Bill_VA

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  1. I am working on a DCW article that looks at drum corps either as a positive or negative venue for people who may suffer from depression. I started this article because of the tragedy of the Broken Arrow band student that fell to his death from the top of the stadium. I began to research how the marching arts has or could play a role with people who has/have suffered with diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. So I am reaching out to the community for your help. The main question is this, do you or do you know of anyone that suffered with depression and how did the corps play a role. I am not looking to out anyone, so your comments will be anonymous. I just want to see if my research on this subject meets up to reality. We have all heard the myriad of stories of how dc saved people from taking a different road in life and how it changed them. I am looking for similar stories but with people who were or felt depressed and what dc offed them. I know this is quite a serious subject and I promise that the focus will be handled delicately. To that end, if you want to reach out to me, please email me at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com. Thanks for considering my request.
  2. I am working on a DCW article that looks at drum corps either as a positive or negative venue for people who may suffer from depression. I started this article because of the tragedy of the Broken Arrow band student that fell to his death from the top of the stadium. I began to research how the marching arts has or could play a role with people who has/have suffered with diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. So I am reaching out to the community for your help. The main question is this, do you or do you know of anyone that suffered with depression and how did the corps play a role. I am not looking to out anyone, so your comments will be anonymous. I just want to see if my research on this subject meets up to reality. We have all heard the myriad of stories of how dc saved people from taking a different road in life and how it changed them. I am looking for similar stories but with people who were or felt depressed and what dc offed them. I know this is quite a serious subject and I promise that the focus will be handled delicately. To that end, if you want to reach out to me, please email me at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com. Thanks for considering my request.
  3. I am working on a DCW article that looks at drum corps either as a positive or negative venue for people who may suffer from depression. I started this article because of the tragedy of the Broken Arrow band student that fell to his death from the top of the stadium. I began to research how the marching arts has or could play a role with people who has/have suffered with diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. So I am reaching out to the community for your help. The main question is this, do you or do you know of anyone that suffered with depression and how did the corps play a role. I am not looking to out anyone, so your comments will be anonymous. I just want to see if my research on this subject meets up to reality. We have all heard the myriad of stories of how dc saved people from taking a different road in life and how it changed them. I am looking for similar stories but with people who were or felt depressed and what dc offed them. I know this is quite a serious subject and I promise that the focus will be handled delicately. To that end, if you want to reach out to me, please email me at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com. Thanks for considering my request.
  4. I am working on a DCW article that looks at drum corps either as a positive or negative venue for people who may suffer from depression. I started this article because of the tragedy of the Broken Arrow band student that fell to his death from the top of the stadium. I began to research how the marching arts has or could play a role with people who has/have suffered with diagnosed or undiagnosed depression. So I am reaching out to the community for your help. The main question is this, do you or do you know of anyone that suffered with depression and how did the corps play a role. I am not looking to out anyone, so your comments will be anonymous. I just want to see if my research on this subject meets up to reality. We have all heard the myriad of stories of how dc saved people from taking a different road in life and how it changed them. I am looking for similar stories but with people who were or felt depressed and what dc offed them. I know this is quite a serious subject and I promise that the focus will be handled delicately. To that end, if you want to reach out to me, please email me at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com. Thanks for considering my request.
  5. Now that the DCI Championship is a fine memory, it is now time to consider the DCA Championship in Rochester. I plan to be arriving there from Pittsburgh on Friday morning through Sunday over the Labor Day Weekend. Was wondering if anyone was interested in sharing either transportation and/or housing. Always looking to keep expenses in check. Send me a private message or call me at 412-627-2538
  6. Anyone in Pittsburg area looking or planning to go to the Johnsonburg PA DCI Open Class show (Blast in the Burg) this Saturday (July 29th)? I am going and looking to see if anyone would like to ride share to the show. If interested, please message me or send me an e-mail at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com
  7. Johnsonburg PA Show

    Impulse was here last year. Crowd loves them.
  8. Johnsonburg PA Show

    A Blast in the Burg 7/29/2017 - Johnsonburg, PA All Age Class 1 Erie Thunderbirds 67.900 2 Cincinnati Tradition 66.900 Open Class 1 Spartans 70.200 2 7th Regiment 67.500 3 Raiders 62.400 4 Impulse 59.900
  9. Johnsonburg PA Show

