This post has been edited by baja: 14 June 2012 - 07:45 AM
Describe your longest day in drum corps
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:35 AM (#1)
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:06 AM (#2)
The scores were:
Argonne Rebels 81.70
Seattle Marksmen 74.00
Seattle Imperials 73.20
Alabama Charioteers 71.50
Colt 45s 69.60
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:44 AM (#3)
DUH! Just saw the scores above LOL
This post has been edited by KeithHall: 19 June 2012 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:03 PM (#5)
I was with a local-circuit junior corps (Sacred Heart Crusaders from Manville, NJ... we competed in the Eastern States circuit).
That day, we did two parades... then a field exhibition after the second parade... and then two contests.
I'm not sure I've ever been so tired in my entire life as I was at the end of that day.
Various stuff since then
"As God as my witness... I thought turkeys could fly." From WKRP In Cincinnati
"I said no water for HIM!!!!!!" From Ben-Hur
"I ain't gettin' on no time machine!" The ABA's Spirits of St. Louis center Marvin "Bad News" Barnes, refusing to board a team flight that was scheduled to arrive at 7:56 PM in St. Louis (Central Time) after departing from Kentucky at 8 PM (Eastern Time).
Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:20 PM (#6)
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:39 PM (#7)
We're having one of those "legendary" Garfield-Death-Camp rehearsals in '86' when, in the last number, Thom Hannum gets the idea to get rid of this little call-and-answer two bar break where th horns play and instead have just the drumline play the roll-off from the 20th Century Fox fanfare. It's supposed to be cute. Well, you know how muscle memory gets the best of you? At that point in the show I know what I'm supposed to play, 'cause I've been doing it for 4 months. I play lead baritone. I heard them say for the horns not to play. I heard them. But when we ran it...
I honked the crap out of my part. I'm the only one.
"WHO PLAYED?" (Crap! That was me!)
"Uhh, I did!"
"WHAT ARE YOU, AN IDIOT!? AGAIN!!"
So we do it again I'm beating myself up a little bit. We run it.
I honk the crap out of my part.
"WHO PLAYED!! WAS THAT YOU!!?? RUN A LAP!!!"
(What the hell's wrong with me!? Get it together!"
I run a lap just in tme to run it again.
I absolutely NAIL the part.
"RRUUUUNNNN!!!! RUN 'TIL I GET TIRED!!!!!!"
I must've run +10 laps. It's 95+ degrees. I'm hallucinating. All I can see at the two lines on either side of me on the track. Finally Hannum tells me to get back in line. I'm physically toast.
"IT DOESN'T WORK. DO IT LIKE YOU ALWAYS DID."
All that for nothing. We played it like we did for finals.
You know what? I didn't play it for 4 shows. I was too friggin' scared. True story. That was my longest day.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:50 AM (#8)
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