Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crossmen Shows

Over the past few days, I have been watching numerous various Crossmen (and other) shows as short study breaks and such. My favorite drum corps show, by far, is definitely 1992. It was the first time the corps placed in its highest place, 6th. It is also regarded by many as one of the corps best shows (of which there are a number of opinions on, as the corps has had SOOO many really amazing and great shows). The 1992 show, Songs For Planet Earth, served as the first part of a three show trilogy, 92-94. The 92 show is one that I could probably watch over and over again and not get tired of it, I like it so much. There is so much passion in the performance, as well as a true, classic Crossmen "groove." Here is the show in two parts, enjoy!





I especially LOVE the ending of that show. The 93 show, Songs For Planet Earth, Part 2," picks up right where the show left off, in the "?" formation. Then the 94 show, "Suite Children," picks up right where the 93 show ends. The 94 show includes numerous child references and such, with the opening hornline and guard playing children's games in small groups and the songs included, such as the Brahms Lullaby, and Pop Goes the Weasel (with drum feature included!) All three shows are tied together with some similar music, as well.

Another one of my all-time favorite Crossmen shows (of which there are many, as I said earlier, there are SO many great Crossmen shows that are all entertaining to watch and listen to) is 2002. The 2002 show is entitled "The Signature Series" and features a very unique and special field entrance, one that can never be repeated, as Camp Randall Stadium in Wisconsin has been renovated making this special entrance impossible. I absolutely love this entrance, as well as the whole show! The drillwriter for this show, Darryl Pemberton, also wrote for 03 and 04, and wrote last years drill for the 2008 show, Planet X. He returns this year, writing the drill for our 2009 show. I am very excited for this summer and am ready for the semester to be over, finish with my finals, and to move in with the corps and begin on our trek towards Indianapolis and finals in the new Lucas Oil Stadium. Here is the 2002 show in two parts as well. Enjoy!





Oh, and another reason why I'm ready for the summer to get here, is also because as soon as the summer is done, its football season again, and I am ready for the LSU 2009 football season to begin already! The spring game yesterday helped me to realize how much I'm ready for football season to begin again. I look forward to next season, and am hoping for much improvement over last season's disappointing 8-5 record.

4 comments:

Dave said...

Thanks for sharing these two shows. The summer is almost here and it will go quick. We hope the Crossmen will be in the finals.

Evie said...

It's good to look forward, but don't forget to enjoy the moment too.

Josh said...

Enjoy the moment? What is there to enjoy about taking tests????

Jeremy said...

Can anyone give me the original music for the '92 show?