waliman4444

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  1. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    congratulations CADETS ...you've given us a summer of growth, integrity, perseverance and most of all great drum corps in the tradition of all those who came before you...looking forward to next year..thank you for this season..peace!
  2. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    the reaction to the Cadets last night was reminiscent of the audience responses to the Caballeros and Skyliners at the "DREAM " ..BITD
  3. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    very emotional last evening..when the ballad came to a close everyone in my section of the stands stood applauding until the end of the show..almost surreal..thank you Cadets for being the Cadets AGAIN!!!!!!
  4. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    noticed that color guard score was better than crown and bac..is that an anomaly or have they improved that much?
  5. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    great job tonight gang..keep it going!!
  6. waliman4444

    The State of Drum Corps

    my one gripe( and it's not that big) is the lack of time for the ovation given to the mm's after a great performance..I know they have to adhere to time requirements but the applause is what we always busted our butts for BITD
  7. waliman4444

    The State of Drum Corps

    guilty as charged!!!
  8. waliman4444

    The State of Drum Corps

    The state of drum corps the art form is fine..It just requires a higher degree of knowledge technically in visual, brass and percussion to be successful...The mm's today are almost professional in their categories...I think that mm's auditioning from as far away as Japan says a great deal about the "I" in DCI...Amplification may ruffle some feathers but in fairness to the musicians the complexity of the arrangements makes it necessary..However, too much of a good thing may be problematic (synth bass) for example..
  9. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    understood..only numerically making a comparison
  10. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    after the 2 blues and scv NOBODY is safe!! keep on truckin' Cadets, the next 2 weeks are when you mature into contenders..btw 83 was only a point or so behind bac yesterday...see?
  11. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    based on the Flo sound coming through my computer cadets had one of the 3 top audience responses...crown and blue being the other 2..I emphasized "after an intermission" because people may not have returned to their seats on time at the start of cadets program
  12. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    congrats on last night's performance...the response from the audience after an intermission was reassuring that the cadets are on the right trajectory...keep on cleaning and by finals it could get very interesting...also big up to mandarins..they've come a long way
  13. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    I agree with your observation..and I had no fantasy that they would be at that level this year..The comment was moreover a compliment to Blue and the realization that the bar has been set very high
  14. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    After the Bluecoats performance in Clifton n.j. last evening, I think that it is reasonable to accept that the Cadets have a huge uphill climb to reach that level of showmanship..mind you, this from a Cadet fan for over 36 years.
  15. waliman4444

    Cadets 2018

    talk about a heat wave...2.2 improvement from previous show..I don't recall that happening last year..as a matter of fact sometimes scores went down...watch out DCI, the Cadets are serious!!