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  1. I don't know about you but it's super cold and snowy here- let's head to Tempe Arizona where it will be sunny and 72 today and spend the week celebrating the Academy! What are your top 1-5 Academy shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13 Corrps that are no longer with us. Every show is a winner! Week 14 Genesis TIE 2016 Hell Hath No Fury and 2017 the other side of now. Music City 2017 the tribe Week 15 Madison Scouts- 1995 A Drum Corps Fan's Dream: A Day in the Life of a Bull Fighter. Least Favorite 2009 Relampago
  2. With 10 corps left and the holiday season over it's back to the old grind. This week we are headed to bitterly cold Madison Wisconsin to celebrate the Madison Scouts. What are your top 1-5 Scouts shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13 Corrps that are no longer with us. Every show is a winner! Week 14 Genesis TIE 2016 Hell Hath No Fury and 2017 the other side of now. Music City 2017 the tribe
  3. Happy New year! Let's dedicate the first week of 2018 to the 2 newest additions to World Class. Considering we only have 10 years or so of repertoire to choose from for each corps- give me your one favorite show from each group and tell me what you are looking forward to seeing from them in 2018. No least favorites this week. I don't want to pick on the new guy. You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13- Corps that are no longer with us. Everyone gets a trophy!
  4. Happy New year! Let's dedicate the first week of 2018 to the 2 newest additions to World Class. Considering we only have 10 years or so of repertoire to choose from for each corps- give me your one favorite show from each group and tell me what you are looking forward to seeing from them in 2018. No least favorites this week. I don't want to pick on the new guy. You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite. Week 13- Corps that are no longer with us. Everyone gets a trophy!
  5. 2017 is winding down and an all time show list wouldn't be complete if we don't honor great shows of the past from corps that are no longer with us. Besides I don't want to curse anyone with the week 13 title. You can use any show from any corps not current. Some examples include Star of Indiana, the Glassmen, the Bridgemen...etc it i s up to you. What are your top 1-10 all time shows? (Optional) What are your 1-5 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite. Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite.
  6. Corps 12/24 will be the one that brought us a 12.25 show in the year '12. The Cadets seem to he the favorite corps to discuss for DCP so this thread is my holiday gift to the community. Enjoy! I am planning on posting my list sometime tomorrow but if I can't sleep maybe I will tackle it later tonight. What are your top 1-5 all time Cadets shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite.
  7. This week we are headed to Texas to celebrate a corps that is extremely regular to the top 12 but rarely makes the top 6. The Crossmen. What are your top 1-5 all time Crossmen shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite. Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite
  8. We are staying on the West Coast this week but going north of California and celebrating one of the newer corps to world class competition the Oregon Crusaders. What are your top 1-5 all time OC shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite. Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite.
  9. Let's kick off the holiday season with the Corps with the most festive colors: Santa Clara Vanguard. What are your top 1-5 all time SCV shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite. Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite.
  10. Happy Thanksgiving! This week we are headed to Milwaukee for Pioneer. This group has been around a long time and had a lot of A60 and DII success. Looks like their best WC/DI success was 16th. What are your top 1-5 all time Pioneer shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite. Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite.
  11. The first Thanksgiving was in Plymouth, Massachusetts so let's do Boston this week. What are your top 1-5 all time Boston Crusaders shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite.
  12. Let's hit the west coast this week and discuss a corps coming off their most successful year: the Mandarins. What are your top 1-5 all time Mandarin shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is
  13. Interesting that someone would dig up the Carolina Crown thread overnight as I have been planning on doing Crown this week for awhile since I will be spending a long weekend in the Charlotte area this weekend. What are your top 1-5 all time Carolina Crown shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite
  14. I thought it would be cool to start a weekly thread about what performances we loved and didn't love about each corps. For week 2 we are headed to Denver to celebrate and discuss the Blue Knights What are your top 1-5 all time Blue Knights shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive! I am a huge BK fan so my long answer will come later today- I am pumped for this thread. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite...for now. Week 2- Jersey Surf- right now the favorite is 2012 Bridgemania... it's pretty unanimous.
