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  1. 9 points
    Wow, actively cheering for a corps to fail. By default you’re also cheering for the members to fail. Classy.
  2. 9 points
    The only thing I heard at camp was they will have over 3 minutes of music after the next camp in 3 weeks. They did learn a classic Phillip Bliss song though. Sounded really good...not part of the show though. The new brass staff is very impressive and the new brass caption head is the real deal. Clear to see why the Bluecoats were so good under his direction.
  3. 6 points
    Cadets camp this weekend!
  4. 6 points
    Opens thread ::backs away slowly:::
  5. 5 points
    The pure sound of an acoustic mallet section is never inferior to the plastic sound of an electronically amplified / microphoned sound. Acoustic sound does not “suffer.” Any judge who thinks otherwise is just following the herd that’s created this tinny sound that seems like it’s coming out of a tunnel. It’s horrible.
  6. 5 points
    An annual operating budget north of $1 million and only a $50,000 net worth requirement? Sure glad they “raised the bar”! Not to mention DCI’s generous show earnings.
  7. 5 points
    Actually Hop broke it by his own actions. I’m surprised you can’t see that. Oh wait. No, I’m not surprised.
  8. 5 points
    No and, in fact, I'd suggest they keep the messaging clear that they've made these decisions in order to assure that their primary organization, The Cadets, does NOT skate on financial thin ice. These changes, I'm convinced, were made to focus on the primary organization, to the disagreement of some here that especially financially The Cadets are more important than USBands. That message needs to be primary to the kids coming to auditions. Refocusing on the direction of the corps and the path to winning again. Anything less in the messaging risks being a disincentive to potential members.
  9. 4 points
    ANY drum corps folding at this point would be devastating. The Scouts are no more or less special in that regard than, say for example, if the Phantom Regiment folded. Or the Cadets.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    well obviously we need old hair band and death metal guys with lasers and pyro playing Christmas tunes with Morgan Freeman narrating!
  12. 4 points
    C2 was tough emotionally. this is tough PR wise. after all the hoopla for hiring her with her background, as well as Scott leaving his job to take over and run the corps during it's worst days ever is kind of....no, not kind of IS...a big PR black eye in many ways. Like I said legit business reasons I am sure, but it doesn't look good
  13. 4 points
    Crown does NOT have a musical identity in terms of piece selection. Their musical repertoire is all over the place. Not worried they're going to try to "be the Bluecoats". They're Crown -- they'll continue to be Crown. Not worried at all.
  14. 4 points
    Rock Star, Part Deux?
  15. 4 points
    That guard person.... if I were her, I would have done a different routine every show. Keep the judges on their toes.
  16. 4 points
    RAMD killed brain cells for all of us
  17. 4 points
    So hello all. Bush announced their 2020 open house details today. To be held on Sunday, December 1. Not denying I've seen/heard/read things have been a bit messy in Bushland recently, but it sure looks like someone jumped the gun on the obituary 😁
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Lol comes with the job doesn’t it? Retire from my IT job in a few weeks with 40 years.
  20. 3 points
    Haha. The entirety of the drum corps activity is not a good return on investment for anybody involved. But that’s not the point. This is where the concept of Ars Gratia Artis comes from! This is why artists have wealthy benefactors. Even Mozart had one. And this is what drum corps need. The only one I can think of was Bill Cook.
  21. 3 points
    A little sneak peek of a video being released tomorrow 😉
  22. 3 points
    Announced today that they’re going DCI open class.
  23. 3 points
    Don't be ridiculous. It's DECEMBER.
  24. 3 points
    I wouldn't mess with Denise. Remember, she taught April...
  25. 3 points
    And the BD will still be favored.
  26. 3 points
    along with the 12 inch slices of bread !!
  27. 3 points
    I got a secret oooo look at me secret secrets
  28. 3 points
    Talk about depreciation...that’s worse than when you drive a new car off the lot.
  29. 2 points
    Darn, I was going for BOTH histrionic AND sarcastic! At least give me credit at attempting both! ...Okay now maybe that was a little overly sarcastic... As long as Scouts go back to blowing down the stands then I'm sound as a pound. I truly hope it is all super awesome as DCI is reporting. Seems a little simplistic to me given the huge controversial changes but I truly hope the best for them.
  30. 2 points
    In only six posts! That must be some sort of record.
