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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!

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! Continue reading DCP/DCW COVERAGE — 2018 Innovations In Brass

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! Continue reading DCW COVERAGE — 2018 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast

2017 Legends Drum Corps Open – Social Media Coverage

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 TwitterFacebookGoogle+, 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.

Competing corps:

  • Colt Cadets
  • Legends
  • Les Stentors
  • Music City
  • River City Rhythm
  • Shadow

Whether you’re coming to the show or will be following along online, I hope to see you next Saturday!

2017 Legends Drum Corps Open – LIVE From the Stands! Coverage

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

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 to give me a weapon. Ironically, I was carrying the Renegades flag in my very first participation of the corps, but it made more sense than carrying the California state flag since I’m an Ohioan, don’t you think?

Now, almost a decade later, I’m going to be a Renegade once again, at least for a day.

On February 11, the Renegades will take part in the 2017 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. Taking place in downtown San Francisco, the corps will march past over one million spectators with many more people viewing the corps in action on television. As with their 2008 honor guard, the Renegades have put the call out to anybody interested in performing with them in the parade. I’ve been wanting to join in for years but schedules and budgets have not always lined up. What’s more, the 2016 parade looked like the last time the Renegades would take part, so I’m definitely not going to throw away my shot this year!

If you’ll be in San Francsico from February 10-13, let me know. I’ll be in the parade on the 11th, of course, and I’m flying on the 10th and 13th, but I made sure I had the 12th to enjoy my first visit to The City By The Bay. I’ll also be visiting my sister and her family, but would love to see people I normally don’t get to see because we’re in different parts of the country.

2016 Drum Corps Associates World Championships Finals Competition – DCP/DCW Coverage

Whether you are on the field, in the stands, or following the action from home, be sure to join me LIVE From the Stands! for the 2016 Drum Corps Associates Championships Finals Competition! I will be live from the Sahlen’s Stadium press box, giving you live coverage of each performing unit from the first step off to the last note in the Drum Corps Planet discussion forums.

Joining me in the press box will be:

Todd Tanji (Blue Devils, System Blue, Minnesota Brass)
Brent Turner (Stanbury Uniforms, Youth in Music, Minnesota Brass)
Key Poulan (Mandarins, Key Poulan Music)

Joining us from the field and giving us incredible performance photos will once again be Charlie Groh. Charlie will also provide commentary from the press box, adding his experience and wit to an already stacked coverage team.

Once Finals is over, watch for my review of the show in Drum Corps World!

If you’re going to Finals, be sure to check in on the event’s Facebook page!

2016 Drum Corps Associates Alumni Spectacular – DCP Coverage

Whether you are on the field, in the stands, or following the action from home, be sure to join me LIVE From the Stands! for the 2016 Drum Corps Associates Alumni Spectacular! I will be live from the Sahlen’s Stadium press box, giving you live coverage of each performing unit from the first step off to the last note in the Drum Corps Planet discussion forums.

If you’re going to the Alumni Spectacular, be sure to check in on the event’s Facebook page!

2016 Drum Corps Associates I&E and Mini Corps Competition

The 2016 DCA Championships weekend kicks off in style with the I&E and Mini Corps competition, taking place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. I&E starts at 6PM with mini corps taking place starting at 9PM. This is a great chance to meet up with friends and fellow drum corps fans, as well as cheer on your fellow performance in individual, ensemble, and mini corps action. This is also my best chance to be social and just be a fan for the performers as I don’t cover any of the events of this night so I’m looking forward to seeing everybody there!

If you will be there, be sure to check in on the Facebook page for the event.

DCA has posted the I&E schedules on their website.