MikeD

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  1. I think you need to be on the field as well.
  2. 2003 Down the Shore show really started the trend... one of my favorite shows in 2003.
  3. Hmmm....you want them to cut off their ARMS?????
  4. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Ah. I guess that was during Pete Horton's time at Morris Knolls. Did not know Eddie was at Brearley.
  5. MikeD

    Cadets 2018

    We called them dead birds in my Garfield days. Except when they got damp, and then the outside long feathers stuck out 90 degrees, and we called them palm trees.
  6. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Morris Knolls? I judged them all the time in the EMBA band circuit back then. He had a great program, as did Mike Sopko at Morris Hills.
  7. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Looks like Eddie Argenziano was the percussion judge, according to the recap. He has been a DCI percussion judge for decades. I did not know he is still judging. He did GE 2 the other night in South Carolina too.
  8. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Cadets put the entire guard on soprano horns in the 70's.
  9. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Take a look at Jim Coates' FB page...he posted a rehearsal video of Voctave and Crownbrass. Amazing!
  10. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Oh, was that the video I watched of "The Impossible Dream"? I saw it, but did not know who the vocalists were. AMAZING performance by all.
  11. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Agree, esp "NO one To kNOW one". Such an amazing number.
  12. MikeD

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    EVERY time I see this town named, I think of this from Groucho Marx in "Animal Crackers": One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. Then we tried to remove the tusks. The tusks. That's not so easy to say. Tusks. You try it some time. As I say, we tried to remove the tusks. But they were embedded so firmly we couldn't budge them. Of course, in Alabama the Tuscaloosa, but that is entirely ir-elephant to what I was talking about. Groucho
  13. The band I worked with the last 24 years did that in 2002. Our HS split into two separate schools, and we ended up with a marching band of 32, including 6 guard, 6 percussion, 19 winds and 1 DM. We wireless micced the clarinets, our one baritone and tuba, our two alto saxes, our single tenor sax, our only mello and our one 2nd trumpet. The only winds NOT micced were the 2 1st trumpets and 2 piccolos.
  14. How do I find Fred W?
  15. Maybe it is about both....
  16. MikeD

    Madison Scouts 2018

    In 1970, my first year in the Cadets, we performed at the Princeton U P-rade, billed as the biggest sloppy parade in the world. It is part of their annual reunion weekend. Well, this was during the very anti-establishment hippie days, esp at Ivy League schools, so just imagine the looks we got from current students in our Cadet unis as we got off the buses to warm up (started with the opener, Gounod's "Queen of Sheba"). Our DM started "White Rabbit", and all of a sudden the mood changed 180 degrees. Kids flocked to watch us, and they were grooving to the tune. Needless to say, we pretty much ONLY played "White Rabbit" at that parade.
  17. MikeD

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I've posted a few times that Bloo is really the Scouts musically with costumes and modern drill.
  18. MikeD

    Madison Scouts 2018

    Actually, it is debatable. The number of corps attending WC champs since 2004, the first year of amplification, has been pretty consistent. Most of the reduction in the number of competitive corps occurred long before A&E, vocals, total body involvement in visual design/performance and show-specific costuming. It happened during the era of "traditional drum corps music & unis".
  19. MikeD

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I guess the "We never attack the members, just the staffs and admins" spouted by some doesn't apply here.
  20. WSS might well have been ESS. Jerome Robbins originally envisioned the musical as being about a Jewish girl (became Maria) and an Italian/Catholic boy (Tony later on).
  21. MikeD

    Cranston, RI - July 3, 2018

    First Nats I saw, as a member of a class 'B' Garden State Circuit corps. I was almost 16 that summer. A carload of us drove down to Philly from North Jersey where we lived. Loved the Kilties! My favorite corps was Blessed Sac though, growing up through the 60's, and their 69 show is a classic on my personal favorite list.
  22. MikeD

    Cranston, RI - July 3, 2018

    In Miami. I competed at that show with Garfield. Boston was a great corps that year...2nd to the Troopers at VFW's. 69 BAC was still my favorite of that era though. Edit....their 69 drumline was my favorite, with the bells. Overall, BS was my favorite corps all through the 60's.
  23. MikeD

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I have hidden a bunch of posts that are personal attacks. I am not sure I have gone far enough, but please remember the terms of DCP....personal attacks are not permitted. This thread is getting dangerously close to being shut down.