ranintothedoor

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Scenic City - '03, The Cadets - '05, Shenandoah Sound - '07 - '14
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    Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison Scouts 1988!
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    1999
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  1. ranintothedoor

    How bad is this year's percussion?

    In this competitive activity, any perceived deficiency is compounded by the incredible levels of performance surrounding it. Plus, if you have a couple bad years, people project their expectations of you having bad years on your current product until you prove them wrong over time. It's all about perception. Crown's drumlines weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination; the scores, as you point out, reflect that. It's too bad they were compared with so many other better lines in DCI those years as well as the brass line in Crown's own corps. If the brass was worse, then the drumline would not have seemed as bad to people. Me, I just like it when people hit instruments together in rapid succession with blunt objects. mmmmmm....
  2. ranintothedoor

    Props - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

    Isn't it supposed to be a sacrificial alter to the beast to make it come to life or something?
  3. ranintothedoor

    Cranston, RI - July 3, 2018

    Ah ha! That makes sense. :-) And yes... sure is!
  4. ranintothedoor

    Cranston, RI - July 3, 2018

    That looks like the fingering for "D" on a saxophone! lol
  5. ranintothedoor

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    I feel the same way about the Scouts... I think it's okay to feel this way, though, as our expectations are grounded in the past. As crappy as it is, as long as our organizations improve year after year, that's the important thing... Phantom can't control the successes of the people around them, only themselves. They hit all cylinders in 2008; they'll do it again. That's my take, anyway. :-)
  6. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    I use dciscores.com to keep tabs on scores (probably cause I have ADHD and the little icons just complete me...), and Cadets improved the least amount from their previous scoreon July 1st than any other corps in world class. That probably lit a fire in the member's hearts.
  7. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    I used to agree 100%... I write drill, so I'm a sucker for the high-angle camera. Over the last couple years, though, I've been way down front (row 5-10ish) for live shows and so I've grown fond of thoughtful/meaningful silk selections. It definitely gives you something to appreciate visually and connect to when you can't really see what's going on globally.
  8. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    I remember how different shows were from rehearsals... if the current trend is to make the rehearsals and the performances feel the same, I'm all for it. Allows the kids to max out at even higher levels and if everyone else is doing it, by golly, I support it. :-) Also, did you see the "uniform" flag?!?!?!? :-) I LOVE this season so far!
  9. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    Thanks for sharing this George! :-)
  10. ranintothedoor

    Madison Scouts 2018

    Mmmm... 2003 is one of my favorite Scouts shows. 1998 is still my top. Still haven't formed an opinion on this year's addition, but I appreciate their new approach. I thought last year was fun; whatever direction management decides to go, they just need to commit and go whole-hog.
  11. ranintothedoor

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    This is more evidence that the show is a prequel to Cadets 2017! I'm like butter! (I'm on a roll...)
  12. ranintothedoor

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Also, DUDE!!! I just got it! They're on Noah's Ark at the beginning! Then they disembARK (ha), are told by God to spread out and fill the earth, but Nimrod comes in and consolidates all of them into the land of Shinar. They build their tower, do really wicked things (the drumline/tuba dance thingy), and I bet in the new closer God makes it so they can't speak each other's languages and they disperse. It's the prequel to Cadets 2017! :-D
  13. ranintothedoor

    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    SCV's show this year is incredible. It's too early for me to have an opinion for who's going to win it all, but man.... ...I love me some aggressive drum corps, yo.
  14. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    I LOVED this. :-) thanks All Access!
  15. ranintothedoor

    Cadets 2018

    Yep, saw 2018 spring training run on youtube and I LOVE this show. I got the "disunity" hints at the beginning, but then I stopped caring about the theme and enjoyed the marching and playing. Also, I really like how they treat the singers in the arrangement. They're more of a section like the trumpets or the tenors than a featured ensemble... as it should be. :-) Yay Cadets!