  15. I thought it would be cool to start a weekly thread about what performances we loved and didn't love about each corps. For week 2 we are headed to New Jersey to celebrate and discuss Jersey Surf. What are your top 1-5 all time Jersey Surf shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive! I am hoping to see a lot of love for the non top 12 corps!
  16. DCI is a little dry during the off season. I thought it would be cool to start a weekly thread about what performances we loved and didn't love about each corps. I am starting with the Cavaliers because I think they are easy to discuss without things getting out of hand or dying quickly. What are your top 1-5 all time Cavaliers shows? What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as possible but please please try to keep things positive!
  17. Free Trumpet Music!

    Hello! I'm a trumpet player and I write and play my own music, mostly for trumpet ensemble. I'd like to share with you my new in-progress web site. I just started it last night. https://www.blazingmusic.net/ I give away most or all of my music for free; let me know if you are interested. There are recordings of me playing most of it in multi-track using GarageBand. Example: https://www.blazingmusic.net/audio/trumpet4/100_fanfares_for_four_96.mp3 Sincerely, Robert Walliczek
  18. Over the 15 years of my DCI fandom, there has been a strong move toward explicit theme and direct storytelling. In 2014, Crown did a show about outer space. It's pretty much the consensus view that it wasn't the greatest design, but hear me out. In the beginning of the season, there was the Major Tom introduction, an overly-long but timbrally-intriguing percussion feature, the echo effects etc. One of the (many) great things about Space Oddity by Bowie (RIP) is that it trails off at the end. The listener is left to wonder what happened to the astronaut. Did some small valve on his spaceship fail and cause him to asphyxiate? Did he go into a wormhole? Did mysterious radiation transform him into an interdemensional squid-creature? But in Crown's final narrative with added narration, Major Tom goes into space, some things happen, then he comes home. There's not a lot of space for the audience to contribute to the narrative with their own creativity. One of the reasons that I (and many others) prefer the movie 2001 (an inspiration for the Bowie song) to Arthur C. Clarke's novelization is that it shows, rather than tells. Everything is spelled out in the book, whereas the viewer has to interpret the images, etc. in the film. Drum corps, I argue, is the same way. Would Cadets 2005 been better with giant waterfall props in Liquid? Subtly and discretion can be good things, but I feel like judging is pushing everything to be SO literal and forcing everyone to tell a LITERAL story with a beginning, middle, and end. Drum corps is a ~13 minute audio-visual medium. Hard to tell a simple story in a coherent and compelling way in that time, let alone something deeper, even with narration etc. Even Crown 2013, which some see as the greatest show designer ever, basically comes down to "love is nice." TL;DR: Stop trying so hard to be "deep" and tell some profound story in your show, use music and visuals to create a mood and err on the side of subtly
  19. I marched with Troopers in the 80s and find I still enjoy following drum corps, not only nostalgia but also keeping up with present developments and competition. I make it out to 1-2 shows a year. I look forward to the discussion and reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.
