- From someone that has had the pleasure of both competing on an international
stage and competing at DCI championships, I can tell you that there are alot
I think the first word of advice for someone looking to get into corps is to
not rule out Div. II/III. I have done II/III and open class. I believe
that the idea that II/III is easier, or not as intense, or has less talented
people is a terrible misconception. Playing in a hornline of 20 is a lot
tougher than playing in a hornline of 60. There is no place to take a bar
to breathe. It's easier to hide in a big corps. Even though I was in a
drumline, I must admit however that the power of 60+ brass on a warm summer
night still gives me goosebumps.
Love for the activity, a commitment to the organization and the people that
you are with is the same in both hobbies. I can tell you that it really
gave me an advantage joining a chorus after 6 years of
corps. I had a good mindset and attitude going in. I was ready to learn.
Ready to be taught. I love them both. I have great memories of both and I
am sure that I will have many more to come from barbershopping.
Bass section leader--Banks of the Wabash Chorus
Terre Haute, Indiana
**Mirage Drum & Bugle Corps
**Concord Blue Devils
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