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About gbass598

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  • Birthday 01/30/1977

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1996 Golden Lancers, 1998 Glassmen
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Glassmen, SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1993 Cadets
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1998, because I accomplished my life long goal by taking the field on finals night.
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    Columbus, OH

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  1. Video edits 2017

    And 2008 was edited after the fact. The initial release of the dvds were complete before they had to make the edits if I recall correctly.
  2. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    No idea if it is a done deal but it is what I was told. This was as of about a week after finals. It is possible things changed and fell through as I'm not directly connected to the organization but the announcement he is no longer with BK does fall into that path.
  3. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    No, it's not there but about 75 mi away if I was told correctly.
  4. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    By useless, do you mean like the first 55 pages of this topic? If mine was useless, your reply was useless for responding to it.
  5. Staff Merry-go-round 2018 Edition

    I've heard where he was going but I'll leave that up to an announcement from that corps. I have a friend who was on staff with the group he is going to.
  6. Death to the Seat Poachers

    I've sat in the 100's for finals each of the last 2 years. Nobody ever checks tickets and the kids who marched other non finalist corps poaching seats is a major pet peave of mine. Yes these seats are taken. Someone paid for them 8-9 months ago. Now go sit back in the area you are allowed to sit in.
  7. Corps Income/Revenue Stream

    I agree. I just wanted to make the point that the revenue versus expenses is important. If BD had another source of income that still garnered them $440k profit wthout that amount of expenses, they could be as financially solvent as they are now with a much smaller revenue stream.
  8. Corps Income/Revenue Stream

    Those numbers can be misleading. If you look at the 990 for 2015 for BD, their Bingo revenue is just over $21 million but the cash payouts, etc. means they only profited about $440k. They may have the most revenue but they clearly have the most expenses as well too that offset it.
  9. Thinking about getting tickets for semis but leaving for dinner and coming back in for the top 8 or so. Does DCI and a Lucas Oil Stadium allow in and out privileges for ticket holders?
  10. I've come around in recent years. The last show of theirs I liked was 1999 until 2014. Then as I've seen other groups start to go in a direction that doesn't appeal to me I realized the beauty in what BD does. So many subtle things they do so well that I don't think the average fan understands how difficult they are to do.
  11. Carolina Crown 2017

    We are using it as a percussion based movement of our fall band show for the HS I work with. I've never seen anyone use it before. Now I sort of feel like we'll be compared to Crown all season. Of course they are doing 3+ minutes and we are doing about 1:40 to fit into our show so ours will be quite a bit different from what I can tell watching their version.
  12. I can't trust a streaming service that can't spell bass line correctly in their emails. It is BASS not BASE!
  13. Cadets 2017

    As they typically do every year so I'm not surprised.
  14. I'm not sure how I feel. I'm huge frank Zappa fan but it bothers me personally that the estate will now allow groups to use the music in a band show yet they still want Dweezil to pay to use the name and music like he's not even part of the family.
  15. Cadets 2017

    I think that is my point. All of that requires less instruments to do. 5 marimbas and 5 vibes. Having 10 of each where many of them are unused for large portions of the shows is excessive if they are only going to have them playing all 10 for specific moments. Its a visual attention grabber more than it serves a musical purpose. At that point I will reserve judgement on the scoring of 10 marimbas when they are probably only playing 3 individual parts or otherwise the scoring for the instrument is too thick. I disagree on the vibraphone as the pedaling that can be done allows for a much more lyrical and sustainable sound than a marimba. Do I expect a vibraphone to play for all 11 minutes of a show? No. But I think it serves an important voice in the ensemble. Not using it is like not marching mellophones in my opinion.