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drumcorpsreviews:

Phantom Regiment 2008- Spartacus

Phantom Regiment’s Spartacus is quite a spectacular show not only because of the performance but also because of its sudden success at its final performance. Throughout the entire season up until finals, this show consistently got 8th and 9th place in every competition at which the Phantom Regiment performed it. However, at DCI World Class Finals, they corps somehow just magically pulled this performance out of thin air; everything about the show just went perfectly and the corps ended up moving up eight slots and winning first place for the season. And really, who could be surprised? It’s an incredible show.

Although the music isn’t all that much better than any other corps’, the story the show tells combined with the dedication and intensity given by every member of the corps makes the show a hundred times better than any other show. From beginning to end, the whole corps constantly puts forth 110% of their effort in every aspect. Especially, dedication and intensity. In the pre-show, the drum major, acting as the head general in the show, enters standing on the podium as the guard (his slaves) push him in. For those of you who have never stood on a drum major podium before, it’s pretty unnerving. And that’s when it isn’t moving so I’d imagine it took some guts to enter that way. An even better display of this corps’ dedication occurs during the gladiator fight about 1/3 of the way through. In the short fight scene, the unnamed gladiator loses to Spartacus so the guard member playing him acts like it. However, this isn’t just acting; when Spartacus kicks him down and throws him a few feet, the guard member doesn’t hold back anything in the way of performance. He lets himself be thrown and doesn’t stop his head from hitting the ground as it would were he not acting. These performers’ dedication to this show is so wild it makes it appear almost as if this is real. Two even better examples of this dedication are two more deaths: the death of Spartacus’s girlfriend and that of the head drum major. When the girlfriend dies, it’s because the evil assistant drum major kills her. After killing her, he lifts her body up and simply drops her to the ground. And he doesn’t do it gently either. However, the guard member playing the girlfriend doesn’t hold anything back either and lets herself fall. In fact, when she hits the ground, her head hits equally hard and actually bounces up. Next, at the end of the show, after the good assistant drum major incites a rebellion, he takes a spear and, running up to the podium, stabs the head drum major and takes his place. When the head drum major gets stabbed, he, just like everyone else, gives the performance 110% and lets himself fall, full force onto the podium as his killer climbs up, takes his place, and starts conducting the corps with his foot stepping on the now dead head drum major. In this show, as in all their others, the Phantom Regiment puts on an incredible performance through their music, precision, and extreme dedication to the performance.

(via conductingbassclarinet)

kawaiians:

I HATE ACCIDENTALLY HURTING DOGS THEY SCREAM AND THEN THEY ACT LIKE THEYRE SORRY AND ITS THEIR FAULT AND THEY TRUSTED YOU AND YOU FUCKING STEPPED ON THEM OR PICKED THEM UP WRONG THEY TRUSTED YOU AND YOU HURT THEM

(Source: niichainz, via captainrask)

I AM NOT ALLOWED TO EAT TODAY SINCE I MAY GET BLOODWORK DONE SOMEONE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO DO THIS

succulentthighs:

Do you ever just like flex your foot wrong and it cramps and you’re just like this is it, this is how it ends 

(Source: pheberoni, via mandifromtheacademy)

euphoniumsarepeopletoo:

mellothemello:

euphoniumsarepeopletoo:

mellothemello:

euphoniumsarepeopletoo:

mellothemello:

No don’t die you’re nice 
DED.

aww thanks

but that comment

it sounds like something i would use in a college wind ensemble rehearsal

cause i kid you not my freshman year our conductor kept making innuendos to describe the music. best ensemble ever.

no i feel you, we have a guest conductor and member of our broward college ensemble - you’ve probably heard of him - Chandler Wilson

and he told percussion that we blow harder than them it was so fantastic and he tells the horns to play more horny it’s so fabulous

inappropriate conductors are the best conductors XD

i have sexual frustration written in as a style marking in a piece

pffttt which one?

we’re playing a Phantom medley at school and for the Point of No Return the first horn said that so a few of us wrote it in

euphoniumsarepeopletoo:

mellothemello:

euphoniumsarepeopletoo:

mellothemello:

No don’t die you’re nice 
DED.

aww thanks

but that comment

it sounds like something i would use in a college wind ensemble rehearsal

cause i kid you not my freshman year our conductor kept making innuendos to describe the music. best ensemble ever.

no i feel you, we have a guest conductor and member of our broward college ensemble - you’ve probably heard of him - Chandler Wilson

and he told percussion that we blow harder than them it was so fantastic and he tells the horns to play more horny it’s so fabulous

inappropriate conductors are the best conductors XD

i have sexual frustration written in as a style marking in a piece