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    Been a fan for two years!
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    Phantom Regiment, The Academy, Columbians, Carolina Crown
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    SCV '89, '13, '16, Phantom Regiment '89, '96, '03, '07, '11, '15 The Academy '15, '16, Bloo '14, and many others.
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    So far 2016

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  1. Who's on first?

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Heard some rumors that there are big microphone problems again this year regarding the hornline. I didn’t see any mics other than for solos during the tour premier broadcast?! Discuss!!
  2. Who's on first?

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    I guess it depends on how much sunscreen they brought
  3. Who's on first?

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    but why purple??? However, the guard costumes are sweet!! (Swipe/click to the right.)
  4. Who's on first?

    Blue Knights 2018

    Sooo report! Just yesterday they began learning drill for part 5. I counted about 9-10 minutes on the field, with just less than a minute having been learned that day. But, sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to see the show in costiform! Brass: Oof. Rite of Spring is tough!!! Definitely playing tough music, and they’ll get it down. Intonation-wise, they’re killing it and have no problems there. Balance and blend is good, but they’re kinda dirty rythmically in the hardest parts. Trumpets/mellos have a cool double tonguing feature in the opener that’s pretty sweet, but definitely needs to be worked on. Trombones need to play a bigger part than they are, it doesn’t really feel different other than some small glissandos. However, the loud parts are still loud, and I still melted a little inside every time... :):) battery/pit: not a percussion guy, but they sound good!!! Particularly the bass drums caught my attention! I love BK’s drumline because they sound so unique! Guard: I think the color guard may have been using practice silks, the colors seemed too random at times... but IDK. I’m DEFINITELY not a guard guy. Seemed pretty clean though. There’s some cool moments in which they interact with the props. (Won’t spoil those) Also, they brought back the “Eye of Horus” airbladeish weapons from last year. Overall, I think this show will be a little less “out there” than last year. I think they will have one guardmemeber that is playing the part of the Pharaoh, there was one who was consistently featured. Opener seems to just jump around musically though, not enough phrase connection I think. Then again, it’s Rite of Spring! Looking forward to where this is going!! Much more than last year.
  5. Who's on first?

    Blue Knights 2018

    I was able to watch a little bit of brass rehearsal yesterday, and I’m going again tonight for full ensemble. Goooood stuff happening!! I’m definitely liking this vibe more than last year’s show, that was kind of a miss for me musically. Rite of spring is pretttty cool. Still not quite clean, and it’s hard for me to say a placement guess because I’ve only seen a little bit of the show, but I love the music I heard!! Can’t wait to see a run through tonight.
  6. Who's on first?

    Drum Corps Map and Daily Rundown

    Blue Knights at Weber State in Ogden, Utah.
  7. Who's on first?

    Carolina Crown 2018

    Only thing that is mildly off for me is the antenna-like plumes bending backward. Gives me an alien-insect feel, not a beast. Would have been pretty cool if they tried a double plume, Kinda like a beast’s horns maybe. However, the rest of the uniform is FIRE! Absolutely love the attention to detail, I hope that they release a video explaining their decisions for each part.
  8. Who's on first?

    Drum Corps Map and Daily Rundown

    Has anyone found any reliable sources listing Blue Knights housing sites? The Ascend Performing Arts website only has show sites, and the calendar has housing through the end of spring training.
  9. Who's on first?

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Ah, sorry. I swear I remember hearing that back in January, but that was a while ago. Thanks for the correction
  10. Who's on first?

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Woah. Found the video of the show... wow. So much cleaner compared to last year at this time... and I actually FEEL something. After listening to Turandot this morning, I knew that emotion is what last year was missing, at least the regal and powerful emotion that is signature Phantom Regiment. This music is fantastic, and while I definitely think it’s not going to be anywhere close to medal contention, I’m happy with this show. I’m sad about the loss of the helmets... but I’ll get over it. Music is (mostly) why I really enjoy drum corps. Also. I found a recording of Amazing Grace from Saturday night. No intonation issues to speak of... now attacks weren’t nessecarily together and the arrangement seemed SLIGHTLY different than what I’ve heard before, but I think the worries are blown WAY out of proportion. [edit: whelp, DCI pulled the recording of Amazing Grace even?! Dang. Harsh.]
  11. Who's on first?

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    While I don’t know much about Gino, I had the opportunity to march under Dr. T. Andre Feagin (the Brass Co-Caption head at BAC) this year in the US Army All-American Marching Band. This type of playing is JUST the way he taught. Shaping phrases ALWAYS! Ahhh brings back good memories...
  12. Who's on first?

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Uniform reveal soon...
  13. Who's on first?

    Phantom Regiment 2018

    HThis was on the PR Snapchat a couple days ago, I wonder what it means for uniforms! I would have thought this show was a lighter concept, but dark drums seem to indicate otherwise.
  14. Who's on first?

    Drum Finishes 2018

    On Phantom’s Snapchat a couple days ago, I assume this is their show cover. Makes me wonder what they’re uniforms are gonna be like....