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  1. Rocketman

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    This isn't 'dark', but it could work!
  2. Rocketman

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    There is also some 'dark' Mozart!
  3. Rocketman

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I have been giving a lot of thought to 'concept' and, though I haven't yet decided on the actual arrangements that would make up the concept, as a homage of sorts to 2010's Into The Light, 2019 should be 'Into The Night'. The concept is already 'dark' (DUH) which a lot of people have expressed a desire for the corps to return to that genre. So, what musical selections would you suggest for an 'Into The Night' concept?
  4. Rocketman

    SCV's show was an epic musical fail.

    It's called, drum corps ADD!
  5. Rocketman

    10 More Years in Indy

    And 10 more years that I WON'T to to DCI!
  6. Rocketman

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Not come in 12th?
  7. Rocketman

    Scv - a new era?

    Unless your design is SO bad (regiment)
  8. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Yes - 98.400 As Time Goes By . . . - Casablanca * One Night in Bangkok (from Chess) * A Night in Tunisia * As Time Goes By (from Casablanca) However, using the soundtrack and the new modern (sic) interpretations, props, electronics, etc, would make this a completely different show.
  9. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    I don't think it is necessary to stay with strictly 'classical' music to produce the WOW moments we all crave. As someone mentioned, when you are typically playing only 6-8 minutes of actual music, you have limited opportunities to create these moments. If after 12 minutes, no one can remember even one, your concept and/or design is a failure. That said, and not that anyone in Rockford listens or cares, I think they should consider Casablanca! There is already a concept/theme to draw from, some great musical pieces and obviously recorded dialogue that could be incorporated into the overall design. This is just the opening medley.
  10. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    There are (IMO) very few lines anymore that aren't overplaying the brass parts. It's as if the brass and music arrangers never consulted one another and the result is percussion lines that are (mostly) off the rails and (again IMO) not all that 'musical'.
  11. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    We need to move beyond 'identity' and toward viability/sustainability. The only saving grace the corps has (IMO) is the fact that members have limited options. THAT may keep the corps around, but it will not result in them being competitive. There is no way to say this without it coming across disparagingly, so here goes. They are on their way (if not yet there already) to becoming the Pioneer of the top 12. Just a nice little corps that doesn't offend you but also doesn't do much for you either. Pioneer has stayed true to their identity too!
  12. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Percussion isn't the (major) problem.
  13. Rocketman

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Concept and design. Weak unremarkable concept + poor design = 11th (so far) place.
  14. Actually, I wouldn't 'call' a doctor that graduated at the bottom of his or her class. similarly, the Regiment (given the current trajectory) will likely not be receiving calls from the best and brightest. IJS