scvphan

Members
  • Content count

    87
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

99 Excellent

About scvphan

  • Rank
    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 10/01/1981

Profile Information

  • Your Favorite Corps
    Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1989 SCV
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Oklahoma
  1. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    What was it like to experience SCV 2017 from the head drum major's podium? This gives a great taste...check it out!
  2. 2018 Prediction Thread

    Prediction: this thread will have fewer pages than the Cadets 2017 thread
  3. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    Congrats SCV on an unforgettable season, anniversary, and show! So proud to see you return to the medal podium as well as to see SCVC win the open championship, plus the alumni corps for its wonderful tribute to the organization. To the the vanguard organization and all the corps members (SCV, SCVC, alumni), design team, corps staff, volunteers, organization leadership, and so many others thank you for the countless hours you put in to make 2017 a truly magical season that we'll never forget!
  4. Yeah, I noticed that too. That final sequence with the rolling wheels is getting cleaner but still some polishing left to do. Not sure if others noticed it but earlier in the show (can't recall which movement) I noticed a marching member wipe out on the left side of the 50. Had to sprint to get to their next set on time. A couple individual bumps tonight but overall ensemble quality is increasing.
  5. The BD and SCV top 2 thread and then this...whew what a cranky week on DCP! Off-season is almost here folks!
  6. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    I was holding out some hope for that until seeing the new closer over the weekend. Having 12 rolling members in the final sequence makes that seem unlikely. With that said they could potentially do a partial early wearing of them like BD does and then remove them. Could be logistically very messy though adding that to the already complex visual design. The practical side of me says don't mess with it...the nostalgic side of me says figure out a way to make it happen. I would suspect the odds of them remaining without the aussie are pretty high.
  7. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    What a razor thin margin between SCV and BD as the season is down to two weeks left!! 0.0125 - are you kidding me?! And must say while I loved the old ending, this new one is sweet and with more cleaning should be perfect come finals! Take it home Santa Clara!!
  8. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    I shared some of this in the Mustang show thread but just wanted to include here as well! Had my first opportunity last night to hear this show live and my goodness what a masterpiece this year! Visually there's so much going on and the demand is off the charts. While undeniably vanguard the show is this wonderful drum corps fusion of eras and corps influences, which given the background of the design team is no surprise. Musically it has a vibe of late 90s aggressive SCV, with hints of Phantom in a few spots (bless you mellos and JD), yet very modern too. Visually it has that early 2000s cavalier vibe at times with the drill (meat grinder sequence for instance) and guard integration yet is also "new school" with the complex use of props. It's a wonderfully complex fusion of new and great things from the past. Kudos to the performers for making such a difficult show look easy and to the design team for putting one heck of a show together. If you have the chance to see this show in person - DO IT!
  9. Great show tonight and good turnout! There's something neat about these smaller lineup shows - less "audience fatigue" I suppose. Had a drum corps rookie with our group and she seemed to really enjoy it. She was pretty speechless after Crown and liked them the most. The quality of their brassline is undeniable to the most and least seasoned of fans. She also seemed to really enjoy the highly fan-friendly Academy show. As for my reactions I appreciated all the hard work of all the corps and the great stuff they're putting on the field. Academy - as others have said - have really got a formula down. Familiar music, well played, with a cute/clever concept. Really enjoyed it! Cadets are improving and think the new drill ending will be very cool when cleaned. I love the Cadets but it's just not my thing this year. Crown's brass is just sublime to hear live. As has been the case for many years now it's gonna be tough to beat that line. Great performance by the singer - my brass loving ears just wish they could hear that heavenly brass plus percussion exclusively. Guess I'm a drum corps dino at heart. And last but not least my favorite corps - Santa Clara. I am biased and tend to prefer their style but my goodness what a masterpiece this year. Visually there's so much going on and the demand is off the charts. While undeniably vanguard the show is this wonderful drum corps fusion of eras and corps influences, which given the background of the design team is no surprise. Musically it has a vibe of late 90s aggressive SCV, with hints of Phantom in a few spots (bless you mellos and JD), yet very modern too. Visually it has that early 2000s cavalier vibe at times with the drill (meat grinder sequence for instance) and guard integration yet is also "new school" with the complex use of props. It's a wonderfully complex fusion of new and great things from the past. Kudos to the performers for making such a difficult show look easy and to the design team for putting one heck of a show together. If you have the chance to see this show in person - DO IT! A great night of drum corps!
  10. Will be there - can't wait! Bringing a few along including a co-worker who hasn't been to a DCI show before. Will be interesting to see what she thinks of drum corps on first viewing! I've given the volume disclaimer. Hope to share some reactions tomorrow.
  11. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    Very cool! It seems the last few years they've started working on a new ending when coming through Oklahoma. Is it tagged on to the original ending or a modified version of the original? What'd you think of it?! Realize it was raw/unfinished...just curious!
  12. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    I reached out to the SCV tour manager and she confirmed that the corps will be staying at Mustang High School today and tomorrow before the show.
  13. Not sure how I've been missing the S C V on the final set of the first movement (guard member that walks down the 50 ends the movement with 2 sabres to make a V). Doh!