c mor

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About c mor

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    SSF Conquistadors 71-75, Concord Blue Devils 76-78
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  1. Cadets 2018

    What do you think are the positives and negatives for the Cadets by starting tour in California? I hope the members really enjoy being out there - I think it will be positive for them to get early reads on the show.
  2. Blue Devils 2018

    3 months until MidCal - Clovis.
  3. All time shows: Troopers

    I realize I'm bringing in a BD reference, but it relates to old school rifle squads... There is a picture of a line of BD rifles, with Lee Doebler in front, and the rifles are frozen mid-toss in a perfect vertical line, and I think even their hand positions during the toss were also identical. It is a fabulous photo. Anyone from that time says, "Yes! That's it! That's what it is supposed to look like!" They spent hours perfecting spin timing and every angle.
  4. All time shows: Troopers

    Two Trooper moves I always loved: the sunburst, and the rifle toss-across with someone in the middle of the circle.
  5. FTW - Wind Tunnel GE

    That looks like a lot of fun!
  6. Yes, it was me. Rick gave us the parts in chunks over the course of a few months. Sometime during the year, I wrote out the whole part. I did the same for 77 since the only change was the 2nd movement. Years later, I found it in a box. It was pretty messed up so I wrote out a new clean copy - I think that was in 2011. I sent it to Rick and all the guys as a 35 yr anniversary present. FYI - I did the same thing as you with learning snare parts...only I was captivated with Santa Clara 1972 -1975. To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't try out there since it was actually closer to my house than Concord. I went to my first practice for BD and instantly felt like it "fit", so I never made it to SC. Funny thing is, I moved in with BD guys who lived in San Jose. We commuted to practice in Silverstein's VW bus. Great times, for sure!
  7. 1976. Playing in the snare line for the Blue Devils was a complete gas. I enjoyed every rehearsal from October - June. I got to travel to the other side of the country during the summer on our "new" buses - 1957 Greyhound SceniCruisers... yeah baby! We had no food truck. We had cereal for breakfast, peanut butter/jelly and/or bologna and cheese sandwiches for lunch, and fast food for dinners. Loved Stillwater, Whitewater, World Open at the Manning Bowl (saw Muchachos for the first time), and CYO - where we did a great drum show even though we arrived about 7 mins before report time due to the equipment truck being too tall to fit under an overpass... Everyone threw on their uniforms, and we played one exercise one time through and hustled on to the field. Stillwater - The drum line is warming up and a crowd starts to gather. I had never seen this before. There were probably 75 or so people. I marched between fellow BD rookie Scott Johnson and 3 year snare vet Alan Silverstein. I turned my head to the right and asked Alan, "What are all those people doing?" "Watching us," he answers. Then I said, "But why? We are just playing basic warm-up exercises." And he says, "Because we're good!" Me, "Oh, okay. That's kind'a weird." I know, pretty much clueless! That whole year, ending by winning BD's 1st championship was absolutely incredible.
  8. 2018 Rules proposals

    We need "restrictor plate" drum corps contests.
  9. All time shows: The Cadets

    Did Garfield ever do Maynard's - Star Trek?
  10. Cadets 2018

    West Coast would be nothing without these....
  11. Madison Scouts 2018

    Could they add a DCP portion to the scoring.... Thread View Analysis, or would it be Thread View Performance?