Fran Haring

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About Fran Haring

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    DCP Fanatic
  • Birthday 06/21/1958

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Sacred Heart Crusaders (Manville, NJ) 1971-1976; Long Island Sunrisers 1977-1982; Westshoremen Alumni 2005-07, 2012-16. PA announcer at various drum corps and band shows, including DCA Championships, since 1983.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1977. A magical year for the Sunrisers. The corps' first DCA title.
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    Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. Fran Haring

    DCA Final Regular-Season Weekend

    Glad we're getting in before the toll changes. Man... i remember those CT Turnpike tolls well from back in the day. We are going to leave pretty early Saturday from NJ, with the traffic issues in mind. I actually kinda enjoy driving in the NY/NJ/CT metro area. Almost like being in a real-life video game. I don't remember the names of those corps... but you're right, that area and the Bridgeport area were chock full of local corps years ago.
  2. Fran Haring

    Pioneer Member Rant

    Did a couple myself, with Sunrisers. Our staff told the horn line to dial it back a notch or two, since we were inside in tight quarters. Of course, we disregarded that order and played louder.
  3. Fran Haring

    Pioneer Member Rant

    And the crowds at those cat shows can be very fickle. A tough room to work.
  4. It's the last weekend of DCA shows before championships.... three shows on the schedule. Reading, PA, and Seymour CT, on Saturday. Hiram, GA, on Sunday. Big weekend for corps looking to either get a seeding score, or improve on an existing one. Buccaneers and Cadets2 head to head in Reading... should be interesting. Plus Caballeros, White Sabers, Bushwackers, and Skyliners. Also the debut of Highland Regiment and the first U.S. show for Cadence from the UK. Fusion Core headlines the field at in Seymour. We'll also see if Hurricanes can keep their recent momentum going, and if Sunrisers can stay within shouting distance of them. And will Erie Thunderbirds inch closer to a possible Class A finalist spot? In Georgia, its Atlanta CV's chance to make a statement... will they be a Top 3 contender again? Also in that show, the Southern Knights... who are in the mix for Class A finals. We're heading to Seymour, since my sweetie Brenda is with Caballeros Alumni and I'm her chauffeur.
  5. Fran Haring

    DCA Show In NJ This Weekend

    Good news!!! I think I'll start a new thread about this weekend's shows.
  6. Fran Haring

    2018 Alumni Spectacular Lineup?

    LOL!!!! What is this "loop" you speak of ???
  7. Fran Haring

    DCA Show In NJ This Weekend

    Good question. I know they were scheduled for the show as of mid-July.
  8. "Blue Devils never do enough drill"... various DCP posters. "Vanguard did nothing visually this year"... other DCP posters. "I believe it is peace for our time"... Neville Chamberlain.
  9. I'm pretty sure this is out there somewhere, thought I saw it on some forum/page, but I can't find it... so.... Does anyone know the lineup/order of appearance for the alumni show on DCA championship weekend?
  10. Fran Haring

    Standings as of now DCA

    I hear that. Let's hope for good weather, everywhere.
  11. Fran Haring

    DCA Show In NJ This Weekend

    Yep. Hurcs did their show in the rain... then the show was called, and Cabs, Cadets2, and Bushwackers performed standstills in the school gymnasium.
  12. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    I hear ya about Sonus... great crew there, and they are getting it done in SoundSport!!!
  13. Fran Haring

    Best Baritone solos or features

    An oldie: Eddie Irwin's bari solo in "Free".... 1973 Bridgemen.
  14. Fran Haring

    DCA Show In NJ This Weekend

    It will be interesting to see what the Saints bring to the table. Good to see these new faces on the Class A scene!!!
  15. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    Saw Sonus in one of the July 4 parades in the Baltimore area. They looked and sounded good!!! I think they have found a good home in SoundSport. You do have a point about the less-than-stellar track record of getting a corps off the ground in the region. But perhaps an established organization like Cadets/YEA can come in and hit the ground running for the most part, unlike a from-scratch startup.