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  1. Call me a troll, but epic is such an overused word.
    5 points
  2. Yes you are right the world is no bed of roses and kids have to know the reality of everything and learning BAD behavior of adults I guess is one of them. And sorry I dont buy the reason for lack of attendance on shows etc etc.. thats the few who believe that their glorified presence is shifting the tides and makes those people believe and justify their own egos..Sorry didnt buy it yesterday or today. The world is different and thats it. JMO, we can argue that until its all gone and then people will argue and blame for the next 50 years after. Back to behavior, maybe we can start the show wit
    4 points
  3. I just meant the web page and how someone didn't catch that mistake. My comment had nothing to do with the corps themselves.
    3 points
  4. Friday night report….they have about 120 pages on the field through ELP. There were on one of the practice fields so the vantage point was low and very close, but what that does offer one is the ability to hear the horses the hornline has….cannot wait to hear them up-close again at NightBEAT after a little bit of practice between now and then when the entire ensemble can turn it up to “11” (got to have the preverbal Spinal Tap line in a “Rach Show” right?). This show will be a very accessible for the fans. There is enough stuff to spark the interest of the casual fan and enough complexity to e
    3 points
  5. And yet you continue to speak out against GH. Booing was wrong. The end. Who cares what GH did; the booing is wrong, the end.
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  6. Check this out!
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  7. Glassmen's late 90s uniforms, with the big gold shield on the chest, was one of DCI's best uniforms.
    2 points
  8. the people marching are not mindless robots forced to do the bidding of tyrants. they oftentimes know full well what kind of aesthetic the corps they're going for has chosen over the last several years,. and quite actively wish to become a part of that aesthetic it's disingenuous and feeble try to tell them "i'm not booing you, i'm booing your creative staff's choices" on a message board after the fact. the vast majority of marchers were attracted to the trend of those choices. booing a corps is classeless and always hateful. imo thankfully, i've seen very little of that kind of chil
    2 points
  9. I'm not interested in the G8 shows. I'm perfectly happy to wait until San Antonio so I can see everybody perform.
    2 points
  10. Always remember this... When you are on tour, you are no longer representing only yourself. It does not matter if you're in your uniform or not, act as if you are the face of an entire organization. You are now representing every member who has marched in the corps before you, and every member who will march after you.
    2 points
  11. Preliminary registration for season 16 is now OPEN. Corps directors may post their intent to field a corps by posting a reply in the following manner: Corps Name: Corps Division (World, Open, Class A): Corps Hometown and Region: www.drumcorpsfantasy.com username: Homeshow site and venue request: If you do not have a drumcorpsfantasy.com user name, you can register for one here: http://www.drumcorpsfantasy.com/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=registers A couple of notes: A "homeshow request" is exactly that. It is not a guarantee that your event will be placed on the calendar
    1 point
  12. FWIW, I can now watch 2010 World Championship videos, as can a friend of mine. Looks like you were right: DCI seemingly has fixed whatever the problem was.
    1 point
  13. The more reports I read in this thread, the more excited I am getting for this show. As such, I'm also dreading it a bit as it seems to be shaping up to be yet another contender, forcing my Cadets to step up. :) Here's hoping that 2011 is a non-stop battle of ever-changing placements that keeps us guessing right up until finals night!!
    1 point
  14. Yes, but some of these notoriously incomplete corps have probably stepped up their game in preparation for an early meetup. We'll see. I **hope** it's interesting competitively.
    1 point
  15. So much of the attempt to justify the boos at 2007 quarters seems to depend on two wrongs making a right, which in this case they don't. Putting the corps in that position can't be justified by the director's reaction any more than it can be justified by artistic preference. About the best you can say about the booers is their emotions got out of control. But in saying that, you really can't find intellectual justication for their failure because it really is a failure, one for which that corps and perhaps drum corps history paid a price. HH
    1 point
  16. oh no he wasn't the one that said that. Love him or hate him, Hop is open and honest to a fault
    1 point
  17. Visit ://www.facebook.com/BostonCrusaders and check out the daiily schedule, feels like you are there! Schedule for Saturday 6/4/11 - New Hampton, NH 7:00am - Wake 7:15am - PT (scaffolding crew goes with Admin to line rehearsal field for the Battery) 8:15am - Battery packs equipment to move to different location for the day 8:30am - Breakfast 9:00am - Battery transported to the days rehearsal location 9:30am - Guard and Brass: Visual at lower field Pit: Music rehearsal in upper gym Battery: Rehearsal at other location 1:15pm - Lunch on site for Brass,
    1 point
  18. true...but let's be honest...no one else wnated to schlep to Allentown a week before the rest of the tour got rolling either. Maybe had Bones still been up here it could have been the 4 C's. Any why does scores have to be the SOLE benefit? Exposure would be huge for a corps in Texas that seems to be an afterthought in Texas. Hell they get better press in their old home turf than they do down there. That kind of exposure would be priceless, especially if they are better than the last few years
    1 point
  19. it's a shame it rattled the kids. But on the other hand, if you're going to go there for example, you have to know going in you're marching in a lightning rod, and more often than not one guy creates the sizzle. Plus, and no lie, I've heard directors say "oh they hate you" in the lot, when really, fans showing displeasure are either doing it because of the choices the adults on staff created in the design or their actions. Too many "adults" hide behind the kids when the #### hits the fan.
