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  1. In general there tends to be too much information shared on DCP at times about individual marching members. Like what college they're attending or what food they like or what corps they used to be in etc. I find it creepy on a couple levels. One, why do adults know this much personal information about kids. Two, why are you posting this information on DCP? All I can conclude is it's some sort of weird need at validation, "look at what I know," "look at how I'm sponsoring a kid or kids". I wish it would stop.
    5 points
  2. leaked early sketch
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  3. Cappy, you know the Cadets thread becomes a blog of numerous unrelated rants, raves, opinions, sermons and witch hunts. Oh I think I just gave two corps shows away.
    4 points
  4. What in the hell is going on with this thread
    4 points
  5. It's kinda funny ... I have been reading this thread for the last several pages and didn't realize I was on the Cadets' thread. I could have sworn I was on Boston's thread. DCP is so fluid sometimes... So how about that Mass?
    4 points
  6. Thought I'd resurrect this after a lot of announcements......even if the tone of discussion as of late is pretty...well I've had lots more fun in the past posting on here. Lots of awesome shows. Madison Scouts sounds downright awesome, I can't wait to hear them play Music for Prague. The Academy is continuing what made the world fall in love with them, that show should be a blast. And Blue Devils/Santa Clara Vanguard both have really cool sounding shows to me. Similar but totally different takes on the idea of change and metamorphosis. Santa Clara Vanguard resonates a little more
    4 points
  7. We all must admit that Crown did not become Champions by 2013 overnight...it took YEARS of hard work and dedication to build that program...I'm not as concerned about placement for Boston (even though I wouldn't complain about a decent jump) as I'd like to see them get to box 1 on the sheets...placement is harder to access because corps around you from year to year can be weaker/stronger than your OWN corps improvement and performance levels...Boston has clearly wanted to move up since 2012 (give or take)...and after about 5 years it is poised to do so competitively AFTER becoming stronger fin
    3 points
  8. I agree with you in that the Boston will undoubtedly be better this year than last. However, I do believe there will be increased quality throughout all areas of the corps for a number of reasons: more experienced BAC veterans; new staff (designers and techs); increased staff's performance expectation for the members (this is a big one); the ability to draw out better MM performance by the staff. I might not have articulated that very well, but there has been increased demand on each MM's playing capability and quality. New practice techniques during the winter for each MM should result in
    3 points
  9. They wear them during retreat at finals, I believe.
    3 points
  10. Its disgraceful to single out a performer of a Corps... any Corps... and say something as undeniably mean spirited as this. I hope this young performer does not read this here on DCP, as you have just publically humiliated him. There.. is... no... excuse... for... this. Period. Publically humiliating a young performer here on DCP is irresponsible, and vicious. A Corps performer should not be individually singled out like this for such public humiliation. Their role at a previous Corps is a PRIVATE matter. Not for public consumption. This is not a grey area. It is black and white. At least t
    3 points
  11. I was just thinking this when "shedding skin" was mentioned, as I'm "The Last Man" at the end of the line in this shot to go in and out of that Tunnel of Doom...I was cutting it reaaaally close most of the time.
    3 points
  12. I wonder if we'll get some vintage SCV follow the leader drill for any stretches in this show. You know...very serpent-like but a nod to their past. For example the end of The Canyon in the '99 show.
    3 points
  13. I hear your logic but I just don't see it happening (which in the end is probably a good thing).
    2 points
  14. there will be some discussion about which version of "The Triumph of Time" is better, BD's or SCV's.
    2 points
  15. still get a little giddy when i hear this little vignette of Downey describing the arrangement of a segment of the 93 show
    2 points
  16. 1. (tie) BD and SCV, even though this could never happen due to that stupid GE rule 2. Cadets 3. Cavies 4. Crown 5. Bloo 6. BAC 7. BK 8. Madison 9. Colts 10. Blue Stars 11. Crossmen 12. PR
    2 points
  17. All very good points. And regardless of "future potential", what's happenin' now always has an annoying way of coming to the forefront. Anyway I have no idea how this is all going to play out. How often has a drum corps suddenly put together such an "all star" staff?
    2 points
  18. It will be interesting to watch how things develop. They certainly should be able to move up in 2016 based on design alone. Despite the BAC homers here on DCP being in full denial, there are some very high expectations from some staff who've moved over from other corps. And certainly at least one segment of performers has heard very clearly some of those expectations while they were "encouraged" to sign on with a new corps. Will those expectation be met? How will things play out? Only time will tell.
    2 points
  19. Obviously your return has triggered a cataclysmic event of biblical proportions!
    2 points
  20. Who said there's a percieved benefit? Two corps independently came to the conclusion that specific piece of music fit their concept. There's no mysterious collusion. or WAIT -- maybe there is?? perhaps there's a secret plan
    2 points
  21. shh.. you're ruining the narrative. (and your "read" is quite accurate). i'm not surprised the BAC gang tried to twist it into something far more evil. but that's how they roll -- they see G7's in every corner and have an overwhelming urge to vanquish them to the nether regions (kind of like their show last year!) . probably fits quite well with this year's product was well:
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  22. Costumes not uniforms. Being debuted to the public on June 24 Cream and Maroon is the basic color scheme I would expect a more "indoor look" for the Cadets this season
    2 points
  23. It's 90% about the writing a good book and the ability to clean. Not the talent. If cadets have a radically improved and more varied /interesting written book their guard will be competitive. If not, it does not matter how talented the guard is ......
