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C.Holland last won the day on May 19 2016

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About C.Holland

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    DCP Fanatic
  • Birthday 09/29/1979

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Member 00-01 Madison Scouts, 98 East Coast Jazz, 96-97 Golden Lancers, Staff 02 Lake Erie Regiment, 03 Eklipse
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts (duh), BD, Cavies, The (old) Velvet Knights, Freelancers, Suncoast Sound, SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison 1999 ,1997, & 1992, BD 92, 03, SCV 89, 2013, yeah... there's a ton.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1996 - the first year I marched.
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  • Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Interests
    drum corps, golf, theatre, kickball, softball, and music of all kinds.

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  1. Still looking to march? Looking to gain that experience that will give you an advantage for world class audition's next season? Raiders have only a few spots left to fill out the hornline. 1 trumpet, 1 mello, 3 bari, and 2 tuba. Don't sit at home wishing you were on the field. Next camp is Feb 9-11 at Holly Heights Elementary school in Millville, NJ. Make those plans today. http://raidersdbc.org/register/
  2. C.Holland

    Best slow solo ever?

    East Coast Jazz 1998. Adam Rapa playing soprano on Kenton's Artemis & Apollo.
  3. Here's the short, short version. A great show is in the works. Staff are being wrangled. They'll again have some of the lowest dues in DCI. Holly Heights Elementary School is the place. Looking to get your feet wet in DCI? Looking to bring your performance to the next level? Come give us a try.
  4. PIttsburgh's last success was the Golden Lancers. Somehow was able to make use of the VA hospital gym and field. But again, money in, versus money out. Band directors who don't want their members doing drum corps, and brass players who weren't interested... But even in Pittsburgh, school's have more options for kids to do now than when I marched. Even the cruddy ones.
  5. kids have so many more options of places to invest their time and money beyond drum corps in this age, than ten years ago, twenty years ago, and more. Schools organize studies abroad for summers terms now, sports have camps all summer from football to fencing, swimming, equestrian, volleyball, lacrosse, dance schools, and some band programs have summer rehearsals now. its not as easy as get the band kids, its trying to find the band kids who want to dedicate enough of their time to music that they don't want to do anything else in the summer. Many auditionees cut themselves from a corps because they have other summer activities they are unwilling to give up. This is all on top of the point that no space is free anymore. Schools charge for using their spaces to rehearse, sleep, and shower. Often a la carte. They are also increasingly suspicious of outside groups using their facilities unattended. They don't want issues to arise that could become a security concern, or a liability concern.
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    Death to the Seat Poachers

    on tour of course. no one really waits for scores and there's not retreats anymore. but in indy, where everyone is around for the week, many just stay. such as semi's. where you've got all of Open Class, and World class members finishing their performance, then coming into the stadium to watch and wait for the age out ceremony and scores.
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    Death to the Seat Poachers

    thats possible. i was sitting just off of the 40 for a bit. i didnt have a ticket, just my pass. so i moved to a space outside the 20. where a certain corps i'll not name was sitting and TALKED through everyone's performance. So I again had to move. I'm not going to throw them under the bus, but cmon corps directors and staff. tell your kids to give the same respect to others that you were show. that's unacceptable.
  8. I've seen corps that posted scores on their food truck dry erase boards have issues internally. fingers pointed when its not a number they wanted. I worked for a group where one of the caption heads used to tell the kids to "make something two points better". those kids eventually started to blame each other when the scores didn't go up like they were hoping, never knowing they were given a turd of a show that even if it was perfect, wasn't going to compete on the same level as the rest. While the corps i've either marched in, or taught, seemed to have much better summers (even winning a division) when scores weren't discussed with the kids or emphasized as more important than the journey. the kids were simply expected to handle performing at their highest level every rep, and the staff need to coach/clean or rewrite to help improve the show and manage the numbers.
  9. C.Holland

    Death to the Seat Poachers

    odd. i saw two sections where a gent came up between corps to ask to see tix in the 100 level.
  10. C.Holland

    Death to the Seat Poachers

    DCI did limit where people with wristbands could sit. If they snuck past the gate watchers, or the gate watchers didnt care, that's another thing. But some gate watchers asked for tickets, and others did not.
  11. I think by definition BDB and SCVC won't ever move up. BDB defines their group as one for ages 14-19, and SCVC defines their program as "the primary training group for membership in our World Class ensemble"
  12. I don't remember them coming out to championships every year before then. When I marched in the late 90's and early 00's, we only saw SCVC finally come out to championship week in 1998, and I think they made it an "every other year" trip. BDB didn't start making the trip until 2003 or 2004. I'm not certain which. But they didnt come to florida, or maryland, or buffalo, or any of the other eastern championships.
  13. Nah. I just yell at horns and throw a hand in when props need some muscle. The kids pulled that show out with a 6am wakeup and incredibly abridged warmup. (Prop building takes time yknow) It was a great run for a young corps. Thanks for the kind words all. Hope to catch some of you in Indy. I'll be in the Raider (or Kentucky) Blue polo and camo shorts.
  14. Everyone we had around wheeled those things out all season. In other news, I dislike props more than before.
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    DCI Scoring methodology

    I would disagree with this. As you go through a season, and you watch the show develop, and you get comments, you alter things that you didn't like, or didnt have time to fully flesh out. Maybe things don't look in reality, how you worked them out in your head. But for early July, at least its on the field, and you can fix/change it later. I see very few groups that have the exact same show in August that they started with in June. But also, as you go and clean, ideas come to the surface. Now you can tell what forms are and what movements are difficult. Instead of whatever it looked like before. So you get credit for that now, where you didn't before.