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  20. Really? Then why didn't they just title their show "Pure Musical and Visual Immersion (... if you let it)"? Honestly... you don't call your show "Through A Glass, Darkly", put 20 some odd moveable mirrors on the field, play some dark, disjointed music, throw in some breaking-glass sound effects and pretend to NOT have any concept whatsoever. That would be a slam on the designers, who (for better or worse, depending on your tastes) probably spent a ton of time and put a lot of thought into designing the program.
    1 point
  21. In my opinion, too many top placing corps are rewarded for being top heavy in sound. The cavaliers (last 5 years), cadets (last decade), and blue devils (always) have been lacking the true balanced sound. Their arrangements and strengths rarely lend themselves to a full and balanced symphonic sound. The thing is that technically speaking, these hornlines usually have the better musicians. They sound great in warm ups with flashy space chords and articulation exercises but the talent doesn't manifest itself as a balanced brass ensemble. But I can't blame the BD hornline for lacking a balan
    1 point
  22. emphasis addedI think you've solved the equation yourself here. And the answer was obvious. The corps wasn't sure for whom the boos were meant; that's why they were rattled. It's also why the boos were so wrong. However the booers might care to rationalize their actions, they have to know communication of that sort isn't precise. Likewise, the corps members, even if they suspected other reasons, surely couldn't be sure the boos weren't directed at them. They were performing. And let's be honest, they'd heard the ugliness before. They felt the boos, and that's a shame. HH
    1 point
  23. I would agree about cadets 2000, there is just something so perfect and magical to it. It really stands out. It's not my FAVORITE show, but Probably the show I think is the best from an 'everything' prospective.
    1 point
  24. Best sound... its easy to weed out the corps that are not in the "sounds amazing" category. I will say that the two best sounding hornlines are Crown and PR. If Crown played the literature that PR played it would be game over. But their arrangements are more progressive and less classical. They did extremely well with Mahler last year though. The best hornlines are taught (mostly) by Star of Indiana/Blast alumni. Madison will be improving drastically as long as Brad Green is there. He has made the same improvements for BK, SCV, and before Madison, the Blue Stars. So I guess this is
    1 point
  25. I'm sorry it must be said. BD must lose.
    1 point
  26. I would like to see fans respecting ALL corps.
    1 point
  27. The two shows in Texas that kick off the season on the first weekend are NOT G8/TOC shows. The first TOC show is in Rockford, IL in mid-July. How these 2 Texas shows are normal drum corps shows: There is no "extra content". They are run by DCI. The money goes to DCI - to support programs for all the corps, not just 7 or 8. They will have normal judging panels using DCI's standard judging system. They are "just drum corps shows" with killer line-ups. How they differ from normal drum corps shows: A text voting component has been added to gauge audience reaction. (But it neither replaces
    1 point
  28. I'd most like to see Regiment pull a "Spartacus" and win! My pie-in-the-sky wish would be to see a Suncoast Sound Alumni corps preform at championships. I'd like to "cheer" for those folks that taught me to march and play and changed my life for the better.
    1 point
  29. I guess this would work for Crown fans.
    1 point
  30. The Cadets took a night off to make a final push in a fundraiser that could be a huge benefit to not only their corps, but music education throughout the Northeast. The only conclusion to be drawn from this is that they will now drop out of finals due to lack of practice time. Since they do tend to take it easy once the season hits. All those free days and whatnot. '03, anyone? (Is that enough smilies that I won't get flamed for this?) Seriously, though, congrats on a big win in the Chase Giveaway Thingamajig! I really liked YEA!'s big idea, and I can't wait to see Between Angels a
    1 point
  31. Since when was "NEEDING" Gold Bond the only reason to have it?! Sometimes you don't need it, but still crave that nice, fresh, dry feeling. I still keep a big bottle of green Gold Bond under the sink! And about Gold Bond...always ALWAYS put it on while you're still wet after a shower. It's activated by water, so no matter what anyone else here tries to tell you, make sure you use it while still a bit wet. Green Gold Bond...wet. Very important.
