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About wilme861

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  • Birthday 06/11/1987

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    2005 Carolina Crown
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Phantom '03, Star of Indiana '93 and '91
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  1. wilme861

    2018 Uniforms!

    After you spend a summer showering together, you get pretty comfortable with yourself. I doubt the members really care if something is a bit more revealing.
  2. wilme861

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I love this opener! The opening hit, perfect. The brass book in build a pyre is crazy and I love the 3 note motif carried through the entire piece. And those drums...thank you for proving last year wasn’t a fluke. Have a hell of year guys!
  3. wilme861

    Blue Knights 2018

    This group has turned into one of the 3 or 4 I can’t wait to see each year. That brass and percussion are both underrated in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if they finally break through one of these next few years and push into the top 5. I’m actually betting on it.
  4. wilme861

    Carolina Crown 2018

    It does, the pictures you posted happened to be ones where the girls didn’t have a shako on. At the very end of the video you’ll see the girl in the hornline with a shako if I remember right. Either way, even if the video doesn’t show it, ALL the hornline and drum line have shakos just like every other year
  5. wilme861

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Lol the females have shakos too don't worry. The whole hornline and drum line have shakos. The pit and color guard obviously don't.
  6. wilme861

    2018 Uniforms!

    My favorite uniform from Phantom!
  7. wilme861

    2018 Rules proposals

    And what a travesty that would be...
  8. wilme861

    2018 Rules proposals

    I'm still debating yes or no on this one. In general, I'm for this idea but I don't like this specific implementation of it. As you said, the judge's job is to rank and rate the performances.The first thing judges have to do, basically their primary goal, is to make sure the best corps wins their caption, period. The ordinal system keeps that intact. The rating part has always been something I've had an issue with through the years. First off is how the score itself changes throughout the season. Every season starts with the 1st place corps starting around 70-75 and ending the season between 97-100. The first corps to break 90 is around the San Antonio regional and the first to break 95 is around Allentown. It's pretty formulaic really. The other issue I have is the fact that the caption numbers matter but don't at the same time. By that I mean, getting a 20 in a caption doesn't necessarily mean you had a perfect caption. Let's say that the second place corps had a 19.8 so it just means you were 0.2 pts or more better than that second place corps. You got a "perfect score" just because of number management, not because you necessarily had a perfect performance. Obviously judge training tries to combat getting in that situation in the first place but sometimes it just can't get avoided. Just for arguments sake, let's say it's a really good year in guard where the 12th place corps is performing at the level to receive a 19.3 or so. But due to the fact that they are the 12th place corps in guard, they can't possibly get a 19.3 and instead will go down to a 18.5 or so just to make room for the other corps. That 18.5 helps to come up with a score sure, but it's artificially low compared to their actual performance level. From a competitive aspect, all we care about is they are in 12th in guard. From an educational aspect, we care we are scoring a 19.3. I would like ordinals to take over as the primary competitive score but corps still receive scores from each judge, however each corps can only see their own specific scores.
  9. wilme861

    Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    I disagree. If either corps stops being successful it won't be because they are all-male corps but more of an admin/staff issue. Being coed definitely opens up possibilities but so does being an all-male corps. These two corps can do concepts that other corps can't do. The Cavaliers have really embraced that the last couple years and I doubt they stop anytime soon.
  10. wilme861

    Some thoughts on 2017

    Just curious, when was the last time you saw a show live?
  11. I'm going to channel my inner pedant in me and say you are actually the contrarian in this thread...
  12. I was literally just going to make a post asking if anyone noticed this change on the recaps for championships! I only ever use the recaps off competition suite and I've noticed during the year that sometimes music GE judges were in the first two spots and other times in the last two spots so I started paying attention to the actual judges to figure out which was music and which was visual. But I noticed for prelims that they had mixed it up but figured that maybe DCI was just trying something. Glad I wasn't the only one to notice this. Thanks for making my post for me though! Saved me the work of typing it all up lol
  13. BD were definitely loud but I think I was just preparing for it being unbearable from all the talk from San Antonio and Atlanta but I didn't think it was too bad in Indy. Cavies just stood out to me the most with the end of their show.
  14. I must be an idiot then... If a brass or percussion judge on the field is having the problem you are saying they have, then we have some real issues with judges. Fortunately, they seem to do the impossible and actually judge the brass and percussion even with those mighty speakers going crazy behind them. I wonder how the corps staff manages to clean them at all since they can't tell which is real and fake... Obviously you disagree with some brass standings, so what did they screw up in your opinion? Was the battle for the Ott between the wrong corps? You're making an argument that judging at field level, there are issues but I just don't see where.
  15. I saw them 3 times live. For me, the Cavaliers were easily the loudest with having to get Frank Sinatra louder than the corps at full volume at the end.