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  1. 17 points
    More fall out: "Dear Alumni and Friends, The events of the past several weeks have been gut wrenching for the entire marching arts activity. The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps and the Crossmen Alumni Association want to express our unwavering support for the brave women who have come forward and shared their stories. The Crossmen family has been both shocked and saddened by the allegations that have come to light and we stand with all victims of sexual assault and violence against women. We value the due process built into the US legal system. However, membership in the Crossmen Hall of Fame is a privilege and not a right. After careful consideration, and with the overwhelming support of the Crossmen HOF Membership, the Crossmen Alumni Association has revoked George Hopkins’ membership in the Crossmen Hall of Fame effective immediately. -Crossmen Hall Of Fame Committee"
  2. 16 points
    I think many of you need to take a swig of some red bull and gain some confidence and energy. We all understand what the corps is going through, but "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." Why should they NOT focus on performing at their best and trying to gain the best placement they can? This IS a competition after all. They did pay to march here, so why not try to make the most of it and have a great season? To give up (as what many of the posts seem to be implying), is to admit defeat. Cadets are not known for that. This desperately needed hug from the fans should not be given. It should be earned. And by going back to music that they've played MULTIPLE TIMES, is doing nothing but pandering and expecting fans to "give" you a hug. NO. I say Cadets should come out and perform the best show with the music they have, the show they intend on performing, and leave all that other stuff off the field. I believe once they're engrossed in the season, focusing on performing their best show, all this other drama will be in the rearview mirror and they will be more focused on their objective for the summer. GO OUT THERE AND PERFORM THIS SHOW LIKE IT IS THE LAST, is what I say to all this lack of confidence I see displayed on this thread.
  3. 13 points
    As long as the audio doesn’t work (per typical Flo) we’d be ok
  4. 13 points
    I think philly.com should have a live conference call on a Very Special FloMarching Event with Stuart and Catherine.
  5. 12 points
    It's pretty much pointless to try reasoning with him. Cowtown has always shown his bias against Cadets so it's nothing new. It's funny how one can sit anonymously and judge others because they chose to become part of an organization with which he disagrees. Regardless of what GH did to these people, he neither defines Cadets nor does he define the people who marched, instructed, volunteered, and donated to the corps. To sit behind the comfort of anonymity and judge us, call us "borg" or whatever Cowtown wants to do, because we love that organization does nothing but bleeds judgment and sanctimony, in which case, doesn't even deserve the time wasted on even reading that post. I wonder how many Harvey Weinstein movies Cowtown has seen. I wonder how many politicians for whom he has voted who have done the same thing. I wonder how many Kevin Spacey movies he has watched. I wonder if he still "supports our troops." The sad fact is, this problem of sexual assault/harassment is pervasive throughout many sectors of our society. Cowtown wants to imply that anyone who has ever been associated with the Cadets are complicit; I hope he is willing to look himself in the mirror and ask if HE is complicit given his constant commenting on Cadets threads. Cowtown's moral superiority is irrelevant since I'm sure there is at least one organization he has supported in which this crime has been committed. I marched Cadets and I am PROUD of it. I am not going to get bent out of shape because some random internet person wants to judge me for it. He's never marched Cadets so he does not have first hand knowledge of what it is like to be part of that organization. Regardless of what GH has done, I will never regret my decision to march there and will never be ashamed of it, Cowtown's judgment notwithstanding. To answer the poll, if this story had come out while I was of marching age, I would only march there if they made the necessary changes to ensure they were trying to prevent this from happening again. I am sure my parents would definitely have a say in it. They would probably have their qualms about it, but they have never prevented me from following my dreams. And although they would be more involved if they had this information, they would have still allowed me to march there. GH is gone. The old YEA board is gone. Cadets are rebuilding. I am looking forward to see what happens with them in the future.