    1 point
  32. Now you're just guessing? You seemed so certain and quick to put me in my place a few hours ago.
    1 point
  33. What if I'm good enough for a WC corps and have been dreaming of marching with X corps, but can only march my age-out year because of school/money/etc?
    1 point
  34. Put them in a museum where they belong alongside other instruments that we look back on and chuckle, and from time to time, play just for the novelty value. You could set up a whole exhibit that includes: G Bugles Key'd bugles Metal Clarinets Brass Vamp Horn Valved Trombone Natural Horn Marching Tenor Horns The Glass Armonica To name a few. I'd pay to see that exhibit. Sounds fun. Especially if it were interactive.
    1 point
  35. I bet you could ask every member who has ever marched in the era of Crocker and hear the same thing. A pretty universal, and very cool, truth.
    1 point
  36. Psssst.... The joke is in the wording of the position, not exactly the position itself. ;)
    1 point
  37. Which is why, if you know this, then it makes the announcement hilarious. Garbage man = Sanitation Expert Nurse = Medical Technician water boy = Hydration Expert or Training Assistant Met B***h = Metronome Technician
    1 point
  38. This is one of my favorite topics, and I could go on-and-on about it, but suffice it to say that on G Bugles, concert B Major made some very important impacts (84 BD La Fiesta, big blow before French Horn solo; 84 SCV end of the fugue in F&A; 94 Glassmen closing sequence). If you listen closely to Phantom playing Firebird (in Bb, BTW), the second and second-to-last chords of the ending (all of the parallel motion) always sounds horrendous (but who cares? they're paying loud, right?). That is a B Major chord. The biggest issue with playing in B Major for Bb/F hornlines lies in the tenden
    1 point
  39. We got judged for everything we did?!? You'll get more satisfaction bringing a stadium to their feet than with a number some guys in silly green polos give you
    1 point
  40. Yep. Combo points for a Mod's thread. If one defeats a mod, does he himself become a mod?
    1 point
  41. Just want to echo the thoughts on postive attitude: make the choice to have a good day. Keep that in your head through everything, especially when things may not be so easy. That mindset will pull you through it all, and when you look back at each day, you'll find that even the worst ones weren't so bad after all. Everything adds up to the whole to make you a stronger performer and a stronger person. Remember that, and strive for that.
    1 point
  42. OK, to each his or her own. One note, you might be confusing alumni corps with tribute corps. “Alumni” is the name most often associated with (generally) non-competitive parade, concert, and exhibition corps. Most often the corps use the name of the competitive corps many of the members marched in, but the alumni corps is almost always a separate organization. “Tribute” corps are those corps organized basically for one performance, usually at DCI championships. Performing in an alumni corps “every ten years or so” is somewhat off. Most alumni performers are in for the long haul.
    1 point
  43. I admit that I'm uninformed here, but isn't it true that DCA runs an annual championship event specifically for Alumni Corps and Mini-Corps? They call them the Alumni Corps Competition and the Mini-Corps Competition. They crown a champion every year in both of those "classes." Is that really considered informal? Why would the Open Class and Class "A" competitions be considered formal, but not the other two? And is the well attended event called the I&E "competition" also informal? Back on topic: I think YEA! is taking advantage of the "all-age" aspect of DCA by taking it to a l
    1 point
  44. True but there's nobody stopping you from tuning the modern snares to sound like the classic marching drums from the past. I have two Yamaha SFZs. One has the white max on top and falams snare side on the bottom. It's mildly cranked and sounds good. The other one has mylar top and bottom. It's not cranked enough to break the heads but it sounds fantastic. It sounds better than the drum with the kevlar.
    1 point
  45. Saw this on The Cavaliers Facebook Page. "Top 5 cities represented by the Cavalier Nation on our Facebook Fan Page: 1. Atlanta, Georgia 2. Jakarta, Indonesia 3. Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia 4. Dallas, Texas 5. Houston, Texas" That a big surprise to anyone else? I wonder if the International part of DCI is larger then we thought. I mean, to beat out every US city as far as fan numbers but Atlanta?
    1 point
  46. There seem to be 2 different ways of selecting a drum major. Some corps appoint veteran members to the positions, while others hold open auditions thus allowing the possibility of a rookie member of the corps to be a drum major. I've always found it much easier to respect someone in a leadership position whom I've worked well with in the past. But, considering it's off season and we've got not much to talk about, I think this will be a powder-keg issue to rival G7, woodwinds and electronics COMBINED! So have at it. May the strongest and mostly loudly voiced opinion win! (in your eyes).
    1 point
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