Kamarag

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  1. When did halftime get hijacked?

    Actually, in my area it's becoming more and more common for the competition show to be perfect for Friday nights. I know I design with that in mind, as does almost every band we meet as the season progresses. BOA bands are not the be-all-end-all, Stu (and many, if not most of those bands have perfectly fine Friday shows as well).
  2. When did halftime get hijacked?

    Man, I had no idea you can't create a show that works as a Friday night entertainment vehicle *and* a competitively successful show design.
  3. When did halftime get hijacked?

    Gatekeeping When someone takes it upon themselves to decide who does or does not have access or rights to a community or identity. "I love punk bands like Green Day!" "Ugh, they're not even punk. They totally sold out." "Oh man, I love Harry Potter. I am such a geek!" "Hardly. Talk to me when you're into theoretical physics."
  4. When did halftime get hijacked?

    Today I learned marching band contest shows can't be entertaining to football crowds on Friday night. Who knew?
  5. When did halftime get hijacked?

    This might be the most douchey post I've ever read. Good lord are you making a *lot* of assumptions.
  6. Silent Brass Systems

    He just needs the version for euphonium.
  7. There's a lot more to Teal's issues than most folks realize, and they aren't a simple case of "not having the finances". It boiled down to two things: Bus company that underbid and didn't understand what they were getting into, and an incompetent and obstinate director. DCI offered the corps a great deal of assistance, that was rebuffed by said director.
  8. 2017 DCA Finals

    The DCI side has seen a *massive* decline as well, but since it was substantially larger to begin with it's not as easily noticed. You're absolutely right though, in that DCP was never a place for corps to do any official work outside of the occasional press release. I'm here because I participate in the DCI side (pretty much since day one of DCP), so it's easy to check in on the DCA forums. If I wasn't visiting the DCI section on a regular basis, I probably wouldn't bother here, to be honest. There's more lively DCA discussion elsewhere. But yes, I am still here (and so are you)/
  9. 2017 DCA Finals

    Most of the DCA-related conversation has moved to Facebook groups and the growing /r/drumcorps subreddit. To be honest, this isn't a DCA thing, it's an internet thing. Dedicated forum web sites are really a thing of the past.
  10. That's what happens when mods split an off-topic comment into a new thread. It wasn't created by you, but credited to you, since you're the one that went off-topic in the first place, and garnered a series of replies as a result. DCP mods have been doing this since it started by in the early 200's. It's standard internet forum moderation.
  11. DCI/DCA

    We had one member who came off the tour to fill a bari hole the last two weeks this year. He played tuba with Cadets (but is also a multi-year Cabs alum). It's always a hard call if you have holes late...fill them asap, or hold them for a DCI vet? The advantage to filling asap is you get the new guy more time on the field. But DCI vets, particularly from top 12 corps, can fill those hole *very* quickly and be very proficient immediately. Obviously, we'd rather be full all summer, but when things do happen, it's nice to have a couple of experienced folks in you pocket it you need them.
  12. 2017 DCA Finals

    Funny part about that is your statement is complete BS. I, along with every other caption head in DCA, was sent a current copy of the rule book back in the spring, directly from DCA. I never had to ask.
  13. Nobody said anything about Cadets doing bad. Sure, that's one way they could drop to eighth, but they could also get better and *still* drop. DCI isn't a static competition.
  14. They live in a world where the Cadets have beaten their corps every year for decades. The live in a world where maybe their corps can improve enough to finally beat Cadets, who are clearly going through a period of change and rebuild. Nobody said it would be fun for Cadets, but yes, it would be fun for much of the rest of DCI.
  15. 2017 DCA Finals

    Yea, plus it's not like the thing includes state secrets or matters of national security. It's a freakin' rule book. I have a copy...the idea that is must be kept secret is mind-numbing.