  6. 12 points
    Here's the condensed version: 1) Smoke and Mirrors 2) Gobbledygook 3) "Journalism"
  7. 12 points
    Here is a start for you... Chronology of Philly.com Original Article (4/4/2018): The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps: A history of alleged sexual abuse http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-george-hopkins-sexual-abuse-harrassment-allentown-pennsylvania.html 4/6/2018 George Hopkins, longtime director of the Cadets drum corps, resigns after sexual misconduct allegations http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-george-hopkins-resigns-sexual-abuse-harassment-allentown-pennsylvania-20180406.html 4/6/2018 Who are the Cadets? What to know about the drum corps dealing with sexual misconduct allegations http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-george-hopkins-drum-corps-sexual-misconduct-20180406.html 4/9/2018 Sexual abuse in drum and bugle corps: Do you have a story? http://www.philly.com/philly/news/drum-and-bugle-corps-sexual-assault-harassment-george-hopkins-share-story-20180409.html 4/11/2018 Cadets drum corps board resigns en masse amid sexual misconduct scandal http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-board-resignation-allentown-george-hopkins-20180411.html 4/11/2018 Board that oversees renowned drum corps resigns http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20180411_ap_1c4e22b4585048d388bc2cc1d40cf815.html 4/11/2018 Two more women say they were raped by Cadets' George Hopkins http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/cadets-sexual-harassment-drum-corps-george-hopkins-rape-20180411.html 4/12/2018 Replacement for disgraced Cadets leader George Hopkins forced to step down himself http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/cadets-drum-corps-george-hopkins-sean-king-sexual-misconduct-20180412.html 4/12/2018 Director of renowned drum corps out days after appointment http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20180412_ap_64aed67067a04f3e9649d49e28ea0354.html 4/13/2018 Correction: Drum Corps Leader-Abuse Allegations story http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/20180413_ap_64aed67067a04f3e9649d49e28ea0354.html 4/13/2018 Critic: I warned drum corps executive about George Hopkins http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/george-hopkins-cadets-dan-acheson-drum-corps-sexual-misconduct-20180413.html YEA.org Responses: Statement from the Board of Directors of Youth Education in the Arts https://yea.org/news/2003-statement-from-the-board-of-directors-of-youth-education-in-the-arts A Message from YEA! https://yea.org/news/2004-a-message-from-yea Healing and the Future https://yea.org/news/2005-healing-and-the-future YEA! Board of Directors Resigns, New Board to Guide Organization https://yea.org/news/2008-yea-board-of-directors-resigns-interim-board-to-guide-organization DCI.org Responses: DCI update: 4/6/2018 https://www.dci.org/news/dci-update-462018 4/7/2018 Ensuring a safe and educationally appropriate drum corps experience https://www.dci.org/news/ensuring-a-safe-and-educationally-appropriate-drum-corps-experience 4/11/2018 DCI action on YEA! participation in 2018 Summer Tour https://www.dci.org/news/dci-action-on-yea-participation-in-2018-summer-tour WFMZ.com 4/5/2018 w/ update 4/6/2018: 9 women accuse Allentown cadets director of sexual misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/9-women-accuse-allentown-cadets-director-of-sexual-misconduct/725650204 4/6/2018 Renowned drum corps leader resigns amid abuse allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/ap-top-stories/renowned-drum-corps-leader-resigns-amid-abuse-allegations/725987076 4/6/2018 Details on: Cadets Director Resigns http://www.wfmz.com/news/weekday-newsletter-headlines/details-on-cadets-director-resigns-car-crashes-into-bedroom-and-berks-jazz-fest/726015535 4/6/2018 Allentown Cadets director resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/allentown-cadets-director-resigns-amid-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct/725872116 4/6/2018 w/ update 4/7/2018 George Hopkins not the only Allentown Cadets 2018 departure http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/george-hopkins-not-the-only-allentown-cadets-2018-departure/726258327 4/6/2018 Drum Corps, accusers respond to Hopkins' resignation http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/drum-corps-accusers-respond-to-hopkins-resignation/726131345 4/6/2018 VIDEO: More on George Hopkins' resignation http://www.wfmz.com/news/video-more-on-george-hopkins-resignation/726117804 4/7/2018 Online Petition Calls For YEA Board To Resign Amid Allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/online-petition-calls-for-yea-board-to-resign-amid-allegations/726504071 4/9/2018 Board's response to Cadets director's allegations met with petition http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/boards-response-to-cadets-directors-allegations-met-with-petition/727246133 4/8/2018 w/ update 4/9/2018 Organization issues new statement on allegations against ex-drum corps director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/organization-issues-new-statement-on-allegations-against-ex-drum-corps-director/726861840 4/10/2018 33-year-old woman says she was raped by former Allentown Cadets director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/33-year-old-woman-says-she-was-raped-by-former-allentown-cadets-director/727712453 4/11/2018 w/ update 4/13/2018 Allentown Cadets board resigns amid allegations against ex-drum corps director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/allentown-cadets-board-resigns-amid-allegations-against-ex-drum-corps-director/728034992 4/11/2018 New chairman of YEA board talks of moving forward amid allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/new-chairman-of-yea-board-talks-of-moving-forward-amid-allegations/728263497 4/12/2018 YEA! interim CEO suspended amid new allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/yea-interim-ceo-suspended-amid-new-allegations/728766860 4/12/2018 YEA suspends interim CEO after claims he did not report alleged misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/yea-suspends-interim-ceo-after-claims-he-did-not-report-alleged-misconduct/728602105 4/16/2018 w/ update 4/17/2018 Investigation underway into YEA! amid sexual allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/investigation-underway-into-yea-amid-sexual-allegations/730481972 mcall.com (The Morning Call) 4/6/2018 Who are Allentown's Cadets? Drum Corps International group was featured on "Clash of the Corps" http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-history-of-the-allentown-cadets-drum-bugle-corps-20180406-story.html 4/6/2018 Statement from Youth Education in the Arts board on Allentown Cadets director resignation http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-board-statement-20180406-story.html 4/6/2018 Allentown Cadets director resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-director-george-hopkins-resigns20180406-story.html 4/9/2018 New statement from Youth in Education in the Arts on Allentown Cadets director's resignation http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-george-hopkins-second-statement-20180409-story.html 4/9/2018 Allentown Cadets board apologizes for not acknowledging women's claims of sexual misconduct against ex-director http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-issues-second-george-hopkins-statement-cadets-sex-misconduct-20180409-story.html 4/11/2018 Entire board of Allentown Cadets resigns; new chairman calls sexual misconduct allegations 'disturbing and shocking' http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-cadets-board-resigns-new-chairman-20180411-story.html 4/12/2018 Interim CEO for The Cadets' parent organization suspended http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-george-hopkins-cadets-sex-scandal-interim-ceo-suspended-20180412-story.html 4/13/2018 Allentown Cadets put on probation for summer marching season http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-probation-20180413-story.html 4/14/2018 Accuser of ex-Allentown Cadets director says she'd "pay the price" if she didn't give in to demands for sex http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-kim-carter-cadets-hopkins-20180412-story.html 4/16/2018 Chicago labor law firm to investigate sexual misconduct claims at drum corps organization http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-board-investigation-20180416-story.html
  8. 11 points
    I was always intrigued with GH rants about how hard and long he worked and how little sleep he got. He posted a picture of his car being the only one in the garage at night. The first thing that came to mind was he really is trying to demonstrate to the board and alumni that no one but he would ever want his job. When in fact he knew nothing about time management, delegation or being a CEO. The problem never seen himself as the problem.
  9. 9 points
    Hacked again? Yikes. It is disappointing to me that they are still struggling with these types of cyber security issues. This winter my kid attended the camps in NJ, when the folks found out that I worked in the cyber security / compliance field they introduced me to GH. He disclosed to me at least two recent technology specific security and compliance "events" that they were still dealing with. I was told that their legal team / insurance company has been asking for a formal security and compliance audit (this is NOT a financial audit) for some time. I live way too far away to do a long term on-site pro bono security and compliance assessment, but as a courtesy I called out several common sense security controls which must not have been implemented (ie at minimum deploy multi-factor authentication for critical administrative accounts, encryption of data at rest, Internet facing vulnerability assessment scans, etc). The reason I call this out at all is because the data they collect on prospective marching members definitely has some elements of both PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and PHI (Protected Health Information), both of which are regulated at both the state and federal levels. I think most non-profit organizations struggle with this type of thing, hopefully this is sorted out as well, would hate that any MMs end up the victim of identity theft. To a large degree this is a problem that all corps DCI/DCA would have to address, I have often wondered if DCI provided cyber or business best practices to every corps but after the disheartening month we have had my guess is they do not... or it is not followed very closely by some organizations. I have read DCP for years but seldom post (I hate politics), I hope the above comments are not a distraction from the theme of this thread, prayers to those girls who have had to suffer in silence for so long.
  10. 9 points
    The big difference between the two is that Plantar fasciitis is way less painful than Planar Analysis.
  11. 9 points
    Well, they thought about letting the collective members of DCP undertake the investigation, but ...
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
    I found a story about this online...although it doesn't answer your question..I suppose some newer folks have not heard the story...apparently they had another "new" ending that GZ wrote that he hated...they were in Massachusetts according to the DM account for this new ending cross to cross...
  14. 7 points
    The new BOD is doing an outstanding job. They were handed a bucket of doodoo to deal with and they’ve gone right to work to clean up the mess.
