KVG_DC

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  1. As someone who is fairly deaf, I'd love to know more about this. I heard more when I was younger but now rely highly on ASL. Hearing aids can help in certain environments (like my house with bluetooth streaming directly from the TV to them) so I can crank volumes enough to enjoy the musical aspect of the activity still. But both in marching High School band (ISSMA) and watching the activity, the visual elements allow for the rhythmic portions of shows to read clearly for me to enjoy too. (I was known as a hell of a marcher as well as a tenor sax player, although I was never quite good at improvisation in jazz band as picking out the chords would freeze me. I'd hear the changes but it'd take me a bit long to sort out what the change was and I'd mentally freeze and mess up all sorts of things.) I'd initially started with snare drum but didn't continue because I'd reached that age when I didn't want to be like dad. I liked playing the cello, but wanted in on marching band too. I think the drum lessons have given me a sharp sense of rhythm and syncopation, while I liked the cello because I could feel the vibrations. The tenor sax became my horn largely because my cousin had one they weren't using I could start with but also it was low enough I could pick out the intonation better. I have surprisingly good relative pitch identification. In music theory I could say "that's a minor 5th" or something, but if I didn't know one of the notes, I couldn't tell you what the other was very well. Music identification was a test I nailed regularly. I still remember the final exam when Appalachian Spring started up. We were all listening intently and I was panicky because I wasn't hearing the soft strings others were. Then the "bum BA bum" sounded and I blurted out CADETS! then realized I may have spoiled the test and shut up and started writing my answer in. The rest of the class was still struggling and my clue didn't really help them. But the band director who was teaching bust up laughing. I had some visual association for EVERY piece that might be on the final and for that one...CADETS!
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Ok, this was fun folks. Since there's no scores to hash over, i'mi gonna turn in.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    ooh. that new ending is effective. also. lol at them popping their heads up to see if it's time to get up or not because there's no announcer.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Unfortunately yeah. They're fighting for their book. It seems to have picked up some again, it was in a lull for Blue Stars
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Climatic moment! [director: let's go with a blank screen for a few seconds]
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    There was that DATR where they just set the system to shift between the stationary camera angles every 10 seconds. The end zone views mid show were super confusing.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Battery sounding sharp tonight. Is the smoke trail new as the fire goes out? it's super effective with the wind tonight and trailed right up the line of MMs there. Neat.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    As funky as BAC's uniforms are this year, this show makes much less sense without them. The shots are getting so super aggressive. I love them.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    OMG Flo director, go home, you're drunk. Two shots of the staff on the track mid show?
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Wow. Maybe the PA is dead. Nothing at all to introduce BAC. Lol.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    I like Boston's end zone tarp, and how they use it. The 'sticks' on the other end however are just confusing.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    I think his mic committed suicide rather than to be used in such a manner for one more corps.
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    It was. They need some more changes in transitions and it'll be a fairly nice show. The theme is reading better it seems too after the 'soul' comes out. It seems a restless heart being captured and tamed by a soul it loves
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    Belton, TX - July 19, 2018

    Oh! Oregon Crusaders should have someone axe their way through the door, then chase Jeff around with the axe! That'd be enough to get some extra GE points.