• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

834 Excellent

About FTNK

  • Rank
    DCP Fanatic

Recent Profile Visitors

772 profile views
  1. Cadets 2018

    o lawd!
  2. Cadets 2018

    True story. the basic initial Toy Soldier idea wasn't Hop...
  3. Cadets 2018

    Oh ####. I didn’t read the title that way but you’re right. It’s going to be about twitter/facebook (bc Hop loves facebook because he’s old) oh laaawwd
  4. Cadets 2018

    New YEA job openings...
  5. Moving to a top 4 corp

    Extremely common
  6. Cadets 2018

    To be clear I marched with most of the people in the corps (Cadets in 2006) and was just poking fun at the dumb narration. In 2005 the corps was perhaps the most "stacked" ever for Cadets and it showed. For example the tubas were 7/10 vets. 2006 had the most rookies in a very long time and it showed. Tubas were 3/10 (and the last one was a mellow horn filler who didn't play and came in late). In 2007 50+ came back and...it showed.
  7. Cadets 2018

    I just hope the 2018 Cadets are able to form a shape of achievement and become athletes of God.
  8. Cadets 2018

    "When we work together, as a team, we can do stuff like this!"
  9. Cadets 2018

    Since talking is such a central thing to their show concept, I'm guessing there will be....talking? Script by George?
  10. Cadets 2018

    Sounds like an academic paper title
  11. Cadets 2018

    Welp I think this year they will either bounce back and find a modern groove, or fade into the vast number of corps that are kinda generic, make “okay” shows and chase trends
  12. Cadets 2018

    I can't wait for the members to use up all their energy moving those out of the trucks, to rehearsal, to trucks, to the gate, onto the show field, and off.
  13. Cadets 2018

    ah here we go
  14. Anyone still have their dotbook? I'd be interesting to see how different corps do them and how they change over time.
  15. What was your fave year as a member, and why? Personal and/or corps reasons. For me it was my rookie year, with Capital Regiment, in 2004. Experiences are always most intense and memorable the first time around, and I felt like every housing site, show, etc was burned into my mind and body for a year afterward. It was a huge musical, physical, emotional and social challenge, and the feeling of accomplishment I felt at the end of the summer was incredible. Lost 25 lbs. It was the first time I had been immersed in rehearsing and performance constantly, and it convinced me to declare a music major that fall. A lot of the corps were rookies, and there were a bunch of 15-17 year olds. A lot of low brass, like me, had minimal experience on our instruments. First year for the corps on Bb horns. Our design staff and instructors were mostly Cadets, and they kicked the hell of us all the time, but we respected them for it. I think a lot of people (again myself included) were just so young, naive and happy to be in a corps that we didn't notice some of the off-field issues as much. The show was classic '90s Cadets, an arrangement of Holsinger. Theme was very light. No props, no characters, no narration, no amps, no ########. People liked us, and we went from 19th to 14th.