2012 Cadets Marching And Playing
The brass and drums had the stadium all morning for visual rehearsal, which was a welcome change from the bumpy grass of the side field. They reviewed the drill they learned yesterday and added a few more sets. This took them beyond the pit feature at the beginning of the show and into their music, so the drums and horns both played and marched for the very first time today. Playing a Cadets show on the move for the first time each year is always a bit less than dazzling. When I marched, I was shocked every spring at how unbelievably difficult the first minute of the show felt, when we had just marched and played a whole show well the previous August. But that’s what spring training is for — you have to train or retrain your lungs and legs to work together.
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