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Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 15-Saturday, July 2nd, 2011


Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 15
Saturday, July 2nd Lynn Vocational and Tech School, Lynn, MA-Show Day- Lynn Show

Today was another great rehearsal day with the Tom and Tom show. Tom Acheson and Tom Strachen have done a great job in a short time cleaning our drum corps. The members are like sponges absorbing the information that the "old pros" are dispensing throughout the morning visual block. I can't tell who is more excited the Toms or the members.It is a mutual admiration society as far as I can see.

The ensemble reheasal was another great jump in improvement. It is great to have Ed Devlin, Terry and Rudy Gowern with us. Great things happen when they are here. Rudy spoke the the corps after the run. He encouraged them to do nothing more or nothing less tha what they just did in the run. "It was our best performance," Rudy told the members, "Let's do that twice each day. Once in the run and once in the show".

The ride to the stadium is a short one as we are in the same town as the school. The crowd erupted again tonight, standing in appreciation of our performance. Gotta love the reaction we are receiving each night. The members are enjoying it also.

We are on our way to Bristol after the show. Short ride of 70 miles.

Posted by Fred Morrison on 2nd July, 2011 | Comments | Trackbacks
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