Sunday, August 9, 2009

A very musical weekend

Friday we made our first visit to Lucas Oil Stadium for the DCI semi-finals. For any readers that aren't band geeks, it is the major league of drum corps - 150 college kids traveling on buses, sleeping on gym floors and competing across the US for the summer. We saw 17 corps, including my high school favs the Phantom Regiment.
Also playing were the Holy Name Cadets (previously the Cadets of Bergen County). In high school, we marched in the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative - a group of bands from the northeast that competed against each other throughout the fall and held finals in the Meadowlands. The Cadets were thought of as the big kids we would aspire to be some day.
About half way through the Cadet's show, I realized that when I marched in their cooperative, most of the current Cadets were in diapers.

Last night we saw the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Conner Prairie - a living history wonderland. It was a perfect night for the happy music of Mozart with clearly skies and a lovely breeze, though the moon didn't appear until after the show.

1 comment:

  1. I think I saw a similar drum corps event when I lived in the Lehigh Valley - it was an impressive display for sure.