Author Archives: Tim D.

R-E-L-A-X, Relax. We’re going to be OK.

Saturday, November 03, is going to be a long day. There will be over 6 hours of performance (avg. 7+ min show), and 12.5 hours worth of competition by 50 bands. This is going to be the longest MCBA State Finals ever in MCBA history. R-E-L-A-X, take it easy. Read More

Posted in News

“In order to move others,

I must be moved.” Niccolo Paganini. — The final three regular season competitions are this Saturday: Great Lakes Invitational, West Shore Invitational, and Huron Valley Invitational. All bands are competing for the opportunity to perform indoors at Ford Field. Read More

Posted in News

Losing Makes You Strong

The post title this week is a quote from film composer Thomas Newman, who happens to be born on October 20 – the date of this Saturday’s competitions (mostly*). Happy Birthday to Thomas Newman and all of those born on 10/20. This weekend, we’ve got Troy Athens enjoying a trip to Indianapolis, three Scholastic contests and two MCBA shows. Read More

Posted in News

Lucky Number October 13

It’s another busy weekend in Marching Band Land! We’re never sure how this happens, but there are 7 competitions happening across the state. Three contests have 13 bands in attendance. I’m not a numerology specialist, but that seems creepy, which is, I suppose, appropriate for October. Read More

Posted in News

Here Come the Rains Again…

“Falling on my head like a memory?” Not a chance we can forget about it this weekend… Forecasts look pretty soggy. Expect to see raincoats and no plumes, and lots of “thrilled” kids and fans! We’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us. Grab those ponchos, and let’s go! Read More

Posted in News

When September Ends…

This post has nothing to do with the sentiments of Green Day’s song “Wake Me up When September Ends,” except that Saturday, September 29 is the last competition day for September 2018. A major traffic closure going to play a major part in leaving early this weekend, and it will likely impact at least 2 competitions. Read More

Posted in News