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Flashback Friday: That Time I Was On A Christmas Album

In 1993, my second year marching with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, we took part in a project which involved multiple members of Drum Corps International and recorded a track for Ornaments in Brass. Ornaments in Brass was an album of (mostly) Christmas songs recorded by various drum corps during the 1993 summer tour and released during the holiday season. Our contribution was an original arrangement of God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, and was the third track on the album.

We were very proud of our performance because it involved the full hornline and drumline and was an original arrangement, as opposed to a single section of the corps or even a small ensemble performing or using an existing musical arrangement. Personally, I just like being able to say that I’m on a Christmas album.

Fifteen years later, DCI re-released the tracks from Ornaments in Brass along with selections from various on-field performances that were holiday related as a new CD called Silver Bells. Those tracks are still available on Amazon as MP3 downloads, which you can find here. If you’re hankering for Phantom Regiment’s horn line ripping your face off with their rendition of Amazing Grace, there’s your chance.

Enjoy!

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DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 Summer Music Games in Cincinnati

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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Marching Arts

DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 Innovations In Brass

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!

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Marching Arts

An Evening Of Big Band Jazz & Funk Benefiting The Madison Scouts

Al Chez is well-known for playing trumpet over 25 years on “Late Night” (NBC) and “The Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS). He is the second-longest network TV trumpet player after Doc Severinsen, with over 2,800 shows.

He toured with Tower of Power, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray, Young Rascals, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Maynard Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds Band, Ben E King, Sam & Dave, among others. Forming his own band in 2008, he continues touring as well as giving back to students through band and drum corps clinics.

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DCW COVERAGE – 2018 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast

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!

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Marching Arts

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 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