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2011 DCI Prelims Cinecast Review Now Available

My review of the 2011 DCI Prelims Cinecast is now available in the latest Drum Corps World email blast. Just click on the link below to download the PDF file. The review is on page 8. You will need a PDF reader program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.

Link: http://www.high-velocity-media.com/aug_22_newsletter.pdf

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2011 Lake Erie Fanfare I Review Now On-Line

My review of the 2011 Lake Erie Fanfare Open Class competition is now online as part of the 2011 DCW On-Line series on Drum Corps Planet. You can find the review here.

Also, I have a couple photos I took from the show. I would have taken more, but I was having iPhone issues during the show and was not able to take pictures as I would have liked.

Enjoy!

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Show Review

2011 Emerald City Music Games Review

My review of the 2011 Emerald City Music Games drum corps competition is now posted as part of the Drum Corps World On-Line series on Drum Corps Planet:

July 5, 2011 – Dublin, OH . . . Four straight nights of shows in the Buckeye State kicked off in the Columbus suburban enclave of Dublin with the 2011 edition of the “Emerald City Music Games.” The Cavaliers, more “Green Machine” than emerald, powered their way to another victory, taking all captions, while the Blue Stars placed a strong second. A dogfight between the Glassmen, Colts and Troopers foreshadowed the eventual fight for the final spot in Indy, with the three corps finishing within 1.15 of each other. Pioneer continued to celebrate their 50th anniversary and was right at home in the Emerald City, while the Blue Saints and Cincinnati Tradition both began their 2011 competitive seasons tonight.

Read the full review here.

I also took pictures of each of the competing corps on the field, which you can view below.

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Podcast

Box Center Episode 2011-09 Show Notes

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Marching Arts

2011 Drum Corps Preview: Phantom Regiment

In recent years, storytelling has become as synonymous with Phantom Regiment as white uniforms and classical music. Since 2006, Phantom has given us the stories of Faust, Spartacus, and the Red Violin, with most of the musical selections coming from sources outside of the theme. This year’s edition of the corps brings us another story-based show, Juliet. As you may have guessed, Romeo and Juliet is the inspiration, but the focus of the story will be on Juliet’s telling of the tale.

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Marching Arts

2011 Drum Corps Preview: Cadets and Blue Devils

Today was another sign that the 2011 drum corps season is almost upon us here in North America. First, the Blue Devils released their 2011 pre-season recordings for both the A and B corps on CD, via digital download, and through their Mediabox subscription streaming service. Earlier this evening, the Cadets broadcast a run-through of their 2011 production, Between Angels and Demons, which took place as part of their “thank you” to Johnstown, PA, for hosting them during their spring training.