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  1. desertrat68

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    I think that looked like a drum corps that has spent most of the week tossing their cookies. The hornlike should be a lot stronger next week.
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    The Academy 2018

    The stomach flu they had hit them seemed to take 2 days to run its course and the Thursday pull out was due to a second wave through those perviously unaffected. Hopefully its behind them now.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    And The Academy. Race for last one in finals is heating up.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    My Blue Devil thought they were fine until the ballad and then it got a little rough from there to the end. Me, I have no clue.
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    Drums Along the Rockies - July 14, 2018

    The Academy has been dealing with tour crude the past few days so I'm pretty pumped at the score. And yes, the logo at the end got me the first time I realized what they had done.
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    Blue Devils 2018

    About the only time their rehearsals are closed is in Buffalo - and that's because the stadium says so. And bring sun screen! the best time to attend is the last block of the day, the last two hours or so when they are in full ensemble. It's really an eye opening experience to watch how they rehearse.
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    Mesa, AZ - July 2, 2018

    Home from the show. Only saw the last two corps march. BD - wow. I'd need to see this a lot more times to take it all it which is par for the course for a Scott Chandler designed show. Oh, and they are gonna break a freak'n lot of brandy glasses between now and Finals night. Academy's show has really evolved since I saw their send off show 3 weeks ago. Loved the changes, especially the mellophone solo. Really makes a huge difference. Someone said this is a show you have to see live to appreciate and that is so true.
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    Pasadena, CA - June 30, 2018

    That was a much better show than what they had on the field last weekend. Go Academy!
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    Pasadena, CA - June 30, 2018

    uhm, they are playing the music from "that scene" from Dead Poets Society
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    The Academy 2018

    Lindsey Vento just spent the week with them. It's her first year as a drum corps creative director so it's not unexpected that she has a learning curve - no pun intended. I'm also pretty curious to see the changes tonight and then finally in person on Monday night at the home show.
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    Blue Devils 2018

    Pretty sure that will be in the gym. They may use their auditorium. Your best bet is to find the food truck and ask where they are. It's probably going to be parked on the west side of campus between the buildings and the football fields. I'd use the east entrances to the campus. Academy stayed their last year and that's where everything was for them.
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    Blue Devils 2018

    If recent history is an indicator, BD didn't start to "learn" their closer until this past week. It seemed pretty obvious last night even to this untrained eye that there is are a lot of things to be filled into the show over the next 6 weeks. I haven't asked my Blue Devil, but I suspect their "organic approach" keeps things interesting for the corps, most of whom have marched several years of drum corps already. The constant adding of layer upon layer has to keep them on their toes and mentally checked in at every rehearsal. Can't wait to see it in Mesa next week.
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    Stanford, CA - June 23, 2018

    Academic needs work, and School for Scandal has come a long way since I heard it 2 weeks ago. But dang, they put in the "A"!
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    Stanford, CA - June 23, 2018

    Looks like BDC has some plus14 year-old members this year.
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    Stanford, CA - June 23, 2018

    BD provides the soloist for the National Anthem at this show, as well as the shows where they are the home corps.