Friday, August 01, 2014

Day 71 - Allentown Regional

Regional Competition: Allentown, PA

Today's Housing: Penn State Schuylkill / 200 University Drive / Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Show: J. Birney Crum Stadium, Linden St. & 20th St. ,Allentown, PA 18105
Tomorrows Housing: Harrison Middle School, 129 Windvale Dr. , Pittsburgh PA, 15236 

Hailed as the longest running drum corps show still in existence, the Allentown Regional comes from an extremely drum corps-rich environment. To adequately accomidate all corps, the regional is divided into two shows; neither of which is better or worse than the other. Most corps get to choose which day works best with their schedule. Tucked away in the heart of Allentown, the show is held at J. Birney Crum Stadium; a massive, steep, concrete partial wrap-around stadium. The stadium is in a large park, filled with trees, flowers, ducks (don't feed them), walking bridges, and a huge pond/stream that cuts right through the middle. If the location isn't memorable, than the crowd sure will be. Many people refer to them as "Cadets Only" crowd; selectively giving out applause to corps that only really impress them. Maybe this is because they are such seasoned drum corps veterans. Applause are not given with this crowd; they are earned. If the Colts perform the way they did last night, they can get this crowd on their feet. 

Today's Schedule 

  6:30 AM - Wake
  7:30 AM - Stretch
  7:45 AM - Visual
  9:35 AM - Sectionals
11:25 AM - Short Lunch
12:10 PM - Ensemble
  2:10 PM - Full Run
  2:35 PM - EPL
  4:20 PM - Depart
  5:50 PM - Warm Up
  7:52 PM - Gate
  8:12 PM - Perform
  8:45 PM - Snack
10:30 PM - Depart
  4:30 AM - Arrive in Pittsburgh 


Scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

What's Cookin'

Breakfast:         Breakfast Burritos 

Lunch:              Chicken Fingers

EPL:              TBA

Meal 4:           TBA 


Lisa Carson
Dianne Higgins

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 70

Rehearsal Day: Schuykill Haven, PA

Current Housing: Penn State Schuylkill / 200 University Drive / Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Show: NA
Tomorrow Housing: Penn State Schuylkill / 200 University Drive / Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Following another solid performance, the corps has returned to our longtime, East-Coast, home away from home at Penn State Schuykill in Schuykill Haven, PA. It will be a busy day for the corps; while the members are busy cleaning and rehearsing the show, the sewing crew and admin team will be busy refitting and washing uniforms in preparation for the Allentown Regional on Friday. 

Today's Schedule

  7:00 AM - Wake/Eat
  8:00 AM - Stretch
  8:30 AM - Visual
12:15 PM - Lunch
  1:15 PM - Sectionals
  5:15 PM - Dinner
  6:15 PM - Warm Up
  6:30 PM - Ensemble
  8:30 PM - Full Run
  9:00 PM - Section Block
  9:30 PM - Snack
10:30 PM - Lights Out


Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 81F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

What's Cookin' ?



Dianne Higgins
Alf (Imported from the Netherlands) 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 69

Competition: West Chester, PA

Current Housing: Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Rd, Allentown, PA 18103
Show: Farrell Stadium @ West Chester Univ. 875 South New Street, West Chester, PA 19382
Tomorrow Housing: Penn State Schuylkill / 200 University Drive / Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

As usual, last night's crowd in Salem, Virginia (otherwise known as the home of the Dog Show-Show) really gave it up for the Colts. Even tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, the crowd was a complete sell out. The performers brought both young and old to their feet, filled with applause and cheering that could be heard for miles. In celebration for the many birthdays yesterday, the entire corps enjoyed these beautiful cakes that were donated by Mrs. Bailey, mother of Mackenzie Bailey! And yes, they tasted as good as they looked!                                                                                                                                


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  • The final mail drop to the Colts should be sent to
    • General Delivery
      Hold for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
      (Member Name)
      Muncie Post Office
      501 West Memorial Drive
      Muncie, IN 47302-9998

Today's Schedule

  8:00 AM - Wake/Eat
  9:00 AM - Stretch
  9:15 AM - Full Visual
10:15 AM - Sectionals
11:30 AM - Ensemble
  1:00 PM - Run
  1:25 PM - EPL
  3:10 PM - Depart
  5:05 PM - Warm Up
  7:07 PM - Gate
  7:22 PM - Perform
  8:00 PM - Snack
  9:30 PM - Depart
11:30 PM - Arrive


Plentiful sunshine. High 77F. Winds light and variable.

What's Cookin' ?

Breakfast:           Cheesy Eggs w/ Potatoes
                          Fresh Fruit

Lunch:                Fruit Snack @ Field

EPL:                   Chicken Alfredo
                           Steamed Broccoli
                           Carrots and Celery
                           Cheesy Biscuits

Meal 4:               Ravioli


Dianne Higgins