This was a Chinese New Year to remember. In our 7th appearance (there’s that number again), the corps had a great time performing a new parade tune, Tower of Power Medley, written by Baritone superstar Dave Landers. The corps was joined by friends old and new from Seattle, SoCal, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and we had the announcers singing along and the audiences clapping. The main comment? “I’ll DEFINITELY be back next year!”
Here are a few pictures from the parade:
The color guard heads into the performance area.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made this day the most fun I have ever had at a parade. It’s days like this that remind us all why we are in drum corps – renewing old friendships and making new ones, combined with the joy putting the act together and having a great time performing.
Have fun at the Chinese New Year Parade! And don’t forget…
It is important to remember that these people are not vengeful creatures. If someone tries to take advantage of them, the pig type tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. All they need in such situations is a little time to find a constructive way to respond. The people of the pig type are conservative creatures of habit. They dislike being made to travel too far from familiar surroundings, unless it is a trip to the countryside. They love nature and are never happier than when they are out somewhere, far from the city.
There is a tolerant and peaceful side to their character. Such people are never afraid to allow others their freedom of expression; they do not want to cause arguments and if there is any way to avoid arguing, they will probably take this option. They are not weak, however, and if the situation forces them to fight these people will rise to the occasion, whether it is to defend themselves or those close to them.
Gorgeous weather + drum corps = awesome camp weekend!
The vis staff worked on staging the opener, the colorguard got more exciting work, and music wise – dusk, jazz police, TOP parade tune, and STONE GROUND SEVEN … all under the beautiful California sun.
Only a few pics… I was too busy enjoying myself to be bothered with the camera.