quietcity

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About quietcity

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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
    1984
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Djembe and West African music, traveling the world, politics, my beautiful wife and baby boy.

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  1. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    On the performer side, a soft ending done well can provide a different kind of thrill than the usual triple-forte ending. You can feel the breath-holding anticipation in the audience as the music fades, then a moment of silence and finally a crescendoing ovation. This was my experience with SCV in 1984, when we ended with Tenderland.
  2. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Sin in haste, repent in leisure!
  3. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    You really should have marched that last year!
  4. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Cadets, I am loving the start of your show, really grabs my attention. Then the transition to Sensemaya, just tasty!
  5. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Yeah, it is kind of pre-mature
  6. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Nice performance, Phantom, but I am wanting from you something, I don't know, less pleasant?
  7. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I get that. Academy's visual is more coherent and flowing, and they use the field more effectively as a stage. Mandarin's visual is kinda grainy and grubby. But on the other hand, Mandarins convey a lot more emotion. And they got stilt-walkers with glowing cubes!
  8. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I love hearing Steven Reich on the drum corps field.
  9. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Yikes, mello solo out of tune
  10. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Is she with BD?
  11. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Academy horn line rough around the edges, or could just be that I hate Brahms.
  12. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    It is shows like Mandarins that keeps drum corps alive and vital as an art form.
  13. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Totally serious. Bassoons and oboes could add a luscious primordial vibe, the kind that Stravinsky was so fond of.
  14. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I think they would march bassoons if they were allowed. Bassoons would work quite well with this show.
  15. quietcity

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    This show needs to be in finals