  20. In the past few days, the Hurricanes have announced their 2016 Program & Design Team! See the information below, and click here for a clip from the local news station plugging our Open House, coming up on November 28 and 29! 2016 Connecticut Hurricanes Program Announcement The concept of Freedom is multifaceted. It is a concept that represents the opportunity to embrace a system of beliefs, to choose methods of expression, and the ability to pursue one’s dreams. It is the concept of Freedom that stands as a cornerstone of democracies around the world. The 2016 Hurricanes are celebrating this idea of Freedom and the opportunities it allows those who have it. Using the liberating and inspiring strains of “Amazing Grace” woven through the program, combined with other musical selections, the Hurricanes will explore varying aspects of Freedom. The repertoire will consist of: •. Amazing Grace •. Freedom by Michael W. Smith •. Now We Are Free (Nelle tue mani) by Andrea Bocelli, from Gladiator (Hanz Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard) •. Freedom Triology by Paul Halley & Theresa Thomason The Hurricanes hope you will celebrate with us the possibilities, realities, and blessings that Freedom can afford. Freedom is a liberating experience that we should never take for granted. 2016 Connecticut Hurricanes Design Team Announcement The Hurricanes are excited to announce their 2016 Design Team! Returning from the 2015 Design Team is Visual Designer Rick Morey and Brass Arranger Matt Krempasky. New to the Hurricanes Design Team in 2016 will be JJ Pipitone as the Percussion Arranger Lennie Machado as the Color Guard Designer. Bob Kogut and Bill Solari are also contributing to the creative process in addition to their roles on the instructional staff. The team is working diligently to put together our 2016 program, Freedom, which will explore the ability to express yourself freely, choose freely, and pursue one’s dreams. The show promises to be a step forward for the Hurricanes and one that will resonate with drum corps fans. Our 2016 Open House is coming up on November 28 from 9AM-3PM and November 29 from 9AM-4PM at Amity Regional High School (25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525). You can read more about the designers below! JJ Pipitone – Percussion Arranger JJ Pipitone received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Morehead State University and his Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He is currently an adjunct percussion professor at Texas A&M University - Commerce. Before this, he served in the public schools for 16 years as an assistant band director in the Lewisville and Grapevine Independent School Districts in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. In addition to all of the percussion responsibilities from 6th-12th grade, his duties have included Concert Band, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz band, and Musical Theater. JJ has extensive drum corps experience, having marched for 9 years in drum corps all over the country including numerous drum corps in the up-state New York area, the Dutch Boy, the Phantom Regiment, and the Concord Blue Devils. He won the DCI Multi tenor competition in 1989, The PAS Multi Tenor competition in 1990 and placed 2nd at the PAS marimba competition in 1992. As an instructor, JJ taught the World Champion Phantom Regiment in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, JJ was the Caption Head and the Battery Arranger. He went on to teach the Glassmen in 1998 and 1999 and the Crossmen in 2000 & 2001. He also served as Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the Rochester Crusaders and the Empire Statesmen. JJ’s extensive judging experience has taken him around the globe since 2003. He is honored to be affiliated with Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and Drum Corps International. Lennie Machado – Color Guard Designer Lennie Machado is originally from the Boston area and has been involved in the Color Guard activity for over 20 years. He currently runs L-Mac Designs, a custom design company dedicated to the pageantry arts based out of Everett, MA. In 2014, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the activity. Lennie has served as Caption Head and Designer for the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps, Sacred Heart Winter Guard, St. Brendan’s Winter Guard and countless other groups through New England and the US. Lennie will bring his demonstrated and award winning skills to the Hurricanes Design Team this year to help bring the color guard and drum corps as a whole to the next level. Rick Morey – Visual Designer Rick, who lives in Utica, NY with his wife Barbara, has worked in the pageantry activity for several decades as a designer with various winter guards, marching bands and drum and bugle corps and as an adjudicator. Rick established the New Hartford Winter Guard and served as a designer and instructor for them for almost 30 years. He continues to be very active as a visual designer for championship marching bands in New York, New Jersey and New Mexico, as well as for the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights. He also had the privilege to design the 2014 Super Bowl Pre-Game featuring the combined Syracuse University and Rutgers University bands. He has had a longtime involvement in both DCI and DCA as a designer, program coordinator and consultant. His DCI affiliations have included Pioneer, Magic of Orlando and the Colts. In DCA, Rick has designed for the Steel City Ambassadors, 5-time DCA Champion Syracuse Brigadiers, Empire Statesmen and Windsor Regiment. Rick is also honored to have been inducted into the Mid-York Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame, the New York State Field Band Conference Hall of Fame and the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, where he serves as Chair of the Visual Screening Committee. As an adjudicator, Rick has judged for DCI, DCA, WGI, US Bands and BOA, as well as numerous marching band contests across the country. A past President of the New York Federation of Contest Judges, Rick has also served as a clinician in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A retired high school counselor who was named New York State Counselor of the Year in 1996, Rick now works in the pageantry activity on a full time basis. Matt Krempasky – Brass Arranger Matthew F. Krempasky’s writing career began with the Reading Buccaneers in 1983, and has since expanded to drum and bugle corps, college and university bands, and high school ensembles from around the world. He wrote for the Bucs from 1983-1987, the Caballeros from 1988-1991, the Spirit of Atlanta from 1997-1999, and, most notably, for the Crossmen drum and bugle corps from 1986-1994, helping to return the Crossmen to DCI finalist status as well as helping them to their highest place finish in the history of the corps (6th place, 1992). He is has been elected to three different Drum & Bugle Corps Halls of Fame - the Reading Buccaneers (2006), the Pennsylvania Drum and Bugle Corps (2011), and the Crossmen (2012). Mr. Krempasky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA and is currently the band director at Somerville (NJ) High School. He is a frequent performer and recording artist in the tri-state area on both trumpet and trombone. He has also studied computing and education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1998, he was selected as the New Jersey Master Music Teacher by the New Jersey Music Educators Association. Since 1990, he has been a proud member of Mensa, the international IQ society.
