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    Pacific Crest, Blue Knights
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    Cavaliers 2000
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  1. Target means who the marketing is designed primarily to speak to. If McDonald's "targets" men between the ages of 18 and 25 with an annual income of $25,000 to $35,000, and men between the ges of 18 and 25 with an annual income of $25,000 to $35,000 choose to eat at McDonald's, it isn't because that group "targeted" McDonald's, it's because McDonald's marketing worked.
  2. The thing I found most interesting about this is that the director found drum corps through a single Blue Knights video, and after researching, opted to stick with Blue Knights as his go-to corps. Awesome opportunity for BK. I can't wait to hear stories after they return!
  3. To be fair, people are still mad about electronics and Bb instruments too.
  4. Alright, here's an idea. What if a corps were to start a second corps, sticking only to the local level, to primarily do paid parades and local events year round to help raise funds for the primary corps and the organization as a whole?
  5. You're starting to border on the Ship of Theseus paradox. If we have Lincoln's ax sitting in a museum, but in the course of time and preservation we've replaced the handle 3 times and the ax head 2 times; is it still Lincoln's ax?
  6. I'm not sure if you're intentionally trying to disagree with yourself, or if you're implying names carry failures but not successes.
  7. I just watched Passengers last night. Great music by Newman.
  8. Using your existing resources to raise funds. I absolutely love this idea.
  9. Pop-up fireworks stands are really popular out here in the summer as fundraisers for local bands. I see no reason why the Halloween model wouldn't work for drum corps.
  10. By your logic, if I were to start a corps a name it Star of Indiana, we'd have a higher likelihood of success then, right?
  11. I mean, we're officially talking businesses mostly run by music teachers. Counting the number of businesses that succeed in a given industry, any given industry, is already going to be a low percentage. I'd only expect that success proportion to decrease with the aformentioned constraints. My point being, of course there's going to be more normals than anomalies. I'd think the goal would be to find some of the ingredients among the few groups that are doing it right that can be replicated in other organizations, to hopefully increase that proportion. It's not going to be 1:1 for each corps, and you'll still see more struggles than triumphs, but every little bit helps I'd think, no?
  12. This is the part I have issue with. I agree, this is how it's traditionally been done, which completely ignores innovation for tried and true. I can't ever imagine a time in any business venture where "we've tried every idea, there's no more effective ideas left" is an acceptable answer. The one of those that has the most legs today is Business Ventures, and I feel this is the most untapped source of funds by all corps and nonprofits in general. Yes, starting a bus rental company or an airline fuel depot costs way more to start than a corps has on its own. But for a new corps to start a small business while simultaneously starting a Sound Sport corps, and growing both of those over time is incredibly feasible.
  13. Q: Does anyone have any cool ideas to help fund drum corps? A: That thing a few corps did 7 years ago really ###### me off. Good talk team.
  14. Blue Devils play Taylor Swift, now confirmed. /s Seriously though, congrats to your whole family! I'm really curious to hear your experience of this summer come late August.
  15. I love seeing more organizations going this route. Good luck to the entire Vanguard organization!