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  1. ...........well, typically it's the sopranos doing that, but who knows now!! To paraphrase Kenny Norman in order to achieve the bagpipe sound from the horns---"bad players play loud, good players play bad" = bagpipes.
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  2. Presenting their 2015 show - music so old it's in the public domain - drum corps international is proud to present - EVERY CORPS OUT THERE !!!!
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  3. LOL! When I first saw this thread, I wondered why the OP was only asking about those particular 7 years of BAC being in finals..until I noticed the date. The fact shouldn't be lost on anyone that BAC has now been a finalist for 16 years in a row, making the corps one of the most consistent Top 12 corps in DCI. There are, what , only a half dozen groups that have put together 16 year finalist strings. This is, imo, noteworthy in itself.
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  4. Think I'll head down to Cuba later in the year when the travel packages start to appear .. gonna look for my old 56 Chevy Bel Air ... think I saw it on a newscast recently ... HOO HAA ... for now, I'll just have to settle for FL ... :-)
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  5. My daughter wants to learn rifle, but is too young to march with (and learn from) her High School marching band or a drum corps. Are there any resources out there to teach basic technique - books, quality videos, etc.? I have been unable to find any instructional works by any drum corps, and of the vast number of YouTube videos out there, they certainly vary in quailty, so if there is any particular YouTube video series you are aware of we could look up, that would be great. Thanks.
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  6. DCI announced today that FN is transitioning to a new platform in the near future. They also addressed some of the licensing issues, but they are what they are. Didn't want the topic to get lost in the other thread. Here's the announcement: Dear Fan Network Subscriber: We are writing today to make you aware of several issues which may cause occasional interruptions in the delivery of on-demand programming through the DCI Fan Network. During the next few months, the DCI Fan Network will be transitioning from its current delivery platform to a new state-of-the-art service designed with enh
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  7. The Kilties are presently seeking a performer with the talent and skill sets to fill a synthesizer position for the 2015 season. Visit The Kilties' website to apply for this position and/or positions within other sections: http://www.kilties.com ~Since 1934~
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  8. First time I watched the pre show in Folsom, CA, I felt it was one of the best evar! Nothing complicated, but oh so well written for all sections. Supposedly, with the great feed back on the pre shows for 11 & 12, they made the "Rise" pre show part of the judged portion.
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  9. There is some great information in this thread. However, looking through everything that is posted, here is what I'm reading: "Better technology, less vendor profit, more cost to subscribers and less content available."
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  10. Interesting and well-written article by "drumcat." This all seems logical. The web has certainly progressed with audio, video, and the customized views for desktop, tablet, cell phone. It does worry me some when niche markets, like drum corps, hand control of important concepts and/or content to larger, more commercial, 3rd party clients. The benefits can, as you say, be wonderful, and perhaps this will up membership. Perhaps DCI feels the only way to get FN membership up to even more profitable levels, especially in the midst of copyright issues, is to take the content delivery mechanism
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  11. Well, this might be one of the last things I can really give perspective on with my prior knowledge, so let me share what I know. Caveat emptor; I haven't been behind the scenes in almost two years. I can at best be general, but it might make some sense and fill in some of the gaps. It's a little more than just a CDN change. First, I think the issue about the rights management has been fully addressed above. It's always a business decision. As had been stated, the main reason you only saw finalists on FN was that the licensing was thought to have covered in good faith based on the Legacy Coll
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  12. Red 2000 One of my all time favorite dci shows. The crowd was electric when Boston was announced at finals. They were the first corps to be shown live on national tv that evening.
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  13. Folks that know me well know I used up all my drink coupons within 3 yrs of returning from overseas. No Bacardi for this boy... errr... old man. As for coffee, never got the taste for it. Just going for the sun, and to get Carrie thawed out.
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  14. Thompson Vu, now of Boston Crusaders front office staff. He's as competent and amazing off the podium as he was conducting.
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  16. It's also very likely that they were cut for other reasons than playing or marching ability. In fact, I'd almost bet on it.
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  17. November 25, 2014. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps’ Open House this past weekend was a tremendous success, and an exciting beginning for the corps’ 70th Anniversary season. After the Skyliners’ return to the field of DCA Competition last season, the corps is looking forward to continued growth and more opportunities to entertain its stalwart fans and alumni. Scott Carey, Brass Caption Head, assisted by Ryan Lamoreux, Assistant Brass Caption Head, led the brass instruction, supported by the 2015 Brass Staff. After warm-ups, the horn line worked through the beginning of “It Better
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  18. Hi, We are a music and arts educational program in Baltimore City, MD and we are searching for a guard instructor. As we continue to grow we have moved to a larger facility and we are looking for a guard instructor to help us with the continued growth of our program. We have a great team, great facility and equipment to begin with. All we are missing is you! WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Persons with a clean record (no convictions of sexual offense.) Experience with teaching youth groups ages 13 to 22 is preferable. We are open to giving a chance to those looking to get into the field for the
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  19. I don't live in Florida, but I have family there and spend some time down there when I can. Florida is an interesting beast when it comes to funding a drum corps, hosting a show, and factors with local schools and the state's eco system (climate, economy, businesses, etc.). For starters, it does rain a lot, making it dicey to run a show. You would inevitably have many rain outs. An indoor venue would almost be a necessity. The last time DCI ran Finals there (2003) we dealt with serious rain each day. Semifinals ended at nearly 1am in the morning due to several rain delays, one of which I
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  20. Found this on facebook by Benny PisaniHeat Wave of Florida is a music and marching educational organization based in Inverness, Florida. This is a new, start up organization, which will be open to anyone 12 yrs. old and up. Our goal is to provide a wholesome family organization, which will help the youth of Florida develop the life skills which will prepare them for adulthood, while having fun learning music and the marching arts including color guard skills. We intend to ultimately have 2 groups: a starter group for those without any experience, and an advanced group, which will participate
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  21. Just spitballin' here, because I'm a Crown fan... especially of that magnificent brass line... But I wonder if this is another case of a show that the average person at a given drum corps event will never "get"... because he or she doesn't know about the source material. Honestly, before I knew about the source source material here... I was puzzled as to how the narration has anything to do with the show theme in this case. And I'm trying to put myself in the position of a fan at a show who feels the same way... and leaves the show wondering, "what the heck was that, and why would I pay to s
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  22. Two of my favs.: Mike (Zap) Zapanta SCV 79-82 John Oppedisano 27th Lancers 77-78
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  23. From a purely "showman" perspective, I would also add Chad Humpal of the Freelancers (90-92?) to the mix. We couldnt ever keep his tempo as it was all over the place, but he had FANTASTIC hair (we're talking a proper bouffant!) and the girls loved him!
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  24. I agree about the entertainment you'd get from DCA DMs. In the juniors, it's just the opposite. They try to be hidden with the black uniforms and no interactions. Except for the DMs of Scouts during the 90s (and VK and Bridgemen of previous years) there really hasn't been any interaction between the DM and audience. They basically wave thier arms to keep the corps going. Even less body language. They are basically a human metromone. Yes, I do know there's a lot more than that, but if you're in the audience you don't see what they do off field so they have only what they do for 11 minute
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  25. I liked 83 and 84 - the Mike Woodall Show. Small and tight. 8 sops, 8 baris, 4 mellos, 4 contras. 4 snares, 1 tenor, 4 basses, one pit. 8 guard. 1 DM/sop soloist. Mid-to-lower teen placement. Awesome.
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