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About DCI-86

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Marched guard in Les Eclispses in 1986
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, Cadets, Blue Stars
  1. The future of the Cadets

    Slight change of subject but any news on the guard caption head replacement? Aren’t auditions in the next week or 2?
  2. YEA board resigns

    It's interesting to note that the URL of the press release says 'interim board' but the release itself does not imply it's an interim board!
  3. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cadets-drum-bugle-corps-board-resignation-allentown-george-hopkins-20180411.html?mobi=true
  4. Full story: http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/allentown-cadets-board-resigns-amid-allegations-against-ex-drum-corps-director/728034992
  5. YEA:"Mr. Rutherford joined on the board by: Jane Lemmon,Vicki Ferrence Ray,Ben Regalado,Larry Mills,Providing additional support and resources ..Dan Acheson, CEO of Drum Corps International.Further appointments to the board, task forces, and sub-committees will be forthcoming."
  6. Apparently entire YEA board has resigned and new board taken over
  7. Knowing what a controlling person GH is, I find it almost impossible to imagine he is not still pulling the strings in the background.
  8. I agree but as I said this is going on in other corps and quietly brushed under the carpet. I suspect all corps will be tightening their tolerance of this and bringing their safeguarding policies to the forefront
  9. I think people need to mindful that this behaviour has been endemic in many corps over many years, and as likely had happened at YEA, it’s been quietly swept under the carpet (until now....) Think about other corps that had long term staff quietly disappear. It’s ironic that a number of corps are quickly publishing their safeguarding policies- as if to say “this would never happen to us”- except it probably has!! If there is anything good to come out of this- it will be all corps cleaning house
  10. Cadets 2018

    There was no mention of Shane Gwaltney. Is he still involved or has he departed already?!?!?
  11. 2018 Blue Stars

    Well I spoke to him a few weeks back so yes I’m sure ......
  12. 2018 Blue Stars

    Michael Shapiro isn’t going anywhere. He is still at Blue Stars
  13. Cadets 2018

    Cadets are just trying to find their niche and the choir/vocals is an interesting differentiator that by and large was a success for them this year. After using them for one season they probably figured a lot of stuff out so I don’t blame them for wanting to use them again in some form or another at this stage we really don’t know how they will be used/featured. Shane is a great addition and I hope GH leaves him to do his job. George Dixon, if you no longer want to support the Cadets then surely the best thing to do is just don’t support them. Not sure why you need to make the public declaration! .
  14. Cadets 2018

    If they could add a new creative director/programme co-ordinator then that would help
  15. I would read very little into this. I suspect he will be with BS next year but if he did leave Blue Stars he would be leaving Drum corps. He certainly would not be headed anywhere else.