“Do You Hear What I Hear?” is the newest Christmas carol on this list of DCI favorites, written in 1962 by the husband and wife team of Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker. The couple wrote the piece in reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought fear of nuclear annihilation to the Americas. It was recorded by the Harry Simeone Chorale, which in 1958 also brought “The Little Drummer Boy” to greater prominence. Bing Crosby launched the song way up the hit charts with his recording of 1963.
Colts played the melody as part of the “Winter” medley that served as the corps’ opener during its “Iowa’s Four Seasons” production. The show earned the Colts a spot among the top 12 corps at the DCI World Championship Finals for the very first time.
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