DCI-86

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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. No but if it happens often I change my internet provider. Sadly you don't have that choice with flo
  2. Monday July 17th El Dorado Kansas: Blue Devils - 85.50 Bluecoats - 84.60 Blue Knights - 79.25 Mandarins - 75.0 Pacific Crest - 69.8 Oregon Crusaders - 69.70 Olathe Kansas: Santa Clara Vanguard - 85.50 The Cadets - 82.70 Phantom Regiment - 79.00 Blue Stars - 77.90 Colts - 72.30 Seattle Cascades - 66.80 Genesis - 64.7 Bentonville Arkansas: Carolina Crown - 84.50 Boston Crusaders - 82.80 Crossmen - 77.0 Madison Scouts - 76.20 The Academy - 72.70 Spirit of Atlanta - 70.00 Jersey Surf - 62.30 Pioneer - 57.30 Tuesday July 18th: Broken Arrow Oklahoma: Blue Devils - 86.9 Santa Clara Vanguard - 86.40 Bluecoats - 86.00 Carolina Crown - 85.00 The Cavaliers - 83.5 The Cadets - 82.90 Phantom Regiment - 80.50 Blue Knights - 80.00 Thursday July 20th: Belton Texas: Carolina Crown - 86.00 Boston Crusaders - 83.30 Blue Stars - 78.80 Crossmen - 78.4 Madison Scouts - 77.5 Mandarins - 75.90 The Academy - 72.90 Colts - 72.30 Troopers - 71.50 Genesis - 65.30 Jersey Surf - 62.00 Pioneer - 57.90 Denton Texas: Santa Clara Vanguard - 87.20 Bluecoats - 86.80 The Cavaliers - 84.00 The Cadets - 82.9 Blue Knights - 80.8 Phantom Regiment - 80.70 Spirit of Atlanta - 71.90 Oregon Crusaders - 70.90 Pacific Crest - 70.20 Seattle Cascades - 67.40 Friday July 21st: Houston Texas: Blue Devils - 88.0 Santa Clara Vanguard - 87.80 Bluecoats - 87.50 Carolina Crown - 86.80 The Cavaliers - 84.50 Phantom Regiment - 81.90 Blue Knights - 81.40 Crossmen - 79.40
  3. Really enjoyed the changes Cadets made. Great show for them in a rebuilding year that will end in 6th. Wish they had a better way of changing into last costume- feels like it takes too long. Like new ending. Now they need to get clean!!
  4. Could it be as simple as the corps above them are currently better than them?
  5. The important thing is for Cadets to find their own niche in this modern era - if everyone went down the abstract route then it would be mighty boring. I think the direction Cadets is headed is right for them - they just need to nail the design and get clean! My take currently is that they are spending so much time on the new ending that they are neglecting cleaning the rest of the show. In parts (if you watch Orlando and then earlier shows) they seem to be getting dirtier rather than cleaner! Thats why others are overtaking them. Time to clean clean clean
  6. Maybe it was just time for a change. There is no other corps bar BD that had the stability in staff that Cadets had so GH couldn't have been that bad. In the long run, the change will probably benefit both corps.
  7. Wednesday, July 12 Lebanon, IL Santa Clara Vanguard - 82.8 Phantom Regiment - 76.0 Madison Scouts - 72.2 Genesis - 61.3 Pioneer - 54.5 Atlanta, GA The Cavaliers - 81.0 The Cadets - 79.1 Boston Crusaders - 78.9 Colts - 71.2 Spirit of Atlanta -69.7 Jersey Surf - 60.0 Ogden, UT Blue Devils - 83.2 Blue Knights - 77.2 Mandarins - 73.1 Pacific Crest - 68.8 Oregon Crusaders - 67.3 Seattle Cascades -66.4 Friday, July 14 Dubuque, IA Santa Clara Vanguard - 83.8 Blue Stars - 76.9 Crossmen - 75.8 The Academy - 72.9 Colts - 71.0 Genesis - 62.5 Pioneer - 58.3 Martin, TN Carolina Crown - 83.8 Boston Crusaders - 80.5 Madison Scouts- 73.7 Spirit of Atlanta -70.5 Jersey Surf -61.0 Casper, WY Bluecoats - 84.2 Mandarins - 73.8 Troopers - 73.4 Oregon Crusaders - 69.3 Seattle Cascades - 67.4 Saturday, July 15 Alexandria, KY Carolina Crown - 84.5 Boston Crusaders - 81.0 Madison Scouts - 74.0 Spirit of Atlanta - 71.5 Jersey Surf - 63.0 DeKalb, IL Santa Clara Vanguard - 85.0 The Cavaliers - 83.0 The Cadets - 82.4 Phantom Regiment - 78.4 Blue Stars - 77.2 Crossmen - 76.3 The Academy - 73.0 Colts - 72.5 Denver, CO Blue Devils - 85.7 Bluecoats - 85.0 Blue Knights - 78.6 Mandarins - 74.2 Troopers - 72.9 Pacific Crest -70.3 Oregon Crusaders - 69.5 Seattle Cascades - 68.0
  8. You know why I like the Cadets this year? Because whilst they are trying to become a "21st Century corps" they are not following the trends of chopped up music, of a ballad as their 3rd tune. of not using pit/recorded music as the 'interlude" between each piece. Because they are not randomly resetting to the next spot during said interlude. I like that that they are "ploughing their own furrow" whilst trying to modernise. And finally, out of all the spandex costuming this year- they have done costuming the best. IMHO
  9. I think the Blue Stars product is superior to Crossmen and now has less design issues that need fixing - just need to clean clean clean. Both corps are great this season.
  10. It's more because currently the pacing doesn't work - they move into the 'forgiven' section and then the show ends - no time for it to develop and conclude - and apparently the judges are picking this up as a big issue. A longer ending will allow that section to develop - so it is more than just a 'tag' ending. Now how well Cadets design team does with making this work, is another question and I agree just adding on a 30 section 'tag' ending has never really catapulted anyone up the ladder, but this is more than that. We shall see.......
  11. This is soooo true and exactly what I was thinking. People are so fickl. We all need to take the long game like most corps are doing!
  12. My comment about money had nothing to do with Boston's staff it was in reply to the question "how does Blue devils retain their staff". Talk about taking a comment out of context to suit their own agenda!!
  13. I would imagine NONE. Last year by his (GH) own admission they had a tough time off the field as well as on it - hence the changes (both voluntary and forced). This year they seem to be having a fantastic time with a much more coherent programme and a younger corps that is starting to bring them into the 21st century (and will probably increase retention) so I suspect regardless of position they won't make too many staff changes.
  14. I was responding to the question "how did BD hang on to their staff for decades"
  15. MONEY and lots of it