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  1. Madison Scouts 2018

    Yeah...VFW States were in Wildwood in June, but the Atlantic was FREEEEEEEZING then, but the Boardwalk was still great. Oh, well, back to the Scouts!
  2. Madison Scouts 2018

    First show I ever saw in mid-September 1963 was at Livingston, NJ, sponsored by the Livingston Hilltoppers junior corps. I was 10, and in the feeder corps. I was a judge runner, and I sat on the sldeline during the show to go out and pick up my assigned judges's sheet after each corps. The Boonton show noted above was sponsored by the Harmony senior corps, a pretty good parade corps that wore all black Cadet-style unis. In a foreshadowing kind of way, they used band brass instruments, not corps brass.they also had a glock section. A log of corps looked like swiss cheese due to missing members by that time of year. There was also the Wildwood NJ American Legion States that happened in early September. Always loved that show, as that is when the ocean was at its warmest.
  3. I think the NewsFeed machnie got stuck, and somebody had to kick it to get it moving.
  4. Video edits 2017

    My guess is the Cadets may have included the rights in whatever master contract they had with the Bernstein estate, since you are correct, it should not be easy to get permission from the estate in general..
  5. Video edits 2017

    One reason is video rights are not the purview of the individual corps.
  6. Cadets 2018

    Going waaaay back (to my era!) at the World Open the prior year champ did not even compete in prelims. In 71 the Troopers went straight to finals, and only the top 11 prelim corps made it to finals. 12th place Blessed Sacrament was therefore left out (they had been 2nd in 1970, their last great year).
  7. Cadets 2018

    Not according to the thread you posted. No mention of that, and in fact, it seems like the other directors voted together on the change.
  8. Finals Format

    Hmmmm...must be Charles ' brother....maybe he and his bro played separate tunes on the piano at the same time. Actually, did something like that in our 71 "America, the Brave" show, for part of the season, anyway. The sops did a hoedown as the Americans while the lower brass did a minuet to represent the British/Hessians. Judges did not really get it for some reason, so we ended up changing a lot of it.
  9. Finals Format

    I think they should shorten the show duration by having two finalists start at the same time. One starts facing the pressbox while the other starts facing the opposite side of the field.
  10. Oh, no doubt you are right that there is no driving desire within DCI for such a thing. Doesn't change my personal opinion. Why should it?
  11. I've long supported an "Anything Goes" division where corps could compete with any instrumentation and any number of members. No idea if any corps are interested in such an experiment, but I like the idea.
  12. Cadets 2018

    In my case he is a HS student, actually only a 10th grader. No idea how many in attendance were HS level. I know they provided a bunch of information for kids performing at USBands Nats about the auditions. The camp was also for C2, which has a lot of HS kids as members, so my guess is they wanted both HS and college-aged potential members to try out. The next NJ camp showing on the YEA website, on 11/25-26 at Delran HS, says HS students only, fyi....
  13. Cadets 2018

    One of my students was there to try out for mellophone.