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  1. All time shows: Troopers

    I was more referring to hand placements, weapons angles, & stuff like that. You could get ticked for not having these correct, & Guard members had to master these basics before they could even think about spinning or tossing a weapon.
  2. All time shows: Troopers

    Back then the equipment work was based on the Manual of Arms. Today it is based on dance.
  3. All time shows: Troopers

    Supposedly they practiced company fronts with each member's feet tied together by yarn of the appropriate step size. They kept repeating the move until everyone had unbroken yarn at the end.
  4. Indeed it was. And they were even able to play G bugles in tune!
  5. Spielberg to remake West Side Story

    Maybe he (Spielberg) could set it in 16th Century Verona. And change the Sharks & Jets to the Montagues & Capulets And rename Tony & Maria Romeo & Juliet My point is that WSS IS a remake
  6. 2018 Rules proposals

    Even if you could trade it for a seat in the press box?
  7. 2018 Rules proposals

    Maybe one judge should be randomly placed in the stands. There could be a lottery - a few fans get to watch from the box, while the judge watches from say the 20-yard line 7 rows up. & at the next show a new location is drawn from the hat... Even better, randomly select a judge every show as well as a location for that judge every show...
  8. Big news!

    Have fun. And, as we used to say before every performance - "try not to suck"
  9. Dr. Dan Richardson passes

  10. 2018 Rules proposals

    I understand electronics are here to stay. But I wish the scoring system (this is a rules thread, after all) was robust enough to tell a Corps design staff 'Dude - this electronic thing you are trying just isn't working (like the 1976 Madison Disco Show didn't work). If you want to score higher it requires some major changes to the electronics'. But, the Corps seem to be so invested in the electronics setup (due to cost? complexity? egos (gasp!!?)) that major changes during a season don't seem to happen.
  11. 2018 Rules proposals

    “The best designed sound show is one that the audience does not notice,” he [Aaron Beck (professional sound guy also w/ Bluecoats) ] said.
  12. 2018 Rules proposals

    Perhaps there should be a "Paying Fans in the Stands Caucus" to advise the Corps Directors as well.
  13. 2018 Rules proposals

    "If you can't carry it, you can't play it" should be the rule for outdoor performances as well.
  14. That is a pretty large staff. Hopefully they don't outnumber the members of the line.