA Weekend – DCP/DCW Coverage

I don’t want this season to end and I know I’m not alone. Unfortunately, time waits for no one.

The 2015 Drum Corps Associates World Championships take place this weekend and, for the 10th straight year, I will be covering the weekend’s events as part of Drum Corps Planet’s LIVE! From the Stands team. Here is where I will be and how you can either meet up or follow along with all of the action.

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2015 Drum Corps International World Class Finals Review

My review of the 2015 Drum Corps International World Class Finals 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.