Ok, so I’ve been away for the last few weeks, and I know a lot has gone down in the sports world. I have been meaning to blog about it, but life has gotten a little bit busy for me. I’ll try to get to that as soon as I can. In the meantime, my next few posts are going to focus on the Summer only activity I like to follow call Drum Corps International (DCI). It’s may be hard sometimes to describe what DCI is to those who may not be familiar with it, but the only thing I can say about this is this. A group of musicians and dancers (from ages 15-21) get together to rehearse for 18 hours a day putting together a 11-12 minute show that they perform in cities all over the country for a 7-8 week span. Now, that is only one corps. There are numerous corps of various talent levels that do the same thing.
Today I want to focus on the group “Crossmen” from San Antonio, Texas. Their show for this year titled “Protest” is pretty impressive. They use a variety of music from a wide range of music styles, but in particular, they used Michael Jackson’s “They don’t really care about us” as their drum break, which is where the marching percussion (or drumline) plays some sweet beats. This can be heard 7:08 into the video. Wow! I’m impressed on their show, and I hope they can place into the top 12 so they can perform on Finals night (August 10th) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana.
If you have a moment, click on the link below to watch this show. I’ll be posting more shows in the new few days. Enjoy!