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About DAvery

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Marion Cadets 1976, Cavaliers 1979
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    2004 Cavies, 1976 Cavies, 1993 Star, 1987 SkyRyders
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    The Past One

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  1. DAvery

    Been a Long Time....

    It is kind of interesting the first DCA championships was held the same day as the Canadian National Championships. I wonder if the 6 Canadian senior corps were invited to attend first DCA Championships?
  2. I am surprised no one has mentioned the increased difficulty in crossing the border. When we traveled to Canada in 79 I remember the border crossing as being serious, but fairly routine. Other than a rumor going through the bus that we were not allowed to take oranges from the US into Canada (and subsequently hiding the oranges as we are waiting for the crossing guards to board our bus) it seemed very easy to cross the border. I don't remember having to show any ID at the border. I doubt it is easy today for Canadian citizens to come into the US.
  3. I don't know that to be true, which is why I said "possibly".
  4. Possibly. Open class guards can contain members up to 24 years old.
  5. I've always wondered why more of these types of groups do not utilize WGI winds as a restarting point. Chances are there are more performance opportunities than even being a Soundsport group, as almost every region of the country has a winter guard circuit. I realize not all guard circuits allow wind groups, but alot do. Also, you could conceivably start with 10-12 players and be competitive. Admittedly the season is different, but it would not seem to difficult to transfer from a Jan-April season to a June-Aug season. On a similar note, if I was wanting to start a drum corps in today's environment I would start with WGI winds. In my experience it is a healthier, more positive and lower cost option to DCI, or even DCA.
  6. DAvery

    Star '91 Question

    When was this during the summer? I can't seem to find Star at any shows in MA in 91.
  7. DAvery

    Summer Music Games Cincinnati

    Unfortunately, the size of the HS does not equate to the size of the HS stadium. For example, Beavercreek has about 2500 in grades 9-12 (and 300+ in the marching band), but it has a horrible stadium in size and condition.
  8. 1979 was a wierd year.just ask anyone from the Crossmen.
  9. No. This has always been and will always be a trendy activity and it's just about using buzzwords. I remember years ago when a judge on a tape used the term "spatial relations" when judging visual. "Spatial relations"? Really? Apparently "interval" was too pedestrian or difficult to say.
  10. 1973-75 SCV really changed the expectations of the musicality of drum corps. During this time the music SCV played was (IMO) considerably more complex than anything prior. 1983-85 Cadets really changed the concept of visual design. The Cadets during this time redefined visual design into something much more interpretive and complex than anything prior. 1993 Star in one year really redefined the expectations of the musicians, with musicians assuming more visual responsibility of musical interpretation. 2016 Bluecoats was really the first corp to utilize electronics as an encompassing design element, rather than something added as an after thought.
  11. DAvery


    1. I think 2000 BD only competed 15 times. 2. Squires and Precisionaires. I remember the Precisionaires because through out the season they were getting beat by the Vagabonds, Argonne and Pioneer. And then they ended up 14th place. 3. Capitolaires 4. Bon Bons
  12. DAvery

    Championships Seating

    I couldn't find a detailed seating chart online. I seem to remember the 641 or 639 sections and such go to row 21, correct? So in those sections I should only look at seats in rows 1-14? Thanks for the help.
  13. DAvery

    Championships Seating

    Thanks for the link. We bought tickets at the last minute last year and I can't remember the section. We were in the last row of the section and there was a rather severe overhang. It sounded horrible and got really hot to the point we had to leave. It may have been in section 437. I'm wondering if any of the seats in the 600 sections have an overhang.
  14. I'm looking at tickets for championships. Are there sections to avoid, maybe with overhangs? What about the 600 section?