Rising Tides By John Riley: Chapter 1

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pacific_crest_100x100Rising Tides summarizes the past week of tour with in-depth reviews and interviews of Pacific Crest staff and members. We are grateful to alumnus John Riley for writing these stories!

Sneak Preview – June 13, 2015
There’s a buzz in the air from the membership. From the minute members arrive for morning rehearsal, it is obvious to tell that there is a sense of anticipation for what the day brings. Even though it is still early and the So Cal skies are still overcast, one thing is on everyone’s mind – the first show day. For new members, it’s their first time wearing the uniform in public. For veterans, it is the beginning of another incredible journey. For age outs, this is the beginning of the end of their lives as performing members in a World Class Drum Corps – every moment is to be cherished and no opportunity wasted. Trumpet veteran Ryan Collins says it simply, “This is the best show I’ve ever marched,” and when I asked him about his greatest challenge he’s had to overcome this season, he cites, “recovery from surgery to remove a cist in March.” I don’t have to go into details for you to figure out that he was in a lot of pain for a while, but am happy to report that as a six-year veteran of Pacific Crest, he is in full stride and on the field daily.

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Posted by on Monday, June 22nd, 2015. Filed under DCI World.