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  1. Oregon Crusaders 2018

    This is possibly the best teaser ever. Strokes on a typewriter, a date, an opening sky's-the-limit John Williams perfect 5th - capped by a couple of stripped down minor 2nds. Rife with mystery! Aside from OC18's show, I must convey my enthusiasm for the lineup slated for OC's one and only DCI event - Drums of Fire. Best ever. (Cadets, Vanguard, Academy, Blue Knights, Pac Crest, Troopers, OC & Scades - WHAT?) New venue though, and not even in Oregon but hey, we are so hungry for drum corps here in Oregon that we'll even cross the mighty Columbia River for it.
  2. Moving to a top 4 corp

    My son stuck with his home corps for five years and though he was proud of his loyalty - he still regrets not going for his dream corps. It isn't always easy for kids to step out of their comfort zone, cross state lines, and go for what they really want but if it is at all doable, I would encourage your son to go for it. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity - a bucket list kind of thing. Don't hold back!
  3. Moving to a top 4 corp

    no brainer
  4. What you want for 2018

    I could not agree more. The measure of a corps should NOT be how many sub-woofers they can afford to string in front of the pit. I took special notice of this last year and it wasn't even close. I'll give your three guesses which corps win in this regard. Not saying I didn't also love their shows - but it is just getting out of control.
  5. Seattle Cascades 2018

    My issue with Spartans has always been in visual. Their drill never does much for me. I know their guard has always been excellent but I'm talking marching. I know Scade's guard hurt them and without looking at the sheets, that was probably the difference.
  6. All time shows: Seattle Cascades

    Favorite was O. Least favorite was Shinto. Never saw the 2002 show. I have very much liked every show Cascades have fielded since their uni change.
  7. News from Allentown

    Yeah I plan to! Will be a trip my son and I take together. He says he'd rather go there than Indy.
  8. If it MUST be done, there is no one I'd rather see do it than Spielberg though. Just sayin... Just PLEASE cast leads who can actually sing.
  9. News from Allentown

    This is a bucket list venue for me. Not good news. :(
  10. I'm like - what happened to Mike Stevens? Out of the loop I guess.
  11. Really fun thread. One of the things that made BD's 2017 show SO spectacular is the beginning nod to old school drum corps. It worked REALLY well and was as energetic and exciting an opening as I can remember in a show since I became a fan in 2010. But then BD contrasted THAT opening drill with all that came later in the activity and brilliantly showed why drum corps is and will always be an evolving activity. In other words, the OP's idea is really an apples to oranges kind of comparison. But that doesn't mean that older styles can't be tastefully injected into current shows. It is always appreciated!
  12. If the website says it, then it is solid. In the past, that venue hasn't always been available but looks like it is in the books. Good luck to you with Scades. I've really enjoyed their shows from the past few years.
  13. Only one exclamatory word comes to mind: YOWZA!!!!!!! As a yearly Drums of Fire patron myself, I concur that this is an impressive field of corps!!!!! Hopefully they can get the Hillsboro stadium again for this lineup - clearly the best ever for this show - that I know of, anyway. I'm already wondering how in heck I'll get to all the rehearsals...
  14. Open to World Class

    The show Legends fielded this year absolutely blew me away. It was easily my favorite open class show, and I'd watch it again over many WC shows. But what happened midseason reminds us all of the harsh reality that It takes more than just a passionate director, BOD, talented design team and dedicated MMs to make an organization that can stand up to the incredible financial and logistical demands of being a DCI corps of any kind, let alone a WC corps. I hope Legends makes it to WC. I really do. I'm already a huge fan. If/when they do, I think they'll rise like cream rises. Let's hope they can tend to their fiscal challenges!
  15. Just saw this in my email and I knew there would be a thread already started. I am so happy about this!!! Congrats to Music City! This is GOOD for the activity!
  16. Seattle Cascades 2018

    Yeah interesting comparison... prelims to semis vs. semis to finals. Same tendency.
  17. Seattle Cascades 2018

    You know I really did too. I thought they edged out the Spartans. It was close though, for sure. In the final ranking, Seattle Cascades DID beat out the Spartans.
  18. FloMarching makes a funny

    OMG that is as sarcastically witty as anything on DCP. Love it. I have a new respect for Flo.
  19. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I noticed that too. Guard was coming along with the best ever in 2017. They fielded their strongest overall visual product ever too IMO, cleanest for sure.
  20. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    He spent all of one season and did such a great job. Sad to see him go.
  21. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I know! I just read his bio on the OC website. What's up with that?
  22. 2017 DCI survey

    Sounds like the story of my life!
  23. 2017 DCI survey

    Last time I was in Indy was 2014 and I remember Ram but couldn't tell you the other places I ate. Actually all I did at Ram was get growlers of I do remember eating multiple times at an Italian restaurant near Ram. But it doesn't matter because I didn't receive this apparently very uppity survey either. Would be happy to fill one out though. Seems to me DCI would be well served to hear from not only current championships ticket holders but recent past ones as well.
  24. Whether or not it is relatable to drum corps, I will definitely watch it just because I'm interested. Thanks OP for bringing it to my attention.
  25. You know you're a drum corps nerd when every time you see anything that even hints of pageantry - in any form of media - you think, that would look great in a show! You know you're a drum corps nerd when you immediately make a mental brass arrangement out of a catchy snippet of music you're pretty sure you haven't heard any corps do. You know you're a drum corps nerd when it is early September and you're still looking at DCP.