Fran Haring

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  1. 2018 Rules proposals

    I snipped sections out to save space here. Whether I agree or disagree with anything you have posted here.. this is, without question, one of the best rants I've ever seen anywhere!!!!
  2. Cadets 2018

    As always, we'll know for sure when this show hits the field. Does sound interesting to me, though.
  3. All time shows: The Academy

    Favorites: 2016 2015 Honestly haven't seen enough of them to have a "least favorite."
  4. Is Atlanta in or out?

    Much bigger crowd for the football game than what any drum corps show will draw... maybe that was one reason for the longer delays. Bu you're right.... the "watch the corps in the lot" folks might want to think about getting inside a bit earlier or risk missing their favorite performances. LOL
  5. Freelancers in 1984 movie

    Man... I would have torn off my arm to get a chance to work with Nelson Riddle!!! On the short list of all-time greats.
  6. annual class A question

    Saw on FB today that Excelsior, unfortunately, is inactive for 2018.
  7. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    What they pulled off in 1976 was nothing short of amazing. Basically scrapping/revamping their entire show during the season, and still managing to finish 2nd.
  8. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    That 1980 show... definitely underrated, IMO. Great horn line... a ton of energy... and an absolutely stellar French horn soloist in "Ice Castles."
  9. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    1995 1975 1980 2011 2010 Pre-DCI: 1971
  10. Is Atlanta in or out?

    I agree, they can be.
  11. So that's what is going on there!! That's our route from Brenda's to our family in NJ... and we were wondering if they were just upgrading the Bensalem-area exits or something like that. The traffic flow on the PA Turnpike in that area is actually much better now than a few months ago. The project is shaping up nicely, at least for that stretch. And those flyover ramps are pretty impressive!!!
  12. Absolutely. Forget about I-295 at that Rte. 42 interchange. Like Jeff said... the never-ending project, trying to connect the dots there. LOL. The Commodore Barry Bridge is getting some spillover traffic trying to avoid the other mess...LOL... the project at the Delaware Memorial Bridge... but still, it's the best choice, easy access from there to the stadium!!!
  13. Is Atlanta in or out?

    Man... if that echo is a harbinger of the acoustics for marching ensembles... oh boy. Oh well... the corps will find out first-hand if it works or not. I agree, the officiating was a bit uneven. LOL. Some tough calls made... some missed. The Big 12 crew last year... led by the "Gun Show" ref... did a great job. Saw a couple of bowl games this season that used Sun Belt crews... and those guys also were great.
  14. Is Atlanta in or out?

    Loved one of the folks on The Weather Channel telling people to bring their umbrellas inside to the game!!! LOL
  15. 2018 Rules proposals

    Well said. I agree, the DCA corps seem to have looked at what has worked and what hasn't on the DCI side... and applied those lessons. You are right... it's not going away. And some corps will do it better than others. Just the nature of the beast. If everyone was at the top of their game all the time, the Finals cutoff score would be a 98. LOL. And yes, judges should call out corps who don't have their act together, same as they would critique a corps that needs to march or play better.
  16. 2018 Rules proposals

    I hope so. I'm all for electronics... but the "miked brass sections" thing last season was unsettling to me. It just didn't sound right... too artificial, for lack of a better term... and the can of worms of miking every brass player is one I would prefer not be opened. The players today are so well-trained... let them play.
  17. 2018 Rules proposals

    Thank you for the summary!!!! One-stop shopping. LOL.
  18. 2018 Rules proposals

    Thus, "The Sign" in 1979!!! LOL
  19. 2018 Rules proposals

    I wonder if we'll see a corps carrying mallet instruments for their "Plan B" performance, old-school???
  20. 2018 Rules proposals

    Glassmen Alumni show theme: "Thunder Snow"
  21. 2018 Rules proposals

    Yeah... I've been watching his reports. A rough go up there. He and Mike Seidel... when they show up in your town, your weather is bad!!!
  22. 2018 Rules proposals

    Nice job by Dan Potter with the interviews!!!
  23. 2018 Rules proposals

    I wonder if they could get Jim Cantore to do voiceovers for the show.
  24. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    Quite true. Over the years, I've traveled from Baltimore to that area so many times for drum corps events... I could probably drive sections of I-83 blindfolded without a problem!! LOL
  25. Off-topic, I know... but HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!! Nice to see them back in the bowl picture, and winning again!!!