  21. 2016 Programs and Spotify Playlist: (This master post will only be updated based on actual organizational announcements / confirmation. Personally, I do appreciate the rumor mill. But the master post will not reflect any un-official information. Thanks!) The Spotify playlist will be updated as the main post is updated. Link to CURRENTLY EMPTY Spotify playlist ---->> DCI Source Music '16 What is Spotify? A free music streaming software (there is a no-advertisement pay version as well). >Read more detail here.< :: >Download Here< *** Full credit goes to the awesome people at frontensemble.com for the Corps logos. ========================================================= The Academy - Drum Corpse Bride Music Selections Corpse Bride (Main Title) - by Danny Elfman Romeo and Juliet - by Sergei Prokofiev Sorcerer's Apprentice - by Paul Dukas Suggestion Diabolique - by Sergei Prokofiev Unchained Melody - by Alex North and Hy Zaret (Righteous Brothers) Program Annoucement #1 Blue Devils - As Dreams Are Made On Music Selections Return of The Lion - by Garry Gregson-Williams Come Sail Away - by Dennis De Young (STYX) Where Are Ü Now - by Sonny Moore, Justin Bieber, Jared Evans, Thomas Pentz (Original not available on US Spotify. Substituted Pentatonix version) Symphonie No 5 "Di Tre Re" - by Arthur Honegger Cape Fear (Prelude) - by Bernard Hermann The Impossible (Main Title) - by Fernando Velázquez (only available on US Spotify in Concert Suite form) Prospero's Magic - by Dave Glyde (Original work. Not available on Spotify) Stormy Weather - by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler (chose Billie Holiday recording) Ariel Attack - by Gordon Goodwin (Original work. Not available on Spotify) Mishima - by Philip Glass (Complete Soundtrack not available on US Spotify. Used just the Quartet recordings) Program Annoucement #1 Blue Knights - The Great Event Music Selections Gorgon: I. Stheno - by Christopher Rouse Medley: Flight Into Wasteland (Final Fantasy OST) - by Elliot Goldenthal Medley (continued): Adagio and Transfiguration (Final Fantasy OST) - by Elliot Goldenthal Medley (continued): Arrows of The Gods (Titus OST) - by Elliot Goldenthal Fratres - by Arvo Pärt The Great Event - by Leonard Cohen Moonlight Sonata - by Ludwig van Beethoven Air Waltz - by Oliver Davis Saturn - by Sleeping At Last Program Annoucement #1 Blue Stars - Le Rêve Music Selections Overture - by Benoit Jutras (Not available on US Spotify) Chapel - by Benoint Jutras (Not available on US Spotify) Tristan Und Isolde - by Richard Wagner The Dream Finale - by Richard Saucedo, Ian Grolm and John Mapes (Original. Not available on US Spotify) Program Annoucement #1 Bluecoats - Down Side Up Music Selections jose/beFORe JOHN5 - by Aurél Holló The Heat of the Day - by Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays Raga Raja - by Project Trio Udacrep Akubrad - by Avner Dorman The Great Gig in the Sky - by Pink Floyd Todo Tiende - by Ojos de Brujo Program Annoucement #1 Program Annoucement #2 Boston Crusaders - Quixotic Music Selections The Impossible Dream (The Quest) from Man of La Mancha - by Mitch Leigh Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) from Man of La Mancha - by Mitch Leigh Dulcinea from Man of La Mancha - by Mitch Leigh Suite española, Op 47 Asturias (Leyenda) - by Isaac Albéniz Quixotic - by Ryan George, Ellis Hampton, Marty O'Donnell (Original. Not available on US Spotify) Program Annoucement #1 Program Annoucement #2 Program Annoucement #3 (title change. More music detail) The Cadets - The Awakening Music selections: Pines of Rome, mvmts I and IV - by Ottorino Respighi Wine-Dark Sea - by John Mackey Turning - by John Mackey program announcement #1 program announcement #2 program announcement #3 program announcement #4 (Changed title from Stoned to The Awakening) Carolina Crown - Relentless