I’ll be on the social media team for Winter Guard International, helping cover their 2018 Color Guard Championships. Tonight, I am at the University of Dayton Arena on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. I will be posting photos and videos of the performing groups in Scholastic World and Indpedent World Finals throughout the evening. Continue reading 2018 Winter Guard International Social Media Coverage — Saturday
I’ll be on the social media team for Winter Guard International, helping cover their 2018 Color Guard Championships. Today, I am at the University of Dayton Arena on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. I will be posting photos and videos of the performing groups in Scholastic Open, Scholastic World, and Indpedent World Semifinals throughout the day. Continue reading 2018 Winter Guard International Social Media Coverage — Friday
As the spring season begins, the indoor marching season begins to end. The Ohio Indoor Performance Association 2018 state percussion and winds championships take place on Sunday, April 8, featuring indoor percussion and wind units from all over Ohio and West Virginia. The action takes place at Wapakoneta High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and starts at 11AM. Continue reading 2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association State Percussion And Winds Championships
As the spring season begins, the indoor marching season begins to end. The Ohio Indoor Performance Association 2018 state color guard championships take place on Saturday, April 7, featuring color guards from all over Ohio and West Virginia. The action takes place at Wapakoneta High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and starts at 2PM. Continue reading 2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Color Guard Championships
I have uploaded my photos from this past weekend’s Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone competitions to Google Photos. The photos are available for all to view. If you with to share photos online, please give me credit. You can also add your photos from the event to the album.
The 2018 indoor season gets underway on Saturday, January 21, as the Ohio Indoor Performance Association presents their annual premier event! Color guards, percussion ensembles, and wind ensembles from all over Ohio and beyond will converge on Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, to kick off the new season. I will be there with my trusty camera and smartphone to keep you up to date on every performing group via social media, but why not join us? Whether you’re a performer, staff member, volunteer, parent, friend, or just a fan of the activity, be sure to be at Marion Harding when the show begins at 10AM.
I hope to see you there!
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!
The 2017 drum corps season has started, and so has my show review season!
I reviewed two shows for the June edition of Drum Corps World. The first was the DCI Tour Premiere cinecast on Thursday, June 22. The focus of that review was on the technical aspects of the cinecast. A separate review of the performances is also in the June issue.
The second review was of the Innovations in Brass: Massillon show on Saturday, June 24. That review was a performance review of all 5 World Class and 2 SoundSport corps which performed that night.
You can find my cinecast review here.
You can find my Massillon show review here.
You can also find my LIVE From the Stands live blog coverage of the Massillon show here.
UPDATE: Photos I took during the Massillon show are located here. I’ve opened the album to allow you to add your photos as well!
Finally, the full digital edition of this month’s Drum Corps World can be found here.
I’ll be posting on the following accounts for the 2017 WGI Percussion Championships this week:
- Facebook – WGI page
- Twitter – @WGItweets and @WGIpercussion
- Instagram – @wgisportofthearts and @wgipercussion
- Snapchat – wgisnaps
- Periscope – wgitweets
- Tumblr – email@example.com (Crystal is heading the WGI social media team)
Those of you who live in Medina County have a special election coming up in the next couple weeks. For the county, there is an issue on the ballot regarding a proposed renewal and increase of a tax levy for the Medina County Library District. For Republicans, there are also votes on selecting candidates for Judge of the Municipal Court (term commencing on 1/1/18) and Clerk of the Municipal Court.
Here is the description of the proposed tax levy from the ballot, which you can find on the Medina County Board of Elections website:
A renewal of one and one-quarter (1.25) mills and an increase of one quarter (0.25) mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Medina County Library District for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding one and one-half (1.5) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to fifteen cents ($0.15) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of ten (10) years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.
Considering the public good which our library system provides us, my opinion is that voting in favor of this issue is a no-brainer.
There are three names on the ballot for the Judge of the Municipal Court position: Gary F. Werner, Frederick C. Bougher, and Joe Salzgeber. There isn’t much about any of these options from my searching online outside of the generic coverage in the local newspapers. Salzgeber did get an endorsement in a letter to the editor, so he is currently my selection on the ballot as well unless I discover something new.
For the Clerk of the Municipal Court position, incumbent Nancy L. Abbott faces off against challenger Thomas C. Decker. Outside of the Medina Clerk of Court website and a re-election website for Abbott, there is nothing I’ve found regarding either candidate. Abbott is the first elected Clerk of the Municipal Court in Medina County. My personal rule is to vote against the incumbent to ensure there are fresh ideas in the position, especially when the term is for six years, so I am currently voting for Decker on May 2nd.
Be sure to visit the Medina County Board of Elections’ Current Election web page to look up your voter registration information, including your polling place and a sample ballot.