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2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Finals

And so we come to the end, my friends. Once again, the Reading Buccaneers win the Open Class title, and deservedly so, while Carolina Gold pulls off an upset in Class A. Now it’s back to scanning Twitter and Facebook for videos and waiting for marching band season to start.

LIVE! From the Stands coverage

Photo Gallery

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Shoremen Brass Classic

It’s a bonus when I can attend a local show on my birthday! As I celebrated my 44th session on this world, I took in one of the last Open Class shows of the 2018 regular season as DCI Championships loomed ahead. I always want to give as much love to the Open Class corps as possible as they don’t get as much attention as the World Class corps do.

LIVE! From the Stands coverage

Photo Gallery

Drum Corps World review

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Innovations In Brass Akron

The Innovations in Brass show in Akron, Ohio, was my first live drum corps experience of the 2018 season, both as a spectator and as a performer with Rhythm In BLUE. This led to some interesting logistical issues when it came time for my live coverage, but I was able to make it work, as you will see below.

LIVE! From the Stands coverage

Photo Gallery

Drum Corps World review

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Tour Premiere Cinecast

Now that, at least for me, the 2018 drum corps season is over, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the shows I saw and reviewed, starting with the very first show of the season, the DCI Tour Premiere cinecast.

Obviously, since I was in a movie theater, I didn’t do any live coverage or photos, but I did write a review of the cinecast for Drum Corps World which appeared in their July 2018 edition. Enjoy!

“Live” in a theater near you!

2018 Revere Marching Band Invitational

The annual Revere Marching Band Invitational, typically held the last Saturday in September, is a much anticipated tradition at Revere. Revere hosts a fun-filled evening with wonderful musical entertainment from marching bands from several local school districts, as well as the Revere Marching Minutemen. This is my alma mater and the group with which I had my first marching experience, so I am very excited to come home and see the Minutemen in action!

2018 Marching Band Season Schedule

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.

DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 Soaring Sounds

The 2018 Gadget Drum Corps Tour goes into full swing as we begin the final weeks of the season. I return to Southwest Ohio for the 2018 Drum Corps International Soaring Sounds! It all takes place at the Centerville Elks Football Stadium on the campus of Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, this Monday, July 30th! The fun begins at 7:00pm with Cincinnati Tradition performing at 7:10pm. I will be in the stands to provide my LIVE coverage of the show, featuring:

Cincinnati Tradition – Cincinnati, OH
Jubal – Dordrecht, Netherlands
Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA
Music City – Nashville, TN
The Academy – Tempe, AZ
Spirit of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
Bluecoats – Canton, OH

I hope to see you at the show or online!

2018 Summer Music Games In Cincinnati Review

My review of the 2018 Drum Corps International Summer Music Games in Cincinnati show is now available to read in the July 2018 edition of Drum Corps World!

Show review

I also provided LIVE! From the Stands commentary about the show in the Drum Corps Planet forums. You can check out my comments and discussions with fellow fans for a more as-it-happened perspective of the performances

LIVE! From the Stands discussion thread

Finally, you can view photos I took of the performing corps on my SmugMug account.

Photo gallery

2018 Innovations In Brass Review

My review of the 2018 Drum Corps International Innovations in Brass show is now available to read in the July 2018 edition of Drum Corps World!

Show review

I also provided LIVE! From the Stands commentary about the show in the Drum Corps Planet forums. You can check out my comments and discussions with fellow fans for a more as-it-happened perspective of the performances

LIVE! From the Stands discussion thread

Finally, you can view photos I took of the performing corps on my SmugMug account.

Photo gallery

2018 DCI Tour Premiere Cinecast Review

My review of the 2018 Drum Corps International Tour Premiere cinecast is now available in the July 2018 issue of Drum Corps World!

Cinecast review

The July issue of DCW also features a review of the performing corps from that night as well.

Show review

Please let me know what you think of my review!