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  2. BigW

    Pioneer Member Rant

    Apparently some people at Pio have believed for years that they could wear bigger shoes than the true size of their feet. And even though they kept walking out of them, they never stopped believing.
  3. Bluzes

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Exactly, Mid-West DCA corps depend on dci shows in their region prior to going East. Would be like they didn't kick them out, would assume some liability if anything happens at their shows. DCA is not even an option.
  4. BigW

    Pioneer Member Rant

    (bad attempt at humor warning) because the bigger corps are better because they have more peoples? *BZZZZZZZZZZT!* Sorry. Serious now. From piecing together some comments made in pervious threads, there was some kind of Bismarckian sekrit treaty in place in DCM that made sure Ritter Bismarck got in Finals somehow, hook or by crook. Prolly done where the finals was for instance... 12 corps with every Open Class taking those slots up to 12, the Div 2 rabble got the remainder. Some of my reading made me think that Ritter Bismarck liked being the master of their country the size of Luxemborg, the proverbial Whale in a Birdbath.
  5. CrownBariDad

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    OT & FYI: GA schools mostly return in mid-August. There were a number of seasons where The Kids had to miss a week of school (one time, 2 weeks) due to DCI Tour.
  6. KeithHall

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Best thing to happen is for Roman to step down/retire. Gut the educational staff and probably the BoD. Start over. HOWEVER, doing that might be the end of Pioneer. Racine Scouts and now Pioneer (possibly gone). I don't think DCA would be the best answer for Pioneer either!
  7. luv4corps

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Yes, I am well aware it is off topic! I just couldn't help myself. LOL.
  8. Terri Schehr

    Pioneer Member Rant

    In WGI, they would have been moved down (or up) as their scores seemed to fit. I’ve been arguing this point for at least two decades. Probably longer. I guess I’ll dig into the archives here and bring up DCM. Division 2 corps (now open class) would regularly beat Pioneer and not make finals but every single open class corps (now world class) would make finals. And why do you think that was? I’ll give you one guess.
  9. Liahona

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    It's off topic, but I could not agree with you more. I hate the new recap format. A PITA at best.
  10. CrownBariDad

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    +1 for missing Racine. Me, too.
  11. JimF-LowBari

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    And as DCA promotes itself more and more to younger members it would be one of the most stupid things DCA would do to just let Pioneer in.
  12. luv4corps

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    This isn't anything about Pio, just a comment on how much I dislike the changes to the DCI website. For old eyes like mine, it's REALLY HARD TO READ. Anybody else agree? From the sheets to articles, to schedules to everything. I am not a fan.
  13. Terri Schehr

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    I’m not at all sad for him.
  14. Great reply Horn Teacher. Your comments on DCP have been sorely missed.
  15. ibexpercussion

    2019 Predictions!

    Let's take a shot for fun... 1) BD 2) Bluecoats 3) Boston 4) Crown 5) SCV 6) Cadets 7) Cavies 8) Blue Knights 9) Crossmen 10) Blue Stars 11) Phantom 12) Spirit 13) Academy 14) Madarins 15) BDB or SCV Cadets (which ever one wins OC)
  16. ibexpercussion

    2019 Predictions!

    I like the "...Crossmen will rise in placement..."
  17. Jeff Ream

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Feel free to share
  18. Jeff Ream

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Roman probably thought he could tip his hat out of it
  19. Jeff Ream

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Many people wanted them to succeed but management was content being stuck in 1995
  20. Seriously? What's cooler than a really big horn you can wear? Plus you can get them in fiberglass, just like a Corvette!
  21. Tim K

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    I tried to find the original letter, but couldn’t, but in my searching it looks like on the Reddit site you are a former marching member, so obviously I’ll trust your word. It also sounds as if difficult is an understatement describing your experience. If you did not age out, I hope you’re able to march with a corps that will offer you a better experience.
  22. Jeff Ream

    Pioneer Put on Probation

    Kilties haven’t done anything to make themselves an appealing destination in years
  23. BRASSO

    Pioneer Member Rant

    Your initial " rant " however ( since you caste my comments as" rant " ) was that ( your words above) " DCI acted quickly with Pioneer ". My rather innocuous reply then to you was " we don't know this one way or the other at the moment " . I then decided to broaden how " quickly DCI acts " when abuses of any kind are brought to their attention... its slow as "maple syrup developing on the sap of Vermont trees ". I still feel this way. I mentioned DCI not acting promptly and putting Pioneer in a Class Division it most properly belongs in, imo. Open Class, not World Class. It might surprise you to learn other Drum Corps fans believe Pioneer belongs in Open Class, not the world Class Division too. You responded then that " Corps get to choose the Division they compete ( and presumably remain in ) provide they show that " their financials can demonstrate they can do a WC tour ". Thats not accurate either. Its ok to come to DCI HQ defense and go on your " rant " defending them as you believe they have acted quickly in this and in perhaps other matters of abuse brought to DCI HQ attention in the past. You've been highly critical above of " social media " with your assessment of their hasty reactions and criticisms. But if you have arrived at this assessment because you believe that Pioneer has only acted negligently this season, and that DCI HQ " acts quickly " when they have abusers, and enablers in their midst,, then I really don';t know what to tell you.Was it " Social media " , the "" news media ", or" DCI HQ" itself that" acted quickly " and proactively in cleaning up the bad actors in their midst ? . It seems pretty clear to many that it is not DCI that began their internal house cleaning of its bad apples, and their legions of enablers, but outside forces in the " social media " that only got DCI HQ. off their azzes to finally do something. DCI " acted quickly here " with Pioneer you said. Thats certainly in question once again here. But thanks for your " rant " nonetheless that you believe that DCI Hq moves swiftly when abusers and abuse incidents are brought to their attention by people inside Drum Corps
  24. Ghost

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    For those (and I'm not one of them) who are well aware of the corps 78 years history , might say more than "once".
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