Monday, July 13, 2009

Drum Corps Season Is In Full Swing

This is the happiest time of year for me.  Not just because it's summer, but because of what summer brings.  What summer brings is drum and bugle corps competitions, courtesy of Drum Corps International.

Here are just a couple of notes.  First, the Santa Clara Vanguard, my alma mater corps (1985, pit), has a gorgeous show based on Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring".  It's doing well, but the Vanguard is still a couple of points behind the Blue Devils.  Let's hope SCV catches up!

Second, DCI has a nice podcast called "DCI Field Pass", hosted by a gentleman named Dan Potter.  It's kind of market-y, but in a great way.  It's a good way to keep up with what's going on in drum corps competition all around the country, week by week.  I listen to the podcast during my runs because they're bite-sized (I can listen to a few of them during a normal run).  They don't last so long as to get boring.  Nice job, DCI.

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