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; Sunrisers 1977-1982. 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. 2018 Rules proposals

    Good point. Seems the Blue Devils are quite often "slotted" in 1st or 2nd.
  2. All time shows: The Crossmen

    I agree... a great player. For my money, his "Pictures of Spain" solo in 1980 is right up there with the iconic Jeff Kievet Muchachos version.
  3. 2018 Rules proposals

    If you'd like, I can call you and announce the scores that I think the corps should have.
  4. DCA DCI how many DCA corps?

    Well said, Jim. Obviously, not having a DCA gig in '17 didn't hurt CT at all. They have adapted to the reality of the world they live in.
  5. 2018 Rules proposals

    Kind of like making the cut to play the weekend at a pro golf tournament!!! LOL
  6. 2018 Rules proposals

    Well... his corps, the Cadets, did play "Anything Goes" in the mid-1970s.
  7. 2018 Rules proposals

    Yep... I remember that well!!! The "waiting for the scores" thing was kinda cool.... it was nice to speculate. But I'd be fine with no scores at all, for that first opening weekend. Just not all the way through July 1.
  8. 2018 Rules proposals

    That is why the good Lord made risers.
  9. 2018 Rules proposals

    I agree on the brass changes. Even though I'm not sure why a field brass judge is needed. Upstairs would be fine with me. The ordinals thing... no. The "no scores before July 1" thing... no, with a caveat: DCA's season-opening show in Wildwood, NJ, mid-June, has been an "evaluation show" the past couple of years... judges give input, but no scores. The new format 1) has not hurt attendance at all... the show's been sold out... and 2) seems to have taken away the worry over whether an early score can, in effect, bury a corps. (DCA has far fewer shows than DCI, so the "make up ground" time window is shorter.) Instead, the corps can just let it fly and get the product out there. So... the fans in Wildwood have been seeing full shows (for mid-June...obviously changes will be made all summer). That was not the case in DCA not too many years ago. I wonder if a "no scores" opening weekend, or something like that, might be beneficial to the DCI groups. Maybe not all the way through July 1, but the first weekend or so, covering as many corps as possible.
  10. All time shows: The Crossmen

    With you on those three favorites... and I'll add "Late Night Jazz" from 2001, and their 1980 through 1982 shows from an earlier era. And absolutely with you on the two "least faves"... it seemed as if they were wandering in the wilderness those two years. No "Crossmen vibe" at all.
  11. Cadets 2018

    Edited for accuracy.
  12. Cadets 2018

    In my case, BITD, I wanted to march Cadets in 1977 (I turned 19 that summer), but couldn't take the summer off for tour. Ended up with DCA's Sunrisers, and the corps won its first DCA title that year. Winning that championship... and two more during my time with Sun... certainly eased the "pain" of not marching DCI. DCI is great... truly the "major league" of marching music, in so many ways. A full-time organization. And I certainly understand why kids want to "do DCI." But DCA, considering it is, for all intents and purposes, a part-time organization, brings a lot to the table, and always has.
  13. Cadets 2018

    Timing is everything.
  14. 2005 Phantom

    One of my favorite PR shows. Entertaining, fun, well-performed.
  15. Cadets 2018

    Yep... it was so bad that it slowed us down from 65 MPH to 60 on Rte. 283. LOL.