Drum Corps In May

Posted May 27, 2015

This is drum corps in May: where the drum corps is built from the ground up.

May drum corps is far removed from the grueling temperatures, the shiny medals, the jam-packed stands.

By May, DCA corps have moved outside permanently.  DCI corps have begun to move in for the summer.

The members rehearse through the frigid mornings of early May, the scorching afternoons of Memorial Day weekends and the damp evenings that never go away.

Absent are the bulky props and flashy show design, and most of the completed production.  This is a bare-bones style of drum corps, a coloring book with none of the bright colors filled in.

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Indoor Drumline and the Art of Performance

Posted March 4, 2015

Performing. Werking it.Getting it. There's really no instructional manual to being a great Indoor Drumline performer, besides constantly being reminded to point your pretty little face at the top row of the bleachers and stretching your body until your harness won’t come off your shoulders unless it’s pried with a crowbar.

See, to get to the next level, you have to admit something to yourself.  You have to acknowledge that since the time you first heard an mp3 snippet of the show music or played your first opener diddles or marched the first page of drill that this season's show imprinted on you.  Whether you like it or not, a show becomes more than just something you've done and more part of who you are.

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