One more once! Join me for my Drum Corps Planet LIVE! From The Stands coverage of today’s DCA Alumni Spectacular!
Join me for the last DCA competition of 2019, World Championships Finals! Here’s my Drum Corps Planet LIVE! From the Stands coverage of tonight’s show:
My one and only performance with a pipes and drum band.
My last performance with the Erie Thunderbirds.
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.
It’s Sunday morning, so we all go to the Church of Drum Corps for the Alumni Spectacular. It’s always great to take in “old school” drum corps performances, and all of the performing units brought their A game. The only down side to this show was that the sun came out. While that normally wouldn’t be a problem, the sun managed to take a cool and cloudy weekend and convert it into a steam bath almost as soon as it showed up. Still, live outdoor drum corps is worth the sacrifice.
And so the final weekend of the 2018 North America drum corps season begins. While I was not in the press box for any of the shows in Williamsport, DCA did give myself and fellow Drum Corps World journalist William Aldrich-Thorpe seats in the center section right in front of the press box to ensure we had a great view to report from. With 19 corps to review as well as cover live, I was pretty busy with just this show alone!
My review of the 2011 Lake Erie Fanfare Open Class competition is now online as part of the 2011 DCW On-Line series on Drum Corps Planet. You can find the review here.
Also, I have a couple photos I took from the show. I would have taken more, but I was having iPhone issues during the show and was not able to take pictures as I would have liked.
I am covering tonight’s Lake Erie Fanfare DCI World Class competition in Erie, Pennsylvania, for Drum Corps World and Drum Corps Planet. If you would like to follow my coverage, here’s where you can do so:
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