Jason Rose

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    Drum & Bugle Corps
    Writing & Arranging Music for G Bugle Hornlines
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  1. This doesn't really belong in the DCA Forum, but there isn't a forum for independent all-age Corps. Here's a look at BCB's 2017 season. This was our second year back and it was successful and FUN. What we've cooked up for 2018 will be even more fun! Details should be released in the coming weeks. For you *old-timers (like me), take note that we use no electronics, no spandex, and no trombones. However, we do use G Bugles. Nothing against modern drum corps, but many of us still appreciate things as they were and embrace those methods of making good music. 2018 Show Announcement
  2. Do You Remember .......

    I'm just a pup compared to most of you, but I imagine the feeling was similar. In my high school band hall someone popped in a video tape of the Blue Devils 1992 during lunch one day. I couldn't get over the sound, the power, and the cool bell-front horns (I was born a Trombone player). I got a copy of that tape (PBS recording) and obsessed over every Corps, every show. I soon borrowed a Euphonium from the band and learned the fingerings. Didn't take me long to get proficient. A year later a recruiter from Skyriders showed up with a set of King Bugles. They had just moved to Texas and were recruiting hard. I about lost my mind at the sight of those horns. I'd never seen nor heard of a 2 valve Bugle. I played on a K70 for at least half an hour and seriously didn't want to give it back. Despite my pleas, my parents couldn't afford the cost for me to join. The following year, while lining up for a parade, I stumbled upon Bayou City Blues (then in it's infancy). My band director saw my face and tried (in vain) to steer me away. Again, though, my family situation kept me out. However, I joined up a few years down the road and have been involved ever since. Incidentally, I didn't see a Corps live or attend a DCI show until 4 years after seeing that video tape of BD. The annual PBS broadcasts kept my fire stoked in those pre-internet days. And, those King Bugles made such an impact on me that I now own a nearly complete set. Just need to get a K20 someday...
  3. Thanks, Mike. I know Smith was the arranger for some/most of the early shows after Suncoast folded. But, I don't think he did the year I want (1998). I could be wrong, of course. Does anyone know for sure?
  4. I'd like to acquire/purchase some of the arrangements that Magic performed in the late 90's. Does anyone know who I should contact? Online searches have yielded nothing.
  5. Thanks, Florida Sun. BCB is indeed going strong. I'll post some videos in August.
  6. DCA Corps Still Using G Bugles

    Bayou City Blues (Houston) is on G Bugles and there are no plans to change. It ain't broke, so we ain't fixin' it. In fact, we recently acquired a cache of G horns that about doubled what we already had. We're not a DCA Corps, but we are all-age and most of our members have participated in DCA in the past. Given our distance from DCA, we've chosen the economically viable solution of DCI SoundSport.
  7. Houston Drum Corps

    Would be great to see Prairie Sound again. The rumor is that we will be "touring" around Texas in 2017. I hope our paths cross.
  8. The question was recently asked about the presence of a DCA Corps in Texas. I can't definitively answer that question, but I can tell you that All-Age Drum Corps in Houston is alive and well once again now that Bayou City Blues is back. To avoid a long discussion of internal politics, let's just keep this simple: Bayou City Blues turned into Gulf Coast Sound for a decade and now the name has been changed back. BCB is not a part of DCA and likely won't be due to logistics, finances, and geography. We learned a few things during the GCS years. DCI SoundSport is a viable, local alternative and we're embracing it. 2016 was the first season back and it was a success. We're stepping things up quite a bit for 2017. It's going to be exciting and a lot of fun. If you'd like to know more about the Corps and our plans, please ask. I'm happy to answer any questions. Our first rehearsal is December 10 on Galveston Island. Several Corps have performed on the island over the years, but this might just be the first ever rehearsal/camp down there. Here are some recent videos: 2017 Promo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vShqJA0W7Y Last Gig for 2016 Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLQsDP19qXI 2016 DCI SoundSport Finale (San Antonio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrPIyfGYYjk