Saturday Update from Jan. Camp

Work begins on the second production tune

The Cadets woke up at 8 a.m. yesterday and began the day with breakfast and PT (physical training) as usual.


In sectionals, the front ensemble learned their parts to "Do You Hear What I Hear?" while the horn line learned the second piece in the show, "Carol of the Bells." In contrast to the opener, this song is fast: It is currently in two parts, the first at 182 beats per minute and the second at 192 bpm.

Meanwhile, the members of the drum line worked on marching technique until lunch, and the brass players took their turn marching after lunch until dinner. In the afternoon, the drums learned their parts to the second half of "Carol of the Bells."

George Hopkins spent most of the post-dinner "Hop Meeting" going over the member contract, which sets the standard for what it means to behave like a Cadet on tour.

The evening concluded with another sectionals block, in which the brass sections came together to piece together "Carol of the Bells." A snack was served at midnight, and the corps was able to move back into the gym before lights out at 1 a.m.


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