  31. 2 points
    Controlling costs, like raising revenues, is also a trait of organizational leadership and strength. The idea of refusing to use your arms (i.e. soccer) lost its cultural relevance back when our species learned to walk on two legs. Yet there are more than 50 soccer teams in my town.
  32. 2 points
    Some special project garbage LOL.
  33. 2 points
    saw this coming. next?
  34. 2 points
    And the same to you, my fellow Longhorns fan!!! Enjoy the holiday!!!
  35. 2 points
    The next time you run into a persistent twelve year old Girl Scout selling cookies, sarcastically refer to her as a “scoutette”. I dare ya!
  36. 2 points
    Pretty easy to make non-corroborated accusations against straw men.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    How dare you even think about attending a Cadets camp.
  39. 2 points
    Our Sr corps was boring.... just had two guys almost miss a show at Lewisburg because they went to Lewistown. “Anyone see Dave and Tim yet?”. “No, oh #### you don’t think they went to....”. Showed up 15 minutes before we were due to step off. And that trip to New Orleans was delayed... phone call went.... “Bob where are you, the buses leave at 8.” “Yeah 8 tomorrow morning”. “No ###hole 8, as in 15 minutes ago”. Thank goodness he lived near where we got the buses. But man was he flying down the road. “Look at this speed demon” “Betcha it’s Bob... yep”.
  40. 2 points
    https://yea.org/cadets/join ONE DAY TEXAS AUDITION ⁄ CLINIC Saturday, November 23, 2019 Audition/Clinic Spring, Texas TWO DAY PA AUDITION ⁄ CLINIC Saturday, November 23, 2019 Audition/Clinic Salem, New Jersey ONE DAY FLORIDA AUDITION ⁄ CLINIC Saturday, December 7, 2019 Audition/Clinic Jupiter, Florida AUDITION CALL BACK Friday, December 13, 2019 Audition/Clinic Salem, New Jersey JANUARY BRASS & PERCUSSION CAMP NEW Friday, January 17, 2020 Drum Corps Camp Salem, New Jersey JANUARY PERCUSSION CAMP NEW Friday, January 31, 2020 Drum Corps Camp Salem, New Jersey FEBRUARY BRASS CAMP NEW Friday, February 14, 2020 Drum Corps Camp Bradenton, Florida MARCH BRASS CAMP NEW Friday, March 13, 2020 Drum Corps Camp Salem, New Jersey APRIL CAMP & GUARD FINAL AUDITION NEW Friday, April 24, 2020 Drum Corps Camp Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    Well I wouldn't go that far. But the separate caption is not included as part of the total score. For that matter neither is percussion. BOA scoring definitely has a bias to music (and IMO that's not a bad thing).
  43. 2 points
    always confounds me that people watch something they claim they dislike
  44. 1 point
    So the PM you sent that says essentially all of this was necessary how? I'll respond here as I was about to respond there: You presume too much when you consider how much I care about the whole "Shaw" episode. None of this makes me want to change my screen name.
  45. 1 point
    I think you miss the point or are willingly ignoring it: your statement above is not reality or even documentable as the rule and not the overwhelming exception. If there were corps beating the "top corps" that did it with substantially less A&E support (in either dollars or pieces of equipment) we wouldn't be having discussions about the "arms race". Re: what's bolded, isn't it reasonably plausible that tech improvement happen each year, and that those improvements add design options that a corps can use to take advantage of especially-high member talent? Would Bluecoat's use of the array of mics and field speakers even be an option for a corps that uses two sidelines speakers? Would those two speakers present the same array soundscape that 'Coats achieved and scored the same "usage" credit as they were? I don't think so. A&E is, was, and always will be a judging issue, not a material asset or talent issue.
  46. 1 point
    and Beethoven's too. Mere coincidence?
  47. 1 point
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  49. 1 point
    No, not necessarily. It means they are making hard decisions to possibly stop bleeding << and/or >> head off troubles they see coming. Many of those decisions, I'm sure, are STILL plugging holes and catching up from years of running on a blade's edge. It's not the precipice, but that's not to say it's going to be easy, or the same Cadets as in the past.
  50. 1 point
    It's refreshing to read the comments from veterans on the discounts they received yesterday, and SHOULD receive on a daily basis. As a son of a member of the US Navy for 25 years (15 active, 10 reserves) I know my dad takes great pride in that day, and you all have earned everything coming to you, and more! Thank you for your service.
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