Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road

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Poverty Pete
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Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 06/11/13 7:48 PM
Here is our itinerary for the summer.  I invite everyone to come and see us.  You won't be sorry.
 
Friday, 6/21 Vanguard-Rehearsal/Show Day - Clovis, CA - Tollhouse, CA Friday,
6/21 Mid Cal Tour of Champions - Clovis, CA Saturday,
 6/22 DCI West - Stanford, CA
Sunday, 6/23 Moonlight Classic - Sacramento, CA
6/24 Pacific Procession - Santa Clara - Santa Clara,
 6/28 Portland Summer Music Games - Hillsboro, OR
6/29 Seattle Summer Music Games - Renton, WA 
7/1 Drums Along the Columbia - Pasco, WA
7/2 Boise Summer Music Games - Boise, ID
7/3 Corps Encore - Ogden, UT
7/6 Drums Along the Rockies - Denver, CO
7/8 Drums Across Nebraska - Omaha, NE
7/10 Celebration in Brass - Waukee, IA
7/11 Tour of Champions - Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO
7/13 DCI Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
7/14 Tour of Champions - Northern Illinois - DeKalb, IL
7/18 DCI North Dallas - Denton, TX
7/20 DCI Southwestern Championship - San Antonio, TX
7/21 Tour of Champions - Texas - Austin, TX
7/23 DCI Dallas presented by North Texas Festival of Drums and Bugles - Dallas, TX
7/26 Masters of the Summer Music Games - Murfreesboro, TN
7/27 NightBEAT - Charlotte, NC
7/28 DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship - Atlanta, GA
7/30 Emerald City Music Games - Dublin, OH
7/31 Lake Erie Fanfare - Erie, PA
8/2 DCI Eastern Classic - Allentown, PA
8/4 Tour of Champions - Allentown, PA
8/5 Tour of Champions - Buffalo - Orchard Park, NY
8/8 DCI World Championship Prelims - Indianapolis, IN
8/8 DCI 2013: Big, Loud & Live
8/9 DCI World Championship Semifinals - Indianapolis, IN
8/10 DCI World Championship Finals - Indianapolis, IN
 
 
 

Poverty Pete
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 06/11/13 7:49 PM
MikeS, tell Aunt Agatha to come see me. She looks like she could use a good meal.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 06/11/13 8:20 PM
We'll see you at the Emerald City Music Games in Dublin, OH in July!

Poverty Pete
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 12:47 AM
Yesterday, MR. Chips and Trudy joined me for the event in Portland. A fabulous time was had by all. Vanguard was in fine form, and received a standing ovation.
Tonight the show is in Seattle, and then we're heading towards Denver.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 3:11 AM
Too bad Phoenix isn't on the list, however if they played here in the summer, they would all be in the hospital with heat stroke!
Wait a minute-----They could play indoors at Chase Field or the University of Phoenix Stadium!!

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 2:54 PM
Spoke to Poverty Pete a few days ago and it looks like I am penciled in to see the show on July 31st in Erie.  Very much looking forward to it.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 3:45 PM
We'll be at the show in Dublin the day before Erie.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 5:09 PM
Almost 50 years ago my college friends were involved with The  Cavaliers. I spent one summer following them and then whenever TV would cover DCI. I even have been to the show at Northern Illinois University maybe 30 years ago. Always have enjoyed drum corps.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sun, 06/30/13 5:42 PM
Really enjoyed the show with Pete. Bands were skilled  and Pete was talkative and enjoyable. Hope as many roadfooders as possible will see the show.
 
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Poverty Pete
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Mon, 07/1/13 7:24 PM
...and the heat goes on. Tomorrow's forecast is 106 degrees in Boise. It's even hotter than that on the field.

