You're a wealth of information, Linda. Yes, I remember Pam too. What I recall most though, was your counting us in for Beethoven! I have a tape from out show in Kassel Germany. A guy from Germany sent it to me out of the blue (I don't know how he got my address or my name.) The show was pretty good, although the cassette tape was garbled during a little of String of Pearls. And it didn't have the drum solo on it, we didn't do it that day. But...the cd set must include your recording because it has the drum solo. It was 'Clear As the Driven Snow' by the Doobie Brothers, and I love it too!
Thanks for your kind words, Deb. Pam was also our DM in 77, her first year and my fifth year as DM. I couldn't have done it without Pam's support. Over the years, I enjoyed conducting Something in 73, Marche Slav in 74 and genuinely enjoyed conducting the entire repertoire from 77 AAG especially our tribute to Glenn Miller. I also loved our drum solo in 77. Thanks so much. I checked our roster today. Did you know our 6 person snare line (which included you) had 26 years of collective experience that year? Kudos to you, to the drum line and to our 1977 drum corps.
I also viewed photos of my other corps the other day, 1972 Seneca Princemen. The triples (tri-toms, multi-toms) and snares had straps. Our bass drummers had padded harnesses and the tymps had metal tube harnesses with J hooks. I've been trying to piece together the history of all the corps I marched with. Thanks for being on DCP Deb. I'll need your help. 2 more posts; gotta go and get ready for a busy week!
I'm glad to have found this forum, it's great and there's so much to read and so many pictures to see. Anything you need, I'll help if I can.
Back on topic, you know I look at the drumlines now and I wonder how nice it would be to have the harnesses they have today. I'd like to try it once. Hehehe. I also wonder if the snares are lighter than they used to be, or if they're heavier or the same weight but the comfort level is good because of the new harness. I've got a couple of Santa Clara 'Jonz' dvd's and notice that for their warmups they use the snare stands. We used them a little at the rehearsals at the Armories, but most of the time we were carrying them. I can still feel that burning hot pain just thinking about that.