Aug 6, 2008 9:07am
David Harry Gibbs
We are in Indianapolis. When we arrived yesterday morning and there was a pretty amazing set of thunderstorms that passed by during the AM. After a quick down time we got up and had a meeting explaining the schedule and what is to be accomplished during this championship week.
The corps got down to work with a great day of practice capped off by one of the best ensemble rehearsals and run through of the season. We made changes in the show including the ending in Ohio a few days ago and they are really starting to take hold and bring the entire production to the next championship level.
The corps had a GREAT beginning of championship week run-through. It is a long week that you need to pace yourself and build to that extreme performance level by Thursday night into Saturday night. Last night was a very good indication what this corps is capable of come Thursday night. They are truly a professional level of performers and are committed to the energy of the show. Their ability to be so consistent from the first show to today, continue to work for perfection and the ultimate intense performance is a testament to their amazing talent and the dream team of a staff.
We strive for perfection through the entire season and the payoff being the final week of amazing performances. We do not treat any show as a warmup. So at times when the level of performance and show design is so high throughout the season, we all have a tendency to take it for granted the quality of performances and standard setting design. The champion should not be the most improved, but be the best drum corps in the world. Each night should stand on their own without any external interferences. I am so proud of these kids and staff. They are amazing and are taking the activity to a whole new level.
WOWOWOOW congratulation to the BDB last night in Michigan City. What a great group. Good luck to them in their final shows.
Today is I&E with a drum performance for DCI to kick off the week publicly. Then back to work today with a full day of rehearsal. We are getting very excited to get back out there Thursday night and explode onto the field.