This episode of The Marching Roundtable podcast is very important to me, not only because I got to talk about and remember my corps with fellow G-fam, but also because I shared the experience with my uncle and fellow Glassmen alumnus Bruce Gamin. Listen to the episode here. https://media.blubrry.com/marchingroundtable/b/content.blubrry.com/marchingroundtable/MRTGLASSMEN.mp3 1097: DCI 50- Remembering Glassmen
I haven’t had one of these since 1994 when I was in Winchester, Kentucky, performing with the Glassmen at George Rogers Clark High School. Thank you, Sweets and Geeks in my home town of Medina, Ohio, for carrying it!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a quarter century, but here is my final junior corps performance with the 1996 Toledo Glassmen.
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.
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!!!
1992 was my first year on tour with a drum corps, my rookie year with Glassmen. I had tried out for Bluecoats the previous season, but I only lasted three camps before the ax fell and found me on the outside looking in. Some of my memories: My first drum corps parade in Appleton, Wisconsin,… Continue reading Drum Corps Memories – 1992