xandandl

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  1. Cadets 2018

    Cadets just announced that Ed Frenzel, director of the Garfield Cadets (73-76) when they made DCI finals for the first time, passed away. A very good quiet man may he always rest in the peace of the Holy Name. More info on Cadets FB page.
  2. Cadets 2018

    Ah, Dans. Don't take any of their comments personally. As we can all tell, it seems despite snow and flight delays they made it to Tampa.
  3. Cadets 2018

    are you envisioning Zingali flex-geometrics, Korean-Intel 4th dimension drones spelling out "DCI," or moving the props to spell out "GH loves your" ???
  4. Cadets 2018

    your comments match Dans' post and he was at camp Sounds great (pun intended.) How they sound with the feet will be all telling. This is where 2007 shone. PS. After tomorrow, Mardi Gras, I'll be working on some special projects and will not be on for about six weeks. Not a health problem, just something special. See you for Śmigus-dyngus.
  5. Cadets 2018

    This is what he said. Yes, today, Feb. 12th, Lincoln's Birthday, This is what he said. pretty good is an understatement, no?
  6. Cadets 2018

    Many of the corps who did west coast tours in the past decade did not have deep cash reserves, BAC excepted. The number of shows done on the Pacific run helps offset the extra expenses for driving. Feeding the corps remains the same number of meals whether sitting in place or travelling. Phantom and Madison are two examples of corps who ventured West and aren't known as money corps. Cadets have publicly voiced several reasons for doing the Pacific run this season among them: meeting full panels of judging earlier and more frequently; maintaining and expanding the brand market of the corps in that locale; giving the mms, particularly the vets a different and new experience of a wider nation; enticing some new recruits beyond an East Coast or Southern tour, etc., etc. Many of the Western corps plus Oregon Crusaders and Seattle Cascades succeed with their own sponsored contests when different corps compete in front of the Northwest audiences. Ask these corps yourself.
  7. Cadets 2018

    Subtract the back salaries owed, the outstanding costs of some litigation rumored, and the added costs of this year's electronics' upgrades and it all starts to diminish to less than a spare year's reserve in the bank.. Yes, Cadets are in a far better financial situation than some, but nothing like their California cousins. Your point about relativity is spot on. Besides what is for YEA and all its programs and what is specifically for Cadets so dependent on YEA and the success of USBands would be fodder for another thread.
  8. Cadets 2018

    Wanna bet that some big money corps is investigating who that Korean designer from the Opening Ceremonies is and who his/her underlings are...??? Sadly Cadets aren't and have never been a big money corps truth be told.
  9. Cadets 2018

    you're doing normal people thinking again.
  10. Cadets 2018

    Some corps & bands hire folk for seed ideas, concepts, brainstorming at the beginning and then allow the home team designers to flesh out the mechanics of those ideas for the rest of the season. I know I have been hired by several units over the years for exactly that; one such school was several time zones away and I never saw nor was I expected to see one practice or student. Everything was long distance communication, tapes, and conference calls. It worked well enough that they won their BOA regional class gold when they went to Texas that year. And yes, there were other units competing in their class, ha, ha. I don't know what the particularities of S.G.'s engagement was or how involved. If Mingus' comments are correct, I note the coincidence that the end of SG's comments about Cadets is about the same time that indoor percussion groups double down on being serious for the current season too. That's where his heart and past successes have been. Who knows? Ask him.
  11. Cadets 2018

    is it that someone didn't know how to spell his last name or did he go the way of Sal Salas '17? Were either ever there or just in press releases? Did he resign once hearing the other back door issues?
  12. Druming for Our Vets

    Will the Pequa Squaws make an appearance or the "Motzah-pizza" Redmen ? as Seinfield would say...or was it the Baldwin brothers? Sounds like a great enterprise. Hope it is successful.
  13. Cadets 2018

    Well I guess we have to be thankful that GH didn't pick this designer who outfitted the Norwegian team for the Olympics.
  14. Cadets 2018

    From Cadets today, a photo of my last sponsoree to wear a true Cadet uniform (2015). He just hosted the Superbowl. All other costumes pale in comparison to what has set the standard for about 7 decades. Bright, clean, sharp, neat. Society today doesn't need more dark shows set against the dark black curtains of Lucas Oil Stadium. I am very disappointed in the color palette inflicted upon the mms for 2018. Last year's versions were more conducive to positive GE possibilities. .
  15. Cadets 2018

    GH late in the reveal did say that the singers would have some narrative.
  16. Cadets 2018

    video has disappeared already, at least on my computer program.
  17. So we know the same folk as the Hamms, the Swedas, the Harts, the Ellises, Richie Esposito, the Vaughns, the Walsh brothers, Paul Litteau, Helen Tully, etc., etc. I was the kid who carried the first aid kit for parades and when the guard held their pikes horizontally over their heads, first guard in metro NY to use recorded music for indoor winter comp (Walk on By and that other piece from Moon River.)
  18. Cadets 2018

    marking time until 9 pm. yup, Dans and I have only mentioned Cadets. Neither of us mentioned other corps.
  19. Cadets 2018

    Regarding the 2018 program plan presentation tomorrow night Weds. at 9 pm (Eastern Time,) Cadets social sites are now reporting: You can watch live on zoom at https://zoom.us/j/604684453 , or you can watch live on George Hopkins' Facebook page.
  20. Cadets 2018

    Yes, he confuses me. He sent his son to Notre Dame University where Touchdown Jesus is very particular about that. Gizelle must have him mesmerized.
  21. Cadets 2018

    presently, the Mummers are still disputing New Year's Day trophies I hear. Besides, no one said Hopkins would announce the 2018 costuming. In other news, Chris Collinsworth has now been officially dropped by YEA as the announcer to the June 30th and August first contests.
  22. Cadets 2018

    nah, he's not feeling any pressure from Mandarins one upping him as first to announce as Mandy did last night. Hop is probably going to surprise us all that he's gotten C and C2 to lead the Eagles parade the next morning in Philly (he and Drew are quite the fans we know) and then heading off to Korea to reprise his Atlanta Olympics experience.
  23. 2018 tour map

    If you are in charge of updating things looking towards this summer season, how about updating those hotel prices in Indy for championships. If the market went down so energetically, one would hope corporations wouldn't want to pay as much as what these hotels are charging when the market was up. I saw 300 per cent mark ups for some when I compare this week's prices to when DCI arrives. It's time to move the championships from Indy.
  24. Sorry, not what you may be thinking based on other social sites. Rather the second of two usual drum corps fans' billeting in downtown Allentown has closed. Replacements at other facilities are at much higher rates this year. As downtown Allentown grows more corporate and the companies are willing to shell out larger bucks for the image, hotel rooms also go up in price. First Hampton Inn closes, now the Holiday Inn. Hope you find something affordable by August third. http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-holiday-inn-closes-20171226-story.html
  25. News from Allentown

    Yes, rumor has it that their guard unis inspired Don Cherry's blazers. DCI costuming has never been the same.