  15. 7 points
    Yes, I would let my child march in the Cadets. There are many good people involved with this organization...and the problem has been removed! I'm excited to watch the Cadets thrive without Hopkins.
  16. 7 points
  17. 7 points
    Let’s nitpick everything to death guess what? Rome wasn’t built in a day, YEA won’t turn into Sytem Blue in five minutes and Hopkins won’t be erased from the internet instantly There is no doubt a very long to do list, if we get months down the road and all the obvious basics aren’t handed I’d be surprised and then we can nitpick JMO
  18. 7 points
    The pressing question is when will Hop be removed from the Hulkamaniacs fan club....
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    You're letting your litter box fight spill over to the public eye. I fear this makes our little insular community look petty and out of touch in the face of the Hopkins disaster. I get it. You don't like Stu. Let it go. Stu is not the problem. Planar analysis is not the problem. Whether Mr. Rutherford contacts Stu is not the problem. Let's keep our eye on the ball here.
  21. 7 points
    All the Cadets marchers for the 2018 season are gonna get a big applause from me at the shows they'll be at this summer ... Their resilience alone will be quite remarkable under such circumstances .None of this has anything at all to do with them..
  22. 7 points
    I don't have time to cover for everything corpsband contributed here, but since it was requested...
  23. 7 points
    Ebo's posts remind me of some sort of thing write Stuart Rice used to post back in the day, the chief difference being Ebo is short and succinct while Stuart would have written a wall of text to communicate even the simplest (and usually demonstrably wrong) idea.
  24. 7 points
    we get it. they added more facts to the source of where said article come from. No one here wants Sean to go down the tubes. You're missing the bigger picture here: NO ONE here wants the Cadets to fail. We want the former director to fry, and the organization to get it's #### together
  25. 7 points
    I don't doubt this reddit poster's point, but a closer look at the 2016 numbers he quoted tells a little more about "debt". As of the time of the report's creation (Nov 13, 2017): Total liabilities: $1,325,888 Made up of: Accounts payable and accrued expenses: $617,980 Deferred Revenue: $293,111 Second Mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties: $124,797 Unsecured Notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties: $290,000 So, of the claimed "...million dollars in debt..." by the Reddit poster, only $414,797 is actual debt. Accounts payable and Deferred revenue are cash flow items that are temporary components of liabilities, unlike true "debt", which is considered long term. Interestingly, they reported just over $18,000 in interest expense, and just under $30,000 payment to Hop's daughter for guard and "AR" work which, I presume, stands for "Accounts Receivable" (maybe she made collection calls to members who still owed tour fees?). Is roughly 7% debt ($414m) to gross revenue ($5.53mm) a big number? Is it a lot of debt? Well, for example, for the 2015 year, SCV paid $23,000 in interest on $777,000 in liabilities, and $4.586mm in revenue (3% debt to Gross Revenue) In 2016, Crown paid $18,458 on $556m in liabilities (almost $500m of which is actual secured debt) and $2.404mm in revenue (7.6% D/GRev). (There are lots of other examples.) I'm not seeing the legitimacy of the claim either by the Reddit poster or other speculators that Cadets are carrying a lot of debt relative to other orgs like it.
  26. 7 points
    Congratulations to Inspire Arts & Music's own Blessed Sacrament ( Cambridge Ma.) 3rd Place Medalist Performance at WGI Championships Tonite with a score of 95.90, It was Blessed Sac's highest Finals score since 2005. Ed Devlin Director, Dolores Zappala, Artistic Director. Their Guard was fabulous tonite !
