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kaseyW

The Shows That Can Grab New Audiences

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I was thinking about this the other day.

I'm sure a lot of us try to show people who do not know of DCI (or know very little about it) drum corps shows of the past that we consider to be relate-able to the common audience. You know, the shows that reek (in a good kind of a smell) of entertainment, and the shows that dazzle. These shows hardly have a single design flaw. ALSO, these are the shows that have won. That made me realize that the shows that you would most likely show/grab a new audience, are also the same shows that have worked well with DCI judges and audiences.

A few of these examples:

2011 Cadets - Between Angels and Demons

2008 Phantom Regiment - Spartacus

2006 Cavaliers - Machine

2004 Cavaliers - 007

2000 Cadets - We Are the Future

1992 Cadets - To Tame The Perilous Skies

1989 Santa Clara Vanguard - Phantom of the Opera

1984 Cadets - West Side Story

What are some shows that YOU would show to a new audience?

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2011 Carolina Crown - Rach Star

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Madison Scouts 2011.

But I would have to find a video where ESOM was playing!

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Blue Knights 2010

Blue Knights 2011

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Let us not forget Cavaliers 2002 "Frameworks" which was like A Guide to Drum Corps.

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1988 Madison

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Bluecoats 2010

Cavaliers 2010

Santa Clara 2004

Troopers 2011 (for me at least)

Phantom 2003, 2006

Crown 2007, 2009

Star 1991

Boston 2000

Spirit 1980

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2004 SCV

2002 BD

2003 BD

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These for sure. I wouldn't think of showing anything that doesn't have a pretty obvious theme or familiar music, just because if it's a non music person, they don't care about technicality (to an extent) or musical details. They want to be entertained. This is a list I'd show to music people who don't know about drum corps as well. They're easy to get and just flat out entertaining.

Vanguard 89 - Phantom of the Opera

Blue Devils 94 - My Spanish Heart

Madison 95 - A Drum Corps Fans Dream

Madison 99 - Jesus Christ Superstar

Vanguard 04 - Scheherazade

Phantom 05 - Rhapsody (the people I've shown this to have fallen head over heals for it)

Bluecoats 07 - Criminal

Phantom 08 - Spartacus

Carolina Crown 11 - Rach Star

Cadets 11 - Between Angels and Demons

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2011 Carolina Crown - Rach Star

No. People already know what marching band is. The point is to have a show that is something you'd never see at halftime.

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