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About BDCorno

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Frontiersmen 1974-1975, Blue Devils 1976-1980; BDB staff 1981-1982; VK staff 1982-1983; VK Winter Guard design staff 1983-1984; Drum Corps West brass and visual judge 1983-1988; WGASC color guard judge 1982-1995; HS band music/visual judge 1983-present; High school brass coaching and drill design, 1982-2001
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Blue Devils, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Vanguard, Cadets, 1974 Muchachos
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    As marching member, 1976 Blue Devils, as a spectator, 2017 Blue Devils.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980...great year
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  1. BDCorno

    Need 3 tickets for DCI Finals

    Just giving you some ribbing. lol. No, all my tix are spoken for and now a waiting list. Early bird gets the worm...
  2. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    Yeah, I don't get the "BD win guard because the judging is slanted to start with" argument. It's specious and unfair. You might just entertain the possibility that they are indeed that dominant. I know it might go against the grain of competing guards' fans, but the combination of design, choreography, detailing, cleaing, talent and most of all, QUALITY in all things can make a difference. SCV rivals BD in many of these categories, but frankly I don't see the depth of design, nor the intrinsic quality of movement or performance, out of guards beyond that. Crown had a great guard a couple of years ago, Boston is an up-and-comer, and there have been certain programs that have jumped up into the discussion from time to time. On an ongoing, consistent basis, it's very hard to find a more consistently excellent group. That's why they have the success, not because of some "legend" or other reason. I'm not just talking out my a$s, I judged color guard for well over 20 years, am not a BD homer, and though I marched there, I am probably more critical of them than anyone.
  3. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    Isn't it Debbie Torch Ya?
  4. BDCorno

    Still Looking for Prelims Tickets

    Friends of DCI tix are all the same price.
  5. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    The EQ doesn't sound BD to me (as an alumni from the 1970's). Saw on video and didn't like the sound...saw them live and they were okay, but they don't have the low frequency-based sound they've had with the King horns. They seem to be fine with them, but for my money the trumpets are pretty edgy compared to usual. Some of the commentary you see on Redditt is from alumni who haven't heard it live, so I'd take any of that banter with a grain of salt. Would I prefer the Kings? Yup. Are the SB horns total ####? Of course not. They're good, but have more of a Jupiter sound to them than I'm used to.
  6. BDCorno

    Looking to buy a K20 Bell

    Might check with Vance. You never know what kind of assorted stuff he has sitting around...or maybe Kanstul has an old boneyard horn?
  7. Interesting. I think he's one of the best, and he's normally unafraid to get under the hood. However, for a first sampling on everyone, could give him a Mulligan.
  8. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    Pretty much any 8 will do...
  9. BDCorno

    2018 DCI Finals

    Sugarfire is a franchised St. Louis BBQ joint. Being from KC, I won't lower myself to that type of "BBQ"...but carry on.
  10. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    Yep. 1978
  11. BDCorno

    Blue Devils 2018

    Fully agree. BD should have 23-24 titles...
  12. BDCorno

    Looking to buy a K20 Bell

    Trying to create a Bb K20?
  13. BDCorno

    2018 DCI Finals

    Shapiro's is pretty awesome, huge menu and only a couple blocks south-southeast of the Can. Ram is pretty decent, St. Elmo's is nice but pricy. They have a Giordano's up near the circle as well. Late night drunk food...White Castle (ugh), Steak and Shake, and a place called Hotbox Pizza that's open till 4 am Thursday-Saturday. Hotbox Pizza is actually pretty tasty but it's mostly a takeout place.
  14. BDCorno

    2018 DCI Finals

    There is a Wingate at Rockville and the interstate on the west side...probably 10 minutes from downtown that is pretty reasonable. Plenty of restaurants there too.
  15. BDCorno

    2018 DCI Finals

    Sure, you can find great deals if you want to drive. I won't need a rental car, won't have to drive anywhere, can go back to the hotel in five minutes and take a nap during prelims if I want, don't have to pay parking, etc.. Certainly a convenience factor there. I can pretty well predict that the bed at the Omni will be juuuuust a bit more comfortable than the ones at the Super 8. I've stayed at a couple. I'll be having a few adult beverages during the week too...nice to have to only make it to and from the elevator lol.