On Wednesday, April 6th, North Coast Rock Drum and Bugle Corps held it’s first ever rehearsal at Revere Middle School in Bath, Ohio. The rehearsal was well attended in both brass and percussion and the people who came were very enthusiastic about bringing drum corps back to Cleveland, Ohio.
Rehearsal began with registration and a chance for the attendees to introduce themselves to one another. Everybody moved into the band room shortly after and the board of directors for North Coast Rock introduced themselves. Cary Reed, Director of Development for the corps, then presented a special plaque of appreciation to David Glasgow, Director of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio. David and the Bluecoats have been very supportive of North Coast Rock’s efforts to build into Cleveland’s newest all-age corps.
Once the speeches were finished, it was time for music! The horns and drums split into separate groups. Carl Diefenbach, Director of Operations, has arranged the brass book for the 2005 NCR mini-corps. The show title is “Around the World with North Coast Rock!” and includes Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Malaguena, and an American medley including America the Beautiful (think 1988 Velvet Knights). The horn line worked on Korean Folk Song and the America intro to the medley. The drum line, under the direction of Robert Goode, worked on warm-up exercises. At the end of rehearsal, the horn line performed America the Beautiful for the drum line. With the rehearsal over, the board thanked everybody for coming, reminded them of the next rehearsal on April 27th, and asked them to bring at least one friend for that rehearsal. The board also thanked Mr. Glasgow again for his continued support of NCR.
As stated above, the next rehearsal is April 27th, again at Revere Middle School. Start time is 6:30 PM. If you weren’t able to make it to the first rehearsal, now’s your chance to get on board. This corps has a future and it is bright!
Revere Middle School is located at:
3195 Spring Valley Road
Bath, Ohio 44333
If you are interested in joining North Coast Rock, please e-mail Kevin Gamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-212-2869. You can also visit the corps website at http://www.northcoastrock.org for more information.
North Coast Rock is a part of the Greater Cleveland Marching and Performing Arts Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of music and the arts in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.
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