Cadevilina Crown

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About Cadevilina Crown

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  • Birthday 10/13/1998

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    None... for now, I hope.
  • Your Favorite Corps
    all of 'em
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Cavaliers 2002
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1992, 2008, 2015
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  1. I like the idea of a Candide show, but I would LOVE if Cadets did an On The Town show. The music just screams Cadets all the way. Plus, they've only done one piece from the musical, back in 2002. An On The Waterfront show would be great, too.
  2. Two decades after the website's founding, it would appear that corpsreps.com will be no more. Here is the official statement from founder Chris Maher, which you may have seen if you came to the website earlier today: http://www.corpsreps.com/ In place of CorpsReps, Maher (with the assistance of those credited in his statement) has officially begun Drum Corps Xperience (DCX), a virtual museum dedicated to preserving corps history with regards to programs, photos and scores, dating all the way back to the 1930s in certain cases. I hope you all enjoy the website; it will obviously take some adjusting to get used to, but I knew that CorpsReps was in need of a visual update since I started looking there. http://www.dcxmuseum.org/index.cfm
  3. For those who were wondering about my Academy comment, I was quoting someone who said they could hear gunshots at the shooting range near the Southeastern Regional stadium. Oh, and no SCV jokes? :(
  4. How about Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel? I've been waiting for the famed Evening Prayer to hit the field for a long time, and Phantom would be the perfect corps for that.
  5. So here are some more specific suggestions I have for good ol' Phantom Regiment: Take an even crazier approach to your uniform. 2017 was a good start, but I can see them doing even more, especially with regards to the helmet. I think a silver reflective helmet would look bad### on the Regiment. It would make for some more varied takes on the plume as well. And it would be nice if the look of the uniform could fit the theme even more. Too often, I feel like PR misses the mark when it comes to show-specific uniforms. Speaking of costumes, some slightly less lewd colorguard uniforms would be nice. A slightly smaller guard would be nice. I love that they're trying to make the Phantomettes relevant again, but it's coming at the cost of the hornline, whose sound is a bit too empty for my tastes. (Then again, it might be the youth of the hornline, but it could be a combination of the two.) Since 2013, I feel like Phantom has often taken the "easy way out" with regards to show design and construction. They have used generic storylines, minimal props, and poorly thought out design choices that ruin audience enjoyment. That simply doesn't work in DCI, or any part of the marching arts, really. I want to see Phantom Regiment take more realistic programming risks. Think about some of their greatest shows: 1989, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, etc. All of these took reasonable risks: Choosing music and elements that fit their identity, experimenting with new music, plots, and visual ideas that we may not expect, and making sure there is are enough great musical or visual moments that add to the show. THAT kind of thought-out programming is what's been missing since 2013. It all starts with thinking about something like a music selection or thematic motif that doesn't sound quite like Phantom at first but is reasonable enough for them to take on. And now for my musical and thematic suggestions for Phantom Regiment in 2018: Any show theme that closes with "The Frozen Cathedral" by John Mackey (one of his better pieces, IMO), or "Feierlicher Einzug" by Richard Strauss. Either piece would have the crowd on their feet before the show ends. More Mahler! Symphony No. 5 especially. Or you can program some Ola Gjeilo; I love his "Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)" and "The Ground." "Serenity" (or "The Mission/How Great Thou Art" by The Piano Guys) would be a great opportunity to introduce the first electric cello in DCI. As a side note, I'd love to see more use of French horns and trombones from Phantom. A New World Symphony revival. Yes, I'm being completely serious, but it has to be done in a modern context. Outer space comes to mind. You could call it "To Discover New Worlds" or something like that. And you can mix tons of other space-esque pieces into the three main movements, such as Holst's Planets, Bhatia's Interstellar Suite, Zimmer's soundtrack to Interstellar, etc. It's like what Cadets did with Bernstein's Mass this year: It would help connect your future to the past again and help bring back the Phantom "swagger." In general, explore more various concert band literature, brass band literature, choral literature, never-before-done composers, etc. that would fit your identity to a T. The whole playing orchestral and piano music by tried-and-true composers thing is getting very tired for my tastes. I'd like to see a Phantom show that has little to none of that at all, if possible.
  6. If it's what I think it is, I'll be a bit sad, and maybe a bit nervous not only for Crown but also one other corps I will not name.
  7. Yep, Madison's 80th. It's also the Troopers' and Blue Knights' 60th and the Cavaliers' 70th. It's another big year for corps anniversaries!
  8. It probably won't happen, but I'd love to see the coats and helmets make a comeback.
  9. So... 2017 is finally in the books. No more having to worry about porn star narration or amped-up hornlines. What do you guys think about next season? Personally, I'd like to see them keep who they have currently (because consistency is key) and come up with a show that focuses less on subliminal sexual innuendo and more on pure beauty and class while also being modern. Something like the 2007 show would be awesome. I have tons of musical and thematic suggestions, and I'd be happy to share some of them with you once we get some more responses down.
  10. 2018 is BK's 60th anniversary, so I expect something special to come out of Denver. Maybe a modern re-fielding of Trittico? (OK, that one seems too easy, but I would kill to hear BK with the amazing hornline they have do that)
  11. For sale: 5 giant pen heads. May squirt black ink and force you to look at a symmetrical picture to see if you're mentally unstable.
  12. See the Segmentation thread for my complete thoughts about the Analysis caption, but yes, I agree with you here.
  13. BK, you stunned us all again. I don't care what your score or placement says. That was magnificent. 2018 - BK's 60th anniversary, I may add - starts now!
  14. My current prediction: Some corps will rise, some will fall, and BD will be in the top 2.