Category Archives: Musical Arts

C.B. East Marching Patriots 2016: Daytime Football Performances

Earlier this season, we had the opportunity to photograph the 2016 Marching Patriots for their PhotoDay in August. And when an organization chooses David Nicholas Photography & Design for a PhotoDay, our commitment to the organization goes far beyond just PhotoDay.

As an added bonus this season, we’ve featured additional photo coverage of the Marching Patriots during their daytime and evening performances at C.B. East Varsity Football games. Check out our exclusive David-Nicholas multi-media WebShow featuring images from three of the band’s daytime performances. So turn up the volume… and enjoy!!!

Stay tuned for an upcoming WebShow featuring images from evening performances at C.B. East Varsity Football “away” games. In addition, interested parties can contact the studio for any of our new 2016 WebShows available on 1080P BluRay disc with impressive, crystal-clear, eye-popping images suitable for playback on the largest HDTV’s and home theatre screens!

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Call Now to Schedule Your Group’s Cutting-Edge “Photo Day”!

Time continues to move ahead at blazing speed this Summer! And at David Nicholas Photography & Design, we’re once again filling in our schedule with “Photo Days” for the upcoming Autumn 2011 Sports season! No team, cheer squad or marching band ensemble is too large or too small; but we suggest calling early for those groups whose images are needed for football program ad books going to press in late August for the start of area football “regular season schedules” — many of which begin on Friday, September 2nd.

As a local independent studio, we’re extremely proud to have set the standard for team and individual sports photography in this part of the country… and we don’t make that statement lightly! We’ll continue to raise the bar – delivering creative offerings that evoke special memories of an important time in your life. Our team “Photo Days” are seldom treated as mass-production events, because we practically treat each person to a super-mini photo session whenever schedules and group size allow that unique level of coverage. It’s what we’re known for… it’s what sets us apart from the pack… and the results speak for themselves!

We’re passionate about our photography, and we truly understand how elements of visual design, dramatic lighting and artistic posing can best be combined to help everyone look fabulous in cutting-edge images and finely finished products that are sure to please all members of your family. When you’re ready to experience a world of creative image-making that truly stands apart from other offerings in the market, give us a call. Our dedication to providing outstanding images remains unsurpassed in the industry. Join our elite group of clients who expect the finest. Choose David Nicholas Photography & Design, and experience the difference first-hand!

And oh yes… we also do our best to make the entire group look its finest together too!

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Concert Spotlight: Little Big Town at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA

Little Big Town is currently on tour throughout the U.S. featuring songs from their latest album, The Reason Why, and the tour recently made two stops in the greater Mid-Atlantic area: Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD on November 3; and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA on November 4. I got a chance to catch up with the tour at Penn’s Peak this past Thursday, and we’re featuring 30 concert images from the evening on our blog in the following Lightbox Gallery:

In an era where overnight success stories are sometimes made to appear all-too-easily-achieved by today’s media-driven music machine, it’s great to see a talented quartet (Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook in the gallery cover image above) finally achieve their well-deserved accolades after several years of great music and song-writing. This year Little Big Town has been nominated for 2 American Country Awards: Single of the Year by a Duo or Group, and Music Video of the Year by a Duo or Group. Both award nominations are for the band’s single, Little White Church (recently peaking at #6 on Country charts), released earlier this year before The Reason Why album debuted in August. The LP’s second single, Kiss Goodbye, is now available for radio requests, and its music video is due out in mid-November.

Little Big Town vocals and musicians were in top form throughout the entire concert, which included a great blend of notable LBT songs dating back to 2002. I personally enjoyed listening to the “concert versions” of the group’s newest material from The Reason Why album. Whether you prefer the hard-driving, blues influence in tunes like “Runaway Train” or slower-paced ballads like “Kiss Goodbye”, The Reason Why contains a broad range of songs featuring top-notch LBT harmonies that have become a trademark of the group. Admittedly, the band seemed equally at home Thursday night alternating lead vocal performances among LBT classics such as “Fine Line”, “Little More You”, “Good As Gone”, and “I’m With the Band”. Overall, a very fine evening spent with a band whose music continues to get better and better as their songs tackle a myriad of issues encountered along life’s journey.

Thursday’s on-stage set list (see below) contains the complete list of songs featured at the Penn’s Peak / Jim Thorpe, PA show — including an encore performance of “Lean Into It”, another terrific track (from The Reason Why album) reminding us that life’s unexpected challenges are often best handled by traveling through them rather than around them. Ironically, it’s a perspective you’d expect from a band that’s navigated their share of bumps and turns in the road for over 10 years together and still going strong.

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Not exactly an overnight success story by modern-media standards… but time is definitely making the LBT story an even better — dare we say more real — one in its own right nonetheless. LBT certainly appears to have hit their stride nowadays. And based on the appreciative response of an estimated 1,200+ fans at Penn’s Peak Thursday night, it’s very much apparent that a return trip by Little Big Town to the greater Philadelphia area would be a welcomed event in the not-too-distant future.

After the Jim Thorpe show, LBT takes a short concert break for the weekend and an appearance at the November 10th CMA Awards in Nashville, before heading out to the Pacific Northwest and Rockies for the last leg of the tour in 2010. For more information about Little Big Town and their music, visit the group’s website located at

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C. B. East Marching Band: Introducing Members of the 2010-2011 Ensemble

We’d like to welcome C.B. East Marching Band members and their families to our world of special image-making, and thank them for choosing David Nicholas Photography & Design as their 2010 Photo Day photographer! As a special bonus, we’ve produced an HD video WebShow featuring each member of this year’s ensemble… David-Nicholas style. Just turn up the volume on your display, click on the “play icon” in the lower, left-hand corner of the video window, and enjoy!!!

Visitors encountering difficulty viewing the HD WebShow in the above video window can alternatively view a standard-definition WebShow in a smaller-sized video window by clicking this link. Either way, enjoy… and once again… welcome to our world!!!

Also, as a reminder to band members and families… proof selections are due on Monday, September 20… so please contact the studio with your proof selections. Proofs can be viewed in the online proofing section of our website in the C.B. East Marching Band 2010 Photo Day photo gallery.

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