Medford exhibition brings fans to their feet!

Angel and Demon Diary: Updates from the Road

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Yesterday's rehearsal with the spectacular scenery of Medford, Oregon.

After a dreary start, Medford gave The Cadets some beautiful, 77-degree sun to rehearse in yesterday. It’s always good for the corps to stay an extra night at a housing site, so everyone was as rested as they could be and ready to get back into the swing of things. It was a standard show day visual rehearsal, lunch, sectionals, ensemble rehearsal, dinner, pack, and drive to the show. medford guard (Custom).jpg

Last night was just an exhibition, so there were no judges or scores, and each of the four corps performed an encore after their shows. This caused the show schedule to get a bit backed up, but everyone adjusted willingly.  The Cadets delivered an impressive performance of Between Angels and Demons, and I’m sure they enjoyed the 60-degree air and turf stadium. The crowd loved the show; the corps received two standing ovations, after the opener and the closer.

As the cheering died down, Ben told the horns and drums to set up the arc for the encore performance, and the color guard gathered their flags and exited the stadium. This all happened to the tune of “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas, which the always entertaining Cadets front ensemble played to charm the audience in the meantime. Then the hornline and front ensemble played Easter Ballad, the full corps performed their version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” and everyone called it a night. Ben & Brad.jpg

Pizza bagels and ice cream for snack left the members very happy, and The Cadets left for Hillsboro, Oregon, around 11:30 p.m. They arrived at 4:45 a.m. today and will get a few hours down before starting all over again at 8 a.m.

 

 

Meet Allison
Hi! My name is Allison Watkins, and I marched mellophone in The Cadets from 2006 to 2010. I fell in love with the corps when I saw them at Phantom’s home show in Rockford in 2003, and now this is home. I graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Georgia in December 2010. I’m on Rudy’s administrative team for the summer, and I’ll be writing daily updates for the website.

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