This week on DCI.org, we've been focusing some editorial firepower on anecdotes and stories related to front ensembles. Think back to those formative, funny, inspiring or memorable front ensemble stories and send them in! They can be as long or as short as you would like. Attach a picture of yourself or the situation you're writing about if you can. And by all means, pass this on to your pit-lurking friends! We'll edit these stories for clarity, grammar and appropriateness. If you have a pit-related anecdote or story, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Thurman of the 1998 Colts front ensemble sent in these. "This are pictures from the 1998 Colts tour. I don't remember where this was, but since it rained, I'm guessing it was in Ohio. A beautiful rehearsal turned into an incredible downpour in about 10 minutes' time, and we didn't get the pit equipment inside until well after it was thoroughly soaked. One picture is of Todd Boyd and Jeremy Ball (and I think the silhouette in the background is Kimi Hirano), soaked to the bone. Once we got it all inside, I was charged with taking a hair dryer to the keyboard mallets and drying them out. The second picture is of all the mallets used by the 1998 Colts pit, after being dried out. I think they all got replaced anyway."