Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:34 AM
The Facebook page
of the Watchmen, who performed in exhibition at Walnut on Sunday, describes the group as a "brass and percussion ensemble". You can watch their show on the DCI Fan Network under the "Spotlight '13 / Viral" tab.
They march. They play brass. They have a battery and pit.
They don't call themselves a drum corps. Their show was less than seven minutes long. And they include trombones.
But what's in a name? And don't lots of corps perform short shows early in the season? And was Boston Crusaders not a drum corps when they used a synthesizer in the 1980s (and got penalized for it)?
What do you think: drum corps or not?
Edited by N.E. Brigand, 03 July 2013 - 12:35 AM.
Amplification in drum corps is like trampolines in the high jump.
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