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Jul. 27th, 2005 @ 06:07 am I'm new here....
I guess I'll introduce myself since I'm new to this community. My name is Brandon Stelly and I currently attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and will march my 8th (yes... 8th!) and final season in the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band. We are currently 280 strong with the possibility of topping the 300+ mark once band camp starts. This season we will have the privilege of participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NYC and will more than likely take our competition drumline to PASIC in Columbus, Ohio in November. We normally perform two solid shows each season with our first show being based on Broadway musicals. Our second show will be full of funk from the likes of Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and James Brown (to name a few).

This will mark my 6th year as section leader (bass... I play 2nd out of 7) and drumline co-captain. We are currently endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, and Yamaha Drums. Our caption head is Mr. Jeff Prosperie, former percussion caption head for the DCI World Champion Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps 1990-95, member of The Bayonne Bridgemen, Star of Indiana, and the Phantom Regiment, and adjudicator for Drum Corps International and the Percussive Arts Society.

Along with Jeff Prosperie, I have also been under the instruction of Adam Mason, Jon Burbank, Mike Stevens, Larry Cauley, John Wooton, Lalo Davila, Clint Knight, Alicia Knight, Matt Shumaker, Ron Schermerhorn, and She-e Wu (If I've left anyone out, I'm sorry!)

I am also a proud member of the Delta Epsilon chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity (check out my LJ community, phimualpha!)

Sorry this post was so long... I was bored and just decided to write my autobiography! lmao!
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Older, NYC, current
Jun. 8th, 2005 @ 03:37 pm (no subject)

To all my wonderful Drum Major friends out there...

Happy Drum Major Appreciation Day!!!

June 8th

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Apr. 3rd, 2005 @ 04:48 am (no subject)
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Mar. 26th, 2005 @ 01:29 am college marching
How I feel: chipperchipper
What I'm listening to: The soundtrack from the movie RAY
Hello all! Just joined this comminity. I'm also new to live Journal. I am actually just getting done with college however I marched all throughout college and loved it! I marched clarinet and was also Drum Major for 3 seasons. We performed pre-game and Half-time shows at all the home football games. We also played at two away games during the season. One would be our annual tour which was always a blast. The other would be against our rivals. (when it was their "home" game.) All our shows were written by the band director. He arranged the music as well. He's awesome! Oh, I should probably say that I attend Sacramento State University in Northern California. Beautiful campus. Comment if you please.
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Mar. 22nd, 2005 @ 09:41 pm (no subject)
Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Just found this link tonight and thought I would see what it's all about. I am a rising junior at Western Carolina Univ. I play the sax and absolutely love band! Band geek for life!! lol
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Mar. 18th, 2005 @ 03:35 pm Desperately Seeking Tubas!
Hi all, my name's Nick and I posted in here a while ago about my band looking for new members. Well, we're always looking for new people to join up, but there is one instrument in particular we're in dire need of...


We're getting together a pretty sizable band for this year, but our tuba player (he's marched with us for a few years now) has switched to trumpet and refuses to switch back. Thus said, we're up the creek without a paddle. We need tubas, and we need them now. If anybody is in the Massachusetts area and wants to join a summer marching band, earn tons of community service by marching with us, and visit far-off places with us, drop me a line!

Nicholas J. McKenzie

Asst. Music Director
Drum Major
Bandmasters' Crimson Brigade
Cell: (508) 692-7454

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Mar. 16th, 2005 @ 02:39 pm MDB
Hey! I'm a sophomore and I play trumpet in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. We were awarded the Sudler Trophy two years ago, and we recently finished a successful season (although not to successful for our football team =) ) with our new director of two seasons, Dr. Kenneth Ozzello. We were represented at all games but Kentucky, and had away trips to Tennessee, Arkansas (with a pep band), and LSU. We also played exhibitions at Daphne and UMS-Wright High Schools and at the Hoover Invitational in Hoover, Alabama.

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I also play in the pep band for the basketball games. Last year, we had a nice little run to the Elite Eight, beating S. Illinois, Stanford, and Syracuse. We're leaving today for the NCAA in Cleveland, where we've got UW-Milwaukee, Boston College, and Illinois on our plate. We had a nice little letter published in the Crimson-White (the campus newspaper) by a UCLA graduate who heard us in the tournament last year.

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Please feel free to check out our website here. There's more pictures, and even video of each of our shows this past year.

I'm pledging the Theta Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota here (we only have PMA and SAI) and we have our MIT exam on Monday. I was hoping to meet other SAIs on the board. Comment and say hey!

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Mar. 5th, 2005 @ 01:12 am (no subject)


kewl group of people
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Mar. 3rd, 2005 @ 02:34 pm (no subject)
Greetings and Salutations!

I am contacting you all today to inform you of a summer marching opportunity that some of you may find interesting.

I march with a group called the Bandmasters' Crimson Brigade. We are a parade band (no half-time shows) who performs in parades, fairs, and amusement parks throughout New England. In addition to our regular parade events, we also perform in a few far-away locations each year. In past years, we have performed in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Florida. Special performances include: Disney World, the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, the NFL Hall of Fame Induction Parade, and Hershey Park.

During a regular season, we march an average of 15 parades, with an additional 3 or 4 fairground / amusement park walkthrough’s.

This season, we have been invited back to Canton, Ohio’s NFL Hall of Fame Induction Parade. Not only is this the sixth-biggest parade in the nation, but it is also nationally televised. Here is an outline of the trip as it currently stands:
Two days at Niagara Falls
Three days in Canton, Ohio
Six Flags performance, remainder of day in park
NFL Hall of Fame Induction Parade, followed by Meet-and-Greet with players
Parade fairgrounds
NFL Hall of Fame

Like parades but don’t want to go on the trip? Like traveling, but don’t want a time commitment? NO PROBLEM! Bandmasters’ was founded on the belief that people should be able to have fun while playing music. This means, you only have to come to the events that you want to attend. No pressure or obligations!

Does any of this sound interesting? Want more information? Simply email me and let me know, or reply here. I’ll be able to get you additional information, as well as answer any questions you may have.

with pride…

Nicholas J. McKenzie

Asst. Music Director
Drum Major
Bandmasters' Crimson Brigade
Cell: (508) 692-7454
Home: (413) 546-2512

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Feb. 2nd, 2005 @ 07:23 pm (no subject)
Hey does anyone have a video Madison Scouts '99 show (Jesus Christ Superstar)on their comp??? I've looked everywhere I can think but can't find it. If you wanna trade movies, I have SCV '89, Crossmen '92, Cadets '00, and Cav's '02. Plus a lot of mp3's, so just lemme know :)
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