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  1. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    Well West Chester's stadium is smaller than some high school stadiums. Plus, the seating is very tight.
  2. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    Right! YEA! had one at Chambersburg but Hop said they didn't make enough at that show so they didn't come back there either. Now, the closest thing is Allentown or Chester. I know that's not real far, but it was so nice to have something less than an hour away.
  3. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    I need a new circle of friends then! LOL Seriously though, I know they're around but I never come into contact with them. I used to go to Cavalcade shows back in the 80's and early 90's but then I went to my first DCI show at Hershey and I haven't been to a marching band show since! It's through Cavalcade that I found out about the Hershey Spectacular in the program. Yeah, I'm still a little bitter about the Hershey Show. I had tickets purchased that year and got the letter about the cancellation due to a more profitable rock concert. That show was so close and convenient and they took it away.
  4. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    You know I thought that too. There are plenty of competitive marching bands in the area but a lot of the people in my circles never heard of drum corps or think marching band is stupid. I know there has to be others out there but I just never seem to run into them. I don't see other people wearing any corps t-shirts or anything else to identify them as fans.
  5. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    Hey drum corps neighbor! I go to the Giant you're talking about but never saw him there. Good to know there are others near me.
  6. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    You live in Mechanicsburg too? Wow! It's the Planet Fitness on Gettysburg Pike. You can see it from US 15 close to Stauffer's of Kissel Hill and Hoss's. I didn't know I had drum corps people so close to me. I thought I was the only fan in the area. This area isn't very drum corps friendly from my experience. I get made fun of for liking it. Good to know there are others here. We should meet for dinner some time and discuss drum corps!
  7. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    Was leaving Planet Fitness this morning and who do I see? Gino Cipriani was just coming in. I've never met him before so I introduced myself and had a short conversation about Boston. I tried to ask him about this year's show and he just mentioned a little about the music. He also stated that they are making the show more difficult this year and that it will have a story from start to finish. He was very friendly. I hope to see him there again some time and chat about drum corps.
  8. Cavaliers v.s. Bluecoats

    I was surprised that the Cavies beat the Bluecoats on Finals night. I know everyone said how great their colorguard was but I couldn't get past all of the clutter on the field. It was a difficult show to follow visually -- just too much going on for me. I didn't enjoy the music they played either. Bluecoats' music was great! Love their sound. I picked Bluecoats for 2018. I loved the Cavies in the early 2000s but this recent version lacks the sophistication that they had when they won Championships.
  9. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    I voted for BAC because it seems they are pushing to have fresher ideas for shows plus the staff they have assembled. In watching both shows last year, if I was a potential marcher, I would try out for Boston. Cadets have really lost their way and hopefully they'll find it again. I'm not thinking it will be this year however. We'll see. Just watched some of my favorite shows from 2017 (Crown, Bluecoats and SCV). Makes me hope summer gets here quickly! Not to mention the frigid temperatures are getting old quickly!
  10. Cadets 2018

    Don't worry; I will. I just came to this conclusion recently after this summer. Just wanted to put it in writing. I know it doesn't really matter but had to speak my peace. I've been pretty silent about it for a while and just felt like it was time to say something. That's all.
  11. 2018 Schedule

    I wish you luck in getting seats you want. The top middle section was sold out before I finished my purchase.
  12. 2018 Schedule

    I've been getting these mailings for years if I went the year before. That is so weird.
  13. 2018 Schedule

    I got a mailing and e-mail saying the tickets went on sale 10/2/17 @ 10 AM EST. You didn't get that?
  14. 2018 Schedule

    I am not a Friend of DCI. I bought tickets last year and if you buy tickets a previous year, you can order the 2-night package before it goes on sale to the general public. Maybe it's because you didn't go last year or that you didn't buy a 2-night package.
  15. Cadets 2018

    Totally agree. There was a time where I really liked him although I didn't know him personally or professionally. I just liked the Cadets and because he was the Director I transferred that to him as well. BUT after the last 5 or 6 years of the Cadets heading in the wrong direction competitively, seeing his posts on FB and hearing stories about how difficult he is to work with (1 person I know well so he is trustworthy), I have lost total respect for him and it's time for him to step down before he runs the organization into the ground. He has lost touch with how to be competitive in today's drum corps world and he can't keep good staff. That is a big problem. No other corps' Directors post on FB in such an unprofessional way. A lot of times you're looking up his nose! LOL Any way, I really don't care what happens to the Cadets any more. I feel like they are going to go through a rough patch until someone else takes the reins. Sorry, Cadets. I am stepping off the band wagon after many years of loving how innovative and strong you were. I'm glad George took them there but something has happened along the way and I don't believe it's reversible while he's in charge.
  16. 2018 Schedule

    I got my tickets for Allentown next year. It was rough trying to pick 5 seats in the top middle section before other people got them first. I got seats there, but it's not where I would have liked. :-)
  17. It doesn't matter where different staff members go! I reserved my hotel room for Allentown next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Oh yeah, I would like to see more marching of drill. That's what got me hooked on drum corps originally.
  19. Personally, I really like most of the things incorporated in modern day "drum corps." I enjoy the theatrics and the color guards more than ever. However, I believe the music should be live and am not much on the electronics adding to it. It can be great when they work but if they don't, then it pretty much sucks. Having some electronics added to enhance certain parts of the show can even be good but relying so heavily on those enhancements really takes away from the pure sound that I want to hear from the brass and percussion. I am also not a big fan of voice whether spoken or sung. Let the brass "sing" those parts. One of my favorite parts of most corps shows is the ballad. Man, I love hearing the brass "choir" sing those beautiful and haunting melodies. I wish to hear more of those things.
  20. Favorite shows of 2017

    No. Not much of a fan of BD although there is definitely respect for them. I liked their Felliniesque (sp?) show and last year's was pretty good too. Didn't care much for this year's show. Can't pinpoint why though.
  21. Boston Crusaders 2018

    Anyone think they can medal next year?
  22. Cadets 2017

    Wow! So true!
  23. Favorite shows of 2017

    1. SCV 2. Bluecoats 3. Carolina Crown 4. Blue Stars 5, BAC 6. BK 7. Phantom Regiment 8. Crossmen 9. Cadets 10. Mandarins 11. Academy 12. Troopers
  24. Cadets 2018

    what school district were you in? i am from south central PA.