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  1. 2018 Prediction Thread

    Here's my Top 10 as of December 1st. 1. Bluecoats (Canton, Ohio) - Kinda get the feeling something truly groundbreaking is going on in Canton this year. Also think an emphasis is being put on being visually beautiful as well as putting forth a breathtaking sound. Shot in the dark, that's all. 2. Blue Devils (Concord, CA) - Really wanna put Santa Clara here, but it's highly doubtful the Devils fall past second any time soon. It's gonna be hard to top last year, though. That ending stopped hearts. 3. Santa Clara Vanguard (Santa Clara, CA) - Very tight medal group, once again. The Gaines Effect is felt even moreso this season, and another great show is presented, but it's not enough. 4. Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA) - Up and up and up. As they said in the promo video, "2017 was just the beginning." Buy into the hype. 5. Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC) - They may be running out of stellar ideas in Fort Mill. That much was evident last year. That brass staff is incredible, but they're not incredible enough to solve possible repeat of poor design along with a poor percussion program that may be declining even more. 6. Blue Knights (Denver, CO) - Thought last year's show was criminally underrated and underscored. Really believe in Bocook going all in on this hornline as well as an incredibly designed program coming before us. 7. The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL) - Wasn't as big a fan of 'Men Are From Mars' as it seems like most were. Not sure Kevin and his staff can fix a lot of the problems that plagued this hornline last year. Hoping for a great program, as always, but not expecting one. 8. The Cadets (Allentown, PA) - These are dark times in Allentown. The end of the Hopkins Era could (and should) be over soon. 9. Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) - Huge fan of last year's program, especially those gorgeous uniforms. Hoping that stellar brass staff can come in and propel the Regiment forward, but it might take one more year of the downfall of Cadets before that happens. 10. Crossmen (San Antonio, TX) - That Texas homegrown talent is starting to really show for Crossmen; they're headed in the right direction. Really impressed with their recent precision.
  2. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    this got buried under all the duplicates, etc... so BUMP. any updates after the beginning of camp season?
  3. The Cavaliers 2018, 70 years of excellence

    did someone say Drum Corps INTERNATIONAL????
  4. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    Hot take: are Cadets the Barstool Sports of drum corps minus the humor factor?
  5. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    "100 yards of theater" -Scott Chandler. Love love love it.
  6. All time shows: Carolina Crown

    2009 and 2012 are two of my favorite music books I've ever heard on the field at any level of the marching arts so those two are in a world of their own.
  7. Tresona's SPiN Network

    This topic seems like one big smokey cloud with a huge lack of clarity, so with that, a couple questions. So it's basically a "Fan Network" of sorts for scholastic ensembles of all kind? After some above-the-surface researching, is there no way to see what you're subscribing to before subscribing? Does the $25 subscription give full access to any ensemble anywhere across the country?
  8. Full-field tarp?

    Really impressive that high school students can pull that off so well. I'm guessing drum corps would have an easier time with it than high schoolers just because of the time factor, and it looks stunning. Would love to see it executed properly in DCI.
  9. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Wait this is THE Kevin from Crown. The same Kevin who told that wonderful, gold medal-earning love story in Crown 13! Great mind in the activity.
  10. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Academy add Concord's Meehan and Ronan as brass consultants. Big pickup for them depending on how involved they are. Also very impressed with the changes with the Cadets. Now there's somethin I can get behind. Hopefully Shane gets the influence and freedom that he deserves.
  11. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    On the topic of SOA, how the heck did 2015's show only get 18th? I've been so confused about it all weekend going back to the 2015 shows.
  12. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    She has been an instructor mostly, and with lots of corps, but I'm not moved by the change at all.
  13. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Also a major change for Academy, there's a new program coordinator, Lindsey Vento, who doesn't seem to have any major design experience aside from choreography, which she will continue to do with the group's hornline.
  14. Bravo Bluecoats!!!

    Maybe if DCI could find a way to properly monetize... they could give a little more than $500