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Drum Corps International at Stanford this weekend, championship in Indianapolis August.
I saw Santa Clara Vanguard invade small-town Indiana in the seventies, playing Buddy Rich's Channel One Suite. Or was it Blue Devils who played such jazz and Vanguard who played classical? Last year's show was Adams/Glass/Talvin Singh/Whitacre, so perhaps my memory is wrong. Regardless, I also remember being super impressed with the people around that time who "graduated" from Madison Scouts ("You'll never walk alone...").
And it's hard to believe it's been almost six years since I linked to Musings of a Music Major
who suggested drum corps can be too avant-garde that drum corps sometimes tries to bill "a very nice show of chamber music as some kind of higher concept."