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2017 Emerald City Music Games – LIVE From the Stands! Coverage

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!

What: 2017 Emerald City Music Games

Where: Dublin Coffman High School Stadium

When: Monday, July 31st, 7PM Eastern

Who: Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Cincinnati Tradition, Colts, Crossmen, Oregon Crusaders, Pacific Crest, Seattle Cascades

June 2017 Drum Corps World Show Reviews

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.

WGI Percussion Social Media Accounts I’m Posting From This Week

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 – crystal@wgi.org (Crystal is heading the WGI social media team)

May 2nd, 2017 Medina County Primary/Special Election

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.

Norman, Ann. “Medina County District Library seeks to strengthen services with 1.5-mill levy on May ballot.” Cleveland.com. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 14 Apr. 2017. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

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.

“Medina municipal judge race expands.” Medina Gazette. Medina Gazette, 01 Feb. 2017. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

“Brunswick councilman to run for Medina Municipal Court judge.” The Post Newspapers. The Post Newspapers, 18 Feb. 2017. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

Rumes, Kevin Wayne. “Joe Salzgeber is a great choice for Medina Municipal Court judge.” The Post Newspapers. The Post Newspapers, 25 Mar. 2017. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

Norman, Ann. “May 2 primary to set race for Medina Municipal Court judge.” Cleveland.com. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 14 Apr. 2017. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

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.

2017 WGI Percussion/Winds Championships Schedule

I have the honor of joining the WGI Social Media team this week in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, helping to cover the events of the 2017 WGI Percussion and Winds Championships taking place from Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 23. If you and/or your performing unit will be at WGI this week, take a look below and see if we’ll be in the same place. If so, say hi! You might get a little famous. 😀

If you are going, here are the Facebook and Google+ event pages. Check in so I’ll know you’ll be there!

Facebook:
WGI Percussion Championships
WGI Winds Championships

Google+:
WGI Percussion Independent Open Prelims
WGI Percussion Independent Open Semis
WGI Winds Prelims
WGI Winds Finals

Thursday, April 20
Percussion Independent Open Prelims
John D. Millett Hall, Miami University

Friday, April 21
Percussion Independent Open Semis
John D. Millett Hall, Miami University

Saturday, April 22
Winds Prelims
Wright State University Nutter Center

Sunday, April 23
Winds Finals
University of Dayton Arena

2016 DCI Tour Of Champions Massillon Drum Corps World Review Published

My review of the 2016 DCI Tour of Champions Massillon 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 DCI Tour of Champions Massillon 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.

2016 Shoremen Brass Classic Drum Corps World Review Published

My review of the 2016 Shoremen Brass Classic 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 Shoremen Brass Classic 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.

2016 DCI Tour of Champions Massillon – Drum Corps Planet/Drum Corps World Coverage

Tomorrow, I will be providing LIVE From the Stands coverage of the 2016 DCI Tour of Champions Massillon competition on Drum Corps Planet. Join me LIVE from Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, Ohio, 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 one of the August 2016 editions 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!

Show website
Facebook event page
Google+ event page

Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Arrive at stadium
7:00 p.m. LIVE From the Stands! coverage begins
7:30 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem
7:40 p.m. The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
7:57 p.m. Blue Knights – Denver, CO
8:14 p.m. Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
8:31 p.m. Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
8:48 p.m. Intermission
9:18 p.m. The Cadets – Allentown, PA
9:35 p.m. Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
9:52 p.m. Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
10:09 p.m. Bluecoats – Canton, OH
10:26 p.m. Encore
10:43 p.m. Awards
11:00 p.m. Coverage ends

2016 Shoremen Brass Classic – Drum Corps Planet/Drum Corps World Coverage

Tonight, I will be providing LIVE From the Stands coverage of the 2016 Shoremen Brass Class on Drum Corps Planet. Join me LIVE from Avon Lake Memorial Stadium in Avon Lake, Ohio, 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 one of the August 2016 editions 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!

Show website
Facebook event page
Google+ event page

Schedule:
6:00 p.m. Arrive at stadium
6:30 p.m. LIVE From the Stands! coverage begins
7:00 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem
7:10 p.m. Impulse – Buena Park, CA
7:26 p.m. Raiders – Burlington, NJ
7:42 p.m. Les Stentors – Sherbrooke, QC
7:58 p.m. Music City – Nashville, TN
8:14 p.m. Intermission
8:30 p.m. Legends – Kalamazoo, MI
8:46 p.m. Genesis – Austin, TX
9:02 p.m. 7th Regiment – New London, CT
9:18 p.m. Spartans – Nashua, NH
9:34 p.m. Encore
9:50 p.m. Awards
10:06 p.m. Coverage ends

2016 Baseball Tour – Lake County Captains vs. Great Lakes Loons (6/24/2016)

Meanwhile, in single A ball (still)…

I’m still doing the baseball tour even though the drum corps season is about to kick off. This time, I’m in Eastlake, Ohio, and I’m checking out the Lake County Captains, the Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, as they take on the Great Lakes Loons. Mud Hens, Beach Bums, Loons…You can’t say that minor league teams have an issue with team identity.

If you’d like to join me at the game, let me know in the comments section below. Minor league games are fun to attend and are very affordable compared to major league teams like the Indians. I’ll also be posting some of Mr photos on social media so be sure to friends and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, and Flickr.

Lake County Captains vs. Great Lakes Loons – Tickets