The 2018 Gadget Drum Corps Tour continues, heading to Southwest Ohio with the 2018 Drum Corps International Summer Music Games in Cincinnati! It all takes place at Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium on the campus of William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, this Monday, June 25th! The fun begins at 7:00pm with Cincinnati Tradition performing at 7:15pm. I will be in the stands to provide my LIVE coverage of the show, featuring:
Cincinnati Tradition – Cincinnati, OH
Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI
Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
Bluecoats – Canton, OH
Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
Carolina Crown – Fort Mill, SC
I hope to see you at the show or online!
Not only will the 2018 Innovations in Brass be my first live drum corps event of the season…
Not only will I be providing LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the show on Drum Corps Planet…
Not only will I be writing the show review for Drum Corps World…
I will also be performing for the first time with Rhythm in BLUE! Continue reading DCP/DCW COVERAGE — 2018 Innovations In Brass
It’s two weeks until the start of the 2018 Drum Corps International season, and I’m going to enjoy it from the comfort of a reclining leather seat in a movie theater. Now, that’s drum corps! Continue reading DCW COVERAGE — 2018 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast
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 STATESMEN ALUMNI PERFORMANCE – 2018 Sherburne Pageant of Bands – Sherburne, New York
- 6/16 – SCDA DuBois, PA – City Park, Dubois, Pennsylvania – SDCA
- 6/21 – DCW COVERAGE – 2018 DCI Tour Premiere – Cinemark USA Southpark Mall, Strongsville, Ohio – DCI
- 6/23 – DCP/DCW COVERAGE – RHYTHM IN BLUE PERFORMANCE – 2018 Innovations In Brass – InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio – DCI
- 7/4 – RHYTHM IN BLUE PERFORMANCE – 2018 City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration Parade – Dublin, Ohio
- 7/21 – 2018 Saints Showcase – Africentric High School Stadium, Columbus, Ohio – DCA
- 8/4 – DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 Shoremen Brass Classic – Avon Lake Memorial Stadium, Avon Lake, Ohio – DCI
- 8/5 – RHYTHM IN BLUE PERFORMANCE – 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Roundtable – Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton, Ohio
- 8/6 – DCP/DCW COVERAGE – RHYTHM IN BLUE PERFORMANCE – 2018 Tour of Champions Massillon – Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon, Ohio – DCI
- 8/9 – DCP COVERAGE – 2018 DCI World Championships Prelims – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana – DCI
- 8/10 – DCP COVERAGE – 2018 DCI World Championships Semifinals – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana – DCI
- 8/11 – RHYTHM IN BLUE PERFORMANCE – 2018 SoundSport International Music & Food Festival – Pan Am Plaza, Indianapolis, Indiana – SoundSport
- 8/11 – DCP COVERAGE – 2018 DCI World Championships Finals – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana – DCI
- 8/18 – DCW COVERAGE – SDCA Sheffield, PA – Sheffield Fire Hall, Sheffield, Pennsylvania – SDCA
- 8/31 – DCW COVERAGE – 2018 DCA Individual/Ensemble & Mini Corps Competition – Community Arts Center, Williamsport, Pennsylvania – DCA
- 9/1 – DCP COVERAGE – 2018 DCA World Championships Prelims – STA Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania – DCA
- 9/2 – DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 DCA Alumni Spectacular – STA Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania – DCA
- 9/2 – DCP COVERAGE – 2018 DCA World Championships Finals – STA Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania – DCA
I took some photos of the various drum corps performing at last Saturday’s Legends Drum Corps Open. Please feel free to take a look at them. If you’d like to share any of the photos, please be sure to give me credit. Finally, if you’d like, you also have the option to join the Google Photos album for the show and add your own photos for everybody to see!
2017 Legends Drum Corps Google Photos Album
The 2017 Legends Drum Corps Open is taking place on just two days! You can find out everything you need to know about this and other shows with the DrumScorps app, powered by Drum Corps Planet. The app is FREE to download for iOS andAndroid. You can also subscribe for access to show recaps and to remove ads for just $1.99 a year!
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Screenshots of DrumScorps’ Legends Drum Corps Open info:
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 Monday, July 31st. If you’ll be at the show, be sure to say hello!
What: 2017 Emerald City Music Games
Where: Dublin Coffman High School Stadium
When: Monday, July 31st, 7PM Eastern
Who: Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Cincinnati Tradition, Colts, Crossmen, Oregon Crusaders, Pacific Crest, Seattle Cascades
It’s just one week away from the 2017 Legends Drum Corps Open, part of the DCI Open Class tour. As you may know, I will be covering the show for Drum Corps Planet as part of our LIVE! From the Stands series, as well as writing the show review for Drum Corps World. Being the 21st century, there is also a social media component to my coverage and the experience.
First, if you’ll be at the show, be sure to check in on the Legends Drum Corps Open Facebook event page and/or Google+ event page.
Second, I’ll be posting my thoughts and photos of each of the performing corps on my social media accounts. Make sure you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram.
Finally, be sure to follow each of the corps on their social media accounts as they post photos and updates before, during, and after the show. You can find a list of drum corps social media accounts here.
- Colt Cadets
- Les Stentors
- Music City
- River City Rhythm
Whether you’re coming to the show or will be following along online, I hope to see you next Saturday!
One of the side benefits of living in the Midwestern United States is that a good portion of the annual DCI tour takes place within driving distance of my home, especially during the final few weeks of the season. After almost a month of no live drum corps blasting my face off, the time is coming for me to get my fix once again. You can join me as I’ll be providing LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the 2017 Legends Drum Corps Open competition in Three Rivers, Michigan on Saturday, July 22nd. If you’ll be at the show, be sure to say hello!
What: 2017 Legends Drum Corps Open
Where: Three Rivers High School Stadium
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 7PM Eastern
Who: Colts Cadets, Legends, Les Stentors, Music City, River City Rhythm, Shadow
The 2017 drum corps season has started, and so has my show review season!
I reviewed two shows for the June edition of Drum Corps World. The first was the DCI Tour Premiere cinecast on Thursday, June 22. The focus of that review was on the technical aspects of the cinecast. A separate review of the performances is also in the June issue.
The second review was of the Innovations in Brass: Massillon show on Saturday, June 24. That review was a performance review of all 5 World Class and 2 SoundSport corps which performed that night.
You can find my cinecast review here.
You can find my Massillon show review here.
You can also find my LIVE From the Stands live blog coverage of the Massillon show here.
UPDATE: Photos I took during the Massillon show are located here. I’ve opened the album to allow you to add your photos as well!
Finally, the full digital edition of this month’s Drum Corps World can be found here.