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!
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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!
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.
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.
Continue reading 2011 Drum Corps Preview: Phantom Regiment
Show notes coming soon.
Download the episode here.