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About cavies79

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  • Birthday 05/02/1960

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, SCV, and Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    2006 Cavaliers
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    Laredo, Texas

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  1. I selected 2006 Cavaliers. Two things helped me decide. One, the Michael Gaines visual design and two, I am an alum of the Cavaliers. Even if I wasn't, I would still select 2006 Cavaliers.
  2. Jeffrey Fiedler............Former DM, Staff member, Program Coordinator, Assistant Corps Director and Corps Director- Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. CEO- Santa Clara Vanguard. It was under Jeff's guidance that the Cavaliers put together a championship instruction/design team, which help them win 7 DCI Championships.
  3. Best slow solo ever?

    It was J.D. Shaw. Ray played the sop. solo on "Pagliacci".
  4. Best slow solo ever?

    J.D. Shaw, who is currently the arranger/composer for SCV. Before that, he was arranger for Phantom Regiment. He is also the french horn teacher at the University of South Carolina.
  5. Phantom Regiment 2017

    I respect your vote, but my choice would be the Boston Crusaders. They're a total turn around from 2016. They stand out in mind as the Most Improved.
  6. The Cavaliers 2017

    Yes, Michael Gaines is with SCV as a Consultant, but Richard Hinshaw is doing a fabulous job with this year's ( and even last year's) visual design. Cavaliers are about a year away from competing for the top prize.
  7. Allentown Saturday in Brief

    Fred- I actually enjoy the singing and how the hornline adds the nuisances to the performance. She is actually a very good vocalist IMHO. Thank you for your review.
  8. Best Drill

    If you want to go back a bit, I would also add Ralph Pace (Spirit, 27th, Cavaliers), John Brazale (Phantom), Mike Moxley (Blue Devils), and Pete Emmons (SCV).
  9. Dark Horse

    I usually don't post very often, but I just decided to add my 2 cents worth. There is still several weeks to go before finals and I am predicting that Cavaliers will stay in the top 6. Their show is extremely demanding and they will get points for that, especially if they can perform it at a top 6 level. I also believe Academy will make it into finals. Their show is definitely a crowd pleaser. I believe the top 3 will include: Crown, BD, and Bluecoats. 4-6 will probably include: SCV, Cadets, and Cavaliers. 7-9 will be BK, PR, and Blue Stars 10-12 might be Crossmen, Madison, and Academy I think Troopers, and BAC will both miss finals. It's too bad that only 12 make finals, especially with the quality of corps this summer. One last thing, if Cavaliers can get their sound problems (minor) corrected on a consistant basis and really clean their program, they could move up to 5th. The "what" and "how" of their program makes them very competitive. This might move them up a spot or two. There is still enough time for several corps to make the needed adjustments to move up in rankings.
  10. Actually Michael Gaines used Pyware when he was writing drill for Cavaliers, so I don't think it limits your creativity. You just need to learn all of the tricks of using the program.
  11. DCA Website

    Never mind, I just found it. :)
  12. DCA Website

    Hi. Does anybody know the DCA website address? I was trying, but it didn't work at all. Thanks in advance, Dennis
  13. Dream Staff...

    I was going to mention Michael Gaines, but since he is not currently writing for anybody, I went with Pete Weber.
  14. Dream Staff...

    CURRENT Design Staff Michael Klesch (Brass Arranger) Mike McIntosh (Battery Arranger) Sandi Rennick (Front Ensemble Arranger) Jeff Sacktig (Visual Design) Scott Chandler (Color Guard Design) Instructional Staff John Meehan (Brass Caption Head) Scott Johnson (Percussion Caption Head) Pete Weber (Visual Caption Head) Sal Salas (Guard Caption Head) ALL TIME Design Staff Wayne Downey (Brass Arranger) Fred Sanford (Battery Arranger) Eric Johnson (Front Ensemble Arranger) Steve Brubaker (Visual Design) Scott Chandler (Color Guard Design) Instructional Staff Jack Meehan (Brass Caption Head) Ralph Hardiman (Percussion Caption Head) Sylvester Sybilski (Visual Caption Head) Bruno Zuccolo (Guard Caption Head)
  15. favorite non-homer shows?

    I was going to say that I actually liked the 1979 version of "Fanfare for the New" performed by the Guardsmen, better than this year's Madison Scouts. Sorry, but that Tim Salzman arrangement was done very tastefully. And, they performed it at a very high level.