Monday, January 21, 2008

Mike F. in photo

Mike F. is featured in a DC-Eye photo at

(Thanks, Lisa)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

January camp photos


Photo galleries from January camp are (finally!) up and running. Click on the links in the right sidebar to view.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cool videos!

This isn't directly related to the Colts, but someone has posted a 1977 DCI documentary on Youtube. If you want to know what corps looked like 32 years ago, check it out. These videos provide a great overview of the activity and some nice historical perspective. Parts 2 and 3 talk quite a bit about the volunteers who make the whole activity run. And part 2 has an interview with Bob Lendman, who now lives just down the road from Barry and me!

"On The Starting Line" Part 1
"On The Starting Line" Part 2
"On The Starting Line" Part 3

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jackie P. on DC-eye

Yeah! Check out Lisa's great photo here.

January camp schedule

7:30 p.m. Registration/unload
9 Full corps meeting – all members, parents, staff
9:30 Brass in main gym; guard in multipurpose room; percussion in music rooms; pit cafeteria
9:45 Parents meeting
11:30 Snack – wear your nametag
12:30 Lights out – men in main gym; women in downstairs gym

8 a.m. Wake/eat; full staff meeting
9 Brass/percussion stretch in main gym; guard leave for Fulton Elementary
9:30 Brass rehearsal; individual auditions begin; snares and cymbals marching; bass/tenor music wing; pit cafeteria
11 Bass/tenor marching; snares/cymbals in music wing
12:30 p.m. Brass/percussion lunch
12:45 Guard lunch at Fulton
1:30 Individual brass auditions continue; trumpets/mellos marching; baris/contras multipurpose room; percussion music wing; pit cafeteria
3:30 Individual auditions continue; baris/contras marching; trumpets/mellos multipurpose room
5 Guard pickup
5:30 Dinner; staff meeting
6:30 Full corps meeting
7 Guard depart for Fulton; individual auditions continue; percussion sectionals; brass in main gym
9:30 Music ensemble
10:30 Guard pickup
11 Snack
Midnight Lights out

7:30 a.m. Wake/eat
8:30 Brass/percussion stretch; guard in multipurpose room
9 Guard in main gym; brass in multipurpose room; percussion in music wing; pit in cafeteria
11:15 Brass lunch
11:30 Percussion lunch
11:45 Guard lunch
12:15 p.m. Brass in multipurpose room
12:30 Percussion in music wing
12:45 Guard main gym
2 Dog and pony
3 Meeting in main gym
3:15 Clean/pack
4 Dismissed

January camp menu

Friday snack
Chicken nuggets
Tater tots

Saturday breakfast
Biscuits and gravy

Saturday lunch
Butt chops
Green bean casserole
Fruit cocktail

Saturday dinner
Parmesan chicken
Broccoli cheese rice
Bread sticks
Pudding cups

Saturday snack
Mini pizzas

Sunday breakfast
French toast

Sunday lunch
Sloppy joes
Cheese Potatoes

Monday, January 14, 2008

Newspaper Article

So there I was, leaning against the wall in the gym yesterday early afternoon, just watching the brass rehearse, when a nice lady walks up to me and asks me if I was a parent and if she could ask me a few questions. "Yes I am, and I'd be glad to", I said.

Well, it ended up that Mary was a reporter, and she did not know anything about drum corps or the Colts. By the time we finished talking (for over 30 minutes), Mary knew plenty, and after she saw the performance, I think she was blown away.

No doubt Mary had serious column inch restrictions to deal with, because easily less than 10% of the information I provided her was printed. But she wrote a very nice article for the Colts, in the small space she had!!

Check it out here.

DCI newsfeed

New in the right sidebar is a newsfeed from The latest headlines will automatically update directly from the Drum Corps International website thanks to our new blog tech "Cheeks."

Let us know how you like it.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I just had time to check...

This week we went over 200,000 visitors to the virtual cooktruck since we started. Thanks to everyone who has helped out over the past few years to keep this thing rolling.

On the road again ... and headed for 300,000.

The Virtual Cooktruck Staff

Camp this weekend

Camp is at Washington Middle School. Get the rest of the details from

Remember to check over there for last minute announcements concerning camp. Don't look here. Most of us will be on the road.

DCI Story re: U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

Click here to read about the U.S. Army All-American Band, which included one of our own, Aaron S. I missed the television performance.