As far as I remember, we will be the FIRST alumni corps featured on the audio recordings DCI makes available for purchase.
My first drum corps family, the Glassmen, during our performance at the 1994 DCI Preview of Champions at the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. That’s me on the left pointing my horn at the crowd.
That’s right. They handed out business cards.
Sticking with the Bluecoats Alumni Corps theme, here’s a montage of photos from our experience this past summer, set to audio of our performance Semifinals night. Enjoy!
I’ll admit, this entry onto my list is a stretch since the Guardsmen are playing “Greensleeves”, but considering it is the same melody as “What Child Is This?”, I decided to roll with it. It was a different time for drum corps in the 1970s and 1980s. The uniforms were closer to the military roots… Continue reading 12 Corps Of Christmas – 1978-1982 Guardsmen
NOTE: This article originally appeared on my old website as part of a series of 2010 show reviews. I’ve updated the article with photos, but the text is almost completely untouched. Enjoy! If you had told a member of the 2000 Bluecoats that their corps was going to contend for the title in a decade,… Continue reading Marching Monday – 2010 Bluecoats
I was going to save this one for last. I mean, you can’t get more Christmas-y than doing a show completely composed of Christmas music with the name “12.25”, right? My plans changed when the Cadets dropped the entire 2012 show on their YouTube channel ON CHRISTMAS. If they’re going to give us such an… Continue reading 12 Corps Of Christmas – 2012 Cadets
If you ask fans of Carolina Crown when the corps’ rise to become one of the perennial competitors for the DCI World Championship, a good number of them would point to the 2003 season. After dropping out of finals the season before, Crown made a number of changes, not the least of which was the… Continue reading 12 Corps Of Christmas – 2003 Carolina Crown
Really, the title says it all, doesn’t it?
1986 was a tough year for the Phantom Regiment. After a string of successful seasons, including multiple title contention years, the corps found itself in 10th place with an “old school” show that, while popular with fans, didn’t speak to the judges. It was time for a refresh, a way for the Regiment to retain… Continue reading 12 Corps Of Christmas – 1987 Phantom Regiment