Cadevilina Crown

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  1. Speaking of the schedule, I'm hoping DCI is planning on either significantly reforming or altogether abolishing the Tour of Champions series. They probably won't because it's a cash cow, but I'm getting tired of seeing corps like Cadets and Phantom bring lackluster shows to my local area (and other perennial host cities) year after year when they are both billed as the "cream of the crop." Plus, there are many corps I haven't seen live in years that have really stepped it up recently (Mandarins, Academy, etc.). Looking forward to seeing the schedule whenever it comes out.
  2. The end (Georgia Dome)

    Thank goodness this view isn’t covered up by a MARTA bus.
  3. Phantom Regiment 2018

    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.
  4. Phantom Regiment 2018

    Made me very happy to see plenty of shots of guard men in the video. Looking forward to seeing how they're integrated in the show.
  5. Carolina Crown 2018

    I'm sure Crown is continuing to attract great talent, even with some of their most significant former staff members now in Boston. Right now, IMO it's all coming down to what their show design will be. I think anything better than the disaster that was 2017 will put them into discussion for the Top 2, or at the very least keep them in the Top 3 or 4.
  6. Video edits 2017

    Literally one of the very few fantastic uses of a vocalist ever in the marching arts... How dare they...
  7. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    They do so on even years.
  8. So because there has been so much off-topic blather on the "Staff Merry-Go-Round 2018" thread, I've decided to start a comprehensive thread of staff changes that you can reference over the entire offseason. That being said, PLEASE keep discussion on this thread related strictly to confirmed staff announcements. That means you are more than welcome to post links that confirm 2018 staffs or staff changes and voice your own opinions on new/exiting/returning staff members, but let's not spread any staff rumors (no matter how realistic they may seem) or get carried away over anyone's opinions. Mods, please pin this thread to the top and monitor this thread very closely according to the standards set in the paragraph above. Thank you. Finally, I know it's the World Class thread, but do feel free to share any notable Open Class staff changes as well. Also, feel free to let me know if I missed anything or made any other mistakes with the OP. (Special thanks to frontensemble.com for supplying us with the corps logos for easy reference.) Bluecoats Michael Raiford will be the corps' new Scenic Designer. Lindsay Kusmierczak replaces Shavon Garcia as the Color Guard Caption Head. Source: http://bluecoats.com/2017/10/raiford-kusmierczak-join-2018-bluecoats-staff/ Blue Devils Blue Knights Chad Pence replaces Brad Toth as the Brass Caption Head. All other design team members and caption heads are intact. Sources: http://ascendperformingarts.org/blue-knights-announce-design-team-caption-heads-for-2018-season/ http://ascendperformingarts.org/blue-knights-name-chad-pence-brass-caption-head-for-2018/ Blue Stars Jim Wunderlich replaces Frank Sullivan as the Brass Arranger, and has also been named Music Coordinator. All other design team members and caption heads are intact. Source: http://www.bluestars.org/story.php?story_id=874 Boston Crusaders Carolina Crown Colts Jade Bouza replaces Brandon Smith as the Color Guard Caption Head. All other caption heads, as well as the Program Coordinator, are intact. Richard Hinshaw replaces Ralph Stewart as the Visual Designer. Daniel Wiles will be a visual design consultant. Sources: http://colts.org/2017_199.html?platform=hootsuite http://colts.org/2017_200.html Crossmen All design team members and caption heads are intact. Source: http://www.crossmen.org/blogs/-br--br--nbsp--nbsp--nbsp-news/2017/10/23/crossmen-design-team-to-return-in-2018 Genesis Chuck Naffier replaces Dallas Bayless as the Brass Arranger. Source: http://www.genesisdbc.org/staff-directory.html Jersey Surf Madison Scouts Chris Tomsa is the new Brass Program Director. Mark Trulson and Sean Phelan replace Scott Oliver as the Brass Co-Caption Heads. Kurt Jull replaces KC Michel as the Program Coordinator/Production Designer. All other design team members and caption heads are intact. Sources: http://www.madisonscoutslive.com/mainsite/about/staff-2/ http://www.madisonscoutslive.com/mainsite/2017/09/chris-tomsa-lead-scouts-brass-program/ http://www.madisonscoutslive.com/mainsite/2017/09/sean-phelan-mark-trulson-named-brass-caption-heads/ Mandarins All design team members are intact. Tim Snyder replaces Chris Tomsa/Mark Trulson as the Brass Caption Head. All other caption heads are intact. Sources: https://www.facebook.com/mandarins.sacramento/videos/1484843558275249/ https://www.facebook.com/mandarins.sacramento/photos/a.546609405432007.1073741829.324307517662198/1491238494302422/?type=3 Oregon Crusaders Mark Moreno replaces ??? as the Drill Designer, and has also been named Visual Coordinator. Colton Hines will be the corps' new Sound Designer. All other design team members are intact. Lisa Tatum replaces Tim Snyder as the Brass Caption Head. Henry Gillard replaces Mike Stevens as the Percussion Caption Head. (Stevens will remain with the corps as the Percussion Arranger.) Kelsey King returns as the Color Guard Caption Head. Sources: http://oregoncrusaders.org/corps-news/oc18-design-team http://oregoncrusaders.org/corps-news/oc18-brass-team http://oregoncrusaders.org/corps-news/oc18-perc-team http://oregoncrusaders.org/corps-news/oc18-guard-team Pacific Crest Ezekiel Lanser replaces Pete Lucero as the Battery Percussion Arranger. Matt Lackey replaces Seth Murphy as the Staff Coordinator. Source: http://www.pacific-crest.org/2017/09/2018-design-team/ Phantom Regiment Brad Toth replaces Christian Carichner as the Brass Caption Head. Stephanie Chavez replaces Lindsey Kusmierczak as the Color Guard Caption Head. Tim Newburn will be the corps' new Visual Coordinator. Ralph Stewart replaces Mark Moreno as the Visual Designer. Will Pitts replaces Wes Cartwright as the Program Coordinator. Sources: http://regiment.org/toth-hired-as-pr-brass-caption-head/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter http://regiment.org/three-named-to-visual-leadership-positions-at-phantom-regiment-2/ Pioneer Andy Grindle replaces Randall Bennett as the Brass Caption Head. Source: https://pioneer-corps.org/staff/brass.html Santa Clara Vanguard Michael Gaines replaces Pete Webber as the Drill Designer. Michael Rosales will be the corps' new Lead Choreographer. All other design team members are intact. Source: https://www.scvanguard.org/2018-scv-design-staff/ Seattle Cascades Lewis Norfleet is out as the Brass Arranger. Kyle Thompson is out as the Brass Caption Head. Source: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleCascadesDrumCorps/posts/1173094926125603 Spirit of Atlanta Matt Jordan replaces Tonya Mashburn as the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator. Eric Brown is out as Percussion Caption Head. Chance Livar replaces Jen Karp as the Color Guard Designer. Roman Montoya will be the corps' new Movement Specialist. All other design team members are intact. Jeff Nelson will be the corps' new Executive Director. Sources: http://spiritdrumcorps.org/2017/09/15/design-team-introduced-for-2018-season/ http://spiritdrumcorps.org/2017/09/17/spirit-of-atlanta-appoints-new-executive-director/ The Academy Lindsey Vento replaces Michael Townsend as the Program Coordinator. Ben Hylton replaces Michael Larkin as the Brass Caption Head. All other design team members and caption heads are intact. John Meehan and Kevin Ronan will serve as Brass Consultants. Sources: https://www.arizonaacademy.org/3562 https://www.arizonaacademy.org/3586 The Cadets Most design team members and caption heads are intact. Shane Gwaltney will be the corps' new Design Director. Sam Watson will be the corps' new Staff Coordinator. Sources: https://yea.org/news/1769-cadets-staff-returning-in-2018 https://yea.org/news/1792-cadets-add-to-design-team-for-2018 The Cavaliers Kevin LaBoeuf replaces Michael Martin as the Brass Caption Manager. Source: https://cavaliers.org/news-blog/cavaliers-welcome-leboeuf-to-lead-2018-brass-team Troopers All caption heads are intact. Adam Sage replaces Marc Whitlock as the Artistic Director. All other design team members are intact. Sources: http://troopersdrumcorps.org/aboutus/educational-team/caption-heads https://www.troopersdrumcorps.org/single-post/DesignTeam2018
  9. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Speaking of Blue Springs and the Academy, their colorguard uniforms reminded me of Drum Corpse Bride.
  10. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Here's the schedule for tonight: 7:45 - Adair County H.S., KY (Class A Exhibition) 8:00 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN 8:15 - Marian Catholic H.S., IL 8:30 - Union H.S., OK 8:45 - Round Rock H.S., TX 9:00 - Blue Springs H.S., MO 9:15 - Castle H.S., IN 9:30 - The Woodlands H.S., TX 9:45 - Carmel H.S., IN 10:00 - Broken Arrow H.S., OK 10:15 - Flower Mound H.S., TX 10:30 - Marcus H.S., TX 10:45 - Avon H.S., IN No new names in Finals for the first time since 2012.
  11. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    The only potential announcement "hint" I've heard about so far is from Pioneer.
  12. Is Atlanta in or out?

