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Brass34 last won the day on November 19 2017

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    Cadets Crown SCV Bluecoats Blue Stars Academy
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    Cadets 2005
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  1. Cadets 2018

    If you go back several pages, you'll see me claiming how much better their brass is compared to last year. I also stated how the arrangements feel much meatier and drum corps-esque. The point I was making in the post you quoted was how giving insight into an unfinished product will produce mixed reactions. We, the audience, do not need to see or be a part of the design process. Keep it hidden until the time is right.
  2. Cadets 2018

    Just more reason why they shouldn't announce things that are a "work in progress". Only announce things that are certain (like the music selections). We don't need to be a part of the design process. That process is usually messy, and showing us what's going on behind the curtain can produce mixed signals/reactions. It's like publishing a rough draft.... I appreciate the transparency on some things, but overall we're better off not knowing, imo.
  3. Cadets 2018

    What about 2005... The Zone: Dreamscapes in Four Parts with a Door you know, just in case you didn't see the large door on the 50 yard line
  4. Cadets 2018

    Sorry, but if you only ever post negative comments on don't get to make out like you're the victim after you're called out on it. Constructive criticism with a reasonable tone is fine. But if you're going to be negative all the time, maybe keep it to yourself. It gets old and predictable. This applies to every corps and every thread. Anyways, if you heard Cadets brass at camp, it was obvious they have an improved sound compared to 2017. And that's not surprising given they have 40-50 vets. And it's silly to say all horn lines sound good standing still. Are you saying you can't tell the difference between standing in front of a Crown horn arc and another corps? C'mon.
  5. Cadets 2018

    The last time Cadets went west, they had a pretty good season. Just saying.
  6. Cadets 2018

    Last year, I remember everyone laughing at the costume sketch for Spirit. The oversized gauntlets looked ridiculous. But, they ended up being fine in real life, imo. Maybe the sketch artists struggle with the hand/wrist area, idk. It's a stylized drawing meant to capture an idea or vision, not necessarily reality
  7. Cadets 2018

    Sorry Jim, I quoted you before you edited your post to include "uniform". I thought you were talking about all the information released (music, program concept, uniform, etc). Which I thought was a premature judgment.
  8. Cadets 2018

    We already know your opinion on everything concerning Cadets
  9. Cadets 2018

    The drum clip GH played is interesting. Definitely a more modern approach compared to last year, musically and costuming wise. No costume changes this year. They made a point that with this year's music, they have more freedom to mold it into what they want. Something they couldn't do last year due to restrictions. Hopefully that equates to some big drum corps moments
  10. News from Allentown

    I usually find parking at the Fairgrounds. And it's a short walk
  11. Cadets 2018

    I completely understand and you are warranted in feeling that way. I more or less feel the same; you won't be seeing me hyping them this offseason. I'll wait until I see it on the field before I decide to be excited
  12. Cadets 2018

    I also think ditching the Bernstein deal was for the best. Too many restrictions in having to get music arrangements approved. The music I heard at camp sounded more drum corps-esque, which should appeal to a wider audience
  13. Cadets 2018

    Nothing said was hype, imo. Just stating the fact that many members are returning and Drew/Tom seem to be pleased with the offseason progress. Whether that translates to success this summer is a mystery; no one knows and no one is saying that it will. However, as someone who heard the music at camp, it sounds better than last year. Doesn't mean they will place higher, as all corps get better every year and competition is stiffer than ever. But, if they can develop a solid program that the audience can get into, that is a win for this new team. They aren't going to launch back into the top 3 overnight; have to do it step by step
  14. Cadets 2018

    Honestly, it's not surprising to hear there is a high percentage of vets in this year's Cadets. Despite the doom and gloom on DCP, those kids had FUN last season (something that was missing in 2016). Brass should be improved from last year. And I trust Aungst to make necessary adjustments to improve percussion from last year. The big question mark, for me, will be visual. Let's all hope the costumes are a bit more streamlined (aka no skirts).
  15. Cadets 2018

    Oh ok, thanks. I thought I remember them saying the numbers for both last year. But maybe it was Hop on FB and not an official statement. Regardless, glad they are continuing with euphs