  27. 6 points
    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Or maybe it has and has been removed? Regardless... BREAKING A LONG SILENCE Allentown’s Cadets are among the world’s best drum corps, and their director is a big reason why. But nine women now accuse him of sexual abuse and harassment spanning four decades. By Tricia L. Nadolny April 5, 2018 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-george-hopkins-sexual-abuse-harrassment-allentown-pennsylvania.html ========= Index of relevant updates, news, tweets, links [STILL in progress] ======== BEFORE GETTING TO THE LONG LIST OF NEWS, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION HOTLINE THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR SURVIVING VICTIMS. (thanks for the help @Liahona) Original YEA board members at the time of the report Chronology of Philly.com Original Article (4/4/2018): The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps: A history of alleged sexual abuse http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-george-hopkins-sexual-abuse-harrassment-allentown-pennsylvania.html 4/6/2018 George Hopkins, longtime director of the Cadets drum corps, resigns after sexual misconduct allegations http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-george-hopkins-resigns-sexual-abuse-harassment-allentown-pennsylvania-20180406.html 4/6/2018 Who are the Cadets? What to know about the drum corps dealing with sexual misconduct allegations http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-george-hopkins-drum-corps-sexual-misconduct-20180406.html 4/9/2018 Sexual abuse in drum and bugle corps: Do you have a story? http://www.philly.com/philly/news/drum-and-bugle-corps-sexual-assault-harassment-george-hopkins-share-story-20180409.html 4/11/2018 Cadets drum corps board resigns en masse amid sexual misconduct scandal http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-board-resignation-allentown-george-hopkins-20180411.html 4/11/2018 Board that oversees renowned drum corps resigns http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20180411_ap_1c4e22b4585048d388bc2cc1d40cf815.html 4/11/2018 Two more women say they were raped by Cadets' George Hopkins http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/cadets-sexual-harassment-drum-corps-george-hopkins-rape-20180411.html 4/12/2018 Replacement for disgraced Cadets leader George Hopkins forced to step down himself http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/cadets-drum-corps-george-hopkins-sean-king-sexual-misconduct-20180412.html 4/12/2018 Director of renowned drum corps out days after appointment http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20180412_ap_64aed67067a04f3e9649d49e28ea0354.html 4/13/2018 Correction: Drum Corps Leader-Abuse Allegations story http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/20180413_ap_64aed67067a04f3e9649d49e28ea0354.html 4/13/2018 Critic: I warned drum corps executive about George Hopkins http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/george-hopkins-cadets-dan-acheson-drum-corps-sexual-misconduct-20180413.html YEA.org Responses: Statement from the Board of Directors of Youth Education in the Arts https://yea.org/news/2003-statement-from-the-board-of-directors-of-youth-education-in-the-arts A Message from YEA! https://yea.org/news/2004-a-message-from-yea Healing and the Future https://yea.org/news/2005-healing-and-the-future YEA! Board of Directors Resigns, New Board to Guide Organization https://yea.org/news/2008-yea-board-of-directors-resigns-interim-board-to-guide-organization DCI.org Responses: DCI update: 4/6/2018 https://www.dci.org/news/dci-update-462018 4/7/2018 Ensuring a safe and educationally appropriate drum corps experience https://www.dci.org/news/ensuring-a-safe-and-educationally-appropriate-drum-corps-experience 4/11/2018 DCI action on YEA! participation in 2018 Summer Tour https://www.dci.org/news/dci-action-on-yea-participation-in-2018-summer-tour DCP Thread with continual updates of corps responses: http://www.drumcorpsplanet.com/forums/index.php?/topic/168300-corps-responses-to-inquirer-article/ WFMZ.com 4/5/2018 w/ update 4/6/2018: 9 women accuse Allentown cadets director of sexual misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/9-women-accuse-allentown-cadets-director-of-sexual-misconduct/725650204 4/6/2018 Renowned drum corps leader resigns amid abuse allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/ap-top-stories/renowned-drum-corps-leader-resigns-amid-abuse-allegations/725987076 4/6/2018 Details on: Cadets Director Resigns http://www.wfmz.com/news/weekday-newsletter-headlines/details-on-cadets-director-resigns-car-crashes-into-bedroom-and-berks-jazz-fest/726015535 4/6/2018 Allentown Cadets director resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/allentown-cadets-director-resigns-amid-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct/725872116 4/6/2018 w/ update 4/7/2018 George Hopkins not the only Allentown Cadets 2018 departure http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/george-hopkins-not-the-only-allentown-cadets-2018-departure/726258327 4/6/2018 Drum Corps, accusers respond to Hopkins' resignation http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/drum-corps-accusers-respond-to-hopkins-resignation/726131345 4/6/2018 VIDEO: More on George Hopkins' resignation http://www.wfmz.com/news/video-more-on-george-hopkins-resignation/726117804 4/7/2018 Online Petition Calls For YEA Board To Resign Amid Allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/online-petition-calls-for-yea-board-to-resign-amid-allegations/726504071 4/9/2018 Board's response to Cadets director's allegations met with petition http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/boards-response-to-cadets-directors-allegations-met-with-petition/727246133 4/8/2018 w/ update 4/9/2018 Organization issues new statement on allegations against ex-drum corps