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  1. First, the good: It’s nice to hear brass lines punching up the volume again and most corps are accomplishing this without field microphones. Congratulations! Design staffs listen to the veterans and fans after all! We want a big sound and we want it to be produced by natural means. Now, with that being said, each corps used to have its own particular sound. Back in the day you could pick out a brass line blindfolded: Phantom had a particular sound, Madison had a distinctive sound, etc. No longer. Every brass arranger in DCI seems to use the same technique. The trumpet parts are arranged similarly, etc., and its hard to distinguish between some of the brass lines today. Sure, there are differences in quality and clarity but in general there is what I call sameness across DCI. To me things sound tuba- and mellophone-heavy across the board especially live. Even some of the best brass lines in the country sound like a radio with the bass turned up and the treble turned down. Other than from the Blue Devils I don’t hear the searing-hot trumpet sound cutting over the top of the brass section. To my mind the best brass sections shade a little toward the treble end of the balance scale; not a lot, just a little. Look, modern brass lines are amazing but it sounds like the parts were ripped from Arban’s technique book. Would it hurt to play more than four consecutive measures of an actual piece? Other than parts of “Bolero” by The Cavaliers, a couple bars of “God Bless the Child” by the Bluecoats, and a trumpet solo from Phantom Regiment in “New World Symphony,” I don’t hear much I recognize. It’s mostly a ten minute mashup.
  2. What bugles. are the Alumni corps playing. Do different corps use different instruments. I was a child of the 60's an played a single valve with rotary. Just curious. Grenadier
  3. The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps of Manchester, NH has an immediate opening for a brass instructor for the 2018 season. Formerly a junior corps in the '60s, '70s and early '80s, today's Manchester Muchachos is an all-age, DCI-affiliated corps that performs a field show in exhibition at Boston-area DCI shows. Members range in age from 14 to 70+ and consist of seasoned veterans as well as new brass players. If you are interested in working with a wonderful group of individuals in a great family atmosphere, please send an email to muchachos.org (at) gmail.com for more information and an application. Rehearsals are generally every other Sunday and are located in and around Manchester, NH. Because membership in the Manchester Muchachos is open to youth under the age of 18, potential members, staff, and volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check. This is a part-time, paid (stipend or per diem) position. Thank you for your interest in the Muchachos! Have a great season, everyone! Joan muchachos.org
  4. PioBrass18

    Pioneer 2018

    2018 Pioneer Brass Educational Team: Caption Supervisor: Andy Grindle Associate Caption Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Smith Ensemble Specialist: Trevor Bailey Ensemble Specialist: Albert Vela Technique Specialist: Brad Parks Technique Specialist: Patrick Keeley High Brass Instructor: Brittany Barnette High Brass Instructor: Michael Khuraibet High Brass Instructor: Carol Weirich High Brass Instructor: David Kolar Low Brass Instructor: Anthony Viega Low Brass Instructor: Jason Priest Low Brass Instructor: Brenna Wilkinson Low Brass Instructor: Collin Shackelford
  5. I am working on a Drum Corps World article on Melissa "Mely" Salguero the 2018 Grammy Educator Of The Year. I have a ton of material from the hundreds of interviews and stories about her life leading up to her Grammy. What is missing is her time in the marching arts as a member of the Americans in 2000 and the Boston Crusaders 2001-2004. I will be interviewing her in a few days, but what I seek is quotes from people who marched with her. Also, if you have a question that you would like me to ask her. If you have any interesting or funny anecdotes I would love to hear from you. Thanks!
  6. The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps of Manchester, NH has an immediate opening for a brass instructor for the 2018 season. Formerly a junior corps in the '60s, '70s and early '80s, today's Manchester Muchachos is an all-age, DCI-affiliated corps that performs a field show in exhibition at Boston-area DCI shows. Members range in age from 14 to 70+ and consist of seasoned veterans as well as new brass players. If you are interested in working with a wonderful group of individuals in a great family atmosphere, please send an email to muchachos.org (at) gmail.com. Rehearsals are generally every other Sunday and are located in and around Manchester, NH. Because membership in the Manchester Muchachos is open to youth under the age of 18, potential members, staff, and volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check. This is a part-time, paid (stipend or per diem) position. Thank you for your interest in the Muchachos! Have a great season, everyone! Joan muchachos.org
  7. thebrassshop

    LOOKING FOR

    The Brass Shop has been contacted by an older board member of a world class corps He is looking for 1 old style French horn Piston Rotor. If you have such an animal please contact the brass shop @ thebrassshop29@gmail.com or call my cell 608-770-1421 Thank you Paul Collins
  8. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  9. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  10. schmidty_piaoof

    Endurance for Contra

    So I marched bari last year in my little summer marching band and this year I'm looking to switch to contra. I'm not exactly the strongest/ biggest guy in the world, so I'm trying to think of ways to simulate having a contra on my shoulder to build up some endurance for next season. But, I don't have access to an instrument except at our winter camps. Any tips or ideas? Thanks!