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  1. What's the point when visuals will be completely muddied up by the lack of uniforms? Some corps have elements of the uniform that contribute significantly to the show. The corps will still be getting constructive criticism from the judges which is what really matters anyways
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    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I was gonna send you something until I saw that last line. Just kidding, shoot me a message! (But go BD!)
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    Texas is so hot ...

    Fun fact, the concept of hyponatremia actually appeared as a question on my boards yesterday. His post seems to confirm I chose (or guessed) the right answer
  4. Should boy bands start admitting girls too? What about these gals? Look, I’m in my early 20’s. I come from the generation that’s known to put a big emphasis on social issues like these. So I understand where you are coming from. However I think you are trying to find offense and inequality where this is none. The Cavies have never implied or explicitly signaled as an organization that they believe women to be inferior, untalented, or incompetent as compared to men. In fact, in their most recent shows they have been satirizing their own gender! When the principle of equality and respect is so important to you (and me!), what is the issue with the Cavaliers organization maintaining their identity of brotherhood while upholding that principle of respect? There are numerous other active corps who did not begin their roots as all-men or all-women organizations that would happily take all the talented female musicians out there, it is the Cavaliers’ loss! The Cavies organization has showed itself to be one of the most openly progressive drum corps out there. Unless they start going back on that, I will always support them being an all-men group.
  5. I don’t understand why sororities work so hard to justify keeping young men out. They’re just men, they don’t have cooties
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    It makes a difference in the spreads but not necessarily the placements.
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Well, I’m half agreeing with you and half with Karuna. I agree that for San Antonio and probably even atlanta, the show order will not make a huge difference. However, I do agree with Karuna in that I think it makes a pretty difference the closer you get to the end of the season. I think that ultimately the judges get the placements right regardless of performance order, but that the spreads between said corps is highly variable depending on performance order
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    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I definitely think show order makes a difference, but the extent of that difference becomes amplified during championship and is minimal during the first couple regionals. During championship week, corps are performing very close to the 20.0 “cap” that is placed on scoring for a caption. Judges have to play the numbers management game and so they are much less likely to attribute high scores to a corps that is on much earlier. For example, I bet you Crown would not have scored a perfect 20.0 in brass in 2013 if they had not gone on last
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    Blue Devils 2018

    I heard on reddit they’re using system blue horns this year and that when watching them live, it sounds like the corps is struggling with their horns. Not sure what truth there is to that. I’ve heard issues with balance on video but apart from that they sound like a BD hornline. People who have watched them live probably have a better idea
  10. I think that system makes sense though. The caption awards are trying to find the best section of the season and that involves some sort of measurement of consistency. Averaging over 3 days allows for that rather than a corps getting severely penalized for one bad run over the course of the 3 days The champion being decided on the final night also makes sense because it is a combination of 8 different captions and so it is less likely (but not impossible, see 2015) that one bad run will influence the final result
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    The scores are only a very tiny part of the show at the end a lot of people leave before they’re announced anyways. People cheer all the same during actual rehearsals, I doubt the lack of uniforms will result in anything different. In the end the audience is still getting corps performing their full length shows
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    This is what I was thinking as well. Thanks!
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Right, what I mean is that don’t corps at the top usually reload rather than start from scratch? I’m not too familiar with how it works. For rxample, you rarely hear BD fielding a young corps, or SCV fielding a young percussion line, etc. They usually grab experienced players from other corps even after their own age out