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BRASSO last won the day on March 16

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Our Lady of Perpetual Motion Cadets ( Brooklyn,NY '54-59), The Wackers Sr. Corps ( Vito Genovese AL Post 711, Apalachin NY) '60-64, The Star of Providence ( Providence, RI ) '66-78
  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Peace Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    "The Godfather", Blue Devils, 2006
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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  • Location
    Hill Valley, Calif.
  • Interests
    Well, I believe in the Soul, the small of a women's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a Constitutional Amendment outlawing Astroturf. I believe in the sweet spot, opening your presents Christmas Morning rather than Christmas Eve,and I believe in slow, deep, soft kisses that last 3 days.

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  1. What you want for 2018

    I want the DCI Competition season to start this Saturday. At a local H.S. Stadium.... across the street Where I can walk, and not have to take my car. With last season's Top 12 all in attendance in competition. With a Full Judging Panel. temperatures at 71 degrees, and low humidity. 50 yard line seats... half way up. nobody talking or yelling during any of the performances anywhere around me. ( ok, so the last " want " listed here is probably the least likely to occur of all of them,I know. But a fan can dream, can't he ? )
  2. Boston Crusaders 2018

    So long as they got AWD, and a good pair of Michelins, the morning & afternoon commutes in Boston on Wed., should be a breeze.
  3. Boston Crusaders 2018

    Because you can never really have enough of that white, fluffy stuff.
  4. Boston Crusaders 2018

    It was great. We enjoyed everything about the day. Everything. No Percussion, No Guard present this weekend. Just Boston's brass staff working the 2018 Boston Brass Line.
  5. Boston Crusaders 2018

    I'll pm you what I've been told re. Sunday.
  6. Ya, 'seems like a lot of the Top 12 reveal pretty much within the same timeframe these days now. Not all of them, but most of them.
  7. Boston Crusaders 2018

    Thanks. The weather is supposed to be sunny, high 70's, low 80's, low humidity, so they should have a good opportunity to work with the Brass out of doors for Sunday's ensemble.
  8. Favorites.... 1989 " New World Symphony " 1991.... "Phantom Voices " 1996... " Defiant Heart " 1977, 1978, 1979 2003.... "Harmonic Journey " 1994... " Songs for a Summer Night " 2006..... Faust " 2nd tier likes: 2011.... " Juliet " 2008.... " Spartacus " 1982..... " Spartacus " 1992...." War and Peace" 2007..... " On Air" Swing and Miss... 2017..." Phantasm " 2014.... " Swan Lake "
  9. Boston Crusaders 2018

    I can't speak for BK, but this is the March 2018 Pizza in Boston.
  10. All time shows: Troopers

    While true on the competition front, theres been lots of more recent shows from the Troopers ( last decade or so ) that I've liked and enjoyed a lot, despite their scores.
  11. All time shows: Troopers

    In the 60's, in the pre DCI years, a lot of emphasis on the judging sheets was really on performance execution. This was an era before highly creative and elaborate drill designs came into being that accelerated in the DCI years. As such, how one marched and played, really was what got Corps high scores. This was the era of the " Tick System ", where a tenth ( a " tick ") was deducted off the sheets by judges for bad execution by individual marchers in Brass playing, Drums playing, Color Guard Equipment work, and Marching ( called" M & M"... Marching & Maneuvering ). The reason I mention this on this thread re. the Troopers is because while the Troopers really were 1st rate for much of the decade from the mid 60's to the early 70's in Drums, Brass, Color Guard, they had quite a few show performances at the National Championships in the 60's, and pre DCI, ( VFW, American Legion, CYO, World Open, American Open, etc ) where their outstanding execution performance in M& M ( Marching ) was what put them over the top. They really could March in these years better than a lot of the Corps in their top tier placement range. One of their signature drill moves back then ( legacy fans here would know this ) was called " The Sunburst ", and typically it was executed flawlessly by their marchers by the time Championships rolled around. Whoever was teaching them M& M in these Championship winning years ( or Medal Years ) really knew how to get their Troopers Corps to excel particularly well in this caption. I want to say it was Jim Jones himself ( Troopers Founder )that was working the Corps at their practices to get them so clean and polished in M & M , but not entirely sure. It could have been others. But in any event, Man, could the Troopers march well in this era.
  12. Boston Crusaders 2018

    Nice find, and today, no less, CorpwithanS.
  13. Boston Crusaders 2018

    So enough with the Tease,... I have it on good authority that Boston's 2018 Show Theme/ Storyline will be..... " Amelia becomes a Castaway on Skull Island in the South Pacific and both She, Noonan, and some Shipwrecked Pirates of the Caribbean seeking El Dorado are all killed by King Kong there ". ..... or else. it really is a show about Gilligan's Island, and my sources are probably just Lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle on all this.