Brass34

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About Brass34

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    DCP Veteran
  • Birthday 12/14/1993

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cadets Crown SCV Bluecoats Blue Stars Academy
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Cadets 2005
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2008
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Cadets 2018

    Actually Cavies medaled in 2011 too. 2012-2015 were "down years" after a huge staff shake up. Propaganda signaled "We're back". And they've carried that momentum to this year, passing up the reigning world champs. Essentially it took 4 seasons to get their mojo back. From my perspective, that's pretty quick. But I agree, stiffer competition nowadays. Just being top 5 is incredibly difficult.
  2. Cadets 2018

    How young are we talking? I'm 23 and I still consider Cadets as being part of the elite group. They won the Ott two years ago lol. The way some of you speak, it's like it has been a generation since Cadets were great. When the Cavaliers hit a rough patch, I don't remember it being doom/gloom or "they used to be good". The people I know predicted they would make a fairly quick recovery (they did). And now Cadets find themselves in a similar situation. They'll figure it out. The 10 time world champion with the largest alumni network won't stay down for too long
  3. Cadets 2018

    I was at Nightbeat and didn't see or experience this at all. It was a polite crowd response compared to Crown. But most around me enjoyed the show, especially the ending. Even heard an audible "Wow". Point being, just depends where you sit. Can't characterize all 12,000 audience members based on just the people next to you
  4. Cadets 2018

    12 brass age outs
  5. Cadets 2017

    I'm a Cadets fan through and through, but after seeing Cavies last night, the green men should definitely be a 1.5-2 points ahead. Their sound and visual are so much more polished. Cadets should be aiming to overtake BAC. They have the content to do it. And the GE judges agree
  6. Cadets 2017

    Drove down from DC to Nightbeat. First time seeing the performance live and I have to say the Cadets are great. It's clear they are bit younger than the corps they usually contend with. But tons of awesome GE moments. I was sitting on the 45, and the crowd around me had a pretty good reaction. Someone audibly said "WOW" during the closer. The members and staff should be proud of how far they have come this season :) sidenote: BD....good lord. Don't see anyone beating THAT. And their brass should be scoring higher than Crown IMO.
  7. Cadets 2017

    True, it's all about the tone of a post
  8. Cadets 2017

    Saying a show has BOA qualities isn't necessarily a bad thing. It just is what it is
  9. Cadets 2017

    Agreed. Their best shows throughout history are typically not story based. 2005 being the exception. Have engaging music, execute on marching, and integrate the guard. It's all they need. No need to go overboard with symbols and theme. As stated many times on here "less is more"
  10. Just because it replicates the source material doesn't mean it's a good idea to put in a drum corps show
  11. Cadets 2017

    This is an excellent musical change, much better. Also sounds more "Cadet"-like
  12. Cadets 2017

    I'll be honest. After the theater broadcast, I was not very enthusiastic about this show (maybe it was the multicam and terrible mic placement, idk). However, now that it has been cleaned up some, the performance level of the members has increased dramatically. I saw a recent run-through and thought....oh wow! They're good! Looking forward to the ending; hope its big, powerful, and dramatic
  13. SCV 2017 - 50 Years of Class

    I really really hope this show scores well in the end. #MakeDrillCoolAgain This show is modern yet incorporates many traditional elements with the drill and colorguard. Sheer power that I think is missing in many drum corps shows today. My only critique deals with the props. I think they are wonderful and are utilized in unique ways throughout the show. However, when the colorguard/brass members move them around or lift them up and down, they have some of the same issues the 2015 Cadets had. It will be a struggle to get all the props raised and lowered in unison. Just an observation; hoping they can figure it out
  14. Gurlll im always in the optimism line
  15. No, i mean optimism thank you