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  1. 2 points
    I spent many summer nights housed withn OC corps. The power strips, cell phones and laptops were abundant and almost every kid had their head buried in one. Even in the wea hours of the night when everyone was suppose to be asleep u could see the lights from smart phones or laptops. At the DCA level I saw kids and adults pulling them out in the middle of reherals. Looking at Facebook when the should have been lfocusing on their dot book or music. I fully support a full ban on cell phones at both the DCI and DCA level. The season is just to short and there is just too much at stake. Rehearsal time is at a premium. Ban them I say!
  2. 1 point
    What are your top YouTube videos to show people who've never seen or heard of drum corps? I'm talking about people who have good taste in music and the performing arts, but who've never been to a DCI, WGI, quality marching band, etc, show. Here are some of mine, but I'd love to get more suggestions... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40AoNuzcIYk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_a223baelU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3dVWvqTPs8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjobLUS1uIU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYOz8sRpdmE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq7hZ4U-Pac http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EDIDCdy5Es
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    ray don't feel bad. i lost track of people in the early 80's. and i knew a lot of people and don't do well here either. and i've not been recognized here either. i have aged a lot. and don't look anything like i used to. in fact tony and i look like twins. see his pic and you see me. he's just shorter. sorry tony.
  4. 1 point
    a student would have to prove to me that the use of the laptop was for work purposes and not for social networking and such.
  5. 1 point
    Left... yes Mme. Queen The gentle old man on the left was mugged in the Caribbean a few years back... Corps he taught? Too numerous to mention, but Brigadiers, Crusaders, St. Joe's (Batavia), Frankfurt Starlighters, Casper Troopers and Many, Many more...
  6. 1 point
    Labor Day Weekend, 2014, will be very special to DCA. It will be the 50th DCA World Championship – Their golden anniversary. An occasion such as this is important to any organization and Gil Silva, DCA President, advises that they are pulling out all the stops to make this event truly memorable for all. He and the DCA Executive Board have formed an ad hoc committee to ensure that the history of DCA and – indeed – the history of drum corps will be properly remembered in the coming year. This committee held their initial meeting on Friday, August 30th in Annapolis, MD. For more info go to http://www.dcacorps.org
  7. 1 point
    I was video taping for DCI at the 2003 finals, 30 yard line left, I do not know who has louder Phantom or the crowd.....it was this huge ROAR and the music .....awesome
  8. 1 point
    Good calls on SCV '89 and Spartacus; fantastic shows. I think I'm gonna leave off SCV '89 because their uniforms (probably because of the era) look a bit goofy to the marching-naive (wide, short pants; cowboy-style hat)--totally superficial on my part, but hey, this is for people forming their first impressions of the activity. I'm adding the full Spartacus show, and 2 clips from Carolina Crown 2008 (can't seem to find a good one of the opening impact, though): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G-TNBd2hi4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oZbvc1pQ-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSijJDEnmoc&feature=player_detailpage
  9. 1 point
    As a member of Cadets in 2007 (see my signature), the narration didn't affect me much at all. 2007 was one of my absolute favorite shows to march - the music and drill was some of the most fun and intense that I had the opportunity to be a part of. Some back story for you - After each season, George has us fill out surveys. These surveys cover everything from food, to housing, to transportation, staff, and the show. We are able to give as much (or as little) feedback as we like in the surveys. After 2004, most of the membership said that we wanted to get back to The Cadets pushing the envelope - we wanted to do stuff that nobody else was doing (remember that 2000-2004 were all very crowd-driven shows in terms of design, whether or not they actually worked). So, the 2005 show was born. After 05, we continued in a similar vain. History will show how that worked out for us... So, after 06, we had similar feelings to post-04. We just wanted to play incredible music and march impossible drill. Thus, the 07 show was born. The narration in 07 changed through the camps, spring training, and into the season. Being a member on the field, we were so much more concerned with playing in time, having incredible feet (hello, watch the company front on an angle at 212bpm in the closer!), and hitting dots that the narration that was going on was the last thing we were thinking about. Yes, we had moments in rehearsal where comments from the box would be directed at the narration (speed of speech, volume, inflection, etc), but we were still a drum corps and got rehearsed as such. Having marched many years, I can say that the 2007 corps was one of the most intense and hard working corps I have the priveledge of marching with. The brass line in particular was one of the greats that Cadets have had (2001 anybody??). 2007 will always hold a very special place in my heart. I wouldn't go back and change a thing about that summer.
  10. 1 point
    The greatest ideas and concepts start with great music. Great composers. Great arrangements. Plain and simple.
  11. 1 point
    Too bad my wife mentioned this to me earlier today. Oh well, I was hoping it was another BRASSO Classic!
  12. 1 point
    Hello, This man who was arrested was subject to a background check by the school where he worked, as are all school employees in NJ. He was hired and worked there for a number of years so you can take from that he must have passed the inquiry. The statement in which I am quoted by the APP is not from the Prosecutor's release, it is the work of a bad editor at the APP who took my words out of context during a phone conversation that I had with him. I have requested several times for a correction but there doesn’t seem to be a will at the APP to get the story accurate. A word of advice - be very careful with whom you speak to in the press and how you word your conversation. The person at the prosecutors office who wrote the initial press release told me over the phone that it was decided by the team of investigators to include all organizations that this man was involved in for the purpose of getting the word out to se if there were any additional crimes committed. It is important to note that Windsor Regiment was not and is not being investigated and there were no allegations that any wrongdoing took place in and around the drum corps. At the time of this man's arrest he was no longer a member of Windsor Regiment and I can tell you that regardless of whatever outcome of his court process he will never be allowed near the organization in the future. I cannot speak about details of this man's arrest but I can say that after speaking with a number of members, parents of our under 18 members, and what I could gather from conversations with the Prosecutor's office, at no time were any of the members of the drum corps involved in this man's activities. No one in the organization from top to bottom had any suspicions about this man and we were all surprised at his arrest. For Windsor Regiment it is unfortunate that we are tied to this man's crimes in the APP article simply because he was at one time a marching member. That does not however dismiss the fact that we all have to continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep undesirable activities like this away not only from drum corps, but children in general. It is my belief that because the administration at Windsor Regiment has already been doing a very good job of supervising our members and staff that at no time was there an opportunity for this man to involve any of the members in his crime.
  13. 1 point
    From a performer's standpoint it would make a difference if I were there for more than one year, but even then those feeling would only be temporary. I knew that shows would always get better and would grow on me and I'd be able to perform it and buy into it EVENTUALLY, even if the reasons for doing so were mostly involved in the positive nuts and bolts of my summer experience that may not have anything to do with show design. I mean, my default was, if all else fails, go with the brute-force method and make myself like it.
  14. 1 point
    My Settings>Your Options/Forums>Number of posts to show for each topic page=40/Number of topics to show for each forum page=40>Save Changes. That what works for me. (One can choose 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 for each the number of posts or number of topics per page.) I'm stumped why it might not work for you. Would someone please try it and let us know if it works for them? Thank you.
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