I'll second that cheer! Friday and Saturday night jam sessions were truly awesome.....but the combined USV/Cumberland Guard jam on the field Saturday during the lull was not to be believed. The power was overwhelming.....and the Downfall of Paris was not to be believed. We sent requests back from the men throughout each days battles, and the playing of the request for "Irish Music already and be quick about it" was met with cheers from both the Cumberland Guard (the requestors and Field Music's) as well as the nearby 3rd USV's (69th NY Irish under Scott Buffington).
Deafening cadences and the sweet tweets of a dozen fifers did us ALL proud.
I just know a few of the musician's names (those in the CG):
Earl Zeckman's Atlanta GA crew led by Jamie Woodhead, our lead snare drummer. Bryan, Ryan, Cabel were the backbone of the corps.
Tim Cunningham, Fifer, from Camp Chase was our ringer.
Steven Smunt was Principal Musician\Fife Major. Mike Novak, drummer, was our duty drummer at Brigade Headquarters.
Good times, and the jam on Saturday Night was EXACTLY why many of us go to the nationals.
Last edited by RJSamp; 07-25-2011 at 05:01 PM.
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
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