Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade

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.

The Brass section roars through the reviewing area.

Rumor has it that the color guard brought 500 Jello shots to the parade. I can personally vouch for five of them.

The Kingsmen Alumni contingent had a particularly good time.

Random little kids dressed as pigs.

The Banner Boys and the Honor Guard led the way.

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.

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Have fun at the Chinese New Year Parade! And don’t forget…

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Year of the Boar

The Pig type is usually an honest, straightforward and patient person. They are a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes. When others despair, they are often there to offer support. This type of person is reserved with those they do not know too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence, those around them may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. Despite those born in the year of pig having a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in pig type; they won’t let you down and will never even attempt to do so. Such people simply want to do everything right according to social norms.
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.

Sunscreen in February

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.

~Mistress Kelli~