director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/organization-issues-new-statement-on-allegations-against-ex-drum-corps-director/726861840 4/10/2018 33-year-old woman says she was raped by former Allentown Cadets director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/33-year-old-woman-says-she-was-raped-by-former-allentown-cadets-director/727712453 4/11/2018 w/ update 4/13/2018 Allentown Cadets board resigns amid allegations against ex-drum corps director http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/allentown-cadets-board-resigns-amid-allegations-against-ex-drum-corps-director/728034992 4/11/2018 New chairman of YEA board talks of moving forward amid allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/new-chairman-of-yea-board-talks-of-moving-forward-amid-allegations/728263497 4/12/2018 YEA! interim CEO suspended amid new allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/yea-interim-ceo-suspended-amid-new-allegations/728766860 4/12/2018 YEA suspends interim CEO after claims he did not report alleged misconduct http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/yea-suspends-interim-ceo-after-claims-he-did-not-report-alleged-misconduct/728602105 4/16/2018 w/ update 4/17/2018 Investigation underway into YEA! amid sexual allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/investigation-underway-into-yea-amid-sexual-allegations/730481972 4/19/2018 Fired! YEA board denies ex-director's resignation, fires him amid misconduct allegations http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/fired-yea-board-denies-ex-directors-resignation-fires-him-amid-misconduct-allegations/731734892 4/19/2018 New twists appear in relation to former Cadets Director George Hopkins http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/new-twists-appear-in-relation-to-former-cadets-director-george-hopkins/731884256 mcall.com (The Morning Call) 4/6/2018 Who are Allentown's Cadets? Drum Corps International group was featured on "Clash of the Corps" http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-history-of-the-allentown-cadets-drum-bugle-corps-20180406-story.html 4/6/2018 Statement from Youth Education in the Arts board on Allentown Cadets director resignation http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-board-statement-20180406-story.html 4/6/2018 Allentown Cadets director resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-director-george-hopkins-resigns20180406-story.html 4/9/2018 New statement from Youth in Education in the Arts on Allentown Cadets director's resignation http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-george-hopkins-second-statement-20180409-story.html 4/9/2018 Allentown Cadets board apologizes for not acknowledging women's claims of sexual misconduct against ex-director http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-issues-second-george-hopkins-statement-cadets-sex-misconduct-20180409-story.html 4/11/2018 Entire board of Allentown Cadets resigns; new chairman calls sexual misconduct allegations 'disturbing and shocking' http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-cadets-board-resigns-new-chairman-20180411-story.html 4/12/2018 Interim CEO for The Cadets' parent organization suspended http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-george-hopkins-cadets-sex-scandal-interim-ceo-suspended-20180412-story.html 4/13/2018 Allentown Cadets put on probation for summer marching season http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-cadets-probation-20180413-story.html 4/14/2018 Accuser of ex-Allentown Cadets director says she'd "pay the price" if she didn't give in to demands for sex http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-kim-carter-cadets-hopkins-20180412-story.html 4/16/2018 Chicago labor law firm to investigate sexual misconduct claims at drum corps organization http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-yea-board-investigation-20180416-story.html 4/20/2018 Finding no resignation letter, YEA board fired Hopkins with no severance http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-youth-education-arts-rutherford-20180418-story.html Indianapolis Star 4/6/2018 Indy-based Drum Corps International investigating sexual misconduct allegations https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/06/indy-based-drum-corps-international-investigating-sexual-misconduct-allegations/492909002/ Crossmen Alumni email 4/17/2018 - George Hopkins revoked from Crossmen Hall of Fame https://i.redd.it/5a58wvnmoks01.jpg (IMAGE) TWITTER (tweets that have been turned into published news articles have generally been omitted) Jaccii Farris of WFMZ https://twitter.com/Jaccii/ 4/16/2018 - YEA website hacked https://twitter.com/Jaccii/status/985998814002794496 4/19/2018 - YEA fires GH. No severance or benefits https://twitter.com/Jaccii/status/986999262742499328 4/19/2018 - GH notified to return assets, including vehicle. Next Steps, recovery https://twitter.com/Jaccii/status/986999633938407427 4/19/2018 - YEA establishes victim hotline 312–786-6540 https://twitter.com/Jaccii/status/986999937656414208 Tricia L Nadolny of philly.com https://twitter.com/TriciaNadolny 4/10/2018 Commentary thread on initial feedback https://twitter.com/TriciaNadolny/status/983687306640084992 4/16/2018 YEA law firm investigation https://twitter.com/TriciaNadolny/status/985870964310335489 4/16/2018 Thread on interview with Doug Rutherford. (communicating with victims, Kristy Templin resigned, abandoning original 2018 show. https://twitter.com/TriciaNadolny/status/985909641451397125 4/16/2018 Asking who created the change.org petition https://twitter.com/TriciaNadolny/status/985930624715370498 This has been done to keep the topic open, easier to understand and moving forward. Warnings we have received from moderators: No rumor mongering. Don't diverge into off topic nostalgia and bickering about RAMD history. Don't get into extended debates about Penn State or Michigan State situations.
