Inventor of: Musique Concrete
Edgard Varese -
"I long for instruments obedient to my thought and whim, with their
contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds which will lend
themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm
Ferruccio Busoni -
Prophet of modern electronic music
Odious Dyne Winter Color Guard.
Odious defined, is something hated for moral reason.
Dyne is a force. Odious Dyne fulfilled their definitive destiny in
every way. (name compliments of Diane Bowser silk and Vince
Schaefer manager) Descendent from the Flash Color Guard, OD in the first
year placed high in local finals, (5th place) and won their Tournament
Of Bands conference
championship. (an unprecedented feat for first year organizations) The
ensemble also competed in: Winter Guard
guard utilized flags (silks), rifles, sign language, and banners to create
effects to enhance the choreography, and dance moves. Music from Manhattan
Transfer, Chaka Kahn, and Pat Metheny provided the background for this
highly visual display. Vince
Schaefer in a managerial position, was completely responsible for
legalities, fund raising, book-keeping and day to day business of the
corps. One highlight was the first actual modern DJ: Sly Jock, featured at
a dance the guard hosted. This was before anyone had even heard about:
'scratching' a record, to make musical effects. This Color Guard had a building & gym (Dyne Hall) to call home,
and to host dances, dinners, and other fund-raising events. Pinball
machines, and a kitchen also provided the funds needed to compete, along
with some very successful raffles. Soda, chips, and hoagies were always
available hot or cold, at the Dyne Hall kitchen. Dyne Rec Center
also rented out space for drummers to rehearse. One of the famous guys was
Lee Gregory, a good student and friend.
After practice, sunning on the roof, working out on the
Universal Gym, playing basketball, or relaxing in the sauna always kept us
Frank Miller taught the guard, and wrote all
choreography and visual program.
If you're confused as to how this fits in my drumming resume....I also met
my wife Christine at Odious Dyne. Actually I taught the drum line at South
Park while she was in their guard!
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