Selections from from Ottorino Respighi's "Pines of Rome" performed as part of The Cadets' 2016 production, "Awakening." Recorded August 6, 2016 at the DCI Eastern Classic at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania.DCI had already uploaded this video when I posted Courtney Coulston reacts to Phantom Regiment's Spartacus for a drum corps Ides of March, but I saved it for this year. It (usually) pays to conserve one's resources. That's the environmental lesson for today, which has been about death and destruction in the Roman world and other dire warnings, leavened with drum corps shows inspired by ancient Rome.
Stay tuned for a non-holiday post tomorrow, followed by St. Patrick's Day, the Vernal Equinox, Nowruz, which is also this blog's 12th birthday, and World Water Day. Holidays galore!