Recently we called on drum corps fans to "spread the word" about drum corps to the uninitiated - invited longtime fans to become marching music evangelists.
Scott Schimpf, director of bands at Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School in Wyomissing, Pa. (and (Crossmen soprano from '99 – '02, pictured above on the far left), sent in this shot.
"This photo contains members past and present of the Wyomissing Area High School Marching Band attending their first live DCI show. It was taken at the Saturday show in Allentown on Aug. 6. Everyone who went along enjoyed the show! Mr. Scott Schimpf is the Band Director at Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School, in Wyomissing PA.
We're asking each of you to reach out and spread the word about the drum corps activity. Knock on doors, e-mail, instant message, even yell if you have to -- but this is the summer for you to bring a friend to a DCI show.
Bring a digital camera to the show and take a picture with your new drum corps convert at the show, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org -- we'll post pics as they come in under the headline, "New convert."
Great seats are still available at most DCI shows. Pick up the phone, make your pitch, and we'll see you on the 50.