GMKuzma

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About GMKuzma

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    DCP Veteran
  • Birthday 09/15/1974

Profile Information

  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Performer '94, '96, '00, '01; Instructor/Support '00, '01, '02, '04; Corps Director '05 - '06; Tour Manager '07; Consultant '08 - Present
  • Your Favorite Corps
    1993 Cadets of Bergen County, 1994 Blue Knights, 1996 Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1995 Madison Scouts (as a spectator) and 1994 Blue Knights (as a performer)
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1993 (1st year exposed to activity)
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  • Interests
    Retired Drum Corps Director and Author of "On the field, from Denver, Colorado...The Blue Knights!" Currently, a freelance writer for the marching arts and drum corps consultant.

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    KuzmaEagle
  • Website URL
    http://www.facebook.com/gregory.m.kuzma
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  1. Good input! I've used drill book and would like to see that become more interactive with multiple devices. I didn't know about the Madison Scouts app having recordings in it. That's definitely a nice feature to be able to pull up. Thank you. "GM"
  2. I hadn't heard about "Mid-Set" for iPhone. I'll definitely check it out. I like to use Tonal Energy myself. Great app! "GM"
  3. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  4. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  5. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  6. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  7. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  8. Hey everyone, I'm writing an article on the best apps for marching bands, drum corps and guards. I'm taking a poll and need your help--what are the best ones YOU use? What do you recommend? Or what would you like to see in the future? Thanks. "GM" Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  9. Still looking for a few more inputs... Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to contribute! Email: GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com Musically, "GM"
  10. Halftime Magazine (www.halftimemag.com). Check out the current issue here. Hello everyone... As a writer for Halftime magazine, I’m putting together another article reviewing this year’s DCI World and Open Class drum corps for an edition this fall. This next article will feature the top two drum corps in World and Open Class as well as Caption Award Winners, Drum Majors of the Year, Directors of the Year, and Most Improved Drum Corps accolades. I am presenting an opportunity for drum corps staff members, support staff volunteers, members and alumni of these drum corps to participate in an interview with me to be considered for the article. I am particularly interested in finding out your impressions of this year: ...Were you a member of the top two drum corps in World (Carolina Crown, Blue Devils) or Open Class (Vanguard Cadets, Blue Devils B)? ...Are you a fan that attended DCI World and/or Open Class Championships this summer? ...In light of the economy and fuel prices/logistics/housing challenges, how did you feel the summer tours compared to previous seasons? ...Got a good story or funny episode on tour? ...What were your impressions of this year's results (particularly with a new World Class Champion)? ...Regardless of your role in the activity, I will consider your input for the fall edition of the magazine. I have a short deadline to wrap this season up. Email me now for an interview! Musically, -=GM=- Gregory M. Kuzma Writer Halftime Magazine www.halftimemag.com GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  11. Halftime Magazine (www.halftimemag.com). Check out the current issue here. Hello everyone... As a writer for Halftime magazine, I’m putting together another article reviewing this year’s DCI World and Open Class drum corps for an edition this fall. This next article will feature the top two drum corps in World and Open Class as well as Caption Award Winners, Drum Majors of the Year, Directors of the Year, and Most Improved Drum Corps accolades. I am presenting an opportunity for drum corps staff members, support staff volunteers, members and alumni of these drum corps to participate in an interview with me to be considered for the article. I am particularly interested in finding out your impressions of this year: ...Were you a member of the top two drum corps in World (Carolina Crown, Blue Devils) or Open Class (Vanguard Cadets, Blue Devils B)? ...Are you a fan that attended DCI World and/or Open Class Championships this summer? ...In light of the economy and fuel prices/logistics/housing challenges, how did you feel the summer tours compared to previous seasons? ...Got a good story or funny episode on tour? ...What were your impressions of this year's results (particularly with a new World Class Champion)? ...Regardless of your role in the activity, I will consider your input for the fall edition of the magazine. I have a short deadline to wrap this season up. Email me now for an interview! Musically, -=GM=- Gregory M. Kuzma Writer Halftime Magazine www.halftimemag.com GMKuzmaAuthor@aol.com
