Monthly Archives: January 2010

Old Knights Ad

So, someone just posted this over at Drum Corps Planet: I thought you guys would get a kick out of it, since it’s particularly relevant to the “amp issue” of the last few years. Also, if you guys happen to know what year this is from, it’d be cool to know. Based on the info in the ad, I’m guessing around ’89-’90.

*Edit* A lot of you probably already know this info, but for those that don’t, here’s an update courtesy of Tom Shea:
“That ad is for 1989. The set player in question is Mr. Brian Irons, from 1988, the Chicago show. We became the Quad City Knights for the 88 season, after we had moved out of Geneseo after 1987.
We also had a souvenir ad in DCW I think that said something like “Just because you’re a weenie doesn’t mean you have to dress like one.” ‘Weenie’ was a big word in our camp for a few years.”

Vote for Drum Corps!

As many of you are probably aware, Chase Bank is running a contest through Facebook called Chase Community Giving. Chase is giving money to the charities that get the most votes. Four drum corps, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers, Colts, and Phantom Regiment, have made it to the second and final round (of 100 charities/community organizations). Voting starts on Friday, January 15th and goes through Friday, January 22nd.

The organizations in the final 100 have each come up with proposals for what they would to do with the prize money. For example, the Colts are doing two things: 1. setting up an endowment fund to help disadvantaged kids participate in some of the local music education opportunities and ensembles that are part of the Colts organization; 2. purchasing two new mobile kitchens for summer use by the corps that will spend the rest of the year being used by the Red Cross (for free) to help in disaster situations.

For more information, you can read the article about it on the DCI website.

Another good article about it was written by Kevin Gamin and is readable here.

Once voting begins, everyone has 5 votes, but can only vote for an organization once. I encourage everyone to vote for the four drum corps and another organization of your choice.