Hydrodrill

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About Hydrodrill

  • Rank
    DCP Veteran
  • Birthday 09/07/1957

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Falcon Cadets, Hawthorne Muchachos, Bayonne Bridgemen, Bridgemen Alunmi
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Bridgemen, Scv, BD, Madison, Boston, Blue Rock, 27
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Bayonne 77 thru 83 Madison75 many more to list
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1967 to the present ; )
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    NJ
  1. Hello John, My name is Rick Tabor and member of the Bridgemen bassline for the past 6 years. I recently (oct13) went thru shoulder surgery for 2 bone spurs and a frayed rotator cuff. I made it thru this past season after being shot up twice with a 50/50 cortizone/and a numbing agent.... Surgery went well (they give you enough happy juice so you dont care)......its after you start PT thats when it hurts..... im still out of work because im in the well drilling business but i would say if you have an office job you can be back to work in a few weeks..... Now with both of us being drummers its really important to get our range of motion back and brother does it hurt so get ready...... now i heard for a hip there isnt any PT involved i guess you would just have to walk and build yourself up again.....I tried playing on a pad like 3 weeks after surgery and all the easy stuff went without a hitch...but when i started doing roll exercises and getting faster and faster thats when i felt it..... My Dr said it would take between 3 and 9 months to feel 100% with an outside chance of a year..... So with all this being said....im out for the 2011 season....with the Bridgemen having split bass parts I dont want to be a burden on the line....no weight on my left shoulder for awhile.... Maybe we can sit together at some shows and watch our corps out there sweating while we have a nice cold one and enjoy the shows !!!!! I hope this helps a little and bottom line is that your going to be fine GOOD LUCK Rick Tabor
  2. HAHAHAHA Jimmy.....your lucky it was Pugsley and not me that went into those ranks that night :) just saying lolol
  3. Dan You will be missed buddy.....cant wait to see you next time you come down to the states :) Be well my friend !!!!! Rick #3
  4. We're gonna have a fun rehearsal, and the room will be filled with a lot of love, smiles, and laughs!!!!!! ...and coffee, and cake will be served, as well! thumbup.gif Not to mention horns and drums......I dunno if the CG will be in there but if they are come early folks :)
  5. WE HAVE A PARADE ON THE ISLAND ??????? j/k will be there trying to recruit Santa himself :) Ima promise him the Christmas in July show.....think its gonna work ? we'll see lolololol
  6. This offer extends to everybody but especially to recent age outs and people saving money to try out for all DCI corps. The BRIDGEMEN from Bayonne, NJ WANT YOU !!!!!! We meet 32 out of 365 days a year !!!!! which gives members time for real life or to work and save money to try out for the corp of his or her dreams. You can sharpen your skills with our world class instructors and prepare yourself for your future auditions and save money with our minimal commitment !!!! The corp puts out a quality product every year and in 2010 its going to be a break out year and you all can be a part of this amazing ride !!! BRIDGEMEN OPEN HOUSE IS NOVEMEMBER 14TH 2009 ST ANDREWS SCHOOL 126 BROADWAY BAYONNE, NJ.................... Come on down and check it out....ask questions....meet instuctors....find out what we're doing for 2010.... YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN !!!!!!!! WELCOME MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE RICK TABOR #3
  7. JamMan, As much as we would love to have you, its most important to you to try and get yourself into a Jr corp !!!!! world or open dont matter.....those were some of the best years of my life and i wish you all the best !!!!!! The post was intended for people who for whatever reason dont have enough money or didnt make the cut and age outs.....the commitment is small and you can build your chops up with us and try again next year for a Jr corp.... but the standing O's are addictive :) Thanks for your post Rick #3
  8. DO encourage the kids to march competitive first and formost !!!!!! We want them to try and live their dream......BUT if money is an issue or they dont make the cut I want them to know that there is a place for them in the Bridgemen.....we will help them build up what their weak in and for the next year maybe they will make it....we have several members from Jr corps in our ranks as I type this !!!!! Thank you for your post Rick
  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY BOY !!!!!! MANY MANY MORE BUDDY....... YOU AND JIMMY AND MYSELF NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND TOSS A FEW DOWN, ITS BEEN WAY TO LONG JOHN.... RICK TABOR
  10. This offer extends to everybody but especially to recent age outs and people saving money to try out for all DCI corps. The BRIDGEMEN from Bayonne, NJ WANT YOU !!!!!! We meet 32 out of 365 days a year !!!!! which gives members time for real life or to work and save money to try out for the corp of his or her dreams. You can sharpen your skills with our world class instructors and prepare yourself for your future auditions and save money with our minimal commitment !!!! The corp puts out a quality product every year and in 2010 its going to be a break out year and you all can be a part of this amazing ride !!! BRIDGEMEN OPEN HOUSE IS NOVEMEMBER 14TH 2009 ST ANDREWS SCHOOL 126 BROADWAY BAYONNE, NJ.................... Come on down and check it out....ask questions....meet instuctors....find out what we're doing for 2010.... YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN !!!!!!!! WELCOME MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE RICK TABOR #3
  11. Im sorry Bill, but i dont remember who was the QB .....wish i could help ya ......ahhh i'll ask around the corp, maybe someone remembers... Rick
  12. it was a great show !!!!! The Bridgemen played the alabama fight song for their warm up before the show and it ended with said football game..... If i remember correctly Bama was one of the teams the other didnt matter cause it was all for the fans in the stands....Bama won !!!!! and as tommy stated...you seen like 85% of it...the rest was a pass, catch....and the whole corp ran off the field.... Not to many corps wanted to go on after us....even though they were better, the Bridgemen usually took the crowd at most of their shows....maybe didnt win the show but we got what we ALWAYS WANTED...."THE CROWD" !!!!!!! Most of the members in the corp would concur even now with the alumni corp....its wasnt about winning, it was about getting the people in the stands on their feet and enjoying what they see..... sure winning a ring is great, but how many get strangers come up to them " me as a lowly tenor player" and get asked for their autographs ? happened all the time.... at warmups...tons of people watching the corp warm up...it was like a mini show for us to get those people hyped up as they went into the show... maaaaan I talked to much....sorry to bore you, but you brought up a favorite memory for me ....btw it was the 1st of 3 high drum wins in a row for the Bridgemen....just threw that in for ya :) Rick Tabor
  13. Hey John hows it going buddy ? My last year on the field was 1979 1980 and 81 i helped with the tenor line....... Hope to see you soon Rick
  14. If anyone out there wants to see for themselves what Ray was talking about, be in Bayonne, NJ at the 16th Street park........starts at 12 and gets better as the day goes on.......