Drum Corps In The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year, millions of people watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, either in person in New York City, on TV, or, in a thoroughly modern way, on the Internet. Some watch for the Broadway performances prior to the start of the parade at Macy’s. Others watch for the balloons and floats. Some of you may […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Finals

And so we come to the end, my friends. Once again, the Reading Buccaneers win the Open Class title, and deservedly so, while Carolina Gold pulls off an upset in Class A. Now it’s back to scanning Twitter and Facebook for videos and waiting for marching band season to start. LIVE! From the Stands coverage […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Alumni Spectacular

It’s Sunday morning, so we all go to the Church of Drum Corps for the Alumni Spectacular. It’s always great to take in “old school” drum corps performances, and all of the performing units brought their A game. The only down side to this show was that the sun came out. While that normally wouldn’t […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Prelims

And so the final weekend of the 2018 North America drum corps season begins. While I was not in the press box for any of the shows in Williamsport, DCA did give myself and fellow Drum Corps World journalist William Aldrich-Thorpe seats in the center section right in front of the press box to ensure […]

UPDATED 5/25 – 2018 Drum Corps Tour

5/25 – ADDED 7/21 COLUMBUS DCA SHOW TO SCHEDULE It’s the most wonderful time of the year… I’ve received my writing assignments, begun rehearsing my music, and have scoured the 2018 drum corps schedule. The results are listed below. If you will be at any of these shows, please let me know! 6/1 – EMPIRE […]

2017 Emerald City Music Games – LIVE From the Stands! Coverage

The 2017 drum corps season is kicking into high gear as DCI begins its stretch of major regional events. This also means that drum corps is coming back to the Midwest soon! In two weeks, I’ll be providing LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the 2017 Emerald City Music Games competition in Dublin, Ohio, on […]

UPDATED 2017-05-21: 2017 Drum Corps Schedule

Shows I am definitely attending: 2017-06-22: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere cinecast, Montrose Movies, OH (DCI) – DCW Coverage 2017-06-24: Innovations in Brass, Massillon, OH (DCI) – DCP/DCW Coverage 2017-07-22: Legends Drum Corps Open, Three Rivers, MI (DCI) – DCP/DCW Coverage 2017-07-31: Emerald City Music Games, Dublin, OH (DCI) – DCP/DCW Coverage 2017-08-05: Shoremen Brass Classic, Avon Lake, OH (DCI) – […]

2017 San Francisco Renegades Chinese New Year Parade

In 2008, I got to be a Renegade. No, not that kind of Renegade. THIS kind: That’s me in the honor guard of the San Francisco Renegades all-age drum and bugle corps. During the 2008 DCA World Championships, the Renegades put out a call to anybody interested in participating in their honor guard. Notice how smart they were not […]