Spirit is very young this year. Quite a few kids in the hornline with ZERO background on a brass instrument.
I know they have a good brass staff, but I really wish they would focus on making good, individual sounds, before opening up to a dynamic volume that only allows each player to play one or two counts. When you have a corps that young, you need to stick to the basics, because many of the kids have never been exposed to them before.
I wish them the best, but I don't like many of the things I've seen/heard going on down there. Especially in the mello section.
On a positive note, Bob Smith is spending time with them! If you are a member, expect some HILARIOUS stuff from the box.
Interesting.....because in a vid clip of their first camp (camp update 1) the brass caption head said 'this is the most talent we have seen in last four years'
Guess we will have to wait and see....long way before season starts and looonngg way til dci champ week...
Oh...and yeah..they better, 'BETTER' turn down (turn off would be best) the sound system....ruined and covered up an amazing hornline....terrible....i really wish the staffs of corps with over the top sound systems realized how awful that sounds....