Sunday, April 26, 2009

Drum Corps for $1000, Alex! - 58

What is the number of horns locked into the 2009 version of Minnesota Brass, Inc.!

18 Trumpets (Sopranos)
12 Mellophones
18 Baritone/Euphoniums
10 Contras/Tubas
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58 drill spots

These are not dream numbers, these are 58 bodies for 58 spots. No holes, no openings baring an unforeseen conflict or emergency.

That does NOT include our squealing high note playing Pit Sops (read solo trumpets who don't march a drill spot) Roger and Ray. So if all works out, we'll have 60 performing horns come World Championships.

Next weekend we'll start learning drill at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids. By the end of the weekend we should have almost half the show down.

Local field show performance opportunities:

June 20 - Drum Beauty, Stillwater MN
June 21 - Drums Along the Red Cedar - Menominee, WI
Aug. 22 - Sounds of Minnesota; South St. Paul
Aug. 23 - Drum Corps EXPO; St. Peter, MN

Hopefully you can experience Nocturne: Songs of the Night at a field competition near you! Or stop by and visit a Wednesday rehearsal, details to follow!


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