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 […]

Report: Drum corps leader threw things at work, called women ‘little girls’

A report released Monday depicts in new detail Hopkins’ management of the nonprofit, which operates the nationally recognized Cadets drum and bugle corps. It describes the 62-year-old Hopkins, who was ousted as executive director in April amid allegations of sexual misconduct, as “aggressive, combative and unreasonable.” Hopkins declined to be interviewed for the report, which […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCI Finals

This was a strange one for me. For the first time since DCP started doing LIVE! From the Stands coverage of DCI Championships, I was actually covering the show FROM the stands. DCI and/or Lucas Oil Stadium determined that the press box was off limits due to “security reasons”. Regardless, I managed to cover the […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Big, Loud, & Live 15 Cinecast

With the 2018 DCI season about to end, we returned to movie theaters for the first of three nights of Championships. I’ll admit I also had the FloMarching feed of Prelims running on my phone while at work so I could at least hear the Open Class corps and those World Class corps seeded 16th […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Tour Of Champions Massillon

The final regular season show of the 2018 DCI World Class season, and it’s my home show! This was also the only show this season where I was actually in the press box for the show, which made for a nice change since I wasn’t elbowing people on either side of me while typing or […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Shoremen Brass Classic

It’s a bonus when I can attend a local show on my birthday! As I celebrated my 44th session on this world, I took in one of the last Open Class shows of the 2018 regular season as DCI Championships loomed ahead. I always want to give as much love to the Open Class corps […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Soaring Sounds 39

FloMarching and social media videos are good and all, but there’s nothing like live and in your face drum corps, hence why I made another weeknight trip far from home to catch a show. Centerville, like Mason, is over 3 hours from home for me, but it was well worth the drive to catch my […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Summer Music Games in Cincinnati

This was the third show in the first week of the 2018 drum corps season which I enjoyed. It was also an abnormal show for me as Mason is over 3 hours from home and the show was on a Monday night, but it was my last chance at live drum corps until the last […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Innovations In Brass Akron

The Innovations in Brass show in Akron, Ohio, was my first live drum corps experience of the 2018 season, both as a spectator and as a performer with Rhythm In BLUE. This led to some interesting logistical issues when it came time for my live coverage, but I was able to make it work, as […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Tour Premiere Cinecast

Now that, at least for me, the 2018 drum corps season is over, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the shows I saw and reviewed, starting with the very first show of the season, the DCI Tour Premiere cinecast. Obviously, since I was in a movie theater, […]