Slingerland

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  1. Slingerland

    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Forgettable music, unforgettable costuming. Madison 2018.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    I like Crossmen, but there's nothing in that package that will threaten anyone in the 9th and up spots. And Skeletor singing towards the end is a little disquieting.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Great show from Mandarins. Totally readable, and even if you don't want to interrogate the meaning, the effects keep it interesting. Well done.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    4th time watching Colts, including twice live. Not sure what the hook is supposed to be on this show.
  5. The show is relatively thin, from a content standpoint, and bluntly, isn't that much fun to watch (personal opinion, of course). They'll be fighting with Crown/Cavaliers for the respectable 4th spot, which is still quite a feat.
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    Drums Along the Rockies - July 14, 2018

    Second time with Troop this year. The show still meanders, and there's May move-in sloppiness in the movement that should have been ironed out weeks ago. Disappointing, though the horn book has enough meat to keep it interesting.
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    Top 12 All Time Shows

    No order, but... 2003 Cavaliers 1976 Blue Devils 2016 Bluecoats 2013 Crown 1974 Muchachos 1979 Spirit of Atlanta 1983 Garfield 1993 Star 1999 SCV 1975 Madison 1989 Cavaliers 1992 Velvet Knights
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    DeKalb, IL - July 14, 2018

    The original concept was built around the G7 corps, and for the first few years, it did work that all or almost all of them were in each event. Now the title has been retained but the concept has been diluted. The Murfreesboro show is still previous top 8, but that's the only show where previous season's placement factors into appearance.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Bloo wins GE BD wins overall visual Crown wins horns Cavaliers win guard and percussion Overall 1. Bluecoats 2. BD 3. Cavaliers 4. Crown 5. Boston 6. Cadets 7. Regiment 8. Blue Stars 9. Bones
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    Zionsville, IN - July 11, 2018

    Different years, different landscapes. PR will have their work cut out for them staying in front of Blue Stars and Mandarins this year, where everyone in the top six is really playing a different game entirely.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    You'd be surprised how little disparity there is among the finalist corps. The staffs all talk - they know about what others are getting paid, and with a few exceptions , the arrangers and top show management at the lower placing corps are in the same general range as the top 7 or 8. In the end, really good ideas don't cost any more than really dull ideas, but really dull ideas (like this year's PR show) can definitely extract a toll. Regiment had a programming formula that worked for literally decades, but it doesn't anymore. The aftermath of this season will be an opportunity for them to go big and go weird and surprise people into paying attention to them again, but no one will if they stay with the same conservative approach they've been using.
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    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Were the Sweeney Sisters booked tonight?
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    Minneapolis, MN - July 7, 2018

    Jeff Ausdemore (percussion) and Tim Ochran (VA) have both been regular Finals week judges. The others ranked their captions pretty much the same as the other judges who are on the panels this year, so there's no reason to suspect last nights positions would have changed with a different panel.
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    Madison Scouts 2018

    Glad to see the thread has moved in a more thoughtful direction since yesterday.
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    Minneapolis, MN - July 7, 2018

    Watching the shows again this morning, the takeaway for me is that Cavaliers, once the back half of the show is cleaned and complete, will very possibly be competing in the top 3. I can't say the same for BD.