2012 WGI Indianapolis Color Guard Regional Prelims Review

This post will update after each performance.

Scholastic Regional A:

1st, 73.1 – Carmel HS – Not easy being the first guard of the 2012 regional season. Nice unison flag work mid show. A simply designed show with just one set of flags and rifles, plus lots of body work. Once the guard gets more performance experience and works on their timing, this will be a great show.

2nd, 68.8 – Lake Park HS: “Cello Suite” – Unique tarp design. I recognize the music but can’t remember the title. Nice equipment work for the first regional of the year. Love the burnt orange flags midway through the show. Still some flag work to be written near the end of the show. This guard was easy to perform.

Independent Regional A:

1st, 62.1- Steperettes Cadets: “Proud Mary” – One kid playing bass at the front of the stage. Using Tina Turner’s version of the song. Middle school kids from the looks of it. Nice equipment work for a group this young. Nice rifle toss/exchange midway through the show. It will be fun to see this group once they’ve cleaned the show up.

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Revere Class of 1992 Website

This site has been up for some time but I am proud to officially announce our class website – http://www.revereclassof92.com/. This site is a place where we can all stay in touch with one another in a free and much less privacy endangered manner. I’ve also added two of the three events we have planned for our 20th reunion weekend in July.

What’s great about the site is that you can create your own simple profile. No timeline, no FarmVille requests, just your basic info so you can tell the rest of us what you have been up to, post a picture of yourself for those who have short term memory and can’t remember what you look like (you all look just as awesome as you did when in high school, by the way), and just stay in touch with one another.

Check the site out and let me know what you think!

Kevin’s $5 Of Fun – Fallout: New Vegas

You need to jump on this one fast as it expires in just four hours from when I’m posting it.

This week’s $5 of fun recommendation is the PC game Fallout: New Vegas. It received a Metacritic rating of 84 and is normally $20 so be sure to jump on this if you’re a fan of first person shooters and post-apocalyptic stories.

I’ll write up a review once I’ve played the game myself.

Order the game through Steam.

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2011 Medina Community Band Veterans Day Concert

The Medina Community Band will be performing its annual Veterans Day concert tonight at 7 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. The concert will last about an hour and will feature both musical performances from the band and speakers from the military and public officials.

The musical repertoire will be:

October (Whitacre) – Curtis Amrein, conducting
Star Spangled Banner (Key/Sousa) – Denise Milner-Howell, vocalist
Chester (Schumann) – Curtis Amrein, conducting
Themes Like Old Times (arr. Barker) – Denise Milner – Howell, vocalist
Keep the Home Fires Burning (Novello) – Denise Milner- Howell, vocalist
White Cliffs of Dover (Kent) – Dan Doty, vocalist
Ancient and Honorable Artillery (Sousa)
Salute to Bob Hope (arr. Barker)
Symphonic Beatles (arr. Cacavas)
God Bless the U.S.A. (Greenwood/Holmes) – Dan Doty, vocalist
Armed Forces Salute (arr. Lowden)
Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)
God Bless America (Berlin/Leidzen) – Denise & Dan, vocal soloists

More information can be found on the Medina Community Band website

Hope to see you there!

Help Matt Hartwell KILL CANCER

Matt Hartwell is a former marching member (FMM) of the Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. Matt is also someone who, like many of us, have been touched by cancer, losing both his grandfather and uncle to the disease. Matt is taking action and is taking part in the Shamrock Full Marathon in Virginia City, Virginia, on March 18th, 2012, and is looking for sponsors and donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). Matt’s goal is $1500 in fundraising. The team’s is $6000. To help Matt and his team reach their goals, go to this website and donate. There are set amounts as well as the choice to name your own donation amount. Please help Matt and TNT KILL CANCER.

Craig Knox Clinic

Tom Lukowicz, Principal Tuba of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Professor of Music at Kent State University, and a member of Pittsburgh Brass, sent me the following information which may be of interest to my fellow brass players:

Notre Dame College will be hosting Craig Knox, Principal Tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Center City Brass Quintet, on January 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The clinic will be held in the Regina Auditorium. Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH, 44121.

Details on the college can be found at http://www.NotreDameCollege.edu and http://www.NotreDameCollege.edu/band. More details on how to getvto the auditorium can be found at http://www.notredamecollege.edu/about/news/historical-campus-map