The Minnesota Brass show this year is called “Mad Circus”— think “American Horror Story Lite”. Music crosses multi genres: prog rock, Queen, movie music, classical, Rufus Wainwright.
Anyway, I’ve been in exactly one week and have learned 135 out of 160 or so drill charts. Plus the music. If things go well tonight at rehearsal, I should be able to match and mostly play the first 4 acts of the show. But if things go poorly….
Nah, I should be fine.
I may not be perfect out there, but I don’t think I’ll kill anyone. I am, however, anxious to march what I’ve learned with the full corps so I can see if there are pathway issues or guard equipment issues, etc. I haven’t had the opportunity to do this yet.
So I’m a wee bit nervous.
Plus, cramming that much drill and music into my brain in 3 short learning sessions has sort of maxed out my brain. Although I’m actually further along at this point than I had originally planned for, so yay me.
*** rehearsal passes ***
Phew! I made it!
I learned about 8 new charts of closer drill, picked up some more music in my memory (parts of act 3 and closer which I hadn’t quite had time to fully memorize) aaaaaand…..
I played and marched full performance run-throughs up to the closing movement. Twice!
No major blow-ups or failures. No collisions. No guard equipment issues. A few horn moves screwed up (because they really haven’t been defined for me yet) and one, sort of blurry set of about 5 charts in act 3. But other than that….
Hellz yeah, I got this.