It’s that time of year when things go cray-cray for cb. With drum corps I mean.
We just finished up an excellent weekend of camp in preparation for our first show of the season this Saturday.
It will be Bonnie & Clyde’s debut.
This is the most prepared for a first show that we’ve ever been, and I think we have the potential to throw down a heckuva first performance.
Our music (again) is Summertime, Don’t Mean a Thing, Money, Speechless, and Medea– through which we weave together the story of Bonnie and Clyde meeting, stealing, falling in love, and dying (twice).
And later on this season we’ll even have the Death Car on the field (hopefully with headlights)!
Of course we have rehearsal tonight to tweak some stuff and to practice getting on and off the field.
Then a parade and stand fast performance tomorrow to help solidify our music performance. Then half a day of rehearsal Saturday before the show.
Then more rehearsal Sunday.
Then a day of rehearsal and a show next Tuesday.
Then rehearsal Wednesday.
Then on Thursday I load a bus and the corps will journey out to Connecticut for our first major head-to-head show of the season with our nemesis– the Buccaneers.
And they are out for revenge this season.
So, I will be eating, drinking, & breathing drum corps the next couple weeks.
And oddly enough, this year I’m not dreading it.
I am in better shape this season and I can actually perform this show, not just survive it.
Naturally I am a bit anxious. I wonder about all of those things I can’t control: the audience, the critics, the judges scores, the weather, etc.
But by Saturday evening we’ll have our first official score and our season will be underway.
Wish us luck!