    I took a bunch (638) pictures at the show. Not sure this will work, but here they are for your review: https://1drv.ms/f/s!At9WguZxGCmjojq8zAu8m72HwlUQ The shots near the end are a little rough because the lights in the stadium are not that bright and I had to keep reducing the ISO to get the camera to work. Enjoy!
  10. 2017 DCA Shows

    Sorry, I had no idea you already posted this. I hadn't seen it updated on the main page. Oh well, maybe with two postings the main page will get updated. Good luck this season!
  11. 2017 DCA Shows

    To round out the 2017 shows/repertoires, I found this on the latest edition of DCW (http://drumcorpsworld/publications/2017/dcw-june-2017/) for Cincinnati Traditions: Show Title: "Lift" Music: "Come Sweet Death" by J.S. Bach; "Brothers In Arms" by Junkie XL; "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel; and "Auroa Awakens" by John Mackey
  12. Scores and placement please! Not posted on DCA web site yet! Based on Fran's review, I assume Bucs took first.
  13. ALLIANCE decided this weekend not to field a corps this season. Sad news!
  14. 2017 DCA Shows

    Just received this message: "Unfortunately, ALLIANCE went inactive this weekend and we will not be fielding a corps for 2017." This is sad news indeed. I hope they will be able to make it back for 2018!
  15. 2017 DCA Shows

    Here is one more: Govenaires Announce Show for 2017 Season … Uncharted: A Lost Relic Deep in a hostile forest, near the legendary ruins of a lost city, an expedition finds a mysterious object. Great excitement and wonder comes with discovery of the unexpected relic … until something goes wrong. For the Govenaires’ 90th anniversary, they will jump into uncharted territory, where constant threats lay hidden at every turn. The 2017 production is an adventure that will launch you into a world where its most precious treasures are unearthed at a terrible cost. The show will feature moments of monumental reward and devastating risk. Will the expedition survive the inexplicable dangers from outside and within? Join us this summer as the Govenaires venture into Uncharted: A Lost Relic. “People don’t take trips … trips take people.” – John Steinbeck Musical selections include: “The Hunt for Red October” by Basil Poledouris “Lux Aeterna (from Requiem for a Dream)” by Clint Mansell “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap “Enterprising Young Men” by Michael Giacchino Founded in 1927, the Govenaires are twelve-time Drum Corps Associates (DCA) finalists and four-time DCA Class A champions – winning in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015. Besides competitive success, the corps takes pride in providing a valuable performance experience for its members, and entertaining audiences everywhere. In 2016, the Govenaires performed in China as part of the Shanghai Tourism Festival.
  16. 2017 DCA Shows

    From Kidsgrove Scouts: This year the Kidsgrove Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps will tell the story of the two star crossed lovers and their feuding families. Our production is titled "Montagues & Capulets" and will feature the music from Tchaikovsky's "Fantasy Overture" and Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet".
  17. 2017 DCA Shows

    Here is another one. EXCELSIOR 2017 Production is titled "THE TIN MEN" music includes SMILE (Charlie Chaplin), AHA (Imogen Heap), TITANIUM (David Guetta), DEATH OF A BACHELOR (Panic! at the Disco), SMILE (Charlie Chaplin) Got the details directly from EXCELSIOR administrator.
  18. 2017 DCA Shows

    Spoke to Sean Bartlett of Erie Thunderbirds and he told me that the corps 2017 show is titled "Undaunted" and will be performing music from Michael Giacchino this includes: Tragic Story of Rex Racer; Grand Ol Prix; True Heart of Racing; and Let Us Drink Milk.
  19. Rochester, NY

    I am sure that Rochester will be in contention for future DCA Championships. I am also glad that it moves around to allow other cities to host and gives us all a change of scenery. I am looking forward to Williamsport, PA in 2018 and 2019. I hope they do a great job for the fans and the corps alike.
  20. It has been a great prelims so far, excellent corps this season.
  21. I will be going to the DCA World Campionship and was wondering if anyone going would be interested in sharing a hotel room to curb some expenses? I was thinking of getting a room at the Hyatt to be close to the action. I will be arriving on Friday, September 2nd until Monday, September 5th. If you are interested, please email me at aldrichthorpe@gmail.com. Please let me know soon because rooms at the Hyatt are going fast.
  22. 2016 DCA - Latest Scores

    I just saw those scores from Mankato. I am gobsmacked that they were so low. Is there anyone on the forum in attendance at the show to shed some light on the two corps performance?
  23. New Minnesota Brass Tuba Stolen

