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quietcity last won the day on April 20 2015

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About quietcity

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    DCP Veteran

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    French Horn: Santa Clara Vanguard 1984, Guardsmen 1978-82, Fox Valley Raiders 1977
  • Your Favorite Corps
    SCV, of course
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    At the moment, SCV 1999
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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  • Interests
    Djembe and West African music, traveling the world, politics, my beautiful wife and baby boy.

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  1. Cadets 2018

    And a riotous Saturnalia to all.
  2. "Designed to win" and "would win" are two different things. And, Illiana's statement makes perfect sense. And, pettifoggery.
  3. Cadets 2018

    These pictures give me such a case of cognitive dissonance!
  4. Best DCI Ballad Ever

    SVC 1999: Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1, movement 3. The music is transfixing, the performance commanding, and the staging masterful, especially the counter-intuitive work of the guard. The interpretation is mature and austere, with none of the maudlin or literal qualities that too often afflict ballads. I am surprised no one has mentioned this piece. I am spellbound every time I watch it, and always have a tear in my eye by the end.
  5. Just ordered my Blu-Rays, despite the edits, and despite the less-than-stellar year, programmatically, and despite the $139.42 with tax and shipping. Why? Because, ######, I love drum corps and this is my main way of supporting it. Plus, SCV in high resolution audio / video! Come at me, mellos!
  6. Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    "Italian designer" does not readily bring to mind visions of efficiency.
  7. Cadets 2018

    Well, an hour hand and a minute hand.
  8. Cadets 2018

    "De rigueur" means trendy and fashionable. Perhaps you meant "passé"? Or "gauche"? Or "superannuated?"
  9. Full-field tarp?

    Cool idea, though a totally white field makes interval and form errors pop out like neon. Solution? Use totally white uniforms too!
  10. I gotta say, if a corps gets thrown off by an errant soloist, they are doing something wrong.
  11. Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I could make a further distinction: pre- and post-Gail Royer shows. Gail was the force that developed the musicals, the pageantry and the "semi-classical" shows. After his passing in 1992, SCV gradually moved into the more austere, modern and less sentimental kinds of shows. They have floated back and forth between these styles ever since. I loved Gail's influence and tastes, but I am very happy with SCV's current musical direction.
  12. Yes, my mellophones, yes!
  13. Those are tactical assault bugles. They cost $1million apiece.
  14. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    As much as I would love to see it, wearing aussies for the last shows of the year is a terrible idea. Doing so would affect the marching members' carriage, head placement and vision, and they would not have time to adjust to the changes. This would lead to deleterious impact on intervals and lines of sight. Maybe FloMarching can add a virtual reality feature that digitally adds aussies. How about it, Flo?