Kansan

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Kansan last won the day on September 23 2013

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About Kansan

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  • Birthday 09/30/1966

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Sky Ryders of Hutchinson, KS 1985 and 1987
  • Your Favorite Corps
    DCI Santa Clara Vanguard DCA Govenaires
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Blue Devils 1984
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1987
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Olathe, KS
  1. DCI horn sponsors?

    I thought this all started out with the Companies giving the Corps Hornlines and the Corps had two years to come up with the money either out of their budget or by selling the Horns off. If this was the case, it just seems like a lot of pressure to put an organization through. If they didn't make enough from selling off their Horns then they were on the hook to pay Yamaha or whoever. Also, not so sure about the deep pockets in the top 12. About 10 years ago I heard from a pretty good source Phantom Regiment was running at $300,000 dollar deficit. Who knows how the others are operating. Drum Corps is not a money maker to be sure.
  2. Houston Drum Corps

    Yes, Sound Sport is the best thing going for All Age Corps located too far away from DCA. Prairie Sound Drum & Bugle Corps of Olathe, KS is going the same direction.
  3. Yamha YBH301MS For sale

    Do you have any G Bugles available?
  4. G Bugles for sale.

    If you still have the Soprano Available, I'm interested. directorprairiesound@gmail.com
  5. SCV's Alumni demand it. There was just a rumor of getting ride of the Cymbal Line and the Alumni mobilized to save the Cymbal Line.
  6. I LIKE the outdoor Cybbal Lines. They add Visually as much as the Color Guard and add impact and emphasis to the music. Now I don't really see a need to have 4 of each type of mallet instrument especially since they are mic'd now. I was talking to the assistant band director of my Son's Marching Band this weekend and he admitted, having all the electronics and large front ensemble was in part for intimidation purposes. I talked to people from Texas and the wealth of your band program is flaunted by having a rediculously large front ensemble. I see nothing wrong with having a cymbal line. Does a Corps need to have one every year? I'd say, if the show benefits by having marching cymbals, use them, if not don't.
  7. There should be a Sound Sport Catagory on this web site. Sound Sport appears to be working and there should be a discussion forum on Drum Corps Planet for it and Drum Line Battles.
  8. Live feed option for DCA?

    Yeah, I was hoping there would be a live feed this year but, nope.
  9. Sky Ryder Alumni Sound Sport Team is in the early stages of organizing. For now we want the project to be exclusively Sky Ryder Alumni on 2 valve G Bugles. There will also be a Percussion Section and Color Guard. Performance targets are the Wichita, KS DCI show and Indianapolis DCI finals. If things go crazy, an Oklahoma or Texas appearance may be added. Any Sky Ryder Alumni who are interested and are not on Facebook should get on the Sky Ryder Alumni Facebook site. Why? To get the Alumni excited and involved in supporting a performing Unit once again. A Junior Corps in the future? Look Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
  10. Is anyone keeping track of how many groups have gone through Sound Sport and emerged into a DCI Open Class Corps?
  11. Any Chance of having a Forum for DCI Sound Sport, Drumline Battles and All Age DCI Corps? I ask because it appears Sound Sport is working as an incubator for developing new Junior and All Age Drum Corps. There is also some Alumni Corps Activity in the Sound Sport Arena as well. Thanks.
  12. Looking for King 2 Piston Bugles for a Sky Ryders Alumni Sound Sport Project for 2017. Several Sky Ryder Alumni have expressed interest if we play in King 2 valve G Bugles. Looking for:Sopranos, Mellophones, Flugals, Baritones and Contras. As of now individuals will be responsible to acquiring their own Bugle but this could change if we get some financial support. If you are reading this and would like to sell or rent out your King 2 piston bugle for our cause, let me know. directorprairiesound@gmail.com
  13. Saxophone to Baritone! [Personal Log]

    Have you considered Crossmen in San Antonio? They are in Texas which would make initial participation easier and less expensive. I'm just assuming their camps are in San Antonio. I transitioned from Alto Sax to Baritone then Baritone Bugle my Senior Year of High School and joined Sky Ryders back in 1985. I just took some lessons with the best Trumpet player in our band, played for a marching band season, went to the Winter camps and made the line. I picked Sky Ryders because they were the closest Open Class Corps. Back then the big boys were called Open Class. I marched for the 1985 Season were we came in 15th and again in 1987 were we came in 12th. I could be wrong but your going to be going up against some monster players trying to get into Blue Coats especially as how they won this year.
  14. Prairie Sound Drum & Bugle Corps is now forming a Sound Sport Team for the 2017 season. We will stay with 3 valve G Bugles for the time being. Percussion will be playing in a pit percussion section unless we find more people to form a marching battery. Our percussion guys are also wanting to enter Drum Line Battles for 2017. We will be playing a STYXs medley of "Renegade" and "Come Sail Away". Our next Rehearsal is Sunday August 21, 2016 from 1pm tio 4pm @ the National Guard Armory 1601 W. Old 56hwy Olathe, KS 66061. The remainder of our 2016 Rehearsals will be posted to our website and FaceBook soon. We are perfect for anyone living in the Kansas City Metro Area who wants to get back into Playing and Marching.
  15. How to march with harmon mutes?

    I watched a band use these mutes a couple of weeks ago and everything went well except one person missed the mute holder on their belt. I watched the mute the rest of the show to see if anyone was going to step on it ot kick it.