It is hard to believe that the Corps leaves Denver today at 7:00PM for their 2012 Tour! The Blue Knights were in four pre-tour camps at high schools up and down the front range of Colorado. The corps has worked hard on what is said to be the most difficult and challenging show they have ever tackled.
These camps have been beneficial for the staff and volunteers as well as the corps. It has allowed us to test systems and equipment and get key members in place and oriented. Jaime Martinez (Tour Manager) and Luke Story (Assistant Tour Manager) have been in camp from the beginning and have a good handle on staffing needs and work flow. Doug McCarroll, our Chef, re-organized the kitchen and he and the volunteer staff have been serving some fantastic meals.
There has already been thousands of volunteer hours worked in preparation for this yearís tour. Uniforms were altered by several volunteers at homes all over Denver and Colorado Springs. Member wear and marching shoes were ordered and delivered to corps members by our merchandise sales volunteers and Memorial Day and the Send-off picnics plannedand completed, but there is still much to be done!
We had a great evening last night at Adams City High School at the send-off show. The kids looked and sounded fantastic in uniform. They are now at the point where all their hard work will start to show on the field. It was a major high for everyone.
Please download the show and housing site listings for the first half of the tour at http://tinyurl.com/7hbvjaf. We will post the schedule for the rest of the tour as we get updates. Please check out where we are staying. If you are close by we could use your help even if you canít stay the whole time. Or if you have the resources, we can use dessert for 200, any donations of milk, produce, fruit, or snacks. Questions? Please send to Darrell Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darrell and Deb Griffin