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#1 kaseyW


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

I was thinking about this the other day.

I'm sure a lot of us try to show people who do not know of DCI (or know very little about it) drum corps shows of the past that we consider to be relate-able to the common audience. You know, the shows that reek (in a good kind of a smell) of entertainment, and the shows that dazzle. These shows hardly have a single design flaw. ALSO, these are the shows that have won. That made me realize that the shows that you would most likely show/grab a new audience, are also the same shows that have worked well with DCI judges and audiences.

A few of these examples:
2011 Cadets - Between Angels and Demons
2008 Phantom Regiment - Spartacus
2006 Cavaliers - Machine
2004 Cavaliers - 007
2000 Cadets - We Are the Future
1992 Cadets - To Tame The Perilous Skies
1989 Santa Clara Vanguard - Phantom of the Opera
1984 Cadets - West Side Story

What are some shows that YOU would show to a new audience?

Edited by kaseyW, 14 July 2012 - 12:56 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:27 PM

Madison Scouts 2011.

But I would have to find a video where ESOM was playing!
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Let us not forget Cavaliers 2002 "Frameworks" which was like A Guide to Drum Corps.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

Bluecoats 2010
Cavaliers 2010
Santa Clara 2004
Troopers 2011 (for me at least)
Phantom 2003, 2006
Crown 2007, 2009
Star 1991
Boston 2000
Spirit 1980

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

2004 SCV
2002 BD
2003 BD

Edited by Cookies, 12 July 2012 - 08:37 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

These for sure. I wouldn't think of showing anything that doesn't have a pretty obvious theme or familiar music, just because if it's a non music person, they don't care about technicality (to an extent) or musical details. They want to be entertained. This is a list I'd show to music people who don't know about drum corps as well. They're easy to get and just flat out entertaining.

Vanguard 89 - Phantom of the Opera
Blue Devils 94 - My Spanish Heart
Madison 95 - A Drum Corps Fans Dream
Madison 99 - Jesus Christ Superstar
Vanguard 04 - Scheherazade
Phantom 05 - Rhapsody (the people I've shown this to have fallen head over heals for it)
Bluecoats 07 - Criminal
Phantom 08 - Spartacus
Carolina Crown 11 - Rach Star
Cadets 11 - Between Angels and Demons

Edited by DrumManTx, 12 July 2012 - 08:43 PM.

My advice, find something you like in every show, don't look for what is not there, and just take it all in.  You'll find yourself enjoying it a lot more.  I do.  


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

2011 Carolina Crown - Rach Star

No. People already know what marching band is. The point is to have a show that is something you'd never see at halftime.
Less is more. More is also more.

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

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