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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.

2016 Drum Corps International World Class Finals Drum Corps World Review Published

My review of the 2016 Drum Corps International World Class Finals drum corps competition is now published in the August 19th edition of Drum Corps World.

You can read the review here.

You can also check out this and all previous digital editions of Drum Corps World here.

My LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the Drum Corps International World Class Finals competition can be found here.

Finally, I’ve created a Google Photos gallery of pictures I took during the competition. You can view it and add your own photos to the gallery here.

2016 Drum Corps International World Class Semifinals Photos And Coverage Published

My LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the 2016 Drum Corps International World Class Semifinals competition can be found here.

Also, I’ve created a Google Photos gallery of pictures I took during the competition. You can view it and add your own photos to the gallery here.

2016 Legends Drum Corps Invitational Review Published

My review of the 2016 Legends Drum Corps Invitational is now published in the August 2016 edition of Drum Corps World. The online magazine is free to read with registration at http://www.drumcorpsworld.com.

Enjoy! If you have any comments about the show or my review, please feel free to leave them below.

2016 Legends Drum Corps Invitational Review

Source: August 2016

2016 Shoremen Brass Classic – Drum Corps Planet/Drum Corps World Coverage

Tonight, I will be providing LIVE From the Stands coverage of the 2016 Shoremen Brass Class on Drum Corps Planet. Join me LIVE from Avon Lake Memorial Stadium in Avon Lake, Ohio, as I provide updates, analysis, and photos as the show happens. My coverage will take place in the Drum Corps Planet discussion forums so watch this post as well as my social media accounts for the link on show day.

I am also writing the show review for Drum Corps World. This will be a more polished run down of the performances from the night and will be published in one of the August 2016 editions of Drum Corps World. You can subscribe for free to DCW on the publication’s website, http://www.drumcorpsworld.com.

If you will be at the show, please drop a note in the comments section below and let me know!

Show website
Facebook event page
Google+ event page

Schedule:
6:00 p.m. Arrive at stadium
6:30 p.m. LIVE From the Stands! coverage begins
7:00 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem
7:10 p.m. Impulse – Buena Park, CA
7:26 p.m. Raiders – Burlington, NJ
7:42 p.m. Les Stentors – Sherbrooke, QC
7:58 p.m. Music City – Nashville, TN
8:14 p.m. Intermission
8:30 p.m. Legends – Kalamazoo, MI
8:46 p.m. Genesis – Austin, TX
9:02 p.m. 7th Regiment – New London, CT
9:18 p.m. Spartans – Nashua, NH
9:34 p.m. Encore
9:50 p.m. Awards
10:06 p.m. Coverage ends