mkcarlson

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About mkcarlson

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    DCP Veteran

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    SCV, Golden Eagles, Shockwave, Yamato
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Open Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV 69 and SCV 89
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    EVERY SEASON!!!
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Dayton, Nevada
  • Interests
    Drum corps -- especially Division II/III and Alumni

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    http://www.2-3community.com
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  1. The very best to Impulse this coming season, looking forward to seeing them on the field!! Michael
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    Open Class Championship Hotels

    The Hampton Inn was a good stay last year. If you are working on the lean, Microtel is a go stay in Michigan City; stayed their the previous ten years. Hope this helps, Michael
  3. Albuquerque is one of my favorite towns! The very best to corps and look forward to seeing them soon. Michael
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    ENCORPS, NJ's newest Drum Corps

    The very best to your corps, and looking forward to seeing them next summer! Michael
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    A Look Back at 1971-1972

    I want to thank everyone for their contribution! There are a lot of great memories here. This was the end of my performance time, but it made for memories of a life time. Thank you all, Michael
  6. Thank you for your note.  I apologize for the delay getting back to you, just finishing up a bout with the flu.

    What I am looking for is a special memory from the 71/72 period.

    Changes in instrumentation (especially percussion), music, and drill were beginning to take place during this period, though small changes then, would grow into the drum corps environment of today.  Looking back, did you feel the impact of change or did it seem like a build block to what your corps was already doing?

    Thank you for what you do with The Academy!  I remember covering them as a Division II Corps and really enjoyed covering them the past couple of years at Finals in Indy.  Look forward to hearing back from you.  I can be reached directly at michael.carlson@mac.com

    Thank you,

    Michael

  7. Good Evening, I am working on a look back at the 1971-1972 drum corps period for an upcoming article for Drum Corps World, and looking for memories from drum corps members and fans of that period to incorporate into the article. This period was not only the kick-off of Drum Corps World, it also marks a time of what may have seem like minor changes at the time, but looking back have had strategic implications on our activity. Yes, DCI came into existence and the first shows kicked off in 1972, but there was a lot going on the East Coast, the West Coast, the Midwest, Canada, and with the senior corps that often doesn't get covered. So, if you were engaged as a performer or a fan at that time what do you remember most about the period? Your favorite show venue? What about the crowds? Do you remember the small town shows? Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing the memories! Michael Carlson
  8. Good Evening from the Comstock, I am working on a look back at the 1971-1972 drum corps period for an upcoming article for Drum Corps World, and looking for memories from drum corps members and fans of that period to incorporate into the article. This period was not only the kick-off of Drum Corps World, it also marks a time of what may have seem like minor changes at the time, but looking back have had strategic implications on our activity. Yes, DCI came into existence and the first shows kicked off in 1972, but there was a lot going on the East Coast, the West Coast, the Midwest, and Canada that often doesn't get covered. So, if you were engaged as a performer or a fan at that time what do you remember most about the period? Your favorite show venue? What about the crowds? Do you remember the small town shows? Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing the memories! Michael Carlson
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    Impulse Brass Camps

    Impulse going to Michigan City?
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    Do You Remember .......

    Hearing the opening notes of Cavaliers' "Bully" in 1967, and never looked back.
  11. One of my favorite shows last year! Really glad to see how well they did at Michigan City!!!
  12. Looking forward to seeing the corps on the field this summer!!
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    7th Regiment Announces 2017 Program

    Great line up of music!
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    States without any type of drum corps

    We've come close in Nevada a few times, but no cigar! But we continue to be a prime recruiting field for much of the western corps!