brichtimp

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brichtimp last won the day on January 4 2016

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About brichtimp

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    I have been a drum corps fan since the early '70s...My son played snare in 2014 Cadets, after 2 yrs with C2, and he teched C2 snare line in 2016 and 2017.
  • Your Favorite Corps
    BD, SCV, Cadets, Madison, Crown, BK, Coats
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison Scouts 1988; Cadets 2011; BD 2014
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2011 and 2014
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bensalem, PA
  • Interests
    Computers, music, F1, Indycar.... Principal percussion and Timpani with Bucks County Symphony; Section leader at California State University, Long Beach 'back in the day.'

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  1. 2017 DCA Finals

    C2 brass and percussion both grabbed 2nd in their captions...impressive considering how strong Bucs were.
  2. 2017 DCA Finals

    Kidsgrove was quite awesome....they basically gave a marching precision and drill lesson to a bunch of corps, and the quality of their brass sound was quite fine, IMHO.
  3. 2017 DCA Finals

    Bucs scored 19.8 to C2's 19.7 in Percussion....C2 also took 2nd in Brass......props to Bucs and C2.
  4. Cadets 2018

    C2 Percussion came within one tenth of repeating as high percussion...so cool!
  5. 2017 DCA Finals

    My son, who has teched C2 snares this year and last, tells me that C2 lost to Bucs in that caption by 0.1. A productive night!
  6. 2017 DCA Finals

    Snare line was killer!
  7. 2017 DCA Finals

    Same via Apple TV.....was great yesterday.
  8. Cadets 2018

    Similar to 2014 in terms of staging, and that was also a strong battery.
  9. Cadets 2018

    Seemed like the battery was tacet for close to 3 minutes last night at the start of the show. IMHO, a waste of one of the Cadets' traditional strengths.
  10. Everyone has a different history of drum corp fandom. Way back in my college days in So Cal, our most talented brass players enjoyed watching VK and Kingsmen (pre DCI), but did not see them as the north star for emulation in their playing. They were, instead, carrying around the latest CSO recording (Mahler 5, etc.) and looking to get that orchestral sound on the football field. Now, over the decades, my view is that the depth of quality brass and percussion talent in DCI has never been greater; and when I can hear it, undiluted by poor amplification, the musical satisfaction and enjoyment is great, especially with the incredible arrangements and creativity in the activity. That said, I believe there is something to be said for the iconic uniforms that helped define the top corps, and I dislike the idea of that apparent change. This year, SCV and Coats are a little too similar in that regard, but that's just me.
  11. I have to say that once I got home today, my Flo stream was ok for sound and really variable for video quality, and this is via Apple TV on a 250 MB Xfinity account. Hope the next two nights are acceptable.
  12. Yes, what a concept...great sound and cool drill!
  13. Feed is good on a train via iPad and LTE.... sound is awesome!
  14. A Reprieve on A&E (Maybe?)

    Which totally justifies throttling back on the crap that is largely uncontrollable.
  15. A Reprieve on A&E (Maybe?)

    The #### poor implementation is a root cause for a lot of this discussion, and with variables like wildly divergent performance venues and very short time allotted for set-up in competition, I think the 'adults' need to tamp down the bass synth and ampliified volume...seriously. When I view HD video up at the Berlin Phil's Digital Concert Hall, there are all manner of microphones being utilized, but it's primarily in a single venue where the production values have been expertly implemented over the past decade. The result is sound reproduction that does justice to that great ensemble. With DCI, we have to wait for a Blu Ray disc to hear what we couldn't hear well in the lousy acoustics of Lucas Oil, and the latter did no favor live, even to the famous Tilt pitch bend sequence....ymmv.