Old Corps Guy

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About Old Corps Guy

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1976 - West Allis Wranglers, 1979 - Pioneer, 1980 - Cavaliers, 1982 – Phantom Regiment (Partial Year), 1984-88 - Commandant’s Own, United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, 1990-2001 – Washington Redskins Marching Band, 2010 – Reading Buccaneers
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Reading Buccaneers, The Cavaliers, Blue Devils, United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Blue Devils 1979
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. All time shows: the Cavaliers

    All male drum corps, There can be only one.............. I can't believe I just went there.
  2. All time shows: the Cavaliers

    First, I am being a "homer" with my only marching member year. I take you back to 1980. So many people have come up to me over the years and mention that show as the reason they became "hooked" on drum corps. I give you the following: Fiedler and the mace toss at the first hit of the opener. Rifle toss over the horn line in the drum solo Double rifles by the guard The step-over in the closer. Yes, I am the "Old Corps Guy" and freely admit it. p.s. I forgot to mention, Rita Moreno loved us.
  3. What corps sleep in…

    Someone has entirely too much time on their hands waiting for the first show announcement.
  4. For those who plan to cancel, the instructions from FloMarching site are below: How do I cancel a subscription that I purchased in the Apple TV app? To cancel a PRO subscription that you purchased via the Apple TV app, you will need to use the Apple TV’s Manage Subscriptions option. Please note that FloSports Customer Service cannot cancel or modify subscriptions purchased via an Apple TV, nor can we issue refunds for subscriptions purchased in this manner. To cancel from the Apple TV, follow these steps: Go to Settings. Under Settings, find Accounts. In Accounts, go to Subscriptions and select Manage Subscriptions. Choose FloSports from the list of subscriptions. Use the options to manage your subscription. Choose Cancel Subscriptionto cancel your subscription. If you cancel your FloSports subscription, your subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle. For more information on canceling an Apple TV subscription, visit Apple Support: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039 How do I cancel a subscription I purchased via the Roku app? To cancel a PRO subscription that you purchased via the Roku Channel Store, use the method below. Please note that FloSports Customer Service cannot cancel or modify subscriptions purchased via a Roku, nor can we issue refunds for subscriptions purchased in this manner. For accounts created through Roku, all billing and account issues must be handled through https://www.roku.com/. 1) Login and go to My Account 2) Scroll down and click on Manage Your Subscriptions From here, you can cancel your auto-renewal and manage other aspects of your account. If you have any problems, please visit http://support.roku.com/home for further information. For more information on cancelling your subscription on a Roku, see Roku customer support: https://support.roku.com/article/208756478-how-do-i-manage-or-cancel-a-subscription
  5. A Crowning Metaphor - Crown 2017, It Is?

    I actually like the possibility of this theme. . Having hosted both the Blue Devils and Carolina Crown this year, I have been able to see the rehearsals up close and personal. I might even suggest that the themes of the two shows are eerily similar. The idea that Crown is showing the "Change" of the field is a "Metamorph" into something different. "It Is" possible that they are the same idea shown in two totally different styles. Both shows are about change while giving respect to the past. Or am I way off base? Either way, I love both shows and am glad there is a good chance that both will medal tomorrow night.
  6. How sad is it that we all know who will get Toc'd? I made my prediction already. BAC will be at least 2 tenths closer and Bluecoats will be at least two tenths farther ahead. Again I say it, Prove Me Wrong.
  7. With the judging panel tonight at semifinals, I predict BAC will pick up at least two tenths tonight on Cavies and Bluecoats will open up at least 2 tenths ahead of Cavies. Prove me wrong.
  8. I just received a poll from FloMarching. What should I give them for a score?
  9. So sad. She has such a beautiful voice.
  10. Are they really singing?

    I have yet to spot a Cavalier at a microphone during the singing.
  11. Are they really singing?

    Don't forget the Pioneer soloist is singing live as well. I understand she also won I&E Vocal soloist. Several medals for Pioneer this year in I&E. Good for them.
  12. Championships Panels

    At least the Torch isn't judging finals. Semis with her judging will be tough for the boys in green.
  13. Are they really singing?

    This is a conversation I have been having for quite some time. Live drum corps should be "LIVE" and not recorded. I am both a professional bass trombonist and a professional vocalist. I also serve as a music director in both formats. Drum Corps is "Big, Loud & LIVE" according to the DCI/Fathom Events Promo today. The music should be "LIVE" as well and not a recording. Sampling has always been a sore spot for me.
  14. I am one of the many that purchased FloMarching on July 14, 2017. The thought process was to get through the finals for only $49. The challenge now is the teaser that has been presented by showing DCA finals in three weeks. $49 for just one more show is tempting, but expensive for just that one show. I am not that big a fan of the other features since my band is in USBands and not BoA. I'm also not as big into WGI and am happy with just going to a few local shows. I guess you could call this a reminder to those that don't want to get hit with another billing of $49 to remember to cancel on Sunday.