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  1. Beckham

    Live Stream Schedule

    Last year I signed up for the month to month once it was less than a month until Finals. Missed some early shows but it was worth it to save the extra money, especially not knowing at the time what the quality of the streams would be like.
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    Live Stream Schedule

    Flo was just doing an Instagram live video from Crossmen. Someone asked when the streaming schedule will be released and they said it will be posted on Monday at noon.
  3. Beckham

    2018 Predictions

    I'll just do World Class. As far as Open it's pretty safe to assume BDB and SCVC will be the top two and end up in the 15-20 range at World Class championships. 1. Blue Devils 2. Carolina Crown 3. Santa Clara Vanguard 4. The Cavaliers 5. Boston Crusaders 6. Bluecoats 7. The Cadets 8. Phantom Regiment 9. Blue Knights 10. Crossmen 11. Blue Stars 12. Mandarins 13. Madison Scouts 14. Colts 15. The Academy 16. Troopers 17. Oregon Crusaders 18. Pacific Crest 19. Genesis 20. Spirit of Atlanta 21. Music City 22. Cascades 23. Jersey Surf 24. Pioneer
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    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    The percussion generally moves in separately from the rest of the corps for maybe a week. I don't know if this is the case this year, but many years a significant portion of the percussion section are UNT students (in Denton) where Paul Rennick teaches. They usually have the percussion-only Winter camps in Denton as well.
  5. Definitely a sad day for DCI. They are no longer listed on the DCI website list of active corps. But their website doesn't mention anything about not competing this year, at least that I could find. Unfortunately this was probably inevitable with the steady loss of other Canadian corps over the last decade and DCI no longer having any shows in Canada.
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    Music City 2018

    I'm getting a kind of Troopers-esque vibe from those corps and DM uniforms. Maybe its the bandanna. Wonder if they're going to go sans headgear?
  7. It isn't all the uncommon for there to be former SCV members who age out with BD. I would also guess that BD probably has had the fewest vets of any corps that leave the corps to march elsewhere.
  8. Crown. I was very iffy on the show all season but it has really grown on me. Glad that the A/V folks were able to pull from different performances to make the vocals sound good for the CD. And I can only barely tell when listening through studio headphones, through speakers I would never hear it.
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    Blue Knights Video deleted

    Hopefully not a late rights revocation that makes them have to pull and reedit the physical media ala Phantom 08.
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    Is Atlanta in or out?

    BOA just released their 2018 schedule and they will not be returning to MBS. Will instead have their Atlanta show at McEachern. I assume this is due to what it cost to use the stadium in 2017. Obviously DCI has it secured for 2018 but this isn't a good sign for the future.
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    New Corps in New States

    Believe it or not there are actually some US Navy training, research and command centers in Idaho. Though I doubt that has anything to do with Armada's name.
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    Pioneer video missing?

    That's a shame for the members. Would hope DCI could maybe replace it with their Allentown performance. It wouldn't be the same quality as a video from Worlds but at least it would be something.
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    Video edits 2017

    Yikes. With that much cut from the videos I may just buy the CD when they come out and wait till the prices drop next year to pick up the Blu-rays.
  14. Actually I don't care about rock music, but some people do. Playing other people's music tastes off as insignificant isn't going to help support your point. And as MikeN stated, attendance is trending upwards. Many many shows have been setting attendance records nearly every year, including World Championships. Sure, we as humans get comfortable with something we like and don't always adapt well to it changing. But drum corps is an ever-evolving activity and has been for a very very long time. We as fans have to adapt with it or walk away, or just loudly complain and wish for something to happen that definitely won't. I'm sure some people walked away when the pit was grounded or when asymmetrical drill became the norm or, goodness, the switch from G to Bb. But as drum corps is ever-evolving so is the fan base. There are ALWAYS new people coming into the fray that have had their introduction to marching music in the high school band world. These are the people who make up the performing members and a large swath of the paying spectators. So even if a few fans walk away there are way more that are ready to fill those seats.
  15. Technical glitches happen at live shows put on by rock bands with platinum records and in live performances on Broadway. Electronic equipment isn't perfect, that's just how it is. I understand that is an argument for getting rid of electronics or at least really dialing back the usage of them, but that just isn't going to happen no matter how much people complain.