    Atlanta is IN! http://www.dci.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=33500&ATCLID=211675992 (Now let’s pray that there will be no rain)
  13. Pioneer 2018

    All I can think of is the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings.
  14. are jazz charts disappearing from DCI ?

    As does Spirit of Atlanta.
  15. The "Music Corps Should Do" thread

    First of all, this is the "Music Corps Should Do" thread, not the "Music Corps Shouldn't Do" thread. Second of all, I agree, but I'd also love to hear more of the lesser-performed music from Les Mis, such as "Stars" and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," on the field someday.
  16. Is Atlanta in or out?

    For those who are curious, here’s a panoramic view from the top of the new stadium that was taken during the setup for tomorrow’s BOA Super Regional.
  17. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I have no idea. All I know is that he, the visual designer, and one or two other people in key positions at SCVC have left. Rob Ripley is still the Program Coordinator.
  18. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Nick Benson will be the new Artistic Director, and Key Poulan the new Brass Arranger, for the Seattle Cascades. (Key will still be arranging for the Mandarins but has left his post at SCVC.) http://www.seattlecascades.org/designers
  19. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    The "wink" guy is headed to Rockford!
  20. Crossmen 2018

    http://www.crossmen.org/blogs/-br--br--nbsp--nbsp--nbsp-news/2017/10/23/crossmen-design-team-to-return-in-2018
  21. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    http://www.crossmen.org/blogs/-br--br--nbsp--nbsp--nbsp-news/2017/10/23/crossmen-design-team-to-return-in-2018
  22. Seattle Cascades 2018

    https://facebook.com/SeattleCascadesDrumCorps/posts/1173094926125603?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumcorpsplanet.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php
  23. Crossmen 2018

    Exactly what I was thinking. It's doubtful, but if this will be their replacement for the bass synth, I'm all for it.
  24. The "Music Corps Should Do" thread

    One of these two Sam Robson arrangements as a ballad for Phantom Regiment, please.
  25. Full-field tarp?

    Good guess, but no. Flanagan.