06.15.2006 // GLASSMEN Perform at Dynasty USA Headquarters
To celebrate the third year of their partnership with Dynasty, and as a thank you to them for helping to coordinate the corps' upcoming European Tour, the GLASSMEN performed selections from their 2006 production, "Beethoven: Mastery and Madness."
The corps has premiered "Mastery and Madness" to several audiences this week - first at the Family Day event in Wauseon, Ohio, held last Sunday in front of hundreds of family, friends, and fans of the corps - and then to the lucky staff members at Dynasty Headquarters in Wisconsin who were able to preview the show this afternoon.
Photo: The GLASSMEN premiered their 2006 show for several audiences this weekend, including a special performance at Dynasty Headquarters.
Corps Director Brian Hickman spoke to the audience about the show, describing each movement and how it related to different points in Beethoven's life. Attendees were wowed not just by the description of the show, but when the corps began to play - they were transported back to Beethoven's time - and had the opportunity to see and hear the music as Beethoven did - (or did he?)
Though the concert at Dynasty was only a standstill, Hickman told the audience that when they see the corps on the field this weekend for the first competition, they should "expect the unexpected" - right up to the "special effects" that become apparent in the fourth movement.
The GLASSMEN are prepared to take the drum corps activity by storm this first weekend with 3 competitions, including their own "All-Star Review" in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, June 17th. The corps then departs on Tuesday, June 20th for their two week European tour. Stay tuned to www.glassmen.org for daily updates from Europe, and more details as the season progresses!
Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps