In the spirit of Quarterfinals Day...

Cadets working around rain in the last few days of the season

It’s Quarterfinals Day here at The Cadets, and the corps is in the midst of a fast rehearsal schedule due to incoming rain this afternoon. The corps ended ensemble a little early last night when several storm cells rolled in, but we managed to get everything loaded and everyone fed and back to the hotel before the rain hit.

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(Thanks, Dieter, for the great photo!)

And now, in the spirit of Championship Weekend, I thought it would be fun to give you a 2012 Cadets version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

 

On the first day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

A show with a Christmas tree

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On the second day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Two hundred drill sets

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And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the third day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Three free days

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Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Four meals a day

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Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Five Holy Bass

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Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Six giant presents

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Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Seven winter camps

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Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the eighth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Eight snares a-tapping

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Seven winter camps, Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Nine hornline soloists

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Eight snares a-tapping, Seven winter camps, Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Ten weeks on tour

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Nine hornline soloists, Eight snares a-tapping, Seven winter camps, Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

Eleven nights of Hop talks

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Ten weeks on tour, Nine hornline soloists, Eight snares a-tapping, Seven winter camps, Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas, George Hopkins gave to me

 

Twelve touring vehicles

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Eleven nights of Hop talks, Ten weeks on tour, Nine hornline soloists, Eight snares a-tapping, Seven winter camps, Six giant presents, Five Holy Bass, Four meals a day, Three free days, Two hundred drill sets, And a show with a Christmas tree

 

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