Music selections: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - by Ennio Morricone Ecstasy of Gold - by Ennio Morricone Medea's Dance of Vengance - by Samuel Barber Journey of The Lone Wolf - by Simon Dobson (not available on US Spotify) El Tango de Roxanne - by Sting, Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann, Mariano Mores Equilibrium - by Paul Lovatt-Cooper (not available on US Spotify) Il Triello (The Trio) - by Ennio Morricone program announcement #1 program announcement #2 program announcement #3 Cascades - O Featuring music by Imogen Heap, John Adams, Frank Ticheli, and Carl Orff Program Annoucement #1 The Cavaliers - Propaganda Music selections: Music for The Funeral of Queen Mary - by Henry Purcell Symphony for Band "West Point - by Morton Gould Elegy for Dunkirk - by Dario Marianelli Lollapalooza - by John Adams Program Annoucement #1 Colts - Nachtmusik Music selections: Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Silent Night - by Franz Xaver Gruber New Moon in the OId Moon's Arms - by Michael Kamen (not available on US Spotify) Program Annoucement #1 Program Annoucement #2 Crossmen - Continuum Music selections: Original Music - by Andrew Markworth Program Annoucement #1 Jersey Surf - Ebb & Flow Music selections by La Mer - by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)* subject to final performance licensing approval La Mer - by Dr. Andrew Yozviak, based on work of Claude Debussy La Mer - by Charles Trenet & Georges Augustine Asteraw (from Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana) - by Nick Littleman Program Annoucement #1 Program Annoucement #2 Madison Scouts - Judas Music selections: The music of Jesus Christ Superstar - by Andrew Lloyd Weberprogram announcement #1 Mandarins - Forbidden Forest Music selections: Into the Forest - by Key Poulan, Mark Hunter, and Sean Womack (Original, not on Spotify) The Calling (Inspired by Devilish Love from Hemingway’s Garden of Eden) - by Key Poulan, Mark Hunter, and Sean Womack (Original, not on Spotify) Our Demons Within - by Key Poulan, Mark Hunter, and Sean Womack (Original, not on Spotify) Triumph of our Inner Self - by Key Poulan, Mark Hunter, and Sean Womack (Original, not on Spotify) program announcement #1 Oregon Crusaders - Hunted Music selections: Hunter - by Bjork No One To Know One - by Andy Akiho Who Wants to Live Forever - by Queen Knights of Cydonia - by Muse Death Hunt - by Bernard Herrmann program announcement #1 Pacific Crest - Union Pacific Music selections: Foundry - by John Meehan, Pete Lucero, Brian Dinkel (Original, not available on US Spotify) Aha! - by Imogen Heap Fix You - by Coldplay Engine - by Pete Lucero, Brian Dinkel (Original, not available on US Spotify) Point Blank - by Paul Dooley Last Train Home - by Pat Metheny program announcement #1 Phantom Regiment - Voice of Promise Music selections: Preludes for Piano, Op. 34, No.14 - by Dmitri Shostakovich The Chairman Dances - by John Adams Ave Verum Corpus - by Colin Mawby The Darkest Moment - by Rob Ferguson and Bret Khun (original, not available on Spotify) Toccata, Op. 11 - by Sergei Prokifiev Hymne Des Fraternises: I'm Dreaming of Home - by Philppe Rombi Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra - by Benjamin Britten program announcement #1 program announcement #2 Pioneer - St Joan of Arc Music selections: Voices Of The Sky - by Samuel Hazo (not available on US Spotify) Lauds - by Ron Nelson Adagio For Strings - by Samuel Barber The Firebird Suite - by Igor Stravinsky program announcement #1 Santa Clara Vanguard - Force of Nature Music selections: Spring 1 (from Recomposed) - by Max Richter Without Warning! - by Stephen Melillo Earth Song - by Frank Tichelli Winter 1 (from Recomposed) - by Max Richter After The Storm - by Stephen Melillo program announcement #1 Spirit of Atlanta - Georgia Music