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2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Weekend Photos

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

2016 DCI Tour Premiere (6/23/16) – Drum Corps World Coverage

It’s the first show of the season and we’re all invited.

The 2016 Drum Corps International season starts off where it will also end, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fortunately, for those of us who need our early season drum corps fix but don’t live way back home in Indiana, DCI and Fathom Events are bringing the show to the big screen.

Continuing the tradition of showcasing drum corps in movie theaters, the 2016 DCI Tour Premiere will be broadcast live to theaters across the country on Thursday, June 23rd. Six of the top drum corps in the world will lead off the 2016 competitive season. The show begins at 8:30 PM Eastern.

I will once again be reviewing the cinecast for Drum Corps World, making observations on the event and broadcast, including the behind the scenes content and vignettes shown between performances. Unlike previous years, I will also review the performances of the night as well.

If you’ll be attending the cinecast at the Regal Montrose Movies 12 cinema in Montrose (Akron), Ohio, be sure to find me and say hello. I will be wearing my Drum Corps Planet staff shirt so I’ll be easy to find.

Here we go!

2012 Drum Corps At The Movies Review

My review of this past Monday’s “Drum Corps at the Movies” DCI cinecast event was published today as part of Drum Corps World’s June email blast between full magazine issues. You can find my review on page 20 of the PDF file located at http://www.high-velocity-media.com/Magazines/jun_2012/jun_22_2012.pdf. Enjoy and please let me know what you think!

2012 Innovations In Brass Review

For the 41st time, the Drum Corps International summer season began, this time in Akron, Ohio, at the Bluecoats’ Innovations In Brass competition. Like last year, the first show of the year was also filmed and will be shown to the nation in cinemas all over the country on Monday. Also like last year, the scores for this show were kept secret and, along with the Louisville, KY, show’s scores, will be announced at the end of the cinecast. As a result, the crowd left the stadium not knowing who was on top, although many, including myself, had an opinion as to who placed where and why. Since there were no announced results, I have reviewed the shows in the order of appearance, capping each review off with my predicted placement for each corps. Also, since this was my first read, I tried not to get too specific with each show, hopefully giving my readers a general overview of each concept and level of performance presented by the corps.
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2012 Innovations In Brass TONIGHT!!!

I will be at the 2012 Innovations In Brass drum corps competition, the first competition of the 2012 DCI season, tonight, starting at 7:30 PM. The show is at the University of Akron’s Infocision Stadium and will feature six of last year’s Top 12 corps:

Blue Stars
Phantom Regiment
Carolina Crown
Cavaliers
Cadets
Bluecoats

I will be a fan for this show, so I won’t be doing a DCP Live From the Stands live blog. I will, however, take some photos and post my thoughts on each corps after they perform. There is no retreat tonight, as the scores will not be announced until Monday’s cinecast event, so I won’t live stream the retreat ceremony on my Ustream channel, although I plan to do so at other shows I attend.

If you’ll be at the show, look for me. I’m wearing my blue Glassmen horn line t-shirt and shorts and I’m short, so I should be easy to find. 😀

Let the fun begin!

Let The Drum Corps Season Begin!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the fun to start.

This Saturday, the 2012 DCI season officially gets underway with the 2012 Innovations In Brass competition in Akron, Ohio. I will be at the show as a fan, which means you won’t get a lot of updates from me online (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, DCP). If you will be at the show, though, I would love to meet you. I’ll make sure to post when I’m at the stadium so you know when and where to find me.

Two days later, the Akron show will serve as the first of two cinecasts in movie theaters. The 2012 Tour Premiere will feature the six corps which competed in Akron. While I saw those shows live, I love going to the cinecast events so I can meet fellow drum corps fans and enjoy drum corps in air conditioned comfort. I will be writing the Drum Corps World review for this event, so I would love feedback from those of you who also go to the cinecast. I plan to watch the show at the Montrose Movies theater in Akron, so let me know if you will be there, as well.

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!

Yes, Akron, Ohio, Has A Zoo

Memorial Day weekend. You know that the beaches and amusement parks like Cedar Point are going to be PACKED with people, something you definitely don’t want to deal with on your holiday weekend. You want to do something outdoors, though, and gets you moving around. Sure, mowing the lawn fits that bill, but it’s hard to be social with your wife when you’re doing that. Rachel and I found a great and inexpensive place to go here in Northeast Ohio: The Akron Zoo. Continue reading Yes, Akron, Ohio, Has A Zoo

Interesting Job Posting

A friend of mine sent me this job posting. If you are interested, contact Kimberly Symonds at ksymonds@momcorps.com.

Job Description:

If you have the desire to be a part of a rapidly growing company, this is the place for you. Our client has an immediate need for a .NET Web Application Developer in the Akron, Ohio area. Our company specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of next generation arcade kiosks and revolutionary self-automated vending machines. We are currently seeking an experienced .NET developer to maintain and enhance our existing remote management/reporting system.

The ideal candidate combines strong expertise and experience in the relevant technologies, the passion to continuously enhance and improve the products we service, and the desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, cohesive team. This would be a six month contract with possibility of a full-time career.

Basic Skills and Experience Required:

-Strong command of Microsoft technologies (e.g. Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server 2008)

-Strong database design skills and/or web service development experience is a must.

-Strong web design skills and a familiarity with web technologies such as JavaScript, XML, CSS are required.

-Working knowledge of Linux systems and programming in C or C++ is helpful.

-Demonstrated experience designing and implementing enterprise class systems is a plus.

-Motivated, resourceful, team player with excellent communication skills.

-Capable of working independently.

-Sensitivity to delivering on tight deadlines and the ability to remain cool under pressure, along with the ability to adapt to situational demands of work on a moment’s notice.

-Passion for the latest devices, apps, and product design solutions across various industries.