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  2. We have all been punked. Right? Obviously? Please say it is so.
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  4. derbydawg

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    So much for attracting talent. These people have done some good in the activity and that certainly has to be recognized, but in a way that no longer attracts the best talent in 2018.
  5. It took the Kingsmen Alumni Corps three years to pull off Pasadena in 2007; it was a lot of work. I’m glad I did it; though I wish I’d ordered a KAC jacket. Two members in the KAC hornline were Troopers alums; sadly, one of them passed away a couple of years ago. She would have loved this opportunity.... EDIT: ...and the TAC rifles— no matter what their age— will still be utterly bad a$$.
  6. Jeff Ream

    Troopers Alumni Corps In The Works

    and time to plan and fundraise
  7. It takes time to learn and execute the sunburst properly.
  8. 1956OPR

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    swmstom, would you please explain what flat v tilted snare positions means and what differences either position would make. Thank you
  9. FlamMan

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    I'm not sure about this move...
  10. Announced 5 years in advance???
  11. wormster79

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Some news from the BK folks. Very interesting... 😉 https://ascendperformingarts.org/blue-knights-announce-design-team-caption-heads-for-2019-season/
  12. xandandl

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    noticed that a new poster called "willpitts" has been lurking through the DCP threads the recent evenings. Willcome.
  13. year1buick

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    It was actually a pretty lengthy open letter to the alumni. Not really visual specific (though this was certainly mentioned). He covered a lot of stuff, including how proud they were of the corps but also recognized that they needed to step up design and start with a great design/visual concept first, paired with really great music. He also stressed that the corps shouldn’t just limit itself to “classical” but, instead, think of their choices in terms of “great music,” framed within Regiment hallmarks of power, emotion, etc. And, of course, he also mentioned about bringing in a designer from outside of drum corps (who actually came to watch Semis) but also stressed that just adding a name or two doesn’t automatically translate into success. There was a lot more to it but it really gave the impression that he and the rest of the design staff recognized that the onus was on them to step up their game and that they were going to do everything they could to do so. (There was also a call to arms for alumni to join in and help out the corps in whatever ways they can as well.) Only time will tell but, as always, I’m hopeful.
  14. Jason, glad to see you guys are still out there getting it done!!!
  15. An Alumni Corps is in the works for our 65th Anniversary in 2023! All alumni of the Troopers, Trooper Cadets, Troopers Winterguard, Troopercussion, and Exsight Winterguard are invited to take the participation survey at www.TroopersAlumni.com For full details visit www.TroopersAlumni.com Read the rest of the article here. View the full article
  16. The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce their 2019 design team led by Artistic Director James Elvord and including Brian Murphy (visual designer), Ralph Pace (visual designer), Michael Turner (visual designer), Derrick Shannon II (battery arranger/composer & sound designer), Chris Murphree (front ensemble arranger/composer), Ephraim Miller (brass arranger/composer), Marie Czapinski (visual consultant), Lorenzo Medrano (creative […] View the full article
  17. Crossmen are pleased to announce the return of many design team members and the addition of Jeremy Spicer as a program consultant for the 2019 season. “It is very exciting for the organization to have such a highly talented team return for another season,” said Program Coordinator, Ed Devlin. Read the rest of the article […] View the full article
  18. Phantom Regiment is excited to announce various new and returning faces to our program and design teams. Will Pitts returns as Program Coordinator and Brass Arranger, continuing to work alongside Rob Ferguson as Percussion Arranger and Caption Supervisor, and Evan Brown as Electronics Designer. On the Visual Side, Tim Newburn returns as Visual Coordinator. Tim […] View the full article
  19. xandandl

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    2 seasons ago. I don't think she was listed as being with them for the '18 season. Only saw her on the circuit at Finals when she presented the honors in memory of Gary.
  20. xandandl

    Crossmen 2019

    would that be Boston's next show?
  21. Yesterday
  22. Moomitch

    Crossmen 2019

    Oh sorry... What I actually mean is that everyone hates marching cymbals and wants to melt them all down in a giant ceremonial fire.
  23. Correct me if I am wrong, but can't woodwinds be reproduced with all the electronic stuff being done in the pit?
  24. Jeff Ream

    Crossmen 2019

    never really left
  25. karuna

    Carolina Crown 2019

    It's been that way for a several weeks. Crown does this every season (takes down the faculty page, edits in any changes, and the re-publishes). IMO not really the right way to do it ( 403's just look bad) but w/e.
  26. kdaddy

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Apparently Will Pitts posted on the FB alum page some weeks ago recognizing the need to step up visually (though I'd argue that's one of several captions). Can any alums post what was said? In particular, I'm interested in how the corps has responded to the decline of recent years culminating (hopefully) in the shortcomings of 2018.
  27. Highwaydude

    Carolina Crown 2019

    i just noticed when you click the Administration & Faculty page on CC website that page is not found. Could an update be coming soon showing some change?
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