Posted: November 28, 2004 in Uncategorized

so….this was an interesting weekend

I really didn’t know what to expect going to the FEVER audition. Scared? Yeah…cuz I’ve never done this before….all I could do is expect that it’s gonna be intense. A lot of younger people auditioning…geez, i’m 21…so a good chunk of them are gonna be younger than me…hahaha! Lots of returners…one thing I instantly noticed, was how tight each of them were….like, the experience within the corps was responsible for their close relationships….it was cool to see, and it made me want to do it more.

No other people came to audition for the Drum Major position….so Mike and I are the DMs….which is cooh! I’m glad it worked out, cuz i was pretty nervous to begin with. Did the typical drum major thang…ran the metronome, ran errands, and heck…I even go to do BASICS!!! Dude…lemme tell you…’s been YEARS since I’ve been IN a visual block….i’ve been running them for 3 years….and now I’ve the chance to actually BE in one…and that’s so tight. Quite the humbling experience….haven’t marched in years (cuz i’ve been a DM), but i’m really excited….

Got to conduct the hornline today, and it was pretty cooh….they actually respond very well, which i really like. I just hope that I’m worth LOOKING AT when i’m conducting….i don’t wanna look stupid up there ….

Anyway….just got back about 30 mins ago. It felt very different being in that environment this weekend. I guess you could say i felt out of place for a bit….never been in a corps before. But….i’m finding that these people are pretty awesome….i’m looking forward to meeting/getting to know them. Gonna be a crazy time yo….ahightee…i’m outtie…

….drink red kool-aid….


  1. sounds like a good thing you got going on marcus. 🙂 i just sorry i wasnt there… oh-sa wells. you’ll be awesome and coolness about getting to march! take care ttfn -megan

  2. slappee says:

    dude, i knew you’d do great even if you had a million competitors! you’re definately worth looking at, silly! glad you made it, you’re awesome!

  3. feverdawg says:

    people came up to me that were on their 3rd year and were very excited you and mike are there. its gonna be tight in Boston.

  4. How exciting!!! I want to do the drum corp thing so bad but I dont know how to play a brass instrument or do guard and I dont know if I would want to be in pit ( not very expirenced anyway) so it is totally awesome you are doing it!!! Congrats!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I had a great time! Thx for hanging with me during some of the breaks, im getting used to the people around me. It was strange at first, but its growing increasingly more fun…i love grammar lol. Cant wait till we get to go back! Later!

  6. ScoobyDoo247 says:

    marcus come on man u know you will be perfectly fine in the drum major spot when the season starts. You just have that energy that everyone could feed off of. Maybe i should audition for drum major and give u and mike a challenge lol haha jk i gota enough with the drumline. But just relax man u will be perfectly fine n everything. As for me im tired…im worn out but was it worth it??? Ya damn skippy it was well worth it now that i know wat i needa do just needa work harder at it…see ya at t he recording…christina sayz hi

  7. Anonymous says:

    You are hella tight bro, and you are one hell of a drum major. This year we are goin for the gold, and its definately in reach. With you leading the corps, we are one step closer to that goal.

  8. SuziQ0434 says:

    marcus i can tell you that you most definetly are going to be an amazing thing for this corp.  Your attitude and conducting both are amazing and you are going to be a great leader.  As far as the bonds you were talking about. yes you are right. they are the most amazing bonds ever. i have never loved so many people so much before. but after an experience like that how can you not.  I know that you will most definetly find those bonds, and will help them to grow even stronger than are.  You are an amazing person. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoy having you there. ok im outtie (sorry this comment is so long.)

  9. GoDogs says:

    still my favorite dm…..u know its true, i dont lie to a brotha! winkwink haha we r gonna have some good times man. love ya man…


  10. welcome to the fever family–carly

  11. Anonymous says:

    what up dawg? in case i haven’t said it enough, i’m so proud of you!! i know, i sound like a mom, but that’s what adings are for! you’re the best thing that could’ve happened to fever, no doubt! E*V*E

  12. Anonymous says:

    Dude, you’re freaking cool! I applaud the effort that you’ve been puting forth. Congrats on the DM position. No doubt you and Michale will kick ass. See you in December!
    MiChElLe <—– one of the baritone players

  13. jazstmpr67 says:

    Marcus, dude, you are like the most amazing DM ever!! I mean that from the heart. You are such an awesome person in every aspect, I wish I was young enough to march with ya, I’d do it in a sec!!! I might have to save my pennies to go and see you guys at Finals, how cool would that be??? Love ya much man!!

  14. hey congrats and welcome to fever!!
    <3Olivia (fever guard)

  15. i guess news travels fast no? anyways i have a class with brad and he told me. *congrats!*and… i quote “as long as its not dark, you should be fine to look at”

  16. strong_crap says:

    dude you are verry worth looking at. i can tell it’s gonna be good times having you around. and no worries about the whole new to drum corps thing. out of place for a bit is, of course how we all feel in oh-so-intense new environment that is drum corps. gonna be a hella cool year though.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Does this mean what I think it means, Marcus? No more drizzle dizzle ribbonizzles for you to hand out?

  18. congrats and i love the colors its so christmasy!

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