  28. 6 points
    I agree with your points as well. I don't thing they should worry about their competitive outcome at all this summer. Let their staff do their jobs, pay the bills, get the corps down the road to August and it's "mission accomplished" in my book.
  29. 6 points
    As I’ve followed this thread, I can’t help but wonder if this was another corps, would that corps be fielding a show this summer, and I’m not sure that would be the case. If you look at other groups outside of drum corps, this would be a death blow. My guess is that because the former director was such a huge presence and he’s now gone, is a huge factor, as well as alums and staff who love the corps and will do all they can to make it a reality. This is positive, but it is also rare. With this in mind, I’d like to offer a few thoughts: Some people are talking placement: let the corps get on the field, make finals, and not lose ground. If they place higher than last year, that’s wonderful, if they have one of their greatest shows ever, amazing, but let’s not put undue pressure on the marching members or staff. Unless you have been part of an organization that has faced similar charges, you have no idea of how much of an accomplishment simply keeping the corps alive will be. In an approximately two week frame, a long time director was fired, a board resigned, a interim was hired and had to step aside, a new board was formed, a new interim was named. The new folks will have to field the corps, clean up a mess that was many years in the making, create a way of moving forward, and match words with actions. They will need a lot of time to do their job. Don’t praise them too quickly, and refrain from criticizing unless there is a serious misstep. It takes most organizations years, not days, to change after such serious problems.
  30. 6 points
    The Cavaliers 2018 Show Announcement On Madness and Creativity The Cavaliers are proud to announce our 2018 production, ON MADNESS AND CREATIVITY! FEATURING THE MUSIC OF George Crumb Peter Graham Maurice Ravel Hans Zimmer Wojciech Kilar Lou Reed James Horner Rufus Wainwright Original Music by Michael Martin, Michael McIntosh, and Alan Miller #cavs2018 #DCI2018 #oMAC #MADcavs #MadCreative
  31. 6 points
    Just catching up on this whole Ford Theater incident. Can you believe that guy had the nerve to yell "Sic Semper Tyrannis?" I hope they are looking for him.
  32. 6 points
    Cadets have cleaned house. I look at this sort of like air travel after 9/11. I have always thought the safest day to fly was the day the airlines resumed flights after that fateful day.
  33. 6 points
    Considering how much the old CEO and Director controlled absolutely everything I would expect every element of their operations to be in serious flux.
  34. 6 points
    I think drum corps is a pretty poor medium for conveying any message on a delicate or nuanced subject, or any message at all really, and that to try and do so would likely end up cringe-worthy at best. If the Board of Directors feels it is important to have a PR firm manage its public communications on the subject (a decision with which I agree), then I don't think they will want to undermine that process by turning their show designers loose to send their own message.
  35. 6 points
    placement right now is not the concern. survival is
  36. 6 points
    Just for the record, I didn’t make anything up and anyone who knows me, which a few of you do, knows I’m not a bully. I pointed out that he was posting incorrect information in a manipulative way. He hasn’t taken it well and he took to stalking and harassing me all over this thread.
  37. 6 points
    Hey, the Menendez brothers found a couple of chicks to marry them in prison. The Parkland shooter receives love letters. Things like this are why I want to be the one to colonize the moon.
