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Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 28-Friday, July 15th, 2011


Crossmen Tour 37 "renewal" Day 28
Friday, July 15th- Owatonna High School - Owatonna, MN-Rehearsal Day



Today threw us a few curve balls all day long and into the evening. Our intent was to polish the changes for the entire day leading into the Minneapolis Regional. Instead we got a mixed bag of rain and severe thunderstorms. It poured buckets during various times until around 6pm. Dinner was scheduled for 6 but had to be delayed due to the lightning and not wanting to expose the food crew to electric shock treatments. Jeff and the gang were able to get everything on the table by 6:30. After dinner Jason and the staff worked the corps in music ensemble on the track of the stadium. The field was so soggy it would have been unusable if we rehearsed on it. We chose discression over making a mess.

We still had a good group f local people stop by and witness the ensemble rehearsal. They gave it up for the corps at the conclusion at 10pm. Snack was followed by lights out at 11. Jaime, Joe, Rico and Tim finished covering the judge blockers with the white cloth that Scott prepared for this purpose. They finished by 3 am after a 45 minute Wal-mart stop for more bungies and twine. I had a 9 am DCI Board of Directors meeting at the stadium and went to sleep at midnight. At least it has stopped raining. Wake up for the corps is 6:30 am in order to try to recover some of the lost rehearsal.

Posted by Fred Morrison on 15th July, 2011 | Comments | Trackbacks
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