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, 2014
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  1. Phantom Regiment 2018

    My college's wind ensemble performed this just recently. Fantastic piece.
  2. 2018 Schedule

    The Academy will be headed northwest in 2018.
  3. All time shows: Jersey Surf

    Haven't seen too many Surf shows to really say which ones are my absolute favorites and least favorites, so I'll just give the ones that I've liked and disliked since 2012. Likes: 2012 - They pulled off their tribute to the Bridgemen in style. 2013 - Another really fun show from them; solidified their identity as a "fun corps." 2017 - Brought back the "fun" identity in a more competitive show; I think it would have made Semifinals any other year. Dislikes: 2014 - Dirty and boring; plus, they were one of three corps that season to use Appalachian Spring and it drove me nuts. 2015 - Had the potential to be fun, but ended up being way too dirty. 2016 - Too serious for a Surf show, and I've seen the water theme done better.
  4. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I'm only worried about designers, arrangers and caption heads.
  5. Blue Knights 2018

    Yep. He was the arranger last season, and will still be the arranger this coming season.
  6. Music City approved for World Class

    And not just Tennessee, but also neighboring Kentucky, where there are a lot of great small bands with talented members that deserve a corps not far from home (especially since previous nearby corps like Star of Indiana and Capital Sound are long gone).
  7. All time shows: the Cavaliers

    My 5 all-time favorite Cavaliers shows: The Planets (1995) - How can you not enjoy this show? Great music, great visuals, and a surprise victory to top it all off. Frameworks (2002) - The Perfect Show. Enough said. Machine (2006) - One of my favorite visual packages ever. Mad World (2010) - One of the first shows that truly defined modern drum corps for me. Propaganda (2016) - The most creative show concept ever to come out of Rosemont. Honorable mentions: Cavalier Anthems: Advent Collection (or whatever it was called) (1991) - Never thought the Cavaliers would sell Christmas music as well as they did. Plus, one of the best Steve Brubaker drill moves ever toward the end. XtraordinarY (2011) - It was definitely a good show with a fantastic percussion section, but it felt like a more "out there" version of Mad World to me. Immortal (2014) - Of the four Cavaliers shows in their recent "dark ages" (2012-2015), this was by far my favorite one. You could tell they were really trying to add some originality. My 3 (well, 4) least favorite Cavaliers shows: The "dark ages" series of shows (2012-2015) - With the exception of 2014, this series of shows was really hard to watch and listen to. Poorly-conceived show concepts, subpar execution on every level, and lackluster visual design really did them in during this time. Men are from Mars (2017) - The Cavaliers are typically not the most musically nuanced corps, but they set a new bar for a lack of musicality with this show. I know for a lot of people this show has grown on them, and I have to commend how well the corps performed, but I just can't get into any part of it after the ASZ/Common Man/Arrival opener. (It could also be that this show is still fresh on my mind, especially after they beat the fan-favorite Bluecoats for 4th in Finals.) Disclaimer: As someone who has only been really following DCI since 2012, I can't really say too much about a lot of the Cavaliers' shows from before 2000.
  8. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Of course I come here expecting another major staff announcement before realizing my mistake. Grrr.
  9. Blue Devils 2018

  10. 2018 Uniform Thread

    My bad, I clearly don't know anything about drum corps traditions. Carry on.
  11. Phantom Regiment 2018

    Depending on who they hire, this might actually be a win. Lots of people (especially here on DCP) thought Cartwright's design choices last season were downright embarrassing.
  12. Phantom Regiment 2018

    Only thing that makes me nervous about Newburn is that his bio says he was the lead designer for PR's 2015 show, which IMO was pretty cringy. Also, I'm not sure Newburn was program coordinator for BK's most recent shows. Jed Weeks has been in that position for a few years now, I think since 2014? (Correct me if I'm wrong) But prior to 2014, BK's guard was one of its best-scoring sections. I have not seen Colts 2017 at all (I really want to, but I can never find any recordings due to a certain football team in Indianapolis that has the same name), so I can't really comment on Stewart's drill. As for the guard designer hire, I like it. She may be on the younger side, but she was part of some of PR's best programs and worked with the third-best guard in DCI last season, so I can't complain.
  13. Phantom Regiment 2018

    Ralph Stewart, previously the drill designer for the Colts (Richard Hinshaw will design the drill for the Iowa corps this season).
  14. 2018 Uniform Thread

    The Boston Crusaders more than likely will not be without headgear, given they have a pre-show tradition where the entire corps proper taps the BAC morse code on their shakos. I don't think they'd get rid of their shakos if it meant giving up a long-standing tradition.
  15. 2018 Schedule

    It's going to be a very 'Murican season out west!