The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps has been performing their 2014 production “That One Second” for thousands nationwide. The show and its concept that “life is a gift” is continuing to create waves in the drum corps community as people begin to reflect on their own personal “one second”. The following story was submitted to us by Steve Chleborad, a drum corps veteran, who was inspired to tell us about his “one second” …
LINCOLN, NE – I caught the Blue Knights in Omaha this season and really enjoyed the show. I don’t want to date myself, but I’m 60 years old and retired. I was a timing judge (old time drum corps) and I timed the Blue Knights in probably 1970 at Chadron and Alliance Nebraska, and 1972 in Kearney, Nebraska. I marched in a small corps from Alliance called the Vagabonds from 1968-69.
Any way enough of that. These days sometimes it’s hard for me to figure out what concepts the today’s drum corps are trying to express. I had a heart attack a year ago this past April, and I can very much relate to that one second. I recovered and was well taken care of and am doing well now. The gratitude and the understanding, I get it. Very enjoyable show, that probably hit me on a level that others didn’t have. For me, probably the best show I have seen the Blue Knights do. The drum corps I was in had members from the Casper Troopers instruct us, so they have been special to me also, but I will let you know I purchased a Blue Knight T-shirt at the Omaha show, and will where it at the quarterfinal show in the theater here in Lincoln, NE becuase of this emotionally-charged show. Good luck this year.
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