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About Tommeee

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  1. Cadets 2018

    The Cadets totally lost their identity with the black. This was a HUGE thing that cannot be understated. They could have benefitted from the "less is more" approach last year. But I do think they started to get their IDENTITY back last year, and now it's time to continue that.
  2. Cadets 2018

    Is "The Conversation: Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening" a legit name for the show? Is that official?
  3. Cadets v.s. Boston Crusaders

    This might be the motivation I need to join Planet Fitness! I live in Mechanicsburg. Which location was this? By the way, I voted for Cadets here. They have quite a few returning members, and they are motivated. I think they'll surprise some people. Either way, I hope they ALL have shows I can get into, for the ENTIRE 12 minutes. 2017 wasn't one of my favorite years, that's for sure.
  4. Cadets 2018

    I'm super excited for this! This is about 15 minutes away from my house. Updated weather is showing mid-to-upper 30's during the day. It's too early to learn drill anyway. :)
  5. Carolina Crown 2017

    Over the past two weeks, I've watched and listened to this show (and the source music) more than any other. Amazing brass, even in the less noticeable places. Their best percussion ever. And programming choices that were very unexpected and original. In some ways, this was my favorite Crown year ever. Bravo!!
  6. Where did the silly rumor about Klesch leaving Crown come from? I seriously want to know. It makes zero sense at this point in history.
  7. Cadets 2017

    Bernstein's Mass was the perfect choice of music for this year's show. Most of what they are doing this year is perfect for THIS year. It's a totally new take on Mass (at least for a drum corps). The choir is a nice, risky move, and they sound fantastic. That's innovation. Positive vibes all over the place. This is how I feel about it.
  8. Cadets 2017

    This is the main reason why I like Cadets so much more than so many other corps. They actually play MUSIC, and not mash-ups. The Cadets show is actually VERY musical. This is a HUGE thing for me.
  9. Cadets 2017

    My theater had almost nobody in it, but Cadets got a nice reaction. Their best show yet this year! Members should be proud and motivated to finish strong after their great performance this evening!
  10. Cadets 2017

    I was in Annapolis yesterday, and I really enjoyed the tweaks that have been made in this show! This is totally different in person. The effect (and potential for more) is most definitely there. The ending is awesome, not just for this show, but for ANY show. The choir is outstanding. I like the way they're now staged closer to the 50. The way the choir is used is a great innovation, and something that will be talked about for years to come. I'd love to see a future show with a choir somewhere down the line. Battery is absolutely tops. Brass has grown a TON. Guard is still improving and adding to the effect (especially at the end). I am very impressed with this staff. Positive vibes all around. It is clear that everyone is really enjoying this experience. You simply can't fake this good vibe. It is REAL! The future is looking good, from what I saw.
  11. Cadets 2017

    To those of you basing your opinions on the opinions of others, you might need to think about becoming more open minded. Why allow a placement (ESPECIALLY this much before championships) to ruin your positive outlook? Cadets DO have a great show. In my opinion, the most ambitious corps of this year!
  12. Cadets 2017

    Actually, the 2017 show is not "the Mass", and it was never supposed to be. The 2017 show is: "The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven - Staged to the music of Leonard Bernstein's MASS" True, this isn't the original theme of Bernstein's Mass. But in my opinion, the music from Mass and the theme of Cadets show this year fit together perfectly.
  13. Sorry if I'm coming across as overly bitter. I just want to set the record straight here. I've been actively supporting this activity for nearly 30 years. I love it, and I'm not about to stop supporting it (financially or otherwise) just because of a rained-out show! :)
  14. All the points being made here are good ones. But nothing can change the FACT that DCI needs a major lesson in public relations. Still no official statement, more than 12 hours after the fact. I could care less about my lost money. But I guarantee that The Cadets did not make money on this show. The money everyone paid was not a donation. It went straight down the toilet. The costs were the same as they would have been if the show went on, but income was WAY less. Kids were read to PERFORM. I understand, the weather was ultimately to blame. It's just too bad that it wasn't handled better by DCI.
  15. True, and I agree. But the official reason from DCI was "excessive lightning". The lightning was nowhere close. I would've at least liked to see Cadets do a standstill. Kids were ready, and noticeably bummed!