    The instrument was recovered and the thief was nabbed attempting to pawn it at a music store. That is great news!
  24. 2016 DCA Shows

    I got nearly all of my performance info from the corps directly. I had hoped to get all the shows but was still waiting for Alliance, Cincinnati Traditions, Excelsior, and Carolina Gold.
  25. 2016 DCA Shows

    I collected repertoires for my monthly article, this may fill in some that are missing, not all, but some: Alliance: "Rise and Rise Again" Atlanta CV: "Rhythmos - Life in Motion" performing "Artistry in Rhythm" by Stan Kenton, "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, "Gabriel's Oboe" by Ennio Morricone, "Finding and Believing" by Pat Metheny, and "joyRIDE" by Michael Markowski. Buccaneers: "ConZENtric - Mind, Body, Soul" performing "Equus" by Eric Whitacre, "Impressions of Japan" by James Barnes, and "Gabriel's Oboe" by Ennio Morricone. Bushwackers: "Piano Forte" performing "Piano Man" - Billy Jorel, "Angry Young Man" - Billy Joel, "Claire De Moon" A combo of Moonlight Sonata/Claire Delune - Mozart/Debussy, "Chopstix", and "Piano Concerto #1" - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Caballeros: "Red, White, and Black" performing Ernesto Lecuonaâs classic composition âMalaguenaâ, Adeleâs âMillion Years Agoâ, and a modern and dark original piece composed by Andrew Yozviak. Cadets 2: "First Circle" performing "First Circle", "Third Wind", "Heat of the Day" by Pat Metheny, and "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell. Chops: "Beacon" performing "Clair de Lune" by Debussy, "Quintile" by Stan Kenton, and "Fix You" by Martin, Buckland, Berryman, and Champion. Erie Thunderbirds: "Reverie" performing "Jardin Chinois", "Distorted", "Réveil", "Urban", and "Incantation" by Benoit Jutras. Fusion Core: "UP" performing "Ignition" by Todd Stalter, "Down" from Music Arranger Chris Bernota, Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", "Asphalt Cocktail" by John Mackey, and "Windsprints" by Richard Saucedo and Hal Leonard. Hurricanes: "Freedom" performin "Amazing Grace", "Freedom" by Michael W. Smith, "Now We Are Free" by Andrea Bocelli, from Gladiator (Hanz Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard), and "Freedom Triology" by Paul Halley & Theresa Thomason. Kidsgrove Scouts: "Symmetricity" performing "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "Trilogy" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Reflections of Rhythm" by T. Smith & J. Moore (Including excerpts from "The Heat of the Day" by Pat Metheny), and "Liturgical Dances" by David Holsinger. Kilties: "Gael Storm" performing "The Gael" by Dougie MacLean, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers, "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen, and "The Skye Boat Song" from the TV series "Outlander". Minnesota Brass: "Now Boarding" performing David Holsinger's "To Tame the Perilous Skies", Julie Giroux's "Speed of Heat", Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cannas "Come Fly with Me", Michael Giacchino's "Married Life" (from the movie "Up"), and Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Girl from Ipanema". Skyliners: "Corner of the SKY" performing "Corner of the Sky" by the Jackson 5, "Skywriter", "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra, "Out of the Blue", "Goodbye Blue Skies" from Pink Floyd, "Lean On" by Major Lazer and "Storm", part of Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", followed by Natalie Cole's "Orange Colored Sky", closer is a reprises of "Corner of the Sky". Sunrisers: "House of Cards" performing the Alan Parsons Project "May Be a Price to Pay", Charles Young's "Tempered Steel", "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" by Jule Styne, Moulin Rouge's "Sparkling Diamonds", Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts", David Holsinger's "In the Spring, When Kings Go Off to War". White Sabers: "Unrequited""performing "Moonlight Sonata" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "Romeo and Juliet" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, "Dance of the Knights" from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, "March to the Scaffold" from Symphony Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, "First Movement" from Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, "Allegretto" from Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven, "My Immortal" by Evanescence, and a reprise of "Romeo and Juliet" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Here are the production titles and music for some of the Alumni Corps: Bridgemen Alumni: performing "Pagliacci, "Land of Make Believe, "My Favorite Things" (from The Sound of Music), "William Tell Overture", and "In the Stone". Mon Valley Express: "Invincible" performing an original composition by Jay Dawson Steel City Alumni: "35" performing "Here's That Rainy Day", "How High the Moon", "Blue Bossa", "Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor", and "National Emblem Swing".