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About JFitz19

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    Cadets, Carolina Crown
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    Carolina Crown 2012
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  1. JFitz19

    Cranston, RI - July 3, 2018

    Percussion Scores Tonight: Boston: 16.30; Cadets: 16.20; Bluecoats: 15.9; Spisrit: 14.70
  2. JFitz19

    DrumScorps v4 Now Available!

    Issues or not. The app is 100x better than DCI's effort. I was impressed with how quickly you got out the scores and recap for Akron. The app is a great resource.
  3. JFitz19

    Our friend DrumManTX

    As a Boston native, I don’t get why folks think we pronounce Boston, Bahstahn. We pronounce it Boston.
  4. JFitz19

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I checked with Crown. An email will be sent out to Crown Jewels participants (I.e. donors) on Monday afternoon with a link to the video.
  5. JFitz19

    Cadets 2018

    Is this on Cadets Facebook page?
  6. I meant only that Boston should not have gone on first, as they won Prelims. Boston should have gone on last or next to last, if Cavies were given the last spot option as defending champion.
  7. Do you mean that Boston was assessed a one point penalty for an overage tenor drummer? Seems my memories of this show may be a bit off 50 years later!
  8. One more thing about 1967. Brasso's comment about the set-aside of Inspection scores for the AL Finals comes as new information to me. Certainly does not change my mind about AL being a bag job for Cavies. Also, IIRC, Cavies did not compete in the Prelims, which were held at White stadium in Dorchester (I was there too). Cavies automatically got the final performance slot as defending champion. After the bitter disappointment of Dorchester's St. Kevin's Emerald Knights losing the 1960 VFW due to a 2 point out-of-bounds penalty, this was almost too much for a Boston drum corps nut to take. (Clarification: Although SKEK's score without the penalty would have trailed winner Blessed Sac's score by 0.10, the horn line was fully aware of the disaster and you can hear the great reduction in quality for the last song on the Fleetwood record, as well as a cheer from a spectator just as the out-of-bounds occurs. SKEK, like Boston seven years later, had won Prelims.).
  9. I attended the 1967 American Legion Championships, held at Fenway Park in Boston. For some reason (?) Prelim results were ignored, and Boston drew 1 and went on first. As has been pointed out above, they narrowly lost to the Cavies, who went on last, if I recall correctly. One or two nights later they two pointed (or so, I don't remember exact scores) Cavies at CYO. I remember thinking that the AL Nationals was a set up for Cavies. It was very disappointing.
  10. JFitz19

    Carolina Crown 2017

    Last two out of three Finals Crown has had microphone problems. Bad luck or what? Hope there is a fix and that it involves standing mikes up front for brass solos, like last year, and no singing.
  11. As someone who has been following the activity since 1960, I am unaware of what years Boston won National Championships. I am assuming you mean VFW or American Legion. If it was before 1960, I would definitely not know that. I know they won CYO Nationals more than once, but that was an invitational competition, not a true National Championship. Would love to know this.
  12. JFitz19

    Carolina Crown 2017

    It was the flugelhorn solo, and I remember it well. I agree with Cowtown. I have always thought that unfortunate occurrence rattled them. Cowtown described the delay and frantic but failed effort to fix the problem quite accurately.
  13. To me, I think it is about alienation.
  14. Going back in time, Blue Devils 1979 was technically awesome.
  15. Let me say starting out that I love Crown and I enjoy the show. Would love to see them win. I think some of the problem with the guard might have to do with staging. If Jeff S. has a weakness in his writing, I think it probably is staging the guard. When I saw them early in the season, for example, the guard at times seemed to get lost in the staging of the corps proper. In addition, the color of the uniforms was not distinctive enough to really set them off from the corps. That, added to the execution problems that have been noted, seems to me to explain their numbers being lower than the other top corps. As we see, there are a lot of really good guards this year.