6 days ago
Very few people who know me know that I marched #drumcorps (outside those I marched with of course) and there’s reason for that. If you don’t already know what drum corps is, I feel like there’s no explanation I can give that would come close to accurately encompassing not only the activity itself but what the experience means to me and anyone else who marched. It’s a lot of WORK, it’s fun, it’s not fun, it’s hot humid summer rehearsal days, traveling around the country living in buses and high school gym floors. 8 to 5 isn’t time but distance, your alarm clock is the click click buzz of lights turning on. Learning, teaching, #marching, playing. #BreathingGym, #buswars, and diesel fuel. Injuries, heartbreak, triumphs , breeze and cloud appreciation moments, and the victory of finding the school’s ice maker. It’s #BooBooFace, smiles & laughter, triangulating/lining fields, it’s a run-through in the pouring rain on a field with puddles inches deep and no visible yard lines. It’s #BalladDay, closer day, #ShowDay and resetting to Letter J for the 100th time - running back! It’s missing the horn move before the maestoso, it’s #Box5 toes and straight legs (unless you’re a Cavalier 😏), it’s DCT and ALG. #DrumandBugleCorps is friends, #family, love, togetherness, #memories, and having an experience that binds you together like nothing else could. One that shapes who and what you are for the rest of your life. I’m pretty sure corps is why I’m so well equipped to work in the film industry in so many ways. None of these words do drum corps justice, but all anyone really needs to know is though corps isn’t as prevalent in my life anymore, it’s always a large part of who I am. Happy DCI Finals Week.
@dciphotos #Summer #CapReg #FieldLiningCrew #DCI #CapitalRegiment #Trumpet #drill #rehearsal