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  1. 2 points
    So we know BK has the most well put together show, that must mean you have seen everyone else's right? Look, they have a fantastic announcement, upward trend, but I always hate those naive, baseless, blanket statements when we have no idea what anyone else is doing. Sometimes a corps with a fantastic announcement and source material falls incredibly flat, and sometimes a corps who seems pretty basic, vague, and boring comes out and shocks us. So yes, they seem to have a great show and are probably going to keep trending upward, but it's way early to be making those kinds of statements. If they jump Vanguard, Bluecoats, AND Cadets, I will quit this site and eat my own two feet. I think they have a shot at Vanguard comparing the two on face value, but until they seriously ramp up visual design and cleanliness and become a caption contender somewhere and not 6th or so across the board, it's going to take more than one or two good seasons to break into that upper echelon. That's also assuming no one behind them improves drastically. Have absolutely loved BK the past two years, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.......
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    This sounds really cool. Wonder if they'll play Moonlight Sonata backwards? Haha. Need to catch up on some of the music, Gorgon is an absolutely sinister and nasty piece in the best of ways. Really excited about this.
  3. 2 points
    It's interesting that two groups are performing Pat Metheny songs this summer.... ;)
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    I agree with most of the posters comments above. There are so many factors determining what helps a corps move up in the rankings. There is so much competition to get the top talent and designers, which makes it much easier for corps that have been established. It also doesn't help if some of the best talent in these corps leaves in the following years to march a higher placing corps in hopes of improving or winning a medal. On the flip side, sometimes higher placement isn't always better. Sometimes in the quest to move up in the rankings, we have lost corps who spent too much money trying to make finals, only to fold the next year, or within the next 5 years. I would personally much rather see corps placing in the 19-25 place range with great entertaining shows, than to see them push too fast, and end up folding. Some corps also have been very smart and shortened their season so they don't overspend. In the last decade several corps have had their move ins later, and have not performed in competition until July, when sometimes the first competition of the season was around June 16-20th. I think this shows that placement isn't quite as important to the organizations as stability, and the ability to take care of their members and staff not only this season, but in the distant future as well. As cool as it would be to see Mandarins, Crest, Academy, or Pioneer break into the top 12, I would much rather they place 19-25 and be able to keep performing for the next 50 years. In the last decade, I have seen more public support for the lower placing corps. At prelims and semi-finals, some of the lower placing corps have really wowed the audiences. Crowds have gone wild for Colts, Surf, Mandarins, Academy, Oregon and Crest with thunderous applause for great shows, even if they didn't place top 12. So instead of judging a show off of the judges scores, what is wrong with just enjoying all these amazing corps shows for what they are? Too many people are watching scores during the summer, and then when it comes to prelims and semis, they don't go watch the lower placing corps because they think because a show is scoring a 70, it isn't very good. Which brings me to a major point. If you want to see corps placing in the 19-25th group do better, do more to help support them. Buy from their souvie booths, donate to their gas fund. volunteer for them during the camps or summer tour.
  5. 1 point
    This show and BD have me the most excited so far! Source music for this one seems amazing
  6. 1 point
    "BK has the most well pit together show this year" Seriously?
  7. 1 point
    I agree with your GE and placement choices. BK has a very interesting show that is put together well. Everything makes sense and is put where it is perfectly, and it's a continuation of the last two shows. I could go on and on about their program, but that's for a different thread. Gonna be an awesome year for BK, along with many others!!
  8. 1 point
    Final Placements before the start of the season 1. Crown 2. BD 3. BK 4. Cadets 5. Bluecoats 6. SCV 7. BAC 8. Phantom 9. Madison 10. Bluestars 11. Cavaliers 12. Troopers Crown will win Brass and Guard BD will win Visual BK will win General Effect Save your laughter for later, I've heard everyone in the top 6 so far except for the Bluecoats
  9. 1 point
    The Great Event transitions into Moonlight Sonata perfectly as it is. As a matter of fact, you can really sense the potential pace of the show with the source music. This is not very often the case, but the pacing through the originals is very good. It is all there for the taking. Looking forward to it.
  10. 1 point
    Forgot to add ... this source music is dope.
  11. 1 point
    i'm so excited for this, i can't stand the wait.
  12. 1 point
    Conclusion of the series. The moment before you die, the reason you're alive, and finally the Human Condition
  13. 1 point
    Just to add, they'll only be playing the first movement of Gorgon
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    And for those of you wondering, I have heard that there will be an alteration to the current uniform
  16. 1 point
    This show is a musical interpretation of "the great event" by Leonard Cohen. The opener is Rouse's "Gorgon" acting as the event and the rest of the show is the aftermath of said event. Dark, powerful, beautiful.
  17. 1 point
    Perhaps I'm misinterpreting the point too, but my guess is that OP is cleverly poking fun at some of the old honks on here who complain about how overly complex show themes are nowadays. Many people complain that they shouldn't have to go online and do research for a modern drum corps show, but OP is showing that the same kind of complexity existed before this millennium too.
  18. 1 point
    How about after Atlanta, no scores are released. At finals on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday would scores and rankings be announced. To me the intrigue and back and conversation (not to mention trash talk) would be priceless. Attendance would increase because of the mystery. I'm sure this has been brought up before. Just curious from those in the know, what would be the detriment of something like this?
  19. 1 point
    https://www.facebook.com/george.hopkins.yea/posts/10153602230811911
  20. 1 point
    I predict very large crowd's! Don't wait to buy your tickets, just saying. Peace
  21. 1 point
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRcj1CRNuYQ
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    My Predictions for the 2016 Season Top 3 in any particular order: Carolina Crown - Relentless Blue Devils - As Dreams Are Made On The Cadets - Stoned 4 - 6 in any particular order: Bluecoats - TBA Santa Clara Vanguard - Force of Nature Blue Knights - The Great Event 7 - 9 in any particular order: Madison Scouts - Judas Phantom Regiment - TBA Boston Crusaders - Quixotic 10 - 12 in any particular order: The Cavaliers - Propaganda Crossmen - Continuum Blue Stars - Le Reve 13 - 15 in any particular order: Troopers - Hero The Academy - Drum Corps Bride Oregon Crusaders - Hunted 16 - 18 in any particular order: Spirit of Atlanta - Georgia Pacific Crest - Union Pacific Colts - Nachtmusik 19 - 22 in any particular order: Madarins - TBA Jersey Surf - Ebb & Flow Cascades - O Pioneer - St. Joan of Arc
  24. 1 point
    OC jumped up a couple spots last year. It's pretty difficult to move up two years in a row. However, recruiting has been super solid this year--way ahead of last year. The staff is stable, with a couple good additions. This should be a positive year, regardless of placement.
  25. 1 point
    They did have the "mojo" so to speak on finals night in '08.
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