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  1. Video edits 2017

    I love the idea, and I'm sure that great score writing talent would develop around the activity. Cadets and Suncoast have made it work in the past. There are so many great pieces of music that many people first heard in drump corps. It was the "gateway" into classical music, jazz, and even opera. It would be a shame to no longer have great pieces translated into drum corps. Wouldn't it be nice if the copyright stuff were not so complicated? Nostalgia...
  2. Video edits 2017

    Agreed. Though it would create an arms race for musical score writers. BD would have someone like John Williams cook something up each year!
  3. Cadets 2018

    While 1989 was the final nail, the tradition was technically ended in 1988, when the order was determined by a random draw. By luck (and coincidence), GH drew the last position for finals allowing the defending champion Garfield Cadets to perform last. The broadcast for 1990 is what really should have burned Madison. Six corps' full performances were squeezed into the broadcast to include Santa Clara, the 6th place ranked defending champion.
  4. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    Yes, there was a lot of secrecy. I estimate it was less about hype and more about allowing designers privacy to try on ideas and experiment before committing to a theme/concept. 'Tis the season for tinkering.
  5. 2018 Show Announcent/Rumors?

    The rumored news may sound bad, but imho there is a lot more opportunity and excitement available to GH and the kids by *not* being shackled to a restrictive agreement with T.O.O.L.B. Finding/creating opportunity/excitement is one of GH's strengths... and time is on his side to turn this into a good thing.
  6. Cadets 2018

    Lots happened. Not sure which "what" you mean
  7. Finals Format

    Yup! For fans, it was frustrating not to have a sense of where their favorite corps ranked. The suspense didn't add to anyone's enjoyment. It also must have made the judges' jobs more difficult because the random order: 1) was a change from what was being done all season, and 2) required extra diligence (on an already tough night of decisions) to balance between "leaving room" and awarding a high number/ranking, when deserved.
  8. Cadets 2018

    No inside info, but my gut says GH will walk away from the deal with the Office of Leonard Bernstein. It seemed that the deal's many restrictions slowed GH's ability to tweak the show design quickly. 2018 is a year when he will not want his hands tied in any way.
  9. Full-field tarp?

    I'm surprised no one has done it previously, in drum corps.
  10. Cadets 2018

    Speaking for myself, I'm a big fan of BAC, Cadets, and Crown. Nothing would make me happier than to see an all-East Top 3 (or 5). BAC did a lot right last season, and exceeded expectations. Cadets and Crown both did puzzling things that seemed to waste their strengths. Saying anything negative about these two was not to bolster Boston, but rather to keep Cadets or Crown from throwing away success with both hands. Crown will no doubt do well in 2018. Cadets is a dictatorship over an empire declining. Can they survive? Yes, but it won't change voluntarily, it won't be pretty, and it won't be painless.
  11. Cadets 2018

    I heard gossip that Omar walked
  12. Based on some verbal gossip in Indy, my bet would be he's going to Scouts.
  13. Madison Scouts 2018

    Did Madison change its name?
  14. Cadets 2017

    Wow! Seriously? I'm no fan of cheese either, but those bells seemed to add so much atmosphere to the great ending.