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  24. Well percussion wise I would say that they do.
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  25. I meant to add...my son is in his second year at SCVC and they are doing the same physical conditioning regimen the A-corps is doing; it is unlike anything both A or C have ever seen. When he described it to me my first thought was they were trying to convert the kids into super athletes first who happen to play instruments and equipment instead of super musicians and performers who are called upon to do athletic stuff.
    2 points
  26. The repertoire is missing from the following... Bluecoats Blue Stars - Star Crossed Boston Crusaders Carolina Crown Colts - Both Sides Now Crossmen - Enigma Jersey Surf Mandarins - Inside the Ink Pacific Crest Phantom Regiment Seattle Cascades Spirit of Atlanta The Cavaliers - Men Are From Mars Troopers
    2 points
  27. To the original poster and his demographic - it is not just one single cause. A combination of factors has thinned the herd of drum corps. Yes, money is one big factor, and we largely did that to ourselves by making corps bigger, adding more and pricier equipment, and traveling more. But at the same time, this and other factors made it harder for the neighborhood corps to stay competitive. Society became more mobile. Population density shifted as suburbs developed and the baby boom ebbed. Recruiting expanded across regions (or nationwide/worldwide), and corps training kids from scratch e
    2 points
  28. I don't know. It's been pretty gray here the past few days.
    1 point
  29. Not sure if someone has already mentioned this, but in 2014, the blue stars scored 9th in GE and got 4th in guard on finals night(only .1 behind third place).
    1 point
  30. I believe another term for this experience is called a " metaphoph ".
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  32. I posted this on the SCV thread yesterday when someone there raised the issue of both NoCal corps playing the same source music. "DCi directors know what each other's corps will be playing or so has been the practice at a winter discussion meeting for years now. There is a favorite story about Royer, and others arguing about the same picks well back in the '80's. As a result Vanguard changed their program mid winter. With the current licensing requirements and monies involved for that I would presume the close door, no disclosure discussion still takes place" That's my experience a
    1 point
  33. More Cadets Brass to Crown than anywhere else. (4). BD got (2). Very few followed Gino to Boston. Most vets just sitting out and I suspect you may get a few jumping back to Cadets if spots open due to injury. No offense but if they were leaving Cadets, it was going to be for a top corps. BAC will be strong IMO this season, but not top 3. I think we see BAC become a threat to top 5 in 2018. Certainly laying the foundation to become a powerhouse.
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  34. Thanks...the talent level at C is incredible as many of them auditioned for the A corps at SCVs joint camp and a number of returning C members unfortunately did not make the cut it was so competitive, especially in the low brass ranks. Maybe the snake theme for A is that they are hungry for a championship? I know the C kids are pedal to the metal (medal) now.
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  35. Marched: Sunrisers 1963-1973 Taught: LI Kingsmen, Medford Grenadiers, Kings Park Fire Department, Vianney Knights, Riptides, Lindenaires, Blue Hornets, 142nd Armored Division Army National Guard, Seaford Goldwen Hawks.
    1 point
  36. guard should get a good book. eric b. back , mike zablocki super talented.
    1 point
  37. Presenting their 2017 Program, "Our Burritos..."
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  38. Quote from the 2017 SCV show announcement on their website: "Like the serpent shedding its skin, Vanguard reveals a new identity while fiercely protecting its traditions." You know what that means... (Also nobody told me Michael Gaines was working with SCV!)
    1 point
  39. parse away it's context dependent is all i'm saying. i think if we put away our pride for just a moment, it's clear that there's no real difference between using costume and uniform in the context of dci. you have snarky people like me who use costume as a pejorative for what we're seeing the corps proper with most orgs today, but of course it's a uniform as well. i'm just a language geek. as for the cop thing, put nyc cops into blooo's "uniforms" from last year, and exactly nobody would say "ooooh, the NYC Police department changed their uniforms," they would say "why are NYC
    1 point
  40. I too have this feeling but the season is upon us so we shall see soon enough.
    1 point
  41. i'm going to assume spirit is wearing borat mankinis until somebody posts a picture
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  42. Ummm ... we saw Bluecoats costumes from last year WITH context, and they still sucked,
    1 point
  43. What do I look forward to? Watching my daughter and her friends soak up the Allentown DCI experience. It makes me shiver to think what effect this activity has on young folks. High school marching band gets them started (and they did pretty good last year at MetLife) and DCI just brings it all to another level. Not a lot of them can pull off a DCI Corps summer, but there are a couple with contracts this year. (Note: none of them will give me ANY Cadets info.) Kudos and admiration to anyone who gets to experience the MM life. It's wonderful how these kids grow and develop their skills...n
    1 point
  44. ' Looking forward to some of the following this summer in DCI Drum Corps ( no particular order ); ......... the return of show recaps. 'Glad to learn that DCI tried this one year experiment, evaluated it, then did an about face and scrapped their policy of not releasing show recaps to the public. ......... As several other DCP'ers have already stated, looking forward to see what effects the staff transfers among the various Corps have had in the show designs and the placement standings... just as much now as annually looking forward to assessing the transfers of marchers among the Co
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