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 […]

Farewell, Glassmen

Black Friday took on a whole different meaning for the Glassmen family this year. The day after Thanksgiving, the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, a non-profit organization with 50+ years of history, including 17 Drum Corps International World Finalist appearances, announced they were filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This came after almost a year of […]

2012 DCI Muncie Fan Network Webcast Review

DCI Fan Network subscribers got a treat as the DCI Muncie show was added to the live broadcast schedule as a special bonus. Both fans in the stands and Fan Network viewers were fortunate that the show even happened as the weather tried to double whammy the show into submission, first by delaying the show […]

2011 DCI Western Michigan Review

At least once a year, I like to take a drum corps road trip. At the very least, I make it out to Rochester, New York, for each year’s DCA championships. This year, as my wife was out of town for the weekend, I decided to make the trek to Grand Rapids, Michigan, site of […]

2011 Three Rivers Summer Music Games Review

I almost didn’t get my first live drum corps fix on Thursday night. The weather had been schizophrenic all day, alternating between significant rainfall and sunny skies. The weather report for Pittsburgh was not promising, either, as the radar showed possible storms hitting Baldwin High School’s Highlander Stadium at some point during the night’s performances. Fortunately, while […]

2011 Three Rivers Summer Music Games

Next week, I’ll get my first taste of live, in my face, outdoor drum corps as I’ll be traveling to Pittsburgh to take in the Three Rivers Summer Music Games. The show begins at 7PM and features five World Class DCI corps: Bluecoats – Canton, OH Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA Glassmen – Toledo, OH Spirit of Atlanta […]

A Little Drum Corps Nostalgia

I’ve posted this picture on Facebook as my new profile pic, but I’m in a very nostalgic mood and, with tonight being DCI World Class Quarterfinals, I felt it was time to dig this photo out of the archives for all to see. Ladies and gentlemen, here I am in 1996, my age-out year with […]

1992 Glassmen – My Rookie Year

This is my rookie year in drum corps. It was a tough year as the corps was on the brink of making Finals for the first time, missing the cut by just one tenth of a point. It was also tough because the corps had to learn how to deliver this show, being all New […]