OldBones

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About OldBones

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    DCP Veteran
  • Birthday 12/14/1953

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Back in the Day (Bracken Cavaliers - Hawthorne - Crossmen)
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Crossmen - SCV - BD - Madison
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    76 Madison (You had to see it live) I'm still missing parts from where they blew my face off.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2000

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  1. Raiders are looking for a Brass Caption Head to complete their staff due to a bad accident to their Brass Caption Head.
  2. Raiders can be added to this list as they placed 2nd in Div III in 2001; 1st Div III in 2005 and 3rd in Div 3 in 2006
  3. Now that the season is almost over. . . Imagine you are the director of drum corps XYZ. How would you measure a successful season? Is it wins, scores, championships? Is it Safely returning home and giving the members a lifetime of memories? Maybe it is finishing the season knowing you are financially able to return next year? Is it all of the above? Is it more that that? For me its more about giving the members a great experience and being financially secure, no matter what level you are at. One can not control the judges scoring therefore its all about the experience. Good luck tomorrow to ALL the competing corps. Hope to see a couple new faces next year.
  4. The Raiders tour is underway and moving along well. As we prepare to head to our next show this weekend we are in need of a CDL driver to get us through the rest of tour. One of our drivers had to leave earlier this weekend and as of now we do not have anyone lined up to drive for us for our trip Friday night or for the remainder of the tour. We can make transportation arrangements to get someone here. We are currently staying at Windber area HS in Windber PA Please share this info with anyone who may be able to help. We will be on the road from Friday (7/28) to Sunday August 13. There are not a lot of actual driving days and most trips are five or fewer hours each night. Food and housing is provided. It's a paid gig. Please help me fill this spot today!
  5. The Raiders tour is underway and moving along well. As we prepare to head to our next show this weekend we are in need of a CDL driver to get us through the rest of tour. One of our drivers had to leave earlier this weekend and as of now we do not have anyone lined up to drive for us for our trip Friday night or for the remainder of the tour. We can make transportation arrangements to get someone here. We are currently staying at Windber area HS in Windber PA Please share this info with anyone who may be able to help. We will be on the road from Friday (7/28) to Sunday August 13. There are not a lot of actual driving days and most trips are five or fewer hours each night. Food and housing is provided. It's a paid gig. Please help me fill this spot today!
  6. Raiders Family and Friends Day

    Thank you. Les Stentors gave a real nice performance yesterday. A real class organization. I think you will like Raiders sound again this year. The Andalusia horns really do make a difference.
  7. Raiders Family and Friends Day

    The Raiders would like to give a big thank you to Les Stentor, Bushwackers and the Bracken Cavaliers Alumni Drum Corps for coming out and helping to celebrate our Family and Friends Day. Those who came really enjoyed all the performances. Thank you all for making this a successful event. Please, stay safe in your travels. Good luck the rest of the season
  8. This Sunday, 7/16, Raiders will be hosting their Family and Friends Day at Katzenbach School, 320 Sullivan Way in Ewing NJ. This year we have invited some friends to join us: Bracken Cavaliers Alumni Corps Bushwackers and Les Stentor. The show is open to the public and starts at 2:30p.
  9. Members of Raiders snare line will be wearing red beads on their corps necklaces in memory of @musiccitydbc member Finis Sparkman.
  10. Help Music City Become World Class

    Please do not take this the wrong way. . . If the corps can not show a multiyear world class budget and ways to sustain that type of money flow during the evaluation, they will not move up. I do wish them the best of luck and hope they pass the evaluation.
  11. States without any type of drum corps

    It will be interesting to see what happens when the new education budget is slashed and see how many HS Bands survive. I have a feeling that New Jersey will be hit pretty hard. I certainly hope the cuts do not become too deep that it effects all of the marching arts.
  12. Alumni Stage Shows

    Thank you Fran. They hold a great show (and do a great job with their turkey dinners).
  13. Alumni Stage Shows

    During the spring, alumni corps in the PA area hold standstills shows. Ive been to Reading and Reilly Raiders shows and have really enjoyed listening to them. Is there some sort of published schedule for these shows?
  14. Many corps advertise "learning life lessons" as part of what they offer. I was wondering what life lessons have those who marched (Dinos to present day) learned in the corps they marched. I know I have learned several things that has allowed me to enjoy my life. I met my wife through my age out corps, 2 of my 3 children marched in real small corps while all 3 enjoy the marching arts activity I stay really focused on a task. Never give up. Multitasking. Push myself to be better than I am and learning to pay it forward. No bashing, just lessons learned please.