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About luv4corps

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    My son marched Oregon Crusaders 2010 - 2014, lead euphonium
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Oregon Crusaders, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Spartacus, Downside Up, Metamorph, Dreaming In Color
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    I have an extensive music background. Retired music educator. Now I golf a lot and when I can get to a warm climate, love SCUBA.

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  1. luv4corps

    Pioneer Member Rant

    Well if it is the case, then clearly there are violations if any of this 'rant' is to be believed. I simply don't know.
  2. Yes! One of the truly cringe-worthy trends in shows is to have the brassline backing a recorded vocal. Yuck.
  3. luv4corps

    Your 2018 Top 6

    Not on purpose though! Just turned out that way.
  4. luv4corps

    Your 2018 Top 6

    Yes! That was one of the many little vignettes that made this show so great!
  5. luv4corps

    Your 2018 Top 6

    I love threads like this - when we get to just say what WE loved the most about the season. I'm also in including why. My favorites: Pacific Crest/Here's To The Ones Who Dream I loved, loved, LOVED this show. Maybe because as a kid I was obsessed with show business and dreamed of being a star myself. I don't know. I just connected to this production from the very beginning. There were many subtleties with choreography that I appreciated and the corps sounded FANTASTIC. This was a growth year for PC. Mandarins/Life Rite After Since last year, if there were one word that I could use to describe this corps it would be "fresh". They come off fresh as a clean and powdered babies' bottom to me. I have always loved their visual programs and now the music has caught up. I especially enjoy the creative brass arranging. This show also gets my vote for best guard outfitting. How cool were those jester hats? The Mandies are firing on all cylinders now. Santa Clara Vanguard/Babylon For me, this show was about intensity. It never let up. It grabbed me and never let go in exactly the same way that Downside Up did. Blue Devils/Dreams And Nighthawks I surprise myself by saying this about the perennial champs - but I felt kinda bad for BD this year. They had a brilliant show that easily would have won in another year. The way the painting came together was dazzling. I loved it. The Devils' 'in-your-face' style of performance never disappoints. Cadets/The Unity Project The Cadets could not have put on a more apropos show this year for obvious reasons. No one uses a vocal ensemble quite the way the Cadets do. The voices were the emotion of that show. The MM uniforms always made me hungry because they looked like decorated cordials! Bluecoats/Session 44 This was another fully integrative use of a vocal. The way the singer was woven into the storyline was very effective. Oh yeah and I wanted to be her, lol. The show had a great look to it, with the MM unis being all so similar yet different. I never really got the giant scaffolding chairs though...other than looking 'studio-ey' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HM: Crown/Beast I have never seen a Crown show that I didn't like. Period.
  6. luv4corps

    Pioneer Member Rant

    I'm just going to say one thing: DCI should require all corps to have a med staff. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
  7. luv4corps

    SCV's show was an epic musical fail.

    Of course the title of this thread caught my eye - and obviously a lot of people's eyes based on the pages and pages of responses. (which I am still reading). The above part of OP's post is all I agree with. The rest of it just sounds like sour grapes to me. Considering OP's opinion, it is rather ironic that Vanguard's rendering of 'My Body Is a Cage' affected me emotionally more deeply than any other!. It is the earworm that is the most lasting.
  8. luv4corps

    Scv - a new era?

    Actually when I made the comment about VC, I was referring more to the dynasty factor... meaning great quality from top to bottom, not so much that VC MMs would transition into the A corps. Clearly, SCV can get whoever they want at this point!
  9. luv4corps

    Scv - a new era?

    Perhaps it is too soon to tell but factoring in the success of VC in the mix, I'd say the domination has already begun!
  10. luv4corps

    Genesis 2018

    OC and likely several other corps do heavy recruiting in Texas. It is a GREAT talent pool, and there is enough to go around. I appreciate your defense of what will end up being a mere hiccup in Genesis' development.
  11. luv4corps

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    My vote is Slouchmen. More descriptive of the corps.
  12. Wow I went to bed last night, excited about Vanguard's title and how great the Mandarins and Boston did. But today, after checking out a few threads here on DCP, I am finding some testiness. (Maybe I just happened to click on two especially testy threads?). I wish we could all just get along! This was another amazing season.
  13. luv4corps

    The future is here

    This has probably already been said but the person who posted that is in Camp Blue Devils. I guess he just figures everyone should know that when he posts.
  14. luv4corps

    Your 2018 Season Ear Worms

    Absolutely. Was stuck in my head all day yesterday. Tonight after finals, I am on a BD's "Laura" kick.