oldcadetsop

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oldcadetsop last won the day on January 29 2016

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About oldcadetsop

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    Cadets
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1984 Garfield Cadets
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1984
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  1. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    On a small hand basis that may be true to. When you start talking millions/billions. IRS does not have the time to go after the person that did not pay 100 bucks on their taxes. Do not get me wrong, there are places such as (and I am assuming all those you listed refer to college football programs). it happens. I am not condoning it.
  2. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Judges have been working with bands, corps (before rule changes) , which is totally acceptable. I see your inference, meaning Cadets. Most judges at some point have an affiliation with a corps. I have many friends that are judges that have been/marched/taught corps in the past. It is a small field for quality judges. All we can do is respect that the judges are impartial. LOL In a perfect world. I have no problem with judges having an affiliation. Again, small world. All I ask for is no bias. If what you are referencing, again I think your point is aimed at Cadets. Actually, judges that do YEA shows, do it for the love of the activity. TRUST me, they actually lose money personally. Between flight, room, food. They actually basically lose money during a judging a YEA show. So no, I have no problem.
  3. Cadets 2018

    Mr. DeLebirto was an amazing man. Great person. Talented but also very funny, philosophical, etc. I remember a long talk we had one day while on tour. I will keep that conversation to myself. But let's say it is a talk that defined who I am now. RIP SIR
  4. Cadets 2017

    I was going to bring that up a few days ago. But did not want to hear from a certain Rocky Top person. Scatter has been going on for ages, 85 Cadets, 87 Disapearing front back into a front etc. Many more examples could spend a day talking about. BTW, Tom , was an integral part as a tech for us in 86. Talented, great guy.
  5. Cadets 2017

    Smart move, not worth it. But I doubt will be hearing anything from Bobby in the near future.
  6. Cadets 2018

    Yes I know. Great person besides a talent
  7. Cadets 2018

    We had our share of mishaps with them, lots of lost shakos. I remember we were in montreal and it was pouring. The rings got soaked, and were hanging low, we lost a lot of shakos that day LOL
  8. Cadets 2018

    I have openly stated that Cadets have become to literal. Some years over the past 10 the have been not so literal. But in the years they have its overbearing. Let the product, music, drill, guard, percussion speak for themselves. For the most part, I think the average person already knows what the story of the music you are playing is about. Just do not shove it down my throat. That said, Cadets are not the only culprits. Why is there a need these days to tell a story? I get it if you are playing Phantom, Les Miz. etc. Give the audience a chance and not be bombarded. They/we are a bit smarter than given credit for.
  9. You hit the operative word sir............... subjective, Does a score dictate best? No. I totally agree with your reasoning, PR and otherwise. There should be more people with your enlightenment .
  10. Cadets 2018

    Exactly. Make refrence points but not oversell literally. Make a monster hornline and an in your face percussion line with a solid guard and an in you face drill.
  11. Cadets 2018

    I think it is perfect time to lol experiment and buck the trend. I think Waterfront is powerfull, yet beautiful. Make it solid, fierce and beautiful.
  12. Cadets 2018

    The ballad is a beautiful piece of music. Contrasts the volatile of the remainder of the score. Brilliant score by Mr. Bernstein.
  13. Cadets 2018

    Hence why I said, what do they have to lose. Bring it and say WTF, you don't like it, so be it. I preface that with, they better be monsters at clean and don't give a rats ### what judges think. I think If they pulled out a CADET show............score or not, they will be cowd favorites.
  14. Cadets 2018

    What would they have to lose by bucking the trend at this point. Don't get me wrong, I love what is currently happening in DCI. But it would be awesome for Cadets to do Waterfront, a powerfull story and music and just say ya know what. Here ya go.
  15. Cadets 2018

    one of the greatest ever