by Michael Carlson
by Jessica Alexander, special to DCW
This is part one in a series of three articles Jessica Alexander will be writing this summer about her age-out season with Southwind.
In a few very short days, I will be performing my ‘last-first’ show of my junior drum corps career. I am not sure whether I should be more nervous or excited. I know I am nervous because I feel I am not ready! How does one truly feel ready for that first performance? I am quite sure anyone who has ever marched can quickly remember the uneasiness they had at their...
by Paul Mordorski, DCW staff
June 9, 2002…Menomonie, WI . . . There is something special about an early-season drum and bugle corps show, with optimism on “what could be” a promising season. On a hot and humid drum corps night at the brand-new Don and Nona Williams Stadium on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, the Madison Scouts led a field of corps, all of which could be said to have great potential for excellence and entertainment, for Drums Along the Red Cedar.
The evening began with a splendid rendition of...