Monday, May 16, 2011

Drum Corps International






Ahh.. Drum Corps International. (Abbreviated as DCI) Is what you can say as The Major League of Marching Bands. Ever since I saw this since I was a wee little freshman in high school barely learning how to play saxophone. The first clip is what pretty much inspired me to be someday in one of these corps (These "bands" are not actually called bands they're called corps and they only contain brass instruments and percussion) The corps travel all around the country performing for 25+ thousand (depending on stadium capacity) people almost every day for the summer and ultimately playing for the DCI championship which is held in The Colts Stadium at Indianapolis Indiana, but yes going further to the topic, I want to learn a brass instrument in college (I'll most likely join UTSA's marching band and play horn there) and hopefully next year if I gather up enough money and pocket change I will join one of these corps. In which hopefully I will join my favorite corp and if you guessed it right its the one from the first clip, The Bluecoats. If any of you guys know about DCI, I give you an epic high five.lol. I will be explaining more of this on a later post as I am running out of time and I'ts getting late. Thanks for taking your time for checking this out. I appreciate it.

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8 comments:

  1. I've had a couple friends who've marched for a couple different corps. I don't like their marching style, but that's just me. But would I march for the Cavaliers given the chance? Hell yes, that would be sweet.

    I just know of too many drum corps kids who come to my school afterwards and think that making the band will be easy, only to be cut at auditions year after year because they can't march.

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  2. @ Charles

    Yeah, that's pretty much the thing I worry about the most if I get myself into drum corps. When I go back and I'll think I'm full of myself and think I'm better than everyone.

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  3. I looove marching bands :D Don't get enough of them here :<

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  4. I remember when I was in marching band, but the shit became too hard core when it came to college. It was like being in a sport, except people didn't give you any respect for it.

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  5. One of my favorite drummers, Chad Sexton, was in drum corps and it really shows in his music. If you don't know who he is just check out 311.

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  6. Nice post never seen that before

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