selections: Rusty Air in Carolina - by Mason Bates Brooklyn Babylon: The Neighborhood - by Darcy James Agrue Georgia - by Cee Lo Green Can't Help Falling in Love - by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss (as sung by Elvis Presley) Sweet Georgia Brown - by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard Georgia On My Mind - by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell\ program announcement #1 (periscope) program announcement #2 program announcement #3 The Troopers - Hero Music selections: Original Music- by Robert Smith and Paul Rennick (not available on US Spotify) Walking With Heroes - by Paul Lovatt -Cooper Symphony No. 1, 1991 - by John Corigliano Fix You - by Coldplay program announcement #1 program announcement #2 More will be added as the off-season progresses. 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  22. I wonder how many people in attendance at finals aren't knowledgeable about a corps show seeing the corps production the first time during the season....I mean that they haven't watched any videos or heard any part of the corps all summer long, not even knowing the title of it at all. I would image most of those who attend finals have at least seen a video or music.....what do you think? percentage wise anyway.
  23. The purpose of this post is for us to discuss all the interesting and fun program points of last year's shows, 2014. I want to start a discussion where we can share what we thought was cool, congradulating the creative design and the performers. Comments should be focused on how a show's element (music, drill, guard movement, costumes, props, sound effects, music choice) helps tell the story of that corps' show. Please start your post or comment with what corps / show you'd like to discuss. And please keep it positive. I'll start the conversation with this: CAROLINA CROWN - OUT OF THIS WORLD I loved how the the "countdown" in the opener lined up with the rifle tosses. Perfectly matched with David Bowie's "Space Oddesy" get us ready to blast into outer space. And good use of amplified voices, singing the words, "Ground control to Major Tom" with mission control talk all around. And then, way later in the show, they break out into Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" as a fanfare after the drum break following the all trumpet / mello feature. Brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Hs2AQwDgA
  24. 2015 OPEN CLASS Atlanta CV "EYEconic" Symphony No. 1 (Alfred Reed), In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel), Nessun Dorma (from Turandot, by Giacomo Puccini) The Heat of the Day (Pat Metheny Group) Link Bushwackers "Industrial ®evolution" Industrial ®evolution (Robert W. Smith), The Factory (Robert W Smith), Wild Ride (Robert W. Smith), Tempered Steel (Charles Young), Nimrod (from Enigma Variations, by Edward Elgar) Link Cadets² "The Red Square" Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed), Lullaby (from The Gayne Ballet Suite, by Aram Khachaturian), Dance of the Tumblers (Nikolai Rimsky Korsokov), Russian Sailor’s Dance (Reinhold Glière) Link Carolina Gold "Let It Snow" Palladio (Karl Jenkins), Let It Go (from Frozen, by Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez), L’Inverno (Antonio Vivaldi), The Frozen Cathedral (John Mackey) Link Connecticut Hurricanes "After Hours" Since I Don’t Have You (Brian Seltzer), Nutville (Buddy Rich), Harlem Nocturne (Earle Hagen), Jump Jive and Wail (Louis Prima) Link Fusion Core "All Aboard" Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z), Jungstaposed (Craig Fitzpatrick), Hot Honey Rag (from Chicago, by John Kander), Sing Sing Sing (Louis Prima), And Hope Led Them Home (Patrick Roszell, Justin Williams) Link Hawthorne Caballeros "Unchained" Original compositions by Key Poulan Link Kidsgrove Scouts "The Stone Circle: The