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About Wog

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Carolina Crown, SCV, Cadets
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1991 SCV
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  1. Wog

    2018 HYPE

    I am following the Crown Battery.... 2017 was so much improvement over prior years and (much better book writing to show the talent)... can 2018 deliver more!! (Nice pre-season clip on the Crown thread)
  2. Very nice... looking forward to more Crown Battery 2018!!
  3. Sweet... the TIMPS are back...Crown has certainly got their mileage out of them over the years!!
  4. "Now she must burn!!" is one of the best lines and visuals for 2017
  5. Wog

    2017 DCI A/V

    iTunes now has 2017 Championships now listed across 3 volumes.
  6. Phantom played Fire of Eternal Glory in '93. Love the all brass version in the "Ornaments in Brass" collection...
  7. iTunes lists a "Silver Bells" album from DCI and this looks to have the "Ornaments in Brass" selections plus others.
  8. Wog

    2018 Rules proposals

    If ordinal scoring doesn't pass... Hop's next proposal will be to score like figure skating... all judges judge the full monty and toss the hi/lo scores :P
  9. Musically I liked 14 better over 16...especially the ballad and the high fast loud epic pitch bend closer. Tough call between the two though but slight edge to 14.
  10. 2012 is a favorite for me. I really enjoyed the balance in the front ensemble with the hornline to add to the overall musical experience (and I have always loved their battery writing). Adding in Holst and "The Planets" and you got my attention!!
  11. 2009 Crown will always be a favorite for me... but the prelude to this is that insanely huge opening HIT in 2008 that sets the stage for CrownBRASS!!
  12. 1986... my first DCI show ever at Parkersburg WV... Spirit won over Madison and the encore horn arc is still playing in my head!!! :)
  13. Belpre was über competitive in the local Ohio and WV circuit back in the '80s/ early '90s and produced a few DCI players. Went through a major downsizing/elimination in the mid 90s (due to lack of kids) and now rebuilding to what you see now. I was there '87-91 and was very much patterned after Garfield the first two years (pointed toe roll step... high speed curvilinear drill). I never marched DCI, but the availability of small shows like the one at Warren High School or at Parkersburg (WV) High in the mid '80s was the catalyst for my interest in DCI. Garfield, the Cavies, Dutch Boy all used our housing in Belpre. Nothing like heading home for dinner and hearing Firebird ringing out through the neighborhood!!
  14. I think the OP can coast down the other side of the mole hill with little worries of a wipe out :) Most of the current big events are sites of professional teams or well entrenched collegiate teams. I would be more concerned with funding or low participation well before lack of sites/housing. However you did get me remembering a little show back in 1988 in Barlow-Vincent OH at Warren High School...not sure of the exact size of the stadium but certainly can't hold more than 1000 if even that. Was a great show with BD, the Cavies, and VK to headline. BD stayed at Warren High and the Cavies stayed two days at Belpre Middle School in Belpre OH (my hometown). For Belpre... the field they used was just that a field... (although I believe in 1984 the Cadets used the sacred High School football field which peeved the football coach and he and the local band director got into it ) Some questions I have (noting I am an outsider per se and not really fluent into the economics of DCI): What would be the smallest venue (stadium) that is currently on the DCI World Class circuit? Are there any current venues that have a real/perceived shortage of housing? What does a housing site charge to stay?