Sunday Workout: Not quite sure, but I’m hoping for something low impact like walking or pilates!
I was planning on posting early this morning, but I slept in until 10:30!!!!! That is crazy! We got back late from the drum corps show in Allentown around 1 am and by the time we got to sleep it was probably 2 am. Thank goodness I did my long run yesterday!
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So last night, I went with the other marching band instructors to a drum and bugle corps competition and took a charter bus to Allentown, PA with some of our high school band students that signed up for the trip. I know that probably none of you will understand any of this or have heard of drum corps, but it was a huge part of musical life for many years.
Although hard to explain… here is an “about” video you could watch to get an idea… Drum Corps or DCI (short for drum and bugle corps) is a group of about 150 members made of percussion, brass and color guard that tour the country all summer long with an 11 minute show. This is basically the highest level “marching band” like activity that you can audition to be a part of that is an extremely demanding physical activity. Members must be 21 and under (usually college age) and audition from all over the world. There are different corps that you could think of as sports teams, where everyone follows their favorites.
I had a math teacher in high school when I was just a sophomore that introduced me to drum corps and is to this day one of my best friends 🙂 I had no idea what it was all about, but played trumpet very well for a high school student and ended up spending three summers devoting my time to this activity. I actually started running when I was in high school before going “on tour” with my drum corps when I was 17 (I was very young!) to get in shape for the summer. To show you how athletic you must be to perform, here is a video to explain…
Anyways, if you care… here are a few favorites that you could watch to get more of an idea of what a show looks like:
(fast forward to about 2:30 and watch the crazy “drill” or movements of the brass players in this show)
No, not quite like the movie “Drumline” Cherie. This is much better 🙂
Some pics from our rainy night…
The corps I marched with for two summers… watching them warm up before the show.
My friend Andrea drove from Erie (6+ hour drive) to make a spur of the moment trip to see the show! I was so happy to see her 🙂
My drum corps buddy Kim that teaches marching band with me at our district 🙂
Colby’s first show and I think he really enjoyed it… minus the rain!!
So give me feedback… do you think I’m a total music nerd now? Did you watch any of the videos? Maybe you’re impressed to hear about this strange sub-culture you never knew about and how music and athletics can go together?!