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  1. Cadets 2018

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Harrison H.S. (NY) seen in recent Stamford big balloon parade.
  2. what do you have against the East Coast?
  3. Remembering these TV moments http://www.dci.org/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210532393 ( including videos of each corps performing in NYC) Happy Thanksgiving. Eat your vegetables.
  4. yes, Super 3 is way early because of the Ticketmaster restrictions placed on DCI by LOS's arrangement. But the reality is that most of us drum corps fans aren't billionaires with loads of cash reserves to fork over at the drop of the hat. Rather we are working stiffs and students who nickel and dime it as we live pay check to pay check. Unfortunately, the powers that be go by the rule that those who have the gold make the rules. ...and get the perks. Sad.
  5. Cadets 2018

    yup, must have been those perpetual novenas of MASSes (pun) to pray away unemployment and other struggles, amen, amen.
  6. Cadets 2018

    re: https://yea.org/news/1879-cadets-camp-recap-houston-tx-11-18-19 I agree with those who pmd me through various sites. This press release is clever corporate speak which says nothing except that the writer is a weather whiner. Traditionally, complainers don't do well in Cadets. Photos like Blue Stars' show and tell, Regiment's visual shots and Crown's huddles speak more convincingly. This weekend's Cadets & 2 auditions at Delran H.S. in Jersey outside of Philly will provide more photo ops.
  7. Cadets 2018

    Alan also marched Crown's battery before moving West to study under Scojo. AA is a different personality from his Dad's but many of the same talents. Also noted on that staff listing is the return of Lee Beddis to the Cadets as asst. caption supervisor. With both Beddis and Aungst, that is a lot of super strong focus for the battery. Great note of Tom Eder, recent Cadets' age-out and super person, as a visual tech. He and his Wisconsin family would also make sure that sufficient North End of Bahstahn pizza was available when current corps did Hub shows. This is one, humble, super talented and personable trumpeter who will be a good bridge between corps mms and staff as he's much respected by both.
  8. Cadets 2018

    https://yea.org/news/1879-cadets-camp-recap-houston-tx-11-18-19 Videos delayed while Tresona clears the rights of "Deep in the heart of... clap, clap, clap" that the Texas kids spontaneously breakout to sing every time their State is named such as at WGI contests, BOA contests, USBands contests, and other such strange gatherings. It seems some Crossmen are playing Guardians to the rights in a new Revolution.
  9. Cadets 2018

    I've been busy with extended family matters including the hospitalization of one sibling from cancer complications so I am not on track. That said I did hear rumors. Said videos have supposedly hit a snag, something about a wall being built around Texas by some govt. agency. The other more than rumor was that the wall building had to go into super-mode over this past weekend due to the exodus from Mexico City, all claiming to be some patriots or other; most seemed to be raiders and like ilk. all of whose passports had to be checked, re-checked, deflated, re-inflated, and checked again.
  10. Madison Scouts 2018

    Back in the day, drum corps competitive season used to run until Labor Day and sometimes after. (For instance EMass and Boston CYO circuits' championships were after school started the first week of September and the Cardinal of Boston used to write excuse notes to get mms back from colleges, novitiates, and service academies; Boonton "Nationals" in NJ were the first weekend after Labor Day, etc.) Even VFW and Am Leg. Nationals were later in August. In 1972 when DCI started, that was the calendar that DCI had to consider in deciding first Whitewater Championships. For a long time, DCIs were always the third weekend in August. Then along came ESPN and everything changed. ESPN offered the NCAA TV more football weekends if the seasons started earlier which meant college band camps started earlier. We have been stuck with that ever since. Midwestern, Southern and Texan football idolaters soon followed. Most corps then were from urban area (excepting the Troopers) and they didn't have to consider Midwestern and Southern harvest cycles. As the drum corps map broadened, heat, humidity, and planting/harvest cycles came into play as their schools defined summer vacations differently from how the West Coast, Pacific Northwest,, and Northeast did the Memorial Day to Labor Day cycle and do so even now. The advent of computer technology, the popularization of air conditioning, and the expansion of drum corps touring into Florida, Texas, Sunbelt, and Gulf Coast States moved the championships from the third to the second weekend of August, even earlier if you consider the miscalculation of Denver's stadium and the one time Tour of Champions on the West Coast in 2004. Even today the drum corps championships in Europe are always in September, but before Michaelmas when schools open. Odd educational experiments such as Indiana's starting school July 31st have done away with summer vacations as most have known them. The way you experienced life is not always the way it has been in DCI.
  11. Carolina Crown 2018

    looks who is sitting down. Some of them look like parents.
  12. Cadets 2018

    But Cadets '18 had auditions for the band kids of Texas this weekend. I thought I was keeping you busy with the BAC vids I just posted on that thread.
  13. Boston Crusaders 2018

    newspaper has just posted vid clips from parade including BAC alums, Reilly Raiders, and Blessed Sac. alums Vids break after a few minutes for commercials and then resume again. Be patient.
  14. Boston Crusaders 2018

    It would be quite loud in Memorial Hall. Photo 17 in today's Patriot Ledger has a nice photo too of the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights alumni corps of NJ in the same parade. http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20171118/thousands-celebrate-in-plymouth