This was a strange one for me. For the first time since DCP started doing LIVE! From the Stands coverage of DCI Championships, I was actually covering the show FROM the stands. DCI and/or Lucas Oil Stadium determined that the press box was off limits due to “security reasons”. Regardless, I managed to cover the show, albeit from a very unique angle.
I back off big time during marching band season, considering how busy both drum corps and indoor season get for me. I still attend a few events, however, and this year is no exception. I currently have three events on my calendar:
There are also the Bands of America events which will stream live throughout the season. You can find the schedule on the FloMarching website.
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.
Thursday, I will be providing LIVE From the Stands coverage of the 2016 Drum Corps International World Class Preliminary competition on Drum Corps Planet. Join me LIVE from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, 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.
If you will be at the show, please drop a note in the comments section below and let me know!
8:30 a.m. – Arrive at stadium
9:00 a.m. – Coverage begins
9:17 a.m. – Open Class 16th place
9:34 a.m. – Open Class 15th place
9:51 a.m. – Open Class 14th place
10:08 a.m. – Open Class 13th place
10:25 a.m. – Open Class 12th place
10:42 a.m. – Intermission (17 Min.)
10:59 a.m. – Open Class 11th place
11:16 a.m. – Open Class 10th place
11:33 a.m. – Open Class 9th place
11:50 a.m. – Open Class 8th place
12:07 p.m. – Open Class 7th place
12:24 p.m. – Intermission (51 Min.)
1:15 p.m. – Open Class 6th place
1:32 p.m. – Open Class 5th place
1:49 p.m. – Open Class 4th place
2:06 p.m. – Open Class 3rd place
2:23 p.m. – Open Class 2nd place
2:40 p.m. – Open Class 1st place
2:57 p.m. – Intermission (34 Min.)
3:31 p.m. – Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI
3:48 p.m. – Jersey Surf – Camden County, NJ
4:05 p.m. – Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA
4:22 p.m. – Pacific Crest – Diamond Bar, CA
4:39 p.m. – Spirit of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
4:56 p.m. – Oregon Crusaders – Portland, OR
5:13 p.m. – Mandarins – Sacramento, CA
5:30 p.m. – Intermission (60 Min.)
6:30 p.m. – Big, Loud & Live 13 cinema broadcast begins
6:39 p.m. – Colts – Dubuque, IA
6:56 p.m. – Troopers – Casper, WY
7:13 p.m. – Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
7:30 p.m. – The Academy – Tempe, AZ
7:47 p.m. – Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
8:04 p.m. – Crossmen – San Antonio, TX
8:21 PM – Intermission (16 Min.)
8:37 p.m. – Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
8:54 p.m. – Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
9:11 p.m. – Blue Knights – Denver, CO
9:28 p.m. – The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
9:45 p.m. – The Cadets – Allentown, PA
10:02 p.m. – Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
10:19 p.m. – Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
10:36 p.m. – Blue Devils – Concord, CA
10:53 p.m. – Bluecoats – Canton, OH
11:20 PM – Last scores announced
11:37 PM – Coverage ends
Next Sunday (2/24/13), I will be at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, to review the WGI color guard regional taking place there. Prelims are Saturday but I’ll be traveling and visiting family in the area. The Finals event starts at 9 Sunday morning and goes until about 5 and will feature many of the top guards from the Midwest at every competitive level. If you’ll be there, either as a spectator or with a competing unit, come find me. I’ll have my Glassmen corps jacket, covered in patches for easy recognition, plus my iPad and/or laptop for taking notes about the shows.
You can find more information about the regional at the WGI website:
If you won’t be there, be sure to follow me on the various social networks for one-shot thoughts on each unit. You can find all of my social networking goodness here:
See you next Sunday!
Another Christmas has gone by. Although my wife and I had to leave Indianapolis Christmas night to get home ahead of the oncoming blizzard, we both enjoyed the time we did have with our family. My sister-in-law Molly made great food to enjoy as we watched our niece Tess discover the wonder of opening presents Christmas morning, then playing with said presents throughout the day. Now, as SNERMERGERD 2012 drops a metric ton of white stuff on my home and most of the Midwest, I have plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the great gifts my family gave me this year.
1. 98.70 – Blue Devils
2. 97.65 – Carolina Crown
3. 96.55 – Phantom Regiment
4. 95.05 – Cadets
5. 94.45 – Santa Clara Vanguard
6. 92.55 – Bluecoats
7. 89.10 – Boston Crusaders
8. 88.85 – Cavaliers
9. 88.00 – Madison Scouts
10. 86.70 – Blue Knights
11. 84.40 – Spirit of Atlanta
12. 84.00 – Crossmen
Jim Jones Leadership Award – Shawn Phalen – Madison Scouts
George Zingali Best Colorguard – Blue Devils
John Brazale Best Visual – (tie) Blue Devils/Carolina Crown
Jim Ott Best Brass – Carolina Crown
Fred Sanford Best Percussion – Blue Devils
Don Angelica Best General Effect – Blue Devils
I am sitting in the press box of Lucas Oil Stadium as I write this as, in about 2 1/2 hours, the top 12 junior drum and bugle corps in the world meet one last time to compete for the title of Drum Corps International World Champion in 2012. I will be giving you Live From the Stands coverage on Drum Corps Planet so be sure to watch the discussion thread here for all the updates.