KeithHall

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About KeithHall

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  • Birthday 07/02/1960

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    1976
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  1. How many corps put together an ice hockey team in the 70's? I remember Madison Scouts but who else? Klties? Cavaliers? Blue Stars? others?
  2. Lets place entertainment to the audience first and foremost! Put together shows that will make the fans "throw babies!" Rock the stadium and make'em go home humming your show!!!!!
  3. The kids that march corps today want to march, just like we did! Times have changed and the activity, over 40 or 50 years, has been changing and changing. What you see today is the culmination of all the changes since the inception of DCI. From Timpani's to 2 valves and mallet keyboards to 3 valve horns to asymetrical drills to guard uniforms different than the brass and percussion to...and it goes on and on. What we did back in the day was great for us just like what the kids do today is great for them. What we older corps people need to do is Remember the past and celebrate the future!
  4. Do You Remember .......

    Linda, it was probably the NT Open in North Tonawanda, NY. 1. Blue Devils ..................................81.90 2. Cavaliers......................................78.40 3. Regimente Militaire.....................74.55 (Best CG) 4. Squires........................................68.35 5. Precisionaires..............................66.95 6. Pioneer........................................64.40 7. Seneca Princemen......................63.80 (Best DM) 8. Charioteers..................................63.15 9. Argonne Rebels..........................61.00 10. Iron Brigade..............................50.4 Mark Twain Cadets (54.05) won "A" Class followed by Floridians and Royal Coachmen
  5. Amen Jeff! I think we'll see what happens this year and then we can say whether or not B-coats where a game changer!
  6. I think, for better or worse, the formation of DCI, showed that this activity should evolve. Obviously there were clear goals to start and over the course of time the activity changed and changed. If corps were still doing the same thing today as we did in the 1970's, I don't think there would be a drum corps activity. There are good things and not so good things about change in anything in life BUT staying the same year after year would just be mundane and turn people off. DCI reached out to band directors, band directors used the corps model for their marching bands. More educators are (probably) more involved in drum corps than ever before. We have Soundsport, WGI guard and percussion, etc. The activity is still trying to go to the next level. Kudos to Royer, Jones, Seawright, Hopkins, Fiedler, Gibbs, the list goes on and on........ It's not the same thing that we did in the 60's or 70's but #### it's fun to watch and listen to and THE KIDS are so darn talented!!!!
  7. 1975, What a Year

    I think Madison won in 75 and Anaheim won in 1972.
  8. Was it Garfield Cadets, Blue Devils, Santa Clara, Star of Indiana, Phantom Regiment, Bridgemen, Carolina Crown, Madison Scouts, Anaheim Kingsmen or another corps? Was it 1972? 1976?Or 1960's? 1982? There's no right or wrong answer. Just give us your reasons why?
  9. 1975, What a Year

    Back then, obviously, we didn't have instant access to scores...ALL scores. Usually we waited till Drum Corps News or Drum Corps World put them out. Although judges talked it probably didn't occur as fast as today. Today you can text or call and back then it was a long distance call that cost money. Today a judge can look up scores from the previous show, raise the number up a bit and stay in the ball park. Placing today usually stays consistent. Each year in DCI and DCA you can tell who will win the championship.
  10. Most Successful Corps BY State

    Yea, I realize Black Knights, Gaucd that about St. Joe's and Utica. You know after 76, Black Knights, Gauchos and even Imperial Regiment were doing well too.
  11. Don't You Miss.....

    Colt .45 came to the NT Open in 74 or 75 and I was NOT a fan of that uniform. Loved the Riverboat Gambler uni's though!
  12. Don't You Miss.....

    Colts....Riverboat Gamblers.
  13. How are the doing these days? It was always them and Fidele Vogelsanger or Wolpe Lowen