waliman4444

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  1. Cadets 2018

    on this topic I must defer to my senior DCPers and those more intimately involved with the Cadets from a historic perspective...did I read that the focus of Mr. H was moving more toward C2 and US Bands and less of a focus on building a championship Cadets corps..and if so , why?
  2. Most Successful Corps BY State

    for n.y. you must include St. Rocco's, perennial yankee circuit champs and St. Joe's Batavia
  3. Cadets 2018

    sounds like a man readying his successor for the inevitable pressures of running a successful drum corps..the good with the bad!!
  4. Cadets 2018

    watching the BOA in Texas..I now see why corps go there to recruit..those H.S. kids can play....and march!
  5. Cadets 2018

    Dear Stu and Ghost , thank you for your restraint in not politicizing the current events you've referred to..I know it can be difficult to remain cool when emotions are high.. PEACE!
  6. Cadets 2018

    followed by jose feliciano's version, just in case the audience didn't understand jimmy's
  7. Cadets 2018

    with an all left handed horn line..lol
  8. Cadets 2018

    LMAO
  9. The only reason I raise the topic is because of the TREMENDOUS talent in DCI (many of whom are adults)Given their familiarity with the charts I thought that some of the best musicians might take tasteful risks at improvising (with the blessing of the brass instructor and within limits...No Don Cherry solos!!! I do however see your point
  10. after listening to really good soloists over the years it dawned on me that from show to show the solos were pretty much the same...meaning, played the same way every time*give or take a note)..hence..how much if any improvisation is being done by the soloists in drum corps
  11. Cadets 2018

    did the uniform change affect the degree to which you enjoyed it?
  12. Alabama A&M

    it may not be drum corps but I'd pay to see these guys..what precision and musicianship!!!
  13. Alabama A&M

    LOL...I'm seeing the mini motor cycles and the fezzes on parade...Great GE!
  14. Alabama A&M

    thank you for your response..I've always suspected that fundamentals might be problematic and also the choices of music that tend to be esoteric and CHOPPED to smithereens..LOL
  15. Alabama A&M

    other than the obvious( lack of financial resources), please give a little insight as to why more HBCU band members choose to avoid DCI..your explanation doesn't have to be deep or overly complicated..the topic has always interested me since the talent pool seems to be pretty vast