Monthly Archives: October 2014

First Date: Part 2, the Breakup

Part 1 https://storiesfromaguynamedray.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/first-date/ It was foreseeable and unforeseeable moment. But, before that… We started going out once a week for a few weeks. Then it was 2, 3 times a week, plus lots of time on the phone  🙂 Before … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Pit: Part 2

This guy is as awesome as he is annoying to me. I say that because we’ve known each other for so long now, almost 5 years. He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve known. He speaks his mind and having … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Pit: Part 1

I’ve reached a vintage where I find myself instructing the children of those I shared many fields with. This guy is so much like his father in so many ways, all good. Consistently one of the first to rehearsal, checks … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Color Guard

I recall my first conversation with this girl was liberally peppered with giggling. Although she was one of the younger members of the corps she did a good job of following the 3 basic rules of drum corps. There’s something … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Drum Majors

Some of you might have thought I was forgetting these guys 🙂 We had a most unusual beginning to the season, regarding the drum major position. We actually had 5 candidates that were with us all the way through the … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Hornline: Part 4

Trumpets, or my preference, Sopranos!!!!! This guy was one of the vets. He’s come a long way as a performer. He never lacked effort, and I think early on, a couple of years ago, his focus issues were more a … Continue reading

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2014 Impulse Hornline: Part 3

Mellophones!!!!! This guy is another member who I saw a little bit of myself in because of his general sensitivity and awareness of others. I’ve been fortunate to have had many conversations with him. His section wasn’t homogeneous, but they … Continue reading

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