Sign in to follow this  
Drumcorpdad62

Moving to a top 4 corp

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, jjeffeory said:

Really, it isn't just a top 4 these days. I'd say that it's back to top 6, or at least top 5 as it has been historically.

I say that your child should go where they are the happiest and where they are the best fit.  It's ok to try new things too.

Let's be real. Right now it's the top one. Then about five in the next group, any one of which may catch lightning in a bottle and win. But heavy odds are with that one corps. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to agree BD will be in the top 4, 6 other corps have a legit shot at top 4 spots.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, HockeyDad said:

Let's be real. Right now it's the top one. Then about five in the next group, any one of which may catch lightning in a bottle and win. But heavy odds are with that one corps. 

It's too bad about that too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, jjeffeory said:

It's too bad about that too.

This is really bad from a competitive point of view, but I think that also gives tremendous opportunity from a membership perspective. If people want to guarantee a ring they can go to bd for a couple of years. But if a ring is not their focus they can go to another corps they really love unworried about who's "going to win" knowing that it probably won't happen unless they're in bd allowing them to focus on the art not the score. Tell me if I'm totally off bass but it seems each of the top corps has a brand of what they do the best

Crown - Join if you want to be in the best brassline

Cavies - Join if you you want to do cool visual things and have "swagger"

Bluecoats - Join if you want to be super cool and out of the box

BD - Join if you want a ring, and want to be "the top of the activity"

SCV - Not really sure, I'd say for a more traditional corps experience, but last years show doesn't back that up

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, there are those mm who like a corps for those reasons plus quality instruction, but for the most part those corps provide better touring amenities. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Ghost said:

Yes, there are those mm who like a corps for those reasons plus quality instruction, but for the most part those corps provide better touring amenities. 

What do you mean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, jimthetuba said:

What do you mean?

Food?  Lots of food horror stories from back in the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Turn down service w/ mints on the pillows, body rubs, spa services, personal valets, weight loss plans and hair extensions for the guard, dance lessons  for the brass and kabuki for the pit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jimthetuba said:

What do you mean?

Corps like SCV, BD, and maybe a few others provide great instruction,travel/eat well, and maybe have more turf field schools to stay at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are all great points, that is why I like being a part of this forum. My son doesn't necessarily want to get a ring, but does want to challenge himself to be the best and see how he compares to other talent in the corps.  I think he knows it is between loyalty to his corp and trying something knew.  He wants to be involved with Drum Corps for his life, so getting other experiences may be beneficial to him.  For now, he is dedicated to making this current year his best.

 

 

Edited by Drumcorpdad62
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.