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  1. MikeN

    2018 Uniforms!

    My kid's corps switched to spandex last year. The MM's liked them more than the traditional uniforms we had before. And they seem pretty excited about the <ahem> upgrades we're adding on this year. Mike
  2. Turns out my wife has a friend whose son was born the same year as our daughter. He's in Vanguard Cadets this year while she's in Guardians. They're under strict orders to meet up at OC Finals for pictures. It's a small world sometimes... Mike
  3. Not meaning this to you personally, but in general, I find the idea of inclusiveness being a bad thing to be . Mike
  4. <shrug> It happens to every corps. Better that it be one day before move ins than one week *after* move ins. Mike
  5. MikeN

    2018 Uniforms!

    I dig those! The logo "scratches" are open zippers, seen on the close up pic on Facebook. Mike
  6. MikeN

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Wow - high energy show, for sure! The chord progression at the end of the opener was classic Cadets - that was a little jarring. To be expected, I suppose, but still gave a moment of . <edit - the last part of the closer as well definitely gave me a Cadets happy shimmy too> But man, this show's going to tear it up this summer. Mike
  7. Pretty much a Crown tradition since 2010 when they had the bootleg photo of the brown uni with the 09 green drum and the one-off pink plume. At some point you'd think they'd want to get in front of the release. Mike
  8. <looks at Crown uniform> Well. That's... a thing. I'm sure it will cause nary a ripple when it is officially unveiled. Mike
  9. MikeN

    2018 Uniforms!

    I know it's Open Class, but I can tease that Guardians' uniforms a) match and b) have otherwise nothing to do with traditional jackets, bibbers, shakos or shoes. Mike
  10. Were this DCI's only criteria, you are correct. However, their charter clearly defines them as a youth organization. (Or at least, it did when this came up years ago when DCP talked DCI vs DCA.) Mike
  11. They used to post their board minutes online in the final years of the Scott Stewart era. Recruiting struggles due to all-male status, especially in guard, were very much front and center in their discussions for literally years. Mike
  12. Madison can still put on "Madison"-type shows whether it's men or women playing, drumming or spinning. I say go co-ed. Mike
  13. Good Lord, those drumline videos this weekend. <swoon> Mike
  14. MikeN

    Your favorite All-Time DCI Year

    1992, 1995, 2002, 2008, 2016 - just absolutely stacked lineups. Mike
  15. This is a can of worms that DCI, understandably, may be reluctant to open, especially since violations vary so wildly from state to state. Felony here, misdemeanor there, not even a crime somewhere else. I don't think it unreasonable for DCI to require that each corps *have* a policy, and that DCI have a copy of it, but it ought to stop there. Mike