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  1. 2018 Rules proposals

    Thanks for this very helpful information. So am I right in my understanding then that this is basically a scoring of the show designers' work, not the MM's performance of that work?
  2. Video edits 2017

    I just want to thank everyone participating in this thread. One of the most enlightening and informative threads I've seen on here in a while. Lots of good info and I think every question I've had about the issue has been addressed. This is what I come to DCP looking for. Kudos.
  3. Interesting. I come to DCP hoping to find drum corps news. When I see the opening page with all the threads and it's the same people commenting over and over, I figure it's a family feud and if you're not in the family, you may as well keep your mouth shut and head over to Redditt.
  4. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Wow! Just finished watching Blue Springs, MO band. My first time to see them. Fantastic musically and visually - can't believe it was just high school kids, the level of musicality and excellence was so high.
  5. BOA Finals - Indy - Nov 11

    Been watching BOA off and on today. LOTS of super big bands. Of course I love the big sound but I do think the field looks kind of cluttered and the show designs seem simplified to deal with the masses. On another note, I have been 100% against tarps on the football field for DCI. I see them as hazard. Well, I have to humbly admit that I was ready to dislike O'Fallon's show with the full-field white tarp. But it turned out to be the most visually entertaining show I have seen all day. Kind of dirty in places because of no field lines, etc. but completely fascinating and delightful to watch.
  6. Sign the Petition

    Interesting that this morning when I signed the petition, there were only about 150+ names. Just checked and it's up to 717. The OP's calm explanations and Terri's courage are what influenced me to be proactive. I love young people. I love drum corps. I want all drum corps participants to have a great experience. So I signed.
  7. Sign the Petition

    Unpleasant stuff but so important to be thoroughly discussing. I'm appreciating all the input, even if I'm a little dizzy from reading through the last 5 or 6 pages. I'll get over it. This is important. My question is this: At the end of the season, are corps members given the opportunity to give feedback about the staff? A review of sorts?
  8. 2018 Uniform Thread

    That is great news! Excited to see them. Thanks for the heads up.
  9. 2018 Uniform Thread

    PLEASE - NO TARPS! THEY ARE DANGEROUS, DEADLY, CRIPPLING, AAAAARRGGGG! DEATH TO TARPS ON THE FIELD!!
  10. New Members

    Did you get any help with your request? I don't think many DCP members look in the New Member thread.
  11. I've spent most of the day toggling between today's 4 regional BOA marching band competitions on FloMarching. I live in Tennessee so it was enlightening to check out a bunch of Texas bands. WOW! Big and deep and very mature performances by the handful that I watched. Only similar performance I saw at the other 4 competitions was Avon HS. I lived in TX as a child and music in the schools was typically as important as sports, even in small towns. What is your daughter's school and what does she play?
  12. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Here's a link to his website. Looks like Music City is going to be in great hands! https://www.kentbakermusic.net/about Also, here are the caption heads and designers for 2018: Brass: Robert W. Smith (arranger), Paris Foreman (caption head) Percussion: David England (arranger), Chris DeBerry (caption head) Guard: Tracy Carter (caption head) Visual: Jeffrey Thompson (designer), Josh Meyer (caption head)
  13. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Music City just posted this on their Facebook page: Music City is pleased to welcome Kent Baker as the organization’s new executive director. For the past 22 years, Baker has performed French horn with the USAF Band in Washington, DC. He has an extensive background in music education that includes serving as a high school band director, as a staff member with the Cavaliers and Cadets drum corps, and as a judge and clinician for DCI, Winter Guard International and for numerous marching band competitions. As a composer, Baker has won numerous awards and had his works featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Kennedy Center Honors. “I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and creative team,” Baker said. “The students and staff at Music City have a reputation for being not just a drum corps, but a family, one of which I’m proud to join.” Feel free to contact Kent at director@musiccitydrumcorps.org to welcome and congratulate him. Here's to great things to come!
  14. Music City approved for World Class

    Music City just posted this on their Facebook page: Music City is pleased to welcome Kent Baker as the organization’s new executive director. For the past 22 years, Baker has performed French horn with the USAF Band in Washington, DC. He has an extensive background in music education that includes serving as a high school band director, as a staff member with the Cavaliers and Cadets drum corps, and as a judge and clinician for DCI, Winter Guard International and for numerous marching band competitions. As a composer, Baker has won numerous awards and had his works featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Kennedy Center Honors. “I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and creative team,” Baker said. “The students and staff at Music City have a reputation for being not just a drum corps, but a family, one of which I’m proud to join.” Feel free to contact Kent at director@musiccitydrumcorps.org to welcome and congratulate him. Here's to great things to come!
  15. Music City approved for World Class

    As a Nashvillian, I am so happy for Music City. If you haven't seen it yet, I think you will enjoy the recap of their best shows that DCI posted.