cadet93

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About cadet93

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  • Birthday 08/14/1975

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Cadets of Bergen County Soprano 1993-1995
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cadets, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1987 Garfield Cadets
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1989
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    Male
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    North Carolina

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  1. Cadets 2018

    They are doing a La La Land show, and going to California haha... You laugh, but.....
  2. Cadets 2018

    Am I the only one that thinks they are not doing Bernstein, and will not be involved with the NY Phil? GH has been suspiciously quiet on this front during his videos, and any information that has been released. Which leads me to think the deal fell through. I think you are barking up the wrong tree with Bernstein
  3. Cadets 2018

    ugh.....more like when you know you wont attract much talent in the hornline its much easier to find 5 good singers....
  4. Thank you for the succinct and relevant information on the topic that is somehow bewilderingly 72 pages...... I will just check official corps announcements for staff changes. Reading this topic is maddening.
  5. Cadets 2018

    I can say that at Nightbeat which was my only live show this summer. Several especially younger members of the audience left during Cadets. I also heard several people around me telling their friends Cadets "used to be good". The response to the show was polite, but by no means enthusiastic. Doesnt seem like great PR to me.
  6. Cadets 2018

    I just dont see who they are going to leap frog. All of the top 6 are hungry and seem to know what the current state of the activity is better than Cadets. Bluecoats will be looking to rebound with their all star staff. People are already hyping Cavies. Id be surprised if BD and SCV are not 1-2 again. Boston is only improving with their staff. And I would say Crown is going to fall, but they proved me wrong this year......sorry just dont see it, but I will happily eat my words.
  7. Cadets 2018

    My prediction too. Hopkins seems to have shifted to this weird blame the DCI system angle. The fact is their talent level dropped substantially, and they designed a show that alienated many. Glad the show "worked as you envisioned". Now he appears to be moving forward in his alternate universe. Drew and Tom are great, and musically I see reasons to be encouraged. I just still find them directionless visually. Not totally losing hope until the creative staff of the guard is announced, but yeah its gonna be years if ever.
  8. I don't think there is going to be much insanity this year....
  9. Cadets 2018

    Time will tell....I will happily eat my words if I am wrong.
  10. Cadets 2018

    Agreed, we will see what announcements the couple weeks ahead have. If there is no "Creative Director" announced, then more of the same...even if one is announced, they could be gone to never be heard of again by January.... And BTW....what is the distinction between a Creative Director and a Program Coordinator. Is there one?
  11. Cadets 2018

    10 - bad, dated, boring concept Stoned/Awakening - I was excited about it initially bc I thought it was a concept they could use well to modernize, but it went horribly wrong. FFF - just hated the direction they chose to go being so literal. They could have taken an approach with the same music that would have connected with young people and potential members. Opportunity lost, and not only that a continuation in the wrong direction to me. Now, who knows, my hope was that some powerhouse staff would be hired to start attracting better talent again and move the corps up the ranks, but doesn't appear to be happening. So, they will just sit in the 7-10 range.....maybe some are fine with that.
  12. OK, noted. My apologies, I was just posting in the two pertinent topics for what I was saying.
  13. Cadets 2018

    I don't even know where to start. GH says the show "worked the way the wanted it to" and that they were happy with the result. It seems he just wants to live in his little PA bubble oblivious to what is going on in DCI as a whole. Is he content to be a 7-10th place corps?? His comments on DCA and the activity in general seem to give the impression that he longs for the era where corps were locally based and all of the members came from the local region to fill the corps. Cadets came to fame with members they bused up to NJ from the SE in the 80s. I really don't get this approach or what he is angling for or trying to achieve.
  14. On his FB video today Hopkins said that Drew will stay as Brass Arranger/Caption Head, Tom Aungst will still be Percussions Caption Head. Kristy Templin will stay as CG caption head, and Bobby Jones will be writing the drill again. Oh Well......don't see any big movement up from Cadets with this team.