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  1. BlueStainGlass

    Your 2018 Top 6

    blue stars blue devils bluecoats cadets Music City Crown
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

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    2019 Predictions!

    I dont know what you are talking about. I referenced Blue Stars and Blue knights
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    2019 Predictions!

    Thats an improvement on last years out of finals and 11/12 for the two. They are the annual groups to drop for a fan favorite to move up normally so I'll take it.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Todd Clevenger out as Visual Caption Head at Troopers. Todd is one of the most dedicated techs I have ever met. He puts 110% into everything he does and has helped many corps. "I have decided that I will not be returning to The Troopers for the 2019 season. I enjoyed my two years with the organization and will always have a warm place in my heart for The Long Blue Line. This decision was my own and I am grateful to everyone at the Corps for entrusting the visual program to our team. I want to thank the administration and volunteers who got us down the road everyday. You are the folks that make drum corps work. I cannot say enough about the entire instructional team we worked with the last two years. Wonderful and committed world class instructors one and all. Each caption was interested in the growth of the entire Corps. It was a pleasure folks. I must thank all of the magnificent members of our visual team. These people are the best family,friends and teachers I could ask for. I am proud of the work and progress that we made with our students. Words cannot express my love for all of you. What I will miss the most is the incredible members it was my honor to teach. I am proud of each and everyone of them and I am sure I learned as much from them as I hope they learned from our team. As for the next chapter for me. I still have a burning passion to teach and I will focus that energy on the opportunities I am fortunate enough to be given. Thanks Troopers it was a great ride. All the best."
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Full context Well, a week has now past since the end of the 2018 drum corps season, and my time has been full of processing all of the experiences from this past summer with the Phantom Regiment. And while I could write a novel about the memories I had with this group of incredible members and staff, I will do my best to stay on point. To all of the members of the 2018 Phantom Regiment, I speak not only as an instructor, but as a proud alum when I say that your performance last Saturday gave me the undeniable joy that only this drum corps can provide. Watching each of you standing tall at the end of your performance was the embodiment of all that our drum corps represents, and I simply cannot say how proud I am of each and every one of you. To the staff, having worked with many of you for the first time this year, I have to express just how wonderful it was to get the opportunity to meet and collaborate with all of you. Truly one of the best experiences with a group of instructors that I have ever had; every day I was excited to meet, discuss, help each other, and do our best to help guide and shape some of the most talented musicians and athletes anyone could ask for. I felt very grateful to see amazing teachers in action, so thank you all! Looking back on the last 17 years of my time in drum corps, one of my greatest privileges has been to both march and teach with the Phantom Regiment for 15 of those years. It has given me so much, and I will be forever grateful for the friendships and incredible memories that I have had during these years. There is simply no way to put it other than to say it has truly been my home. I wouldn’t have so many things that I cherish, most notably my beautiful wife and family, were it not for this organization. With all of that being said, there comes a time when a person may recognize that a break is needed, and I believe that time for me is now. Therefore, I have decided to step down as the visual caption head for the Phantom Regiment. It has been a thrill and absolute honor, and for that, I must of course thank Rick Valenzuela for the opportunity to be a part of such a special organization. It has been one of the most rewarding challenges in my life, and I cannot say thank you enough. I know the drum corps will continue to thrive and entertain in a way that no one else can, and although I will surely miss it terribly, I look forward to finally putting down my microscope and supporting the home team from afar. SUTA!
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The question nowadays is what top PIW staff is not teaching a corps? Members follow staff members (bet Boston has alot of old Cadets drummers and the pulse connection when Mapes and Grom came) so you need a homerun.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Can we see the cat?
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Come back from teaching band camp and this thread added like 20 pages. What the hell do some of these posts have to do with people resigning? Can the OP edit the main page with the confirmed departures so people dont have to read rumors?
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    That happens every year.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    From his Facebook I don’t typically do these long posts, but it seems appropriate given the circumstances. Six years ago I made an extremely tough decision to leave my “home team” and take on a new role with an organization I knew almost nothing about. It was new, scary, exciting, educational, and always interesting. The Blue Stars organization became a new home for me that I could never have expected. As of today I have resigned from my position as Battery Caption Head & Arranger. I had a wonderful experience with this organization, but it is time for me to step down and see what happens. To the Administration/Volunteers/Alumni: Throughout our ups and downs, I can honestly say this is one of the most ethically minded and professional group of people I have ever worked with. You supported myself and the staff as much as possible, and always tried to have the priority on the experience for the kids. The members who go through this organization are better people thanks to your leadership and examples. I wish nothing but the best for the Blue Stars organization, and especially Stars Percussion - the past 6 seasons hold a special place in my heart, and I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support, encouragement, and positivity.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    If you can look for the Stars playing Amazing Grace at a memorial for him! Brings tears to your eyes.
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    Pioneer What Next?

    Remove Roman from day to day decisions. Put the administration on probation and monitor the 2019 season. Design a show for a small group so there aren't many holes.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Blue Stars Brass is traveling to Youngstown State University from Indianapolis International Airport. 7 hrs · Indianapolis, IN · As I head to my gate at the Indianapolis Airport, I am so, so, SO proud of the 2018 #bluestarsbrass members and staff. We have walked a path together for 3 years with a goal, and we achieved that goal last night. This season was for us, but it was also for all that came before us, particularly the past couple of seasons. Rest assured that WE WILL NOT STOP. The 2019 audition etude is written, the camp dates are set, the staff is returning, and we are ready to begin again with eyes on a new, higher goal. Very soon, watch for announcements regarding the 2019 season auditions. And now, I’m off to clinic the Youngstown State University Marching Pride, leading into a fall filled with judging, clinicing, and RECRUITING FOR THE 2019 #BLUESILVER #bluestarsdbc #FCO
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Tekken is going to finals