  38. 6 points
    Having finally read the Stuart Rice claims what I came away with was this: He says he spoke with Dan at DCI and mentioned that he had "heard" that a staff member was sleeping with a student. Then he called again and says he was more specific that it was Hopkins of the Cadets who was sleeping with a student. In each case he said he "heard" these claims but had no proof. He did not provide names of the accusers, nor did he provide contact info for Dan to follow up. The accusation he clearly mentioned is "having sex with..." Not sexual abuse, rape, or other charges. Even though most corps may have a POLICY that staff and admins are not allowed to have romantic/sexual relationships with corps members, we must remember that providing this encounter was consensual and the girl/guy was 18 or over, then it's perfectly legal. Very inappropriate...but legal. Dan had to be careful about how he proceeded, and with no proof and no contact info for the accusers there is not much he can do. As much as I want to see justice served (and in my heart I believe these young ladies who have accused Hopkins), I feel Stuart is trying to stir the pot more so than is needed. He didn't offer us anything back in the days on RAMD, and he didn't offer anything credible to Dan A when he called him. And why did he NOT call the YEA board? All of this is unfortunate because in hindsight Stuart Rice -- who I always felt was a super smart guy even when I disagreed with him -- probably heard a very true story, but with no evidence and no accusers willing to talk it simply had no legs. I believe he was trying to do the right thing and I commend him for that, but DCI needed more. Stuart is a good guy but I am not sure where all of this goes from here. I still side with Dan A on this one. I just wish Dan would have remembered that conversation better, but in fairness he gets so many calls about inappropriate behavior or other complaints that it has to be difficult to remember all of them. And we must remember that the accusation was that "Hopkins was having sex with a student." Not, Hopkins is having sex with a minor, or Hopkins is raping or molesting or sexually mistreating women of his corps.
  39. 6 points
    dude - please take my advice, let it drop we get it - the story changed - I'm sure the decision makers are well aware the story changed So - let the process play out and the truth will reveal itself. Tends to do so... All us fans/alumni/donors etc of Cadets (and the membership!) really need full and well-vetted processes to reassure everyone that we can move forward In this case "fast is slow" - let the process play out, stop making the same point over and over and trust that WE get that the story changed. We are a pretty smart bunch! A passionate bunch who are closely following this important process.
  40. 6 points
    I said that about 100 pages ago. I gave $25 dollars once and it seemed to get me onto the YEA emergency of the month email club.
  41. 6 points
    Point of order. Never an ex Marine. A not on duty status Marine is more appropriate.
  42. 6 points
    Delegating is very hard for control freaks to do. And when they do it, they still want to micromanage. It leads to organizational dysfunction, lurching from one crisis to the next. Control freaks don't make good bosses.
  43. 6 points
    I Reddit somewhere...see what I did there?
  44. 5 points
    That is very true. However, the members and staff will be fighting for every tenth all season long to do the very best that they can. I think that is part of what being a Cadet (or Scout...or Vanguard or Mandarin or Crusader or.....) is all about. The people who choose to participate in drum corps do so because they have a high degree of passion and love for what they do. You see many Cadet alums sign their posts with FHNSAB...we know that we are all part and parcel of a long line of Cadets going back to 1934. It isn't bad thing, as Cowtown tries to paint it, but it is a way to make sure that no matter who you are or when you marched, we are one with all other members through our long history.
  45. 5 points
    I'm reminded of my final season in high school in the '80s. I was the returning drum major looking forward to a great senior year, but in June as my Junior year ended, our band director handed in her notice. With no band director and the school district having a long process to find a replacement, and the outgoing director not having made any plans for the upcoming season before leaving, everyone thought the marching program was gonna have to take the year off. And in those days, the director was the entire staff, only having the drum major(s) to help - no assistants, techs, volunteers, etc., like today. We didn't even have an organized booster program for parents. In late June I chose music for the show from our library and got the sections rehearsing. In July I went to another year at George Parks' camp, starting to design drill during the evenings. In August we upperclassmen brought in our freshman to teach them how to march, and then the returning marchers came in for the start of our regular camp. Two days into camp, we finally got a new director (who even had a wife with DCI color guard experience to work with our guard). We ended up having a fine year. I don't remember how we did in competition that season, any more than I remember how we did the prior three years. Moments like these can be opportunities.
  46. 5 points
    Word is Russian hackers who support Putin had the references removed as a way of meddling in the affairs of DCI.
  47. 5 points
    Sounds about right. He treated the Cadets, its members and staff as his own personal property for years, why stop now?
  48. 5 points
    This is UT- Arlington. We went to watch them rehearse that evening. While we were there, GZ told them that he wanted to try having them do the second cross 4 steps in front of the taped form. They tried it one time without adjusting the tape, and absolutely nailed it! It was a jaw-dropping experience for me.
  49. 5 points
  50. 5 points
    Work for the military and if a boss or team lead complains about too much work or everything depends on them, they get told to delegate...... Delegate because it is GOOD FOR THE ORGANIZATION
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