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 […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Alumni Spectacular

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 […]

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – DCA Prelims

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 […]

2011 Lake Erie Fanfare I Review Now On-Line

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 […]

2011 Lake Erie Fanfare II Coverage

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: Drum Corps Planet – http://www.drumcorpsplanet.com/forums/index.php/topic/147553-erie-august-7th/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kevingamin Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/kevingamin Google+ – https://plus.google.com/101166939335195707710/

2011 Lake Erie Fanfare I Coverage

Here’s where you can find all of my observations about tonight’s show: Drum Corps Planet – http://www.drumcorpsplanet.com/forums/index.php/topic/147760-shake-on-the-lake Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/kevingamin Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kevingamin Google+ – https://plus.google.com/101166939335195707710 I am also reviewing this show for Drum Corps World, so watch for it to appear in either one of the email blasts between issue or the next issue in […]

2011 Three Rivers Summer Music Games Review

I almost didn’t get my first live drum corps fix on Thursday night. The weather had been schizophrenic all day, alternating between significant rainfall and sunny skies. The weather report for Pittsburgh was not promising, either, as the radar showed possible storms hitting Baldwin High School’s Highlander Stadium at some point during the night’s performances. Fortunately, while […]

Three Rivers Summer Music Games Thursday

If you are going to attend the Three Rivers Summer Music Games drum corps show this Thursday, be sure to find me and say hello. I’ll be in my Glassmen polo short and would love to meet you. I am attending the show as a fan, so I won’t be posting my Live From the […]

2011 Three Rivers Summer Music Games

Next week, I’ll get my first taste of live, in my face, outdoor drum corps as I’ll be traveling to Pittsburgh to take in the Three Rivers Summer Music Games. The show begins at 7PM and features five World Class DCI corps: Bluecoats – Canton, OH Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA Glassmen – Toledo, OH Spirit of Atlanta […]