  12. Here's an update on the Blue Knights website: PRESS RELEASE: BLUE KNIGHTS EVACUATE REHEARSAL SITE IN COLORADO 6/3/2013 Conifer, Col. - The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps was forced to evacuate Evergreen High School during their rehearsal Monday afternoon due to a forest fire in the local area. Members and staff quickly packed what they could carry onto buses at Evergreen High School and were safely transported to Conifer High School for an overnight stay until the on scene incident commander could give the "all clear" to return to Evergreen. Director Mark Arnold stated that he expects the drum corps to be cleared to return in the morning. "The members and staff of the Blue Knights and other evacuees are safe at Confier High School," said Mark Arnold. "We want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes." The incident commander also allowed the Blue Knights' Food Truck to transit to Confier High School to provide meals to the members, staff and other evacuees while the drum corps beds down for the evening. While the drum corps planned on opening its truck to the members, staff and other evacuees from the fire, The Angry Llama restaurant donated food and t-shirts to the members. The Blue Knights would like to thank the communities of Evergreen and Conifer for their gracious support of the drum corps during this challenging time.
  13. Greetings Drum Corps Planet! I'm putting together a story featuring "drum corps emergencies" for the next issue of Halftime Magazine. This is excellent opportunity to share how YOUR drum corps successfully overcome an emergency to demonstrate how your organization can handle anything. (NOTE: You can share your story anonymously if you do not wish to receive credit for the story). STORY: I am particularly interested in any crazy mishaps and crisis your drum corps dealt with while on your national tour: Fires, water shortages, miscommunications about availability of facilities, broken down buses and/or trucks, sick kids, fire alarms, muddy fields, or any other emergency that changed your plans but you overcame. If you (or someone you know) would like to partake, email me THIS week for additional details/information. Musically, -=GM=- Gregory M. Kuzma Halftime Magazine www.halftimemag.com GregoryMKuzma@gmail.com
  14. Greetings Drum Corps Planet! I'm putting together a story featuring "drum corps emergencies" for the next issue of Halftime Magazine. This is excellent opportunity to share how YOUR drum corps successfully overcome an emergency to demonstrate how your organization can handle anything. (NOTE: You can share your story anonymously if you do not wish to receive credit for the story). STORY: I am particularly interested in any crazy mishaps and crisis your drum corps dealt with while on your national tour: Fires, water shortages, miscommunications about availability of facilities, broken down buses and/or trucks, sick kids, fire alarms, muddy fields, or any other emergency that changed your plans but you overcame. If you (or someone you know) would like to partake, email me THIS week for additional details/information. Musically, -=GM=- Gregory M. Kuzma Halftime Magazine www.halftimemag.com GregoryMKuzma@gmail.com
  15. Halftime Magazine (www.halftimemag.com). Here it is...the long-awaited, heartily argued story on the Top-5 Most Legendary DCI Shows of all time. "What was the most legendary drum corps show ever to grace the football field? Did you jump out of your seat as you observed the most amazing drill move? Which performance held you captive as you listened to the most beautiful musical arrangement? Was there a show where you witnessed something that changed the activity in a way that still had you talking about it years later? Halftime Magazine asked drum corps directors, instructors and fans to give us their take on the most legendary shows in drum corps international history. Here are their collective picks and what made those shows so special." "Trying to determine the most legendary shows in drum corps is no small task. Sure, there are the “fan favorites”—such as Carolina Crown’s “Triple Crown” in 2007 or The Blue Devils’ “Big, Bad and Blue” that featured “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1992—that captured the emotions and tugged at the hearts of fans around the world. You could even consider every championship show a legendary performance dating back to the Anaheim Kingsmen’s program capturing the very first medal in 1972. But even runners-up and other finalists may have had standout presentations but simply been ahead of their time. To help figure out which shows made a lasting impact on the activity, Halftime Magazine asked drum corps directors, instructors, members, alumni and fans to help us rank the top five most legendary Drum Corps International performances of all time..." Visit Halftime Magazine to see who made the Top-5 here: http://halftimemag.com/articles/07-2010/07...orps-shows.html Also, check out which shows made the Top-12 "Honorable Mention" list here: http://halftimemag.com/articles/web-exclus...e-mentions.html What do you think? Did your choices for most legendary drum corps shows make the list? -GM