Thursday, July 14, 2016

'City of Light' for Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day!  This year, I'm going to celebrate the third patriotic holiday of July the same way that I did July 4th the past three years and Canada Day this year--making it a drum corps holiday.  It so happens that I have just the corps: 2015 Phantom Regiment - City of Light.

Rockford, IL – 7TH PLACE 90.325

There were images of Parisian icons scattered throughout "City of Light," including architectural landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral flying buttresses, and the Moulin Rouge windmill. A shopping spree featured a Coco Chanel logo on flags and in a drill formation, and flowers from the city’s gardens filled the field with color. It was like being in Paris, without experiencing jet lag to get there.
“An American In Paris” by George Gershwin © 1929 WB Music Corp.; “Clair de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy, Arr. Donald Hill © Phantom Regiment, Inc.; “Horoscope” (Orchestral Suite from the ballet) by Constant Lambert © Oxford University Press 1939; “I Love Paris” by Cole Porter © Chappell & Co.; “Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ Symphony)” by Camille Saint-Saëns, Arr. Donald Hill © Phantom Regiment, Inc.
And now, a full run-through the opening of the show from a few weeks earlier.

Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps performing at Benton High School in Bossier, Louisiana. City of Light
Vive Le France!