desertrat68

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  1. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    You missed Ben Hylton as The Academy's new brass caption head.
  2. Age Outs

    I'm not sure where they got their numbers but The Academy had 21. And yes, I'm sure of the number. Of course they also had many who aged out with other corps so that might be were they got 45 for them.
  3. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    https://www.arizonaacademy.org/3562 They lost Michael Townsend, but I think that has more to do with his Boston contract. That's just an educated guess. The new Brass Caption Head change had already happened and the members knew about it already. I was sort of surprised it hadn't turned up here already.
  4. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    They announced he is back, its the actually teaching staff for the brass that is unknown
  5. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Brass caption head out for sure - and I had heard more of the brass staff is out as well for BK, but that is NOT been confirmed.
  6. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    Ah, from what I've been hearing, I think you are very wrong. Maybe not on the level of Boston last year, but some big changes are supposedly coming.
  7. 2017 Favorite "Moments"

    There is a video "out there" with a 3 second shot of my son right after he finished his last competitive performance. The range of emotions, from absolute joy to the realization that 7 years of marching drum corps was over... That's one of the moments I'll never forget from 2017.
  8. Age Outs

    11 - and they got to keep their tombstones
  9. Age Outs

    The Academy had 21 age-outs
  10. Blue Devils 2018

    While I agree that DCI needs to take a look at affiliation and electronics and set some limits, a loss of power in any stadium is no big deal. All the corps have ultra quiet generators to power their electronics if need be. They have them out and in use at rehearsals all the time. Now there may not be any lights, but the electronics will be ready to go!
  11. Actually, my future music teacher went to BD for the brass AND the visual; how they develop the drill (they do it differently than the other corps), how they teach movement, how they use their brass manual to fix just about any issue that comes up in an ensemble (something he's already used to great advantage in his high school teaching gigs), how they just do everything well. He's learned a ton from each of the three corps he's marched with, not just BD, and he's developed a killer resume that's already opened some pretty amazing doors.
  12. I can tell you that my BD brass member wanted 18 a **** of a lot more than the Ott - though winning ring is not the reason he wanted to march there, just a bonus.
  13. Age Outs

    If you want to see how many current MM's came up through the B and C corps, you can look at their profiles on the BD website. It will list their prior memberships in the three corps. Also, I believe that this year every world class corps was represented in the A corps.
  14. Blue Devils 2017 60th Anniversary!

    This is from the run though in Buffalo. Lead trumpet, lower split. My son was talking about how hard it was to play in some sections because of what he was hearing from behind him.