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  1. https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  2. No matter who wins DCI this year, the biggest winner will be the Legends and their members, along with the drum corps community for helping to save this corps. This can be accomplished! Impossible, you say? https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  3. Sure it's an expense. Someone is going to pay it - just that I chose to pay it myself instead of having it deducted for the corps. Is there a better way? Sure. But, sometimes you just have to go the path of least resistance. I'll take Ibe's word at this point that they need the cash in 24 hours and use the donation method that was set up. Obviously a cash donation directly to the corps would be the best method, but time is of the essence. And, really, if each donor incurs the expense, it's not a big deal. I'll gladly accept the fee and be happy I am helping out in a very small way. Donating less than what most would spend on a night out will save the Legends. The payment is small compared to the joy the activity gives back to most of us - and most importantly to the marching members. DCI Open Class can fix the financial management of the corps ONLY if there is a corps to fix. https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  4. When you donate, you have the option of incurring that fee yourself. Which is what I did. You do not have to pass that fee on the corps. https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  5. Perhaps. On the other hand, a "bail out" should also have consequences. Those consequences should be oversight, guidance, and even control if necessary, to ensure sustainability. The other thing is that each time something like this happens, it serves as a case study that, if used properly, can help avoid a similar occurrence down the road. We don't have the facts - perhaps DCI Open Class and/or the Legends knows - who knows? But in order to even get there, this corps can be salvaged (hopefully). $100k, as much as it is, is far less than the hole the Glassmen were in when they folded. And besides, the corps is in the middle of the tour season (currently in Alabama) and even if they were to fold, would incure expenses of getting everyone back. This is, even though a daunting task, can be solved. The alternative is to just let them fold. There's enough of us out there who can help save this one. I, for one, decided to help.
  6. The drum corps community can do this! I know it!!!!!!!!!! Go Legends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  7. First things first. Help bail the Legends out and save the season for ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN members! I gave. We can all analyze the reasons the Legends got to this point. But we have a more immediate need at this point to help salvage what has been an excellent Open Class corps. There will be time to assess how little DCI does for Open Class - from lack of contest money at Open Class shows, to the ever-demanding need to have a solid business model, revenue streams, and money manageement. But for now, WE have the chance to help. Sacrafice this weekend's movie ticket and dinner money to help a corps within an activity we all have a passion for. There is so much in life we have little to no control over - this is NOT one of them. Help, give, support! https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  8. UP TO $64,000!!!! https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  9. https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390 It's at $19k.
  10. Ok. Did it. It's up to just under $16k. Next up... https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  11. But I suppose any discussion about how tough it is to compete in the business of DCI would be a disservice to the needs of the Legends at this time. I hope they get the cash and find a way to right the organization. I have met Ibe and spoken with him a couple of times. He seems like a genuinely nice man, sincere in his commitment, and has done many wonderful things to help build that organization. This proclamation had to be very tough for him to do. I commend him in doing so. Again, hope they make it. We need many more corps out there. Just need them to be financially secure. The kids who choose to go on the road with them and pay their tuition deserve nothing less. But sometimes, things happen. No one wins here.
  12. Removed. DCP can have a discussion on the revenue disparegy amoung the corps some other time.
  13. 147 members is the largest number this corps has ever fielded. All currently on the road with a show in Alabama on Friday. Need $100k in 24 hours or they fold? Ouch!
  14. Very true! If any corps has proven they can develop a show, it's Crown. It's going to be razor thin at the top, so anyone's game at this point.
  15. Perhaps. I make no judgment about the judges. No matter how you slice it, Crown will be maxing this show out by the time all is said and done this season. That said, you wonder what else they could have done with this show. In some ways, if the back 1/2 would be as solid as the first half, Crown would be the odds on favorite. Not sure we can make that case at the moment. Though, I'm pulling for Crown - very much so.