That was the name for the Drum and Bugle Corps show that I saw in Stillwater on Saturday night.
Kind of a lame name… but a good night!
This is still very early in the season– technically this was only the second show for these corps. And as the first show was rained out… well, we got to see the debuts!
My Cavaliers came away with the 1st place trophy and really were the best of the night. Even Kyle said so… with almost no coaching on my part! And what was even MORE of ‘teh awesome’, we got to hear the Cavaliers show again, as they did a standfast performance while the judges tabulated the results. Major Squeeeee!!!
I’m now going to subject you to photographs and narrative:
This is the Minnesota Brass. They are a senior corps based in Saint Paul. I could actually audition and march with them (as they have no age limit). And let me tell you… they’re damn good! I was completely impressed by them. They did a difficult show of jazz music and they rocked the house.
Anyone who truly knows me knows that I am tickled by heavy colorguard girls. And this one in particular was hoofing it up during a desultory “Harlem Nocturne” number. “Hoofing” being the operative word here.
Seriously, this number was so painful it made my heart hurt. And the boobs… my god! The boobs!
One of the cool things was that it was so calm on Saturday evening that there were hot air balloons floating above the stadium. They got to see Spirit of JSU perform.
Here’s the Madison Scouts looking all dashing. One of two all-male drum and bugle corps in existence. My Cavaliers are the other one. I am really hoping that Madison can improve their show and really crank it up– I miss them being in the upper eschelon.
Here are the Blue Stars with their props of tables and sewing machines. Their show was called “Factory” as was meant to symbolize the industry surrounding WWII. It mostly worked.
Oooo, Phantom Regiment in their wintery white uniforms… and the Drum Major in all black. Look at all those asses packed into the tighty whiteys!!! Mmmmm! And Phantom’s hornline can PLAY!
Ah yes. And here are my Cavaliers. They totally rock! The theme this year is “The Great Divide” and the colorguard are dressed as mountaineers. With rope and everything.
This is a shot from the standfast performance that they played after the show. Their music is really good this year (Adams, Ginastera, De Meij, and Debussy) and they sound incredible. And look at all the contras!!! 16 of ’em!!
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and can’t wait to see how the season progresses for these corps. Go Cavies!!!