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!
For the sixth consecutive season, I will be providing LIVE From the Stands coverage of the Emerald City Music Games on Drum Corps Planet. Join me LIVE from Dublin Coffman High School Stadium in Dublin, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 28th, 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 the July 2016 edition 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!
The latest newslsetter from Drum Corps World is out and available for your reading pleasure. This newsletter is practically a full edition of the magazine in its own right, numbering almost 60 pages containing coverage of the DCI Champonships week events and the competitions leading up to it, as well as the DCA event which also recently took place.
Two of those DCI events, the Dublin, Ohio, Emerald City Music Games and the DCI Prelims cinecast, were reviewed by me and are in this newsletter. There was a third event, the Massillon, Ohio, Pro Football Hall of Fame competition, which I was not able to write in time for this release. I will post it either here or on Drum Corps Planet in the near future.
You can read the newsletter here.
As a bonus, enjoy the pictures I took from the Dublin show.
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.
I will be in Dublin, Ohio, next week, covering my first live show for Drum Corps Planet and Drum Corps World as the 2011 Emerald City Music Games will at the Dublin-Jerome High School stadium. The show starts at 7PM and features the following corps, listed in reverse order of performance:
- The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
- Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
- Glassmen – Toledo, OH
- Colts – Dubuque, IA
- Troopers – Casper, WY
- Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI
- Blue Saints – Sudbury, ON
- Cincinnati Tradition – Cincinnati, OH