Social Posts from 2014

  
Tuba

Today has been an amazing day to be a blue devil! Just started our final block of the day, and the brass line is ready to get better tonight
  
Guard

Hans makes the best food for the vegetarians
  
Guard

Washing our flag silks!
  
Tuba

I love a cores show I've watched it like 2938483 times I can't wait to try out for b core next year
  
Tuba

Today is a beautiful day in Lynchburg Virginia! We have a full day of rehearsal and some time to do laundry! We get clean cloths and we get to clean our show! It's an awesome day!
  
Nurse

A beautiful warmup site for the Tennessee show!
  
Tuba

It's a hot one today! But we are gearing up for a. Incredible performance tonight! Here we come Charlotte!
  
Social Media Guru/Video Assistant

"I don’t like the idea of 'understanding' a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it." - Federico Fellini

Describing the last minute or so of the newly added conclusion to the Blue Devils show, "Felliniesque", is a daunting task. Exactly how does one sum up the wall of brilliant sound, guided by the choir of silver-tinged brass and streaks of elongated film strips printed onto shimmering white fabric? Or the range of surreal motions the corps adopts when the percussive impacts resonate through the varying bell tones and metallic textures? It's a breathtaking moment that draws influence from the the art of film as a whole. A celebration of the cinematic gems that not only pay tribute to Fellini's masterful works, but the entire body of cinematic history - a seemingly endless archive of emotional and visual narratives that define all facets of our humanity.

In a broader perspective, the entire premise largely reflects the corps' personal journey - experiencing the laughter, the tears, and the joy with their peers, their instructors, their friends, and their families. Each member crafting a personal narrative that defines what makes drum corps such a unique and influential activity. And for this particular season, the Blue Devils take the central concept of drum corps at heart - taking a collective goal and working together to achieve what normally is deemed as impossible.

Whether its back in their hometown of California, or in places like last night's performance in the Georgia Dome, the energy and the focus and the camaraderie continue to reach new heights, with only 13 days left 'till the story of "Felliniesque" comes to a close.
  
Guard

Goodbye Georgia Dome, I had an amazing last performance here.
  
Social Media Guru/Video Assistant

July 25

Gorgeous weather, a passionate performance, and a meet and greet with hundreds of excited fans marked a wonderful stay in Nashville; from the spectators at John Overton High School, to the feverish response of the crowd with the newly implemented conclusion of the program, it was an experience the members were highly grateful to experience individually and collectively.

But most importantly - entertaining the 11,000+ fans who attended the show to enjoy an entertaining night of music in motion.