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eBook On the field from Denver, Colorado...The Blue Knights!: One member's experience of the 1994 summer national tour ePub

by Gregory Kuzma

eBook On the field from Denver, Colorado...The Blue Knights!: One member's experience of the 1994 summer national tour ePub
Author: Gregory Kuzma
Language: English
ISBN: 0595322786
ISBN13: 978-0595322787
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.; 1st edition (September 22, 2004)
Pages: 206
Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 389
Formats: rtf lrf mbr lrf
ePub file: 1898 kb
Fb2 file: 1736 kb

As a former member of the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps (1987-1989), I have a fond place in. .

As a former member of the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps (1987-1989), I have a fond place in my heart for the drum corps activity in general, and the Blue Knights in particular. In retrospect, my expectations may have been too high

Good morning Blue Knights. Welcome to DCI Finals. Journey along with the young men and women of the 1994 Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Here's one excerpt from GM Kuzma's book, "On the field from Denver, Colorado, the Blue Knights!". %^DAY THREE: Monday, May 30,1994. DAY THREE: Monday, May 30,1994 It feels like I only closed my eyes for a second when the alarm goes off. I get up, take a shower, and go upstairs for toast and pancakes. I'm still half asleep as I strain to wipe the cobwebs from my eyes. Drum Major Markie Dubois is your corps ready?" Markie turns around and commands us to attention.

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On the field from Denver, Colorado! is one man's view of the inside world of competitive junior drum corps. Whether you've marched 50 years ago, this past year or just yearned to be standing on the field, Gregory M. Kuzma's personal tale will give you a new appreciation for this musical art form.
FRAY
As it seems, this is definitely the published copy of a DCI performer's journal. It can get dry at times with the day in and day out stuff, but when it got into the nitty gritty I absolutely loved reliving my own memories of corps days through Mr. Kuzma's writings. I especially love how he was able to keep it PG, when I know a lot of things happen at corps that are far from that rating. I've got my copy sitting on the shelf at the color guard/dance studio.
Hulbine
As a former member of the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps (1987-1989), I have a fond place in my heart for the drum corps activity in general, and the Blue Knights in particular. When my wife gave me this book for Christmas, I was enthralled by the idea of an insider's account of a summer on the road with the corps, and I read the book from cover to cover within 24 hours. In retrospect, my expectations may have been too high. Gregory Kuzma's book did bring back a lot of old memories, many good, some bad, of the three years I spent marching with the Blue Knights, but I found its "raw" diary format to be tedious and difficult to read at times. That said, the same dodgy grammar and liberal use of drum corps vernacular (e.g., the word "suck" being used in every imaginable form and context) help give this account a certain authenticity that made me feel like I was 19 all over again, standing in the hot sun on a dusty practice field somewhere near the Wonder Bread factory in north Denver.

I particularly enjoyed Kuzma's descriptions of Blue Knights staff members and instructors, many of whom I knew personally. He does an effective job of capturing the agony and grit of 12-hour rehearsals (where tempers often flare), the persistent sleep deprivation, and the frustration of realizing that not everyone in the corps shares the same level of maturity, or commitment to excellence and achievement. In the end, in spite of everything, the 1994 Blue Knights pull together and wow the crowds and judges, earning themselves a deserved spot among Drum Corps International's prestigious Top 12 finalists.

This book will definitely appeal to young drum corps members and enthusiasts who don't mind wading through grammatical rough spots, and a good deal of corps jargon. Its lack of "big picture" context for those not intimately familiar with the drum corps activity (the Appendixes do provide some after-the-fact), and its general "readability" problems may, however, prevent Kuzma's book from appealing to a wider audience.
Swift Summer
I got this book in December wanting to learn more about the drum corps activity, and it exceeded my expectations greatly. It doesn't just tell you what drum corps is, it gives you an insight into what the people that participate in it go through on a day to day basis. It also doesn't just help learn about one activity, it informs us of the day to day challenges of devoting a period of time to something larger than yourself, and the highs and lows you take to achieve something great. A MUST read for any person, but especially a drum corps fan. 5 Stars.
Black_Hawk_Down.
This is the story, in journal form, of Mr. Kuzma's first summer in a competitive touring marching band. It appears to have been quite a summer. From bus mishaps, to strange traveling and lodging conditions, instrument-related injuries -- the list goes on and on. There are also random relationships, some fleeting and some destined to last a lifetime.

This book will appeal most to people involved in marching bands. More specifically, anyone who currently competes, or intends to start this kind of adventure. It could provide a reflection of what you've experienced, or give you a good idea of what's in store for you.

What it did for me, one of the people who made fun of the band kids, was give me a newfound respect for anyone who puts themselves through this. I was amazed at how much everyone is expected to learn in such a short period of time, and how hard everyone works. And, how fast it all can change and you very nearly have to start over!

In equal parts exhilarating, frustrating, painful, and funny, it seems to be an interesting life.

Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman
Fek
I received my copy from the author in person during a DCI regional show down in San Antonio in 2007. 8 years later I am still reading this book, not because of how I feel about Drum Corps but how the book helps me hold on to the memories I have from the years that I marched. He describes every day to the absolute detail that I can picture myself right there with him. He shares not only the struggles of being on the road away from his friends and family but the feeling of success and disappointment that comes with the activity. He also really hammers in how the corps becomes your family away from family and home away from home over the course of the summer. From All-Days to DCI Finals night, Greg covers it all without skipping a beat. For all of you interested in performing or for all of you who can no longer perform, this is a must read.
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