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About Tommeee

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  1. 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. :)
  2. 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!!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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! :)
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. What a dumb waste of time this evening was. 2+ hour drive to Allentown. Hasn't been raining now for 30 minutes, but still no show. NOTHING. Ridiculously bad break for the fans.
  14. Cadets 2017

    After hearing this show live this week, I am becoming a bit obsessed with the choir. There are times when they are just absolutely mesmerizing. I love it. The "Almighty Father" section, especially, gives me goosebumps. I would have never believed that a choral group in drum corps could make me feel this way. They really are making me look at things in an entirely different way.
  15. Cadets 2017

    I'm sitting here in Allentown watching Cadets rehearsal, and I literally CANNOT believe how great this sounds and looks!!