Congratulations to Jeff Sacktig on your appointment to the D.C.I. hall of fame! Jeff and his brother, winter guard program director John Sacktig, were pivotal, along with Garfield Cadets/Cadets of Bergen County guard legend April Gilligan, in the success of New York Crimson Kings Drum, Fife, & Bugle Corps winterguard winning back to back NJA “A” Class championships in 1991 and 1992, and a W.G.I “A” Class Bronze medal in 1993. =)
This year we were invited to open up the 4th Annual Moon Festival and Fashion Show by Asian In NY. Though it was our first time performing at the event, we felt right at home. It didn't hurt that the show took place in the New York Chinese School auditorium. Our commute was about 5 flights of stairs. Not bad! We didn't know quite what to expect, but as we headed down for a quick run-through we quickly realized this was going to be a fun performance.
It's the dog days of summer, and looking back at 2012 so far, the Crimson Kings have had a very accomplished 2012 so far. From increasing membership to recording the first ever album, we've continued to forge ahead with a string of performances and new experiences for the Corps. Last weekend, August 10th through the 11th, we managed to check off another one of our big goals. We performed at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This is the first time in almost ten years in which the Corps has gone away for a weekend trip. The last trip was performing in Albany, New York honoring the American Legion. This trip was a bit different though in that it became a little bit of a vacation for the Corps as well.