Myths and Magic of Stonehenge" Featuring Music from Medea’s Dance of Vengeance (Samuel Barber) Link Long Island Sunrisers "Come Fly With Me" Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra), El Camino Real (Alfred Reed), Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni), Jai Ho (from Slumdog Millionaire, by A.R. Rahman), La Marseillaise (Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle) Link Minnesota Brass "Mad Circus" Featuring the music of Emerson Lake and Palmer, Danny Elfman, Rufus Wainwright, Beats Antique, Queen Link Reading Buccaneers "Twist-It" Pagliacci (Ruggero Leoncavallo), Palladio (Karl Jenkins), Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig van Beethoven), Going The Distance (from Rocky, by Bill Conti), William Tell Overture (Gioachino Rossini) Link Skyliners "Whatever Lola Wants" Meglio Stasera (from The Pink Panther, by Henry Mancini), Whatever Lola Wants (from #### Yankees, by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross), Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers), Tonight Quintet (from West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein) Link White Sabers "Incantation and Ritual" Incantation and Dance (John Barnes Chance), The Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky), Incantation (from Quidam/Cirque Du Soleil, by Benoit Jutras), Uninvited (Alanis Morissette), O Magnum Mysterium (Morten Lauridsen), Danse Bachhanale (from Samson et Dalila, by Camille Saint-Saëns) Link 2015 CLASS A Alliance "Sub-Zero: Overcome the Elements" Ice Dance (Danny Elfman), Avalanche (James Newton Howard), Coronation (from Boris Goduvov by Modest Mussorgsky), Music of Progue (Karl Husa), Frozen Cathedral (John Mackey) Link Chops "OUTATIME" Times Like These (Foo Fighters), Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry), Music from Back To The Future (Alan Silvestri) Link Cincinnati Tradition "Both Sides" Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (Fall Out Boy), Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell), The Pretender (Foo Fighters) Erie Thunderbirds "The Show Must Go On" Music by Queen: Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, Another One Bites the Dust, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody Link Excelsior "Destination 'U'" Stay With Me (Sam Smith), Maps (Maroon 5), Payphone (Maroon 5), I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Michael Jackson), Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder) Link Govenaires "Outlaw" Battle Without Honor or Humanity (Tomoyasu Hotei), The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein), The Ecstasy of Gold (Ennio Morricone), Enemy Guns (DeVotchKa), Kashmir (Led Zeppelin) Link Kilties "A Tour of Time: Old Friends. New Adventures." My Favorite Things (Richard Rogers), First Suite in E Flat (Gustav Holst), English Dances (Malcolm Arnold), Skye Boat Song (Harold Bouldon), Loch Lomand (Norman Luboff) Link
  25. The Centurions Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce their 2015 program: "A Roman Legion's Tale" Musical selections include: Tuba Mirum (from Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi Mars, The Bringer of War (from the Planets) - Gustav Holst Nessun Dorma (from Turandot) - Giacomo Puccini Dies Irae (from Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection) - Gustav Mahler You are invited to be a part of this exciting program and join us this coming season! The corps' staff and members have been working hard planning and recruiting so we can return to the field in 2015. We are accepting applications in all sections. Find out more and get a first look at the show at our 2015 Open House, which will be held on November 29 in Feeding Hills, MA. For more information, please visit the corps Facebook, 2015 Interest Page, or contact Nick Yaworski at nyaworski@sbcglobal.net