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!
It’s Christmas Eve, which is exciting unto itself, but it’s also just under a month away from the 2018 indoor season! Winter guards, drum lines, and winds groups are already hard at work designing and perfecting their shows, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us all.
Here are the shows I plan on attending:
WGI and FloMarching also announced their 2018 streaming schedule. If you’re a FloMarching subscriber, you have access to all of these events as part of your subscription.
Will you be at any of these events? If so, please let me know and/or try to find me. I’m always looking for the chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones.
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)
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!
WGI Percussion Championships
WGI Winds Championships
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
Wright State University Nutter Center
Sunday, April 23
University of Dayton Arena
It’s a new year and, in just two weeks, it’s the start of the 2017 indoor guard, percussion, and winds season!
The Ohio Indoor Performance Association celebrates their 10th anniversary this year and the party begins on Sunday, January 22nd, at the annual Tour Premier. Come join the fun at Marion Harding High School as 37 scholastic and independent performing groups make their 2017 debut.
Continue reading 2017 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Tour Premier — UPDATED 2/9/17
I am sitting in the press box of Lucas Oil Stadium as I write this as, in about 2 1/2 hours, the top 12 junior drum and bugle corps in the world meet one last time to compete for the title of Drum Corps International World Champion in 2012. I will be giving you Live From the Stands coverage on Drum Corps Planet so be sure to watch the discussion thread here for all the updates.
Mad World – Fight It or Embrace It
Show Music (from corpsreps.com):
Mad World by Orazbal, Roland
Harrison’s Dream by Grahm, Peter
Dismantling Utopia by Metheny, Pat
Smile by Chaplin, Charlie
The 2010 Blue Devils’ and Cavaliers’ shows, at first glance, seem to occupy two totally different places in the hearts of the average DCI fan. On the one hand, the discordant, cerebral, and prop filled BD show seemed to have a difficult time making an emotional connection to the majority of fans in the stands. If they did connect, it was sometimes in a negative manner, as some fans questioned the path the Devils took this past season. On the other hand, the Cavaliers were a fan favorite in 2010, and took on the role of dark horse, making a late season surge into championship contention, riding the waves of roaring crowd applause. A closer look, however, shows that both shows had similarities, as well. Both shows featured ballads that were twisted from their original arrangement. Both shows also featured stabbing discordant musical moments. On the visual side of the equation, both shows exhibited two of the best visual designs of the year. Ironically, both shows started the season as shows I didn’t care for, yet came to understand and cheer for by Finals.
Continue reading 2010 Cavaliers Show Review
Percussion Scholastic World:
15. Center Grove High School – 86.125
14. Fishers High School – 86.588
13. Long Lake High School – 86.825
12. King Philip Regional High School – 87.588
11. Forsyth Central High School – 88.325
10. Centerville High School – 89.163
9. Los Alimedos High School – 89.538
8. North Glenn High School – 91.650
7. Arcadia High School – 92.000
6. Chino High School – 93.363
5. Avon High School – 94.275
4. Mission Viejavo High School – 94.625
3. Dartmouth High School – 95.500
2. Chino Hills High School – 96.750
1. Ayala High School – 97.175
Percussion Independent World:
15. Tyler Junior College – 82.775
14. Infinity – 83.275
13. Timber Creek Independent – 84.550
12. Gateway Indoor – 85.988
11. North Coast Academy – 86.625
10. Blue Knights – 86.888
9. East Side Fury – 87.913
8. Matrix – 88.175
7. Aimachi – 91.725
6. United Percussion – 91.975
5. Redline – 92.500
4. Riverside Community College – 94.100
3. Music City Mystique – 95.513
2. Rhythm X – 96.250
1. Pulse Percussion – 96.375
North Glenn High School