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    Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Blue Knights, Madison Scouts, SCV
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    Madison scouts malaguena 1988
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    2015
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  1. 2017 DCI A/V

    This really stinks as I feel their hornline sounds fantastic and that show was absolutely beautiful.
  2. Cadets 2018

    Maybe they will insert a little bit of Paul Simon and Garfunkel or Disturbed to illustrate the story of Beethoven a little better.
  3. All time shows: The Academy

    I have gone back and reviewed a bunch of Academy shows and my choice hands down is... 2016 Drum Corpse Bride. I have to admit when I read the show announcement and read about it in the early season I gave it a big eye roll. A quirky zombie show with a piece I have heard just about every middle school band play. But what I saw at prelims in the theater was sheer beauty and a well designed show. I couldn't help but root for it over Madison and Boston. That being said just about every Academy show that I have seen has been enjoyable... particularly their more recent shows. I think they have found their own little Niche with show themes that are recognizable, entertaining, and easy for the audience and MMs to attach themselves to. I am really looking forward to what they come up with for 2018!
  4. I don't know about you but it's super cold and snowy here- let's head to Tempe Arizona where it will be sunny and 72 today and spend the week celebrating the Academy! What are your top 1-5 Academy shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13 Corrps that are no longer with us. Every show is a winner! Week 14 Genesis TIE 2016 Hell Hath No Fury and 2017 the other side of now. Music City 2017 the tribe Week 15 Madison Scouts- 1995 A Drum Corps Fan's Dream: A Day in the Life of a Bull Fighter. Least Favorite 2009 Relampago
  5. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    Ok. Here are the results so far. 1. 1995- This show tallied more mentions than any other show from all the corps. I think that's awesome considering this show is you know...a drum corps Fan's dream 2. 1975 and 1988 tie 4. 1997 5. Tie 1999 and 1996 HMs for 1992, 2011, 1980 Least favorite tie between 2009 and 2017. I would like to see this tie broken lol. Thank you so much for your participation! This thread has been awesome to read!
  6. I sent you a PM to not spoil it for people that want to watch it. They announced it at the end of the broadcast.
  7. Yeah. There are a lot of factors that play a role in that. One is I don't think a lot of folks knew about the bracket when it started and it was the Facebook crowd. Associated with that is just that younger people are better at technology and follow stuff like that closer. Also it's not hard to find pristine HD quality film on shows 2009 and later... while on the other hand the AV quality for the 72 Kingsman is awful. In the end, although I don't really agree with the bracket seeding I think Inferno vs Spartacus is a fair final matchup. Would have loved to see shows like 76 BD and 80s Madison Scouts and Cadets in there.
  8. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    1988- My obsession with Malaguena began as a freshman in highschool. I downloaded at least 20 performances from various organizations on Napster. This is by far my favorite to ever take the field. The rest of the show was good but 1988 takes the top spot just for Malaguena. 1975- what an awesome complete historical scouts show. MacArthur Park was very powerful. Their soprano soloist throughout the show was awesome and it's just a classic show from start to finish. 1995- drum corps fans dream a day in the life of a bull fighter. I love Latin music on the field. Malaga was amazing. A little on the clean and controlled side for Madison but still a great show. 1996 part DOS. Who doesn't love drum corps shows designed for the fans. Forget the judges. 2001- hot jazz Madison style. Yeah...it got 11th place but I love it. Big bad dirty loud old school jazz. Yes please. HMs 2017- last man standing. A bit off the deep end for Madison but I think it worked. They may have looked funny and strayed from Broadway and jazz but their big masculine sound and demeanor was back and they sounded and looked good in a show with a lot of GE. 2015 78th and Madison. I am usually not a musical show person but I really enjoyed this one... particularly the guard dancing with the lady cut outs. Just a fun show from start to finish. Least favorite 2016 Judas- rehashing Jesus Crist Superstar was not the answer to place better. Yuck.
  9. With 10 corps left and the holiday season over it's back to the old grind. This week we are headed to bitterly cold Madison Wisconsin to celebrate the Madison Scouts. What are your top 1-5 Scouts shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13 Corrps that are no longer with us. Every show is a winner! Week 14 Genesis TIE 2016 Hell Hath No Fury and 2017 the other side of now. Music City 2017 the tribe
  10. 2017 wins for music City and Genesis is a tie between 2016 and 2017. Anyone care to break the tie?
  11. Gonna have to go with the Tribe by music City. Honorable mention for the Planets. Genesis 2017 too
  12. Happy New year! Let's dedicate the first week of 2018 to the 2 newest additions to World Class. Considering we only have 10 years or so of repertoire to choose from for each corps- give me your one favorite show from each group and tell me what you are looking forward to seeing from them in 2018. No least favorites this week. I don't want to pick on the new guy. You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13- Corps that are no longer with us. Everyone gets a trophy!
  13. Happy New year! Let's dedicate the first week of 2018 to the 2 newest additions to World Class. Considering we only have 10 years or so of repertoire to choose from for each corps- give me your one favorite show from each group and tell me what you are looking forward to seeing from them in 2018. No least favorites this week. I don't want to pick on the new guy. You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13- Corps that are no longer with us. Everyone gets a trophy!
  14. I am going to be that person 1987 VK 1988 VK 1992 VK Hey! VK shows were funny and they were good musicians! 1991 Star of Indiana- a gold standard for drum corps. 1980 Bridgemen 1985 Suncoast Sound 1992 Star of Indiana
  15. I agree and was considering doing that but I didn't want to leave any out and inevitably I probably would... I was originally going to work 6 into the rotation that I have going but it would be to hard to pick 6 or to pick 5 then lump the rest into one thread. That's why I increased the lists to 10 and 5.