The Academy 2012
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:25 PM
"Left of Spring: Stravinsky Revisited"
- Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky
- Epilogue from the Broadway show "Spring Awakening"
- The Song of Purple Summer
What jumped out at me:
"Following the basic story line of the ballet, pagan rituals and images have been re-imagined to create a modern urban tribe. From the birth of the urban tribe, to the celebration of new life and the arrival of spring, the passionate ritual that sparks a riot, and finally the death and sacrifice of the chosen one."
This sounds like it's going to be a blast of a show, can't wait to see it!
Favorite Shows 2016:
WC: The Academy, Bluecoats, Blue Stars, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers, Crossmen, Santa Clara Vanguard
OC: Legends, Louisiana Stars, Vanguard Cadets
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
Amplification in drum corps is like trampolines in the high jump.
"For some the only glimpse. For some the awaking." - - J.R.R. Tolkien
"If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man." - - C.S. Lewis
"How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." - - Adam Smith
"This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected. And today, whenever I find myself feeling doubtful or cynical about this possibility, what gives me the most hope is the next generation." - -
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:23 PM
1965-1980 L.I. Kingsmen
Drum Corps volunteer 1981 through 2011.
Dad of Kris: 2012: The Cavaliers mellophone; 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Blue Stars mello, 2011 Blue Stars in-line drum major; 2005 Revolution soprano.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:50 PM
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:31 PM
Although I no longer have the strong, personal connection to Academy, that I had last year...... I am a huge fan for life. I loved their (Re) show last summer, (the ballad still gives me chills), and I am so excited to see what they offer this summer! Best of luck to you all at Academy!!
For real. So many great hornlines in the 13-17 range last year. Academy is due for a break out performance sometime soon. Looking forward to this show!
Euphonium, Glassmen 2010
Baritone/Staff, Cincinnati Tradition 2013
Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:15 PM
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
--Francisco de Goya
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:20 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:54 PM
1973 - Pittsburgh Rockets
1974-75 Sharpsburg Cadets
1976-79 Phantom Regiment.
2005-07 Kingsmen Alumni Corps
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