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About jthomas666

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Phantom Regiment, Spirit, Madison, Cadets
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1985 Cadets, 93 Phantom
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    Birmingham, AL

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  1. Best Musical Moments In DCI

    1996 PR In its entirety. Cadets 2005 - Ballad
  2. I'd prefer this more than an increase. How many more people can you cram in the pit, anyway?
  3. Advice on a trumpet

    I'll let my wife know about the Jupiter and Yamaha--she's doing the looking, and will only buy a horn she's held in her hands--mainly because she ran across several horns where they were asking $250 and it turned out the tubing was so gunked up you couldn't blow through them. Thanks again--I'll let you know what we end up with.
  4. Advice on a trumpet

    1. We'd like to keep it under $400 if possible. We've found a number of used Bachs in that price range. 2. Hard to tell, but this past year his music class played recorders, and he enjoyed it a lot and was good about practicing. 3. So-so--which is one of the reasons we're looking at used. If my schedule allows, I'm going to try and take him to a DCI show later this summer. thanks!
  5. Advice on a trumpet

    My 11 yr old son is going to start on trumpet this fall, and we're looking for a relatively inexpensive horn . We've been looking at a used Bach TR-300. Is this a good choice for a beginner?
  6. The Velvet Knights should reform and perform a Schwarzenneger meets Shakespeare show entitled Hasta La Verdi.
  7. Phantom Regiment 2016

    Yeah,this is kind of where I am. Guard uni is lovely and will look great on the field. Corp uni is fine in a generic way, but it just doesn't scream "Phantom".
  8. Thanks! I'll sort out how to rip the audio soon enough. And at those prices, I went ahead and got 2008 as well.
  9. Had to rebuild a crashed hard drive. Recovered most of it, but one of the casualties was my mp3 of On Air. Without violating site policies, does anyone know where I can get a replacement copy? I've looked for CDs, w/o any luck.
  10. Rocky Point Holiday

    I've always loved that show.
  11. DCI drum major

    If you want to judge a DM based on a short clip of video, let's consider Will Pitts, conductor of Phantom Regiment in 2008. Clearly he didn't care how his corps did; he looked practically dead, ;)
  12. DCI drum major

    Slightly off topic, but 1984 was the only finals I was able to attend in person. Absolutely incredible. As it happened, I was sitting next to a couple of high school band teachers, and they were generally as stunned as I was by the level of performance.
  13. Phantom Regiment 2016

    I hear these things are keyed in G...
  14. Show Meanings

    I'm an old timer, and while I agree that music almost become a secondary consideration, I wouldn't want the pendulum to swing that far back. Gimme complex, fully developed music, and I'm a happy camper. I'm, still not entirely sure what the Cadets 2005 show "means", but dear God, that ballad is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard.