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  1. The future of the Cadets

    "Interesting" to me is how you misrepresent what people say, I made note of the 'fight for every tenth' about the Cadets....but I did not limit it to them...I noted that it is something ALL corps do. My entire statement on that topic is this: "That is very true. However, the members and staff will be fighting for every tenth all season long to do the very best that they can. I think that is part of what being a Cadet (or Scout...or Vanguard or Mandarin or Crusader or.....) is all about. The people who choose to participate in drum corps do so because they have a high degree of passion and love for what they do." So before you choose to post partial quotes and misrepresent what people say, please take the time to read the entire context.
  2. Reading the section about early history, the document makes if seem like timpani first came along in 1972, when DCI started. They were around prior to that. We used them in Garfield in 1970, and many other corps used them in the late 60's before that. BAC, SCV, Kilties, St Joe's, Des Plaines, and Anaheim had them in 69, for example. BAC used bells through most of the 69 season, though not at VFW Nats, where they were no permitted. By the start of DCI, most of the top level corps had already been using timpani for a couple of years. The document is pretty accurate, though, besides that.
  3. The future of the Cadets

    Yes, I agree. Only Cadet alums should use it. To be fair...I think the motives of some non-alums who use it are good, even if it is not something they should be doing.
  4. The future of the Cadets

    That is very true. However, the members and staff will be fighting for every tenth all season long to do the very best that they can. I think that is part of what being a Cadet (or Scout...or Vanguard or Mandarin or Crusader or.....) is all about. The people who choose to participate in drum corps do so because they have a high degree of passion and love for what they do. You see many Cadet alums sign their posts with FHNSAB...we know that we are all part and parcel of a long line of Cadets going back to 1934. It isn't bad thing, as Cowtown tries to paint it, but it is a way to make sure that no matter who you are or when you marched, we are one with all other members through our long history.
  5. Made me think...I wonder if they could trace his whereabouts from his company cell phone. Of course, maybe the people from YEA who need to know where he is actually do know where he is, and it is just DCP speculating on this stuff.
  6. YEA board resigns

    I responded to this...."So far it sounds like they are doing the right thing, but I'm skeptical of people who want to quickly sweep these things under the rug and "move on." That sounds like you are referring to the new BOD. Have you been reading all of the more recent information? You seem to be lagging behind the current state of knowledge and ongoing activities. Nobody I have seen is downplaying what has happened at all.
  7. YEA board resigns

    The new YEA organization is far from sweeping things under the rug. Please read through the postings and some of the press reports. I see zero evidence of that. Don't forget, there are kids who ARE getting ready to compete this summer in the Cadets and C2. They are also a focus for the day-to-day operations...while at no time ignoring the victims. At least one of the victims attended the last Cadet camp in support of the current corps.
  8. YEA board resigns

    Some of the victims are on the Cadet alumni FB group, and they are very supportive of the organization continuing....that is one reason they waited so long to report what happened. I have not seen anybody in any place make light of what these marvelous women went through. The support has been overwhelming as far as I have seen.
  9. Chris, Please read forward in time...a lot of what you are quoting was from the original BOD, which resigned. The new BOD did not accept the resignation of GH...they fired him for cause. There are a lot of articles and subsequent discussion that cover most of what you posted.
  10. Retirement $$$ are often more difficult to access than "regular" assets.
  11. Hmmm...I wonder what type of retirement he has with YEA, pension or 403(b) account.
  12. I doubt you have been on a board quite like the old YEA board. Just a hunch that there are no minutes in existence. Did they even hold meetings? Or did GH just tell them whatever he wanted.
  13. You'd be lucky to find board nano-seconds, let alone minutes, from the old board.
  14. Then they better sue the Blue Devils, not the Cadets.
  15. Doesn't leave much of an ABOUT, does it. I can just imagine a future employer discussing an equally updated resume'....."and what have you done since 1978?"