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About ripchops

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  1. You know, I was just thinking the same thing. I swear I remember hearing just a tiny snippet of it and I remember thinking “Hm, well it is their 70th.” Could be something they made as an Easter egg
  2. That video Flo posted made my eyes water. Tears of joy. They sound beyond fantastic. It’s going to be such a fun year for them and for just drum corps as is. Can’t wait to see them at the theater tonight
  3. It’s quite the drive for me, I live south of Indianapolis. And on a side note, I completely thought the Colts you were referring to was the hometown football team and I really have no idea why, and not the Colts from Iowa. This is a drum corps website after all, just missing some Colts football is all.
  4. Bump... It’s about that time of year again... I, among the rest of you all I’m sure, are expecting some sort of announcement within the next few weeks. It was this time last year they gave us a title. Not saying history will repeat itself for the third year in a row but boy, I am excited.
  5. I was just talking about this with a friend not too long ago. We both couldn’t believe that BD was in the lineup. And I think this is a show that isn’t Finals that’s closer to downtown Indianapolis than say Evansville or Michigan City, Muncie is quite the drive too. I thought this was an odd show addition, but I’m not complaining. Will definitely be attending. PS: Still bitter that they moved the Tour Premiere out of Naptown to the Motor City
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    I asked someone about this rumor who is marching this season and he said that it’s going to be used in concerts they do on tour and not in the actual show. That should be interesting
  7. I’ve been reading and following this topic for hours now and just now am catching up... Being a friend of multiple individuals who have been victim to sexual abuse, this is something I take very seriously. To the nine that came forward, I salute you. We all are behind you in this. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. I have nothing to say about YEA right now, there are just too many things I could say. To the current Cadets MM, this is so incredibly unfair to you all. I am sorry you’ve been caught in this. To GH... someone said it in a previous post, resign. Someone on i saw on Twitter said it best, and i know it’s been mentioned previously but i will say it again. George Hopkins is NOT a Cadet.
  8. I’m not sure which block is theirs, I got tickets for the 640 level which is dead center at the top level. The last few years I’ve had tickets a few sections over from the 640 on each side, as close to the top middle as I could. That’s just me
  9. I remember last year and in 2016 they announced around the 21 or 22 of April. Hopefully that trend continues because I caught myself recently getting excited that it’s a little over a month away from any kind of announcement. I’m so ready for this upcoming season, I’m having major withdraws. I already got my Finals tix too. It put a smile on my face when I read that they’re making a lot of progress for March. I cannot wait to see what this 70th edition of the corps does.
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    2018 Blue Stars

    Over 200 brass total auditioned this year... it got quite loud in that room.
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    All time shows: the Cavaliers

    Ah, time to geek out. (Sort of) Top 5 Favorites (no order, too hard) Propaganda - the message here may have been controversial but my goodness, this may be one of the greatest comeback shows ever. I still find myself humming or whistling to some of the tunes in that show. It was absolutely brilliant. The Planets - The Planets by Holst is probably my favorite classical music suite ever written. Watching it come to life on the field was amazing to me and smiles were all around. They blew it out of the water - IMO, I don’t think it can ever be redone. Immortal - Personal choice here. It was the first show I had ever experienced in person. The raw power and emotion in this show was portrayed really well. I loved the fabric pulling part in the ballad the most. Machine - Need I say more? Samurai - being of Asian descent, this show was really cool to me. They didn’t over design this show or saturate it like it very easily could’ve been but it wasn’t. This one always stands out to me as well. Top 5 Honorable Mentions (no order) Mad World Xtraordinary Niagara Falls Frameworks Men Are From Mars Top 4 Least Favorites (no order) Game On - Oh goodness. I loved the music selections, but I’m just wondering what was even trying to happen with this show. Throw-away show IMO. 15 Minutes of Fame - Yeah I get it, I tried to like this show but I just couldn’t. I liked the Fame concept but it seemed overdone. The Great Divide - this show has seemed to be lost in Cavaliers history. This show had no impact points and I couldn’t figure this one out either. Secret Society - Again, I tried to like this show. I wanted to like it. This concept could’ve had so many more things done to it to make it wonderful. Not my flavor. Just some of my personal opinions/flavors. In the end some or most of us are Cavaliers fans and we all love our Green Machine :)
  12. Bump. Listening to MAFM and Propaganda makes me very excited for next year. Something tells me that the 70th Edition of The Cavaliers are going to be something very special. I had the feeling that SCV was going to medal in 2017 back in October of 2016. Here we are in September of 2017 and I have that same feeling for The Cavaliers as I did for SCV - The Cavaliers are going to medal next year. Stupid early, I know, but it’s just to pass the time. Here’s to the longest winter ever.
  13. Just skimming through and man, I am glad to see Hook'em doing well after the Houston devastation. I haven't been as active because of school, and just not a lot of newsworthy things I've heard. Also, about Colt Foutz, I purchased a copy of the book and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm happy to see everyone is doing alright!
  14. I've hardly had time to peruse through DCP since school started and I've been working a lot. I have listened to that tape and I am very happy that we got to hear that. I believe percussion helped them into 4th place at Finals, in which they finished 3rd in drums.