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  1. Video edits 2017
  2. Video edits 2017

    Let’s say you work with a youth organization and see a rare red Ferrari in mint condition that you want to use as a promotion for the youth activity in a parade. There is tons of paperwork and a long waiting period to file with a company, that you hate, in order to possibly gain permission from the owner to use the vehicle; and moreover that wait would take you past the parade date. So you grab the keys, which are under the floor mat, leave a note of thanks, and go ahead and drive the vehicle in the parade. The owner sees the car on TV and decides to file charges of theft. You respond, “Wait, wait, wait, it was for the youth!!!“. Would you do that? Well, that is exactly the same type of scenario concerning the theft of intellectual property done by many bands and corps in which some of you are in favor of. When someone arranges music which is Copyrighted, places that arrangement in a performance, and records and videos that performance, they have to ‘lease’ the right to do so or face the consequences!!! The Copyright owner still owns the music, irrespective of what form it takes!!! Stealing is stealing folks; just because it is intellectual property in an abstract form used for ‘the youth’ does not change the ownership nor the Copyright.
  3. Finals Format

    So did the Scouts: they loved the '88 random format! Go to the fromthepressbox website and see this for yourself. The entire season the Scouts were bouncing around 4th to 7th; even at their last regular performance in Aug just prior to heading into KC for Semi-Finals they were around 7th with a score of 92.7. Then, unbeknownst to the fans due to the secret random draw for Finals, they jumped a whopping 5 points, again jumped a whopping 5 points at the very next show which was Semi-Finals and vaulted into 1st place with a 97.8!. The fans did not discover this until the Final scores were announced at Finals retreat! (Added note: some may try to point to 2008 Regiment as a similar example. However, a check of their scores against BD and The Cavaliers all season in 2008 shows that all three were neck to neck throughout the summer; with Regiment being tied with The Cavaliers at least twice and beating BD at least once at Allentown. Nothing like the 7th place to 1st place 5-point vaulting in one show for the Scouts in 1988).
  4. Finals Format

    And French Horns, oh, and Sousaphones are legal now also.
  5. Finals Format

    As for 'one and done' is all that is needed from us dino's perspective to say never again: well the DCI broadcast also tried play by play commentary once during Finals in the early '80s; it worked out about as good as the '88 random draw!!!! So to place that into your position that we are old farts who merely hate change, how about you advocating for play by play commentary as well as random draw?
  6. Finals Format

    Double post
  7. Finals Format

    What new 'anticipation' would this 6 on 6 Finals night random draw actually bring to DCI? (Especially when head to head scores and rankings are well known to most every fan for weeks in advance.) How would it be way more exciting than 2008 when Regiment was known to be third on Thursday, known to be second on Friday, and then the explosion of the crowd on Saturday when they were announced as Champion?
  8. Cadets 2018

    So, apparently even in the 80’s, the administrations of The Cadets, The Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cavaliers, and Phantom Regiment had already developed, what was to come to a head 20 some-odd years later, the 'G7' mentality. And if they held that mentality 20 years prior to the infamous proposal, what makes anyone think the current administrations have changed their deep held beliefs just a few years after the leak of the proposal?
  9. Yep; in the 1970’s and 1980’s DCI was all about the youth and not about the staff alright; It certainly was the youth performers’ names that appeared in the programs and were mentioned on the broadcasts not staff and designers names like Bobby Hoffman, George Zingalli, Tom Float, Jim Ott, Dennis Delucia…. Oh to go back to the good ole days when it was all about the youth and their names being placed in the DCI Hall of Fame and not just the adults!!!!
  10. Finals Format

    That top 6 bottom 6 draw type format format was also the way DCI '88 was split; and it stunk!!!
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  12. Uh.... never mind, I do not want my humorous sarcasm to get this thread locked by the mods.
  13. Likely the best thing you ever posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!