DCI Fan Network subscribers got a treat as the DCI Muncie show was added to the live broadcast schedule as a special bonus. Both fans in the stands and Fan Network viewers were fortunate that the show even happened as the weather tried to double whammy the show into submission, first by delaying the show start an hour due to extreme heat, then by sending a severe storm system right through the heart of Indiana, causing damage throughout the Muncie area and even sending a Cavalier staff member to the hospital due to injuries sustained when a gust of wind hit the staff scaffolding as they were dismounting it. The show did go on, though, complete with the sun shining in full force as it set behind the stands of the stadium at the start of the show. The Muncie show was the last event of the 2012 Music For All Summer Symposium, so the crowd was definitely ready to cheer for every corps performing tonight.
Tonight is the last night of compettion for Drum Corps International and North American junior corps. I am covering the show at Lucas Oil Stadium from the press box, an impressive view! If you’d like to follow my Drum Corps Planet Live from the Press Box coverage, just go to this link. You can also follow my comments and photos on my various social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Enjoy!
I didn’t know Bob Lendman. Between this sentence and the article title, you’re probably confused.
Let me elaborate.
A little over a week ago, I had the honor of performing with Star United at a celebration of the life of Bob Lendman. Mr. Lendman was the former director of both the Phantom Regiment and Blue Stars drum and bugle corps. He also was immensely helpful with a third corps, the Star of Indiana. Outside of the drum corps world, Mr. Lendman was also former president of Sabin Corp, which eventually became Cook Polymer. Between the Star of Indiana and Cook connections, holding the Lendman ceremony at the Cook Group headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana, made perfect.
It has been a busy time for me this past week, and it’s not going to get any easier this week as Drum Corps International converges on Indianapolis for the 2010 World Championships. Starting today, I will be attending four live shows, plus Quarterfinals in the theater. Here’s my full drum corps schedule for DCI Week as I’d love to meet fellow drum corps nuts.