This is the best picture of my dog ever taken
Making you look better like always
forced myself to finish a no longer abandoned doodle
I want to live in a world where the only mode of transportation is dolphin
this is now my favorite photoset on tumblr
My Mom just accidentally prematurely sent an email to an accounting firm… It was supposed to say ‘I am afraid that we will have to postpone our meeting”
but she hit send when all it said was
I am afraid
DCI, dear anon, is probably one of the most coolio things to ever grace the band world. Being an orchestral musician, I’m not an expert… but here’s what I’ve collect during my stay on tumblr!
It stands for Drum Corps International and is basically professional, kick-ass marching band.
DCI Bands have the following instruments:
Mellophone: (AKA Mello. Basically a marching French Horn. Both loved and hated by the French Horn community)
Contrabass: (AKA Contra. It’s basically a freaking tuba you put on your shoulder.)
Sorry, no woodwinds, trombones, or sousaphones. But these bands also have front ensemble. This is all the percussion stuff that doesn’t march.
Last but not least, guard. They throw all sorts of things around and look fabulous doing it.
Some of the bands that participate include:
Everyone loves this band. Everyone.
They even did a cool show called “Spartacus,” based on the ballet. You should totally look it up. I mean seriously, look what their guard did:
Affectionately known as the “purple pants band.”
Rockin’ them purple pants. Though I guess their pants aren’t always purple?
I think this band always looks very snazzy.
And of course there are a ton of other world class groups like those including the Bluecoats, the Blue Devils, the Glassmen… seriously there’s a lot. There’s also non-world class corps.
DCI has it’s own world championships. I think they’re in August, and I’ve heard it’s quite the party. Nothing like a bunch of bandos congregating together. I mean look at all of them:
TL;DR: DCI is basically professional marching band. It’s really really difficult. Bands practice constantly and it’s serious physical and mental exertion. You should salute anyone in DCI for their determination.
(This post is not all encompassing! Go look up some shows on Youtube! Go google it! Find some blogs about it on Tumblr! DCI is awesome, you should definitely join the fandom!)
I have found that the average tumblr user goes through 3 distinct stages:
- the “i just got an account and i have no idea what im doing how do i find blogs how does any of this shit even work” stage
- the “OMG TUMBLR IS THE BEST THING OF ALL CREATION HAHAHAHAHAHAHA SUCK IT FACEBOOK LOL ALL OUTSIDERS ARE PEASANTS” stage
- and, finally, the “i fucking hate this website and everyone on it but i dont know how to leave” stage
"IT’S FINALLY DECEMBER" screams a girl, walking outside. it’s 90 degrees out. there’s palm trees everywhere. oranges fill the streets. it’s florida.
I love this so much.
FIGURE SKATERS ARE MADE OF MAGIC
OH MY GOD I WAS SO NERVOUS THE WHOLE TIME THAT THEY WERE GONNA FALL HOLY SHIT I COULDN’T BREATHE