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  1. Folks I went back and watched last night's top 6 again and I must say the judges made a statement to Crown that hard drill and their style is not appreciated nor, will it be rewarded now and into the future. That's not to say the show is perfect, but more to say that the judging community only wants to reward stuff like what Scv has on the field. This is not a knock to SCV but in my opinion Crown has a harder show both musically and visually. What I think bothers me the most is that a corps with #1 Brass and & MA scores got 6th in GE from both music GE judges. That's a rebuke of not ho
    11 points
  2. Projected Championship Week Scores 98.264 Bluecoats 97.994 Blue Devils 97.360 Santa Clara Vanguard 95.696 Carolina Crown 94.980 Boston Crusaders 94.009 Cavaliers 91.662 Blue Knights 91.635 Blue Stars 90.586 Cadets 89.095 Crossmen 88.824 Mandarins 86.944
    9 points
  3. One of the first things I noticed, and absolutely one of my favorite parts of the show. It also seems to me Bluecoats march a lot compared to the other top corps - may not be much compared to the 80s and 90s, but certainly it's not the standstill that many accuse them of doing.
    9 points
  4. It’s disquieting to discover that there’s someone out there who feels that any social organization would somehow be better off if an alleged sexual predator was still in charge.
    9 points
  5. My perspective is different than most on this board. I'm a trained musician, but not a professional. I have been a DCI fan since I marched in high school, but I no longer have a dog in this fight. I am writing because I want the corps that I've loved since 1987 to survive and thrive. I have no inside information. I can only applaud the strength of the community to keep the corps alive and thriving through the last five years of narcissism, neglect and predation from one person (and much of it continued for over thirty years, but the organization was so strong, people swallowed the pa
    7 points
  6. still undefeated posted from the DrumScorps app
    7 points
  7. I know it it is weird for me to say, but I hope this is true. Remember the days when a contest was decided by who had the best run ... when it was actually the MMs who determined who had the best show on any given night? With Bloo and BD coming up with arguably equally stellar designs, maybe those days are back ... at least for the rest of this season.
    7 points
  8. Its a #### good apple and a #### good orange, so I'm fine having delicious fruit salad for the next three weeks.
    6 points
  9. I have never met you, but I can say that I am really appreciative of what you brought to the organization and am deeply grateful that you took the time to write this. I hope those in power will take notice.
    6 points
  10. Hold on - YOU are the one who posted the claim that various alumni tore apart YEA then didn’t stick around to rebuild. Then when you are asked if this is really true, you want to punt the question to someone else? So, is your claim completely made up?
    6 points
  11. Your entire argument is derailed by a total lack of understanding of the true amount of money involved here, and also by forgetting that revenue does not equal profit. 2018 Revenue $ 15,790,000,000 - Netflix (139M subscribers