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  1. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    I like that the Blue Stars made a small change. I like Frank Sullivan's arrangements, but thought he might be a short term fix when he came on board last September. Adding someone who has been part of the Blue Devils success for so many years strengthens the design team.
  2. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Is it a rule, or an agreement?
  3. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    He has been with them ten years. He probably needs to decide quickly if there will be another year, or reduced responsibilities, or not involved. I am sure there are some talented people waiting in the wings if Shapiro steps back or out.
  4. Canceled today. Saw a few shows including finals. Hard to schedule the time to watch a full show, particularly a regional. It was much better in previous years when you could join late and watch from the beginning. Not being able to watch individual shows on demand sucks. Hope it is better next year.
  5. 2018 Blue Stars

    Any news this weekend regarding the design staff and caption heads? I am hoping they can keep them together. They may need a little new blood via addition - maybe an overall show coordinator who is not responsible for a particular section.
  6. Madison Scouts 2018

    Apparently, you missed the amount of money Boston had to rebuild this year. Madison and Boston are not on a comparable financial footing.
  7. Cadets 2018

    He does not need to step aside. He needs to run YEA and approach the Cadets like a CEO approached a business unit of a larger organization. Help with vision, approve executive hires, establish a budget, etc. Hire someone to run the Cadets day to day. You do not push out a person who has brought an organization the success Hopkins has brought the Cadets. The board helps him redirect his energy into developing a long term plan that allows the entire organization to succeed when he does decide to retire. I think if he walked away now the resulting chaos would basically remove the corps from any discussion of a championship for many, many years.
  8. 2018 Prediction Thread

    The quality at the top is so incredible these days it is almost impossible for a corps to move into the top five or six. Boston's move this year was pretty incredible jumping from 12th to 6th. It will be considerably harder for them to move up further next year, but not impossible. Just not sure who they replace. The Cavaliers move to fourth may have been more impressive than Boston's jump. Not many predicted that would take down the defending champion. It was no fluke either, they deserved what they got. No doubt we will be watching a battle of the California titans all next year at the top. Blue Devils are always there and SCV are back as a championship contender. As someone who attended his first finals in 1976, it is very comfortable having those two corps battle for #1. We will need to see who stays and joins each corps staff before making too many predictions. I assume corps like the Blue Knights, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, and Crossmen will improve, and Madison is not where they (or their alumni) want them to be. The wildcard is the Cadets. Do they climb back up and challenge the top five? They are only six years removed from a championship and three years away from the second of back to back third place finishes. They are not an organization accustomed to sixth and lower finishes. But, who they jump over? Will they get the talent they are used to getting? If you are a kid looking at an eastern corps, do you go to the Cadets or Boston? Or Carolina Crown? I think the Cadets have the most questions around them going into the off-season. I hope they come back on fire. I will give the same placement prediction I give every year. Blue Devils will win. Over the past 42 summers, I have been right 42% of the time.
  9. Cadets 2017

    Congratulations to the Cadets on their 1000 page thread.
  10. And in the end, it was not close. Congratulations to a deserving champion.
  11. Could have two corps above 99. Blue Devils are professional musicians. I have never heard better on a football field. SCV was as good as they have ever been. Honestly, I would love a tie.
  12. Holy hell. Unbelievable.
  13. Probably the best performance in SCV history.
  14. And such a great bowler too.
  15. Bluecoats will not pass Crown tonight. Crown is simply better this year. Cleaner visually, percussion right there, and brass unmatched. The mic problem sucked, but not enough to drop Crown to fourth. Bluecoats are more likely to be passed by the Cavaliers than them finishing third.