Brian Tuma

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  1. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Noooooo! Good pickup for Regiment but I was hoping for more great things developing at BK. I guess we have to see who BK brings on.
  2. Seattle Cascades 2018

    If they respond by improving visuals (guard especially) I see them back in semis. Have a fantastic audition. Cascades have put out some fun, original programs. I'm particularly impressed with their ability to mash up two divergent tunes and make it work. It's becoming one of their signatures.
  3. Spirit of Atlanta 2017

    There's some SoA chatter on the staff thread but I didn't want to hijack it. While so many people were busy singing the praises of BAC and Mandarins, I feel SoA flew under the radar. They were my surprise of the season. I think they took some big risks in modernizing and to me it paid off. Even though it was a new look and sound, I still got a Spirit vibe. Could have done withou the props, but ya can't have everything. Hope they continue in the same vein in 2018.
  4. Oops! I misread the standings chart in the open class forum. They were in 7th place in the standings as of 7/15. My apologies.
  5. Considering their 2017 season ended on July 15, I would guess World Class isn't even on their radar right now. Interestingly enough, the score the received that day would have landed them around 7th place in Open Class finals. Not too shabby.
  6. From what I recall, they lost a major sponsor, freaked out but then worked things out within a couple months. I'm assuming they've found new revenue streams. Can anyone confirm? Edit I don't think it had anything to do with overwhelming debt but I could be wrong.
  7. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I like to see corps nurturing and promoting talent from within.
  8. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Pioneer's brass caption head is TBA.
  9. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    It almost qualifies as an EPA superfund site. As it were... I'm most intrigued by the Blue Stars' new brass arranger. I'm curious as to how his extensive background in percussion arranging will transfer to brass in regards to timbre and voicing.
  10. 2018 Blue Stars

    I'm not adverse to a couples theme if it's done in the spirit of their Houdini or To Build a Home shows. Those had some subtlety and an organic flow. I think they maxed out that theme with those two great shows. My thoughts are the staff realizes that and I have faith they'll come out with something fresh in '18.
  11. Question about college?

    It's not the college start date that would be the conflict. It's the marching band tryouts.
  12. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    This seems like a bold choice given his extensive background in percussion arranging. I'm intrigued.
  13. Cadets 2018

    I didn't. Now I have a ride cymbal ear worm. Thanks. Lol
  14. Cadets 2018

    I found this to be a good listen. FYI Kurt Ollmann (Riff) was a professor at my alma mater.
  15. Cadets 2018

    See Icer's response. That seems more likely.