Bob P.

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About Bob P.

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    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 11/14/1947

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Dips '64-73,
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Regiment, Cadets, Crown
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Regiment 2008
  • Gender
  • Location
    Montreal, Que., Canada

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  1. Bob P.

    Full Shows for Prelims

    That is my recollection also - I was with the Dips in '72 and '73. I don't recall '70 and '71.
  2. Bob P.

    Alumni Horn Lines - Which bugles

    Well, we (Les Dips) solved that problem - we use Bb/F instruments and all our members (so far) came from the G era. Much easier to recruit future members when using modern instruments. Repertoire is "classic" drum corps repertoire, but with modern arrangements.
  3. Bob P.

    Rt 15 traffic alerts

    My transmission is always on sport - its a 6 spd manual.
  4. Bob P.

    ROC gonna miss DCA

    Well, when I said from the south, I meant from the South (Charlotte NC., for example), not south PA. In fact there is slightly over a 2 hour difference between Charlotte to Rochester and Charlotte to Williamsport (11 h 30 m - 9 h 20 m). Accessibility to Williamsport is a concern no matter from where one comes, but when it comes to Drum Corps enthusiasts, specifically DCA, this shouldn't affect attendance.
  5. Bob P.

    ROC gonna miss DCA

    Yes but people going to Rochester don't drive through Williamsport to get there. So the difference in driving from the south to Williamsport versus driving from the south to Rochester shouldn't be more than 2 hrs. The driving time between Williamsport and Rochester is irrelevant to this discussion.
  6. Bob P.

    ROC gonna miss DCA

    Well the touch was barely perceptible!
  7. Bob P.

    ROC gonna miss DCA

    Williamsport can't be more than 2 hrs difference from Rochester in driving and the airports aren't any closer, so you really think that that will make a difference?
  8. Les Dips had female brass players as early as 1970 AND percussion players. Les Dips were percussion champs at the '73 DCA with almost half the line being female and this was when we had to carry the tymps. BTW, the female twins on the tymps went on to pursue their professional careers as percussionists. I know that this isn't point of the discussion (integrating females), but it appears that Madison has decided to go with the prevailing societal trends in including females, albeit slowly and respecting more important traditions attached to the Scouting movement. Good on them. BTW, I detested the 2017 show - not Traditional enough.
  9. Bob P.

    News from Allentown

    Thank you kindly Sir! As you say "Drum Corps - Its in your blood!" I still do Drum Corps - Les Diplomates, but not as nostalgia, but on modern instruments with modern arrangements, keeping in mind the "spirit" of drum corps. I love to see this in the eyes of the young people performing in today's drum corps, although I could do without the artificial sounds produced nowadays. BTW, I prefer acoustic guitar to amplified acoustic guitar and especially to electric guitar. Same goes for amplified horns. Ironic, since Les Dips has both amplified saxophone and electric guitar!
  10. Bob P.

    News from Allentown

    Ditto here, except I have been going to Allentown for over 40 years, both as competitor and spectator. Parking isn't too much of a pain - usually park on the high side of the cemetery, early though. Allentown is my "finals", since the finals went indoors. I refuse to attend indoor drum corps spectacles, even more so now with amplification. My last finals was Pasadena. Allentown is usually the final stop on our almost annual 20 days DC tour, which usually starts in Little Rock, skipping San Antonio (indoors), of course,. Too many memories and emotions to pass up Allentown.
  11. Thanks all - we have reserved at the Best Western - near downtown-I believe. Salut, Bob P.
  12. What are the accommodations like in Williamsport PA for the DCA in September. For a small town, it couldn't have that many hotels. Do I need to look at Lewisburg also? TKS, Bob P.
  13. That's what I thought. Plane is out since what do I do after Annapolis? Driving up to 1000 kms (620 miles) in one day doesn't phase us and we have been doing around 5000 kms every year doing our personal drum corps tour, so Annapolis is a piece of cake. Salut, Bob P.