We are sitting at an AMC Theater this evening.
Every year for the past couple of years, DCI has live broadcast the first competition of the season. It’s the first look at what the season might look like over the next couple of months.
It’s like the beginning of the summer season in Martha’s Vineyard for drum corps fans. My husband has been attending shows for over 25 years now I believe. He has a core group of great people he has met up with for more years than he and I have been together (19 and counting).
In the beginning, he took me once when it was held in Denver, if I remember correctly. Then he never took me again until we moved to DCI central. Okay, he never took me again because we had kids that next year and someone had to stay with them.
The last few years it has been nice to attend the shows with them. I have enjoyed marching bands and drum corps, after having learned that drum corps are not bands, all my life. Although I never got to march with any band, living in a small town with a small-minded band director, they have always held a special place in my heart.
Time to go, the show is starting!
Happy DCI Season!