The Madison Scouts unveil their new threads for 2021.
Oh, that’s not what you mean by “Freelancers”? Oh, well.
20 years after my first season with the corps, the Glassmen performed their final show, Glassworks. The corps would fold during the winter of 2012. While there was an attempt to bring the organization back as a winter guard, the Glassmen have not stepped onto field or floor since.
Created and performed in the year following the Orlando Pulse Massacre, the Black Gold winter guard‘s 2017 performance of “One” utilized the music of Coldplay‘s “Fix You” while the names and ages of each of the 49 victims were announced. The floor, costumes, and flag designs evoked both the “pulse” of a heart stopping and… Continue reading Black Gold IW 2017 One – YouTube
Six years ago, I went to my first Winter Guard International Indoor Percussion Finals. It was a spur of the moment decision to go, and I was fortunate to get a seat right on the center line of the performance floor, way up on the top row. On top of the incredible performances, I was… Continue reading 2015 WGI – The Proposal
Yesterday, the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, a World Class member and former champion of Drum Corps International, released a statement announcing that the organization was adopting an anti-racism policy. As far as I know, this is the first policy of its kind in the drum corps activity, and one which is incredibly important as… Continue reading Racism In Drum Corps
I recently stumbled across and shared a video from when I was a drum corps rookie, attending my first Glassmen audition camp for the 1992 season. It seems doubly appropriate, then, that I now share another video of me in drum corps, this time from January of 2001 with the Empire Statesmen. We were months… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!! – 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade Edition
Talk about a blast from the past. My fellow Glassmen alum Chad Clum had uploaded a video he had recorded from the 1992 Glassmen’s December rehearsal/audition camp. Take a look at the guy in the center of the picture. Yeah, that’s 17 year old me, still in high school, with only three prior drum corps… Continue reading Hey, That’s Me!!!
Hey, New Zealand is 16 hours ahead of me, so I had to post this AFTER Christmas for me. 😂
This was an excellent blend of classic and modern SCV and one of my favorite shows of theirs.