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    Academy, Bluecoats, SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Bluecoats 2014
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  1. Is the stained glass spread more tonight?..
  2. If they got the green ones .. and straightened them a bit, they would fit on the line marks . ... and get more GE for deconstructing the field!
  3. I gotta agree with this completely. I watched Bumblebee closely last night. What a fast, exciting piece, and there was a good bit of movement. Just not at the same time by the same players, and the most complex movement by the entire brass was when the pit was doing it's thing. I'm not complaining (I don't think, anyway), and they are being rewarded for it ... and I guess correctly by the sheets that now exist. But I also watched Psychopomp and Zomby Wolf. The difficulty of doing both the movement and the music at the same times seems much much greater. And I don't even want to think about the closer. I would think that somehow the sheets could reward both. I completely enjoy Devils this year ... and think they are the best corps out there. But I cannot figure out the way the Bluecoats are being evaluated. But what they are selling, the judges are not buying. But from what I can tell, the audience is.
  4. They seem to have as much fun as the Bluecoats!
  5. I'm not taking any bets!
  6. And she is just pushing a Marimba.
  7. Bad Words!!! I have Flo, but just tried to get in to see Academy. Forgot. We are traveling .... and we are in Kimberley, BC .... Canada. And no Flo if you are not in the US. I guess I'll experience this show via DCP. I can still see that in Canada!
  8. What happened to Surf and Madison? Why are Scouts now? ... Did I miss something? I only came in with Pioneer.
  9. Cadets 2017

    I think they are sewing.
  10. Cadets 2017

    I'm sorry you feel that way. But from what I heard in the discussion last night on the show, the concern was directed at the Adults who created and are creating this show. Not on the MMs at all. They are doing a great job given the directions they are given. This show has (IMHO) the same problem that Crusaders and Scouts had last year. They are telling a story that they think the audience will know and recognize and respond to. But they do not do it well. Last year, Academy told a story and did it well and it was rewarded for what it was. Bernstein's Mass is a wonderful 3 hour plus work. Trying to tell that "story" in 12 minutes is difficult .... can it be done ... maybe. But I'm not even clear that that is what Cadets are trying to do. They want to use this work to tell the story of "The Faithful, the Fallen, the Forgiven" using bits and pieces of the Bernstein Mass. Certainly not Bernstein's objective. The staff is trying to make it work. Story telling is an art, but it is not easy. Cadet's last year tried to tell a story (or two ... or three) about statues and coming alive and maybe liking it ... or not. I'm not sure it was a story worth telling (again IMHO). ... And had a hard time. I'm not sure they are being any more successful telling their story this year. The story may be more relevant, or for some not. Telling a Christian story (or religious story) today brings it's own challenges. And I say that a committed Christian. And dumbing it down so that references to Christ are absent from "Our Father" doesn't help. Either tell the story ... or not. But not knowing what you want to do from the beginning only confuses everyone, from the MMs to the audience. There is something about trying to change horses in the middle of a battle, that just does not work. I would have hoped that the Cadets would have learned that last year. ... Again, this is not directed at the MMs who are doing their "Almighty Best" to do what is being asked of them. "