We baked apples for breakfast yesterday morning. Vanguard is legendary on the drum corps circuit for their food.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 07/4/13 4:15 PM
It's not all work. The corps is enjoying a day off in Aspen. I'm in Denver, setting up for tomorrow's rehearsal. My day off will be tomorrow.
We're doing well. In competition thus far, we have several third place finishes, one second place, and three or four firsts. We're ranked fourth in the race to the Championships in Indianapolis.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 07/4/13 8:34 PM
PETE,
My Bride and I went to The Red Mountain Café last night. We tried to get to when you were here.
Put it on your list next trip out here.
Had the Wed-Fri Special Fish Fry! Outstanding! Fresh Cod or you can get Catfish, nicely breaded and cooked just right. Probably served 1 to1 and a half pounds of fish! Couldn't finish it and had enough left for a nice sized sandwich. Excellent Coleslaw and a piece of made on premises Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Fri, 07/5/13 3:53 PM

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Fri, 07/19/13 3:33 PM
Just spoke to Poverty Pete, as we were making plans to meet in Erie, PA on July 31st.  He was calling from San Antonio, raving about the great tacos he was enjoying.  I have never heard him in better spirits.  As he said, he is having the Summer of his life!
 
 

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Fri, 07/19/13 4:34 PM
I spoke with him yesterday when he was in Denton, Texas. We'll be meeting him on the 29th when he gets to Dublin, Ohio. Plans call for the three of us heading to The Top steak house in Columbus for dinner that night.
http://thetopsteakhouse.com/

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 07/20/13 12:08 AM
We got to see the show in Denton on Thursday night. I had never been to one before and it was a great show. The place was sold out.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 07/20/13 3:06 AM
Michael Hoffman
 
I  spoke with him yesterday when he was in Denton, Texas. We'll be meeting him on the 29th when he gets to Dublin, Ohio. Plans call for the three of us heading to The Top steak house in Columbus for dinner that night.
http://thetopsteakhouse.com/

Now, that place IS right out of the 50's!

Michael Hoffman
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 07/20/13 10:56 AM
Foodbme


Michael Hoffman
 
I  spoke with him yesterday when he was in Denton, Texas. We'll be meeting him on the 29th when he gets to Dublin, Ohio. Plans call for the three of us heading to The Top steak house in Columbus for dinner that night.
http://thetopsteakhouse.com/

Now, that place IS right out of the 50's!

Until recently they had phone jacks in every booth in case you received or needed to make a call. Waitresses would bring a phone to you.


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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 07/20/13 3:19 PM
Michael-
Now that is really cool!  This makes me really want to visit it someday.

Michael Hoffman
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 07/20/13 3:52 PM
buffetbuster


Michael-
Now that is really cool!  This makes me really want to visit it someday.


Well, you could always skip G&R's fried bologna sandwich for a steak.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 07/30/13 11:36 PM
We spent the last two days with Poverty Pete.  We went to The Top steakhouse last night.  Steve and I had the Kansas City dry aged strip steak, MH had a filet.  The steaks were great and the ambiance was just like an old fashioned steakhouse......kind of dark, long bar, excellent service, great wine list. 
Today for lunch the guys went to Katzinger's........a pretty decent deli in Columbus.  I stayed home to wait for the plumber but they brought me a pastrami and swiss on rye which was very good.
Then tonight the Emerald City Music Games in Dublin, OH.  Absolutely amazing.  mr chips, we saw the Oregon Crusaders and they were great!  Foodbme, we also saw The Academy.  We loved Lola and the sing-along to Piano Man.
But Steve said they saved the best for last..........his Santa Clara Vanguard who performed several songs from Les Miserables.  Michael and I were blown out of the water..........especially me because I saw Les Miz three times on stage in Boston and knew all the songs.   
They only have a few more performances left..........Erie, PA, Allentown, PA, Orchard Park, NY and Indianapolis.  If any of you are within driving distance of any of the above, make the effort to go......you won't be sorry!!!!

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 07/31/13 11:50 AM
lleechef is right. It was an amazing experience. I'd not seen a drum and bugle corps performance in a lot of years, and these kids resembled the stuff I remember only in that they had musical instruments and wore uniforms. It was fantastic. And the Vanguard didn't belong in the same competition universe as the other units, as wonderful as they all were. The kids from Santa Clara were in a class by themselves. No wonder Poverty is so proud of them.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 07/31/13 4:48 PM
I am so bummed I was not able to make it to the show in Clovis. As a veteran of high school and college marching bands, I really appreciate what people like Steve do with these kids. It's a wonderful thing, and kudos to Steve for his work with them.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 07/31/13 4:59 PM
Ed
These kids make the OSU band (and many other major college bands) look like a bunch of 5th graders.  Really.  Their precision and pitch is amazing.  And then there are the flag corps......throwing "rifles", batons, flags, catching and dancing and performing in complete unison.  Truly inspiring young adults.  Many times during the show I had tears in my eyes, it was that beautiful.
I forgot to mention that Santa Clara Vanguard placed FIRST last night!!!!!
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 08/7/13 4:33 PM

