It's going to make for a really long day for me, but I'm super-excited.
I told my staff today that I was going to march drum corps again, and they were very interested in it and what it involves and where they could see me perform.
I found my old mellophone mouthpiece, polished all the tarnish off of it, and have been buzzing away for a few days on it. I wonder how long it will take me to get my embouchure back in fighting form...weeks? months?
As far as the physical part of marching...well, I'm anticipating a world of pain tomorrow. I'm so out of shape, cardio-wise, that I'm going to be hating life for a while.
The advantage of marching this type of corps is that we're almost all adults, and the instructors will not be yelling at us like they did when I marched a DCI corps at the age of 19. Yelling doesn't yield results in this case.
Well, I need to get to bed.
Wish me luck, and I'll write a post of how it went after I get home from work late late tomorrow night.