ALBGREN62

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About ALBGREN62

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Albion Grenadiers: 1959-62, Mighty St Joe's: 1997 - Albion Correctional Facility Fence Watchers: 1975-2001, Kiezka Kadets
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cabs, Sky, Bridgemen
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Last show at Aquinas Stadium
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1959 Albion Grenadiers
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Albion/Brockport NY

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  1. The Kiezka Kadets will lead the Dyngus Day parade in Buffalo NY the first Monday following Easter. WHO STOLE THE KIEZKA? and IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER tunes readily played, with vigor I might add.
  2. Now if you had said GENNY 12 Horse Ale we would be ordering another case by now. Perhaps the new owners of Genesee will brew up a batch for the 2010 DCA with samplings during the I&E. 12 Horse would make any corp look and sound good. Maybe even look twice as large. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
  3. Thanks for that compliment Donny. Perks up the Polish Pride. Most requested tune for next years Dyngus Day parade in Buffalo will be WHO STOLE THE KIEZKA. Who's in?
  4. ALBGREN62 - A Loud Bugle Garners Respectable Enthusiastic Notice (62 is for conspiracy theorists to figure out) OR ALBGREN62 - A Low Bugle Garners Retaliatory Expletives Nastily (62 same as above). One's choice depending on wind and humidity. Yes Mr Drum Major you are correct in your assumption and the shako is off to ya!
  5. Here in Western NY a volunteer firemen's convention is held once a year in the hometown of the outgoing president. This is a 3 day affair ending with a huge parade (many years go I may add) with many corps playing for their local fire departments and competing for the top prize of a few bucks. Along with many high school bands, it was truly a spectators delight. At times some corps did double duty. Many played for a few cases of beer at the firemen's tent. All in all, it was a helluva time to be sure. In the July heat, one does build up quite a thirst. Sadly, I witnessed last year's parade and I counted 2 musical units (could have been double vision, but who's counting) for the entire parade and to much distance between divisions. Times a changing! Back then, the convention ended on Wednesdays followed by the parade at 3 or so, then changed to a Saturday afternoon and drum corp dwindled. Now, that parade is held on a Friday evening and it aint gettin better. Yeah Ed, the Irondequoit Fourth of July parade was great with all those corps and did not have to search them out. Heard them before I got out of the truck. Cant forget Prime Time added to that mix and it was fun to be part of it all. Being the last corp down the street, its always a pleasure to stop and play Georgia for a very appreciative crowd. And with ice cream at the end! What a deal!!!!
  6. Here in Western NY a volunteer firemen's convention is held once a year in the hometown of the outgoing president. This is a 3 day affair ending with a huge parade (many years go I may add) with many corps playing for their local fire departments and competing for the top prize of a few bucks. Along with many high school bands, it was truly a spectators delight. At times some corps did double duty. Many played for a few cases of beer at the firemen's tent. All in all, it was a helluva time to be sure. In the July heat, one does build up quite a thirst. Sadly, I witnessed last year's parade and I counted 2 musical units (could have been double vision, but who's counting) for the entire parade and to much distance between divisions. Times a changing! Back then, the convention ended on Wednesdays followed by the parade at 3 or so, then changed to a Saturday afternoon and drum corp dwindled. Now, that parade is held on a Friday evening and it aint gettin better. Yeah Ed, the Irondequoit Fourth of July parade was great with all those corps and did not have to search them out. Heard them before I got out of the truck. Cant forget Prime Time added to that mix and it was fun to be part of it all. Being the last corp down the street, its always a pleasure to stop and play Georgia for a very appreciative crowd. And with ice cream at the end! What a deal!!!!
  7. After reading most of the posts re DCA shows, got me to thinking why there are not more drum corps in local parades. The entire community would benefit as there would be no cost to those that attend. Exposure of drum corp to all the public would increase awareness to the benefits of the world of drum corp. Great recruitng tool, eh? Instead of playing to a limited crowd at field shows, think of the thousands (in many cases tens of thousands)of onlookers who see up close what drum corp is. Close enough to feel the rhythms of a favorite tune from the past. Yeah man, I can relate! Chugging a Genesee 12 Horse Ale and grooving. Man, I can get into that. Sign me up. Im sure many of you have experienced ropes being strung across the street to hold the corp until a tune was played. What a rush! Let's speed this up so we can get to the beer tent and do it again. Who knows, perhaps this economic "downturn" will force us to do just that. And we ALL beneift.
  8. I can only imagine what the chlorine did to his body and mind!!! The hydrogen peroxide worked very well removing many "inhabitants" within and so, the same procedure was used on the corp horn and that went very well. Did not have any affect on the finish either. Let the HP remain inside for a few minutes and flush. Gives a new meaning to playing clean. DA will aprreciate that! Who stole the kiezka?
  9. Going to try hydrogen peroxide on an old horn. This stuff I use cleaning around chrome plated faucets to remove soap scum buildup and mold and it works great. It just fizzles for a bit, then I rinse it off, so why not inside the horn, and its cheap. Your dental hygienist will appreciate it, too! It has also been suggested to use a few drops of this stuff in your ears when they itch or to kill infections. The end result being that I could hear what the brass instructor is saying for a change. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Who stole the kiezka?
  10. Goosebumps Arose early, had some java and headed south on 19 to Leroy for practice. Opps! No practice today. Called the janitor and he let me in to play for a few hours (sounded awesome)and then had a few pops at Spirits and went home to watch the Bills - Opps again! I say, what the heck is going on here? Difficult to accept change, eh? The Bills on skates didnt let down last night!!!!
  11. MSJ sounds more promising than the Bills, so let's extend the hours we play on Sunday.