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 08/7/13 4:43 PM
I spoke with Poverty earlier and he reported that the Santa Clara Cadets (sort of the Vanguard's JV squad) won the Worlds Open title in competition at Michigan City, Indiana. We saw them perform in Dublin, Ohio and they were terrific.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 08/7/13 8:30 PM
Awesome!

Congrats, Cadets and Poverty Pete. Well done!

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 08/7/13 10:58 PM
Can't make it to a live performance???
Get the Blu Ray or DVD's or CD's
If you have a big screen TV and/or Surround Sound, these will blow your socks (AND Panties) off!
Drum Corps International (DCI) web site.
http://www.dcistore.org/2012-Audio_Video/products/74/
 
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 08/8/13 10:52 AM
Congrats to lleechef for getting the letter published!  I am still kicking myself for not being able to drive up to Erie and seeing them in person.  Hopefully, Poverty Pete will do this again next year.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 08/8/13 11:37 AM
bb
Needless to say, I was very impressed!

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 08/8/13 12:06 PM
Sorry I couldn't see the performances-I understand they were outstanding. However, foodbme-wont pay lots of money per your post........

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Mon, 08/12/13 9:42 AM
The tour is over.  We finished in fourth place overall.  It was a memorable summer, and as soon as I get settled in at home, I'll recap the highlights.  Thanks to all who came to see us.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Wed, 08/14/13 2:15 AM
ann peeples


Sorry I couldn't see the performances-I understand they were outstanding. However, foodbme-wont pay lots of money per your post........

If you want to hear music, you have to pay the Fiddler----or in this case, the Trumpet Player

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Thu, 08/15/13 4:23 PM
What a summer!  I started out with a new employer, who sent me to Phoenix.  I met up with foodbme, and we had a great Mexican meal at Nando's.  I joined a tour with a rock band called Dispatch, which is how I wound up in Providence, having a clamfest with WJ.  A week later I was in Dallas, where Twinwillow took me to Pecan Lodge, the home of some of the best brisket I've ever found.
 
Next day, I joined up with Vanguard in Santa Clara.  More on that to come.
 
 

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Fri, 08/16/13 6:14 PM
Tonight will be the first of two concerts with the L.A. Philharmonic.
 
I'm not there.  I had to return to Nashville
 
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Fri, 08/16/13 10:06 PM
PP,
Hope all is well with you, my friend. We look forward to your description of the 'Perfect Summer' shortly.  Hope we can get together soon.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 08/17/13 11:16 AM
I'm getting chills just thinking how beautiful the Overture of 1812 must have been with Vanguard and the LA Symphony.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Sat, 08/17/13 1:46 PM
They were looking to bolster the lower register.  I think the orchestra has two tubas.  We brought seventeen.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 08/20/13 6:59 PM
It was an incredible summer.  Sharing Vanguard with my friends was just the absolute most fun I've ever had.  Great food, too.  Harry&David pears in Medford,
Korean pancakes in Portland,   green chile stew in Denver,  runzas in Nebraska, loosemeat sandwiches and bpt's in Iowa,  fried chicken in Kansas,  San Antonio tacos,  NC bbq,  Varsity dogs,  steaks in Ohio,  Yuengling in Pottsville, beef on weck in Buffalo,  great cafeterias in Indianapolis.
Now that I know more about what to expect on the tour, next summer should be even better.
 
If anybody knows any 18-21 year old musicians or color guard practitioners,  Vanguard will be holding auditions this winter, in California, Texas and a yet-to-be-determined location in the mid-west.

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 08/20/13 7:27 PM
PP:  Seems that you sure did the circuit and ate the right food.  Stop in Knoxpatch sometime soon.
 
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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 08/20/13 9:48 PM
Steaks in Ohio? What about the pickles at Katzinger's?

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Re:Summer of Music; Vanguard on the Road - Tue, 08/20/13 11:02 PM
Looking forward to swapping stories with you soon.