Drum Corps

The Troopers from Casper WYO perform at Soaring Sounds 29

I’ve never been to one of these Drum Corp events. My partner has been raving about them for years, and even has a few of those fancy twirling flags packed away with camping supplies. (Because nothing says camp quite like a flag routine.)

When we found out a sanctioned event was happening up the street, curiosity won out and I agreed to go. And my first impression, walking up to the Centerville High School stadium?

Whoa.

A lot of people like this stuff. A LOT.

And they’re rowdy.

And a tad bit crazed. (All in a good way mind you, as I support passion that doesn’t degrade others.)

Aside from the loud mom crew behind us that insisted to talk through every single moment of every routine, I found the whole affair a sonic and visual treat.

Current music: Yes “Hold On”

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4 comments

  1. Nice photo! I love the movement of the flags. Having never been to one of these events (we don’t really have them in the UK) I’m intrigued. Looks like fun!

  2. Chris – I love watching your journal because I attended high school in Centerville and was in the marching band there. I just had to comment on this post! Band members, families, friends, and other fans are definitely a rowdy group, but I think that’s part of the appeal, as you could see. I’m glad you had a good time!

  3. I spend hours recently shooting a Ferris wheel and moving mini-windmills. PLEASE tell me how you shot this photo without freezing the flags.

  4. Welcome to the wounderful world of DRUM CORPS, it’s nice to hear that you enjoyed the show, too bad about the loud mouths, I’m sure the next time you’ll be in with more considerate folk.
    Rick Donnelly
    Boston Crusaders Sr. corps.

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