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  1. Went to Crown's website to read the entire article. This corps is a bit to arrogant for my taste. It's OK to hype your corps and speak favorably of them; however, this article is screaming of over the top arrogance and hype. I will admit Crown is a very good drum corps and they are always the first ones to tell you how good they are. A little humbleness once in a while wouldn't hurt their image!
  2. The Cadets NPR show was the biggest mess I've ever seen. Whoever was responsible for that disaster should have stepped away from the activity! I cringe just thinking of how embarrassing that show was for the image of the Cadets. It's a wonder they survived shows like that.
  3. I have known what their show is for several months and I have seen the corps play most of the music. As I stated, programming is my concern for 2017. Programming has been their biggest issue in recent years. What music they play is of lesser importance than how they program the music into their theme /concept.
  4. The Cadets have been fairly consistent when it comes to the audio part of their shows. Almost always one of my favorite corps to listen to.
  5. I have been to all camp's this off season and there is reason for excitement. However, modern drum corps is all about the programming and I have serious doubts about Mr Hopkins ability to program a modern show. He has given the Cadets some embarrassing stinkers. Shows that I could not sit through.
  6. Some of us have very short memories. Have you noticed the considerable exodus of good talented people from the Cadets? Have you noticed the steady decline of competitive success? Have you noticed the number of bad shows the Cadets have fielded in recent history? Failures that would have gotten Mr Hopkins fired from most other corps. As a huge Cadets fan, I will try to be hopeful. However, recent history and the number of disappointments from the Cadets over recent years, make me very doubtful.
  7. That was a different time; the activity has changed. The Cadets need fresh ideas, not Hopkins tired old ideas. This is very disappointing.
  8. George Hopkins: Program Coordinator Oh my. This is a buzz kill for my excitement about the 2017 Cadets.
  9. From what I heard yesterday, it will be soon. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, the Cadets have to be silent right now.
  10. Brass has a camp in February. Percussion done until April.
  11. There were several brass contracts given out this weekend...I believe they are close to being set. Some very talented brass soloists in the line this year!
  12. Yes, the pit is doing some cool stuff with the set up. They seem to be in capable hands with the new staff. I attended Cadets camp Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.
  13. I agree with your statement. And the percussion is already very good!
  14. No hype machine here. Just commenting on the positive changes at the Cadets and the renewed sense of optimism at camp last weekend. No predictions of competitive success...so what's the problem with some positive energy about the Cadets. Has there not been enough negativity surrounding the Cadets in recent years?
  15. Tom Aungst and I have been friends for years. We marched together in the Reading Buccaneers snare line before Tom joined the Cadets. I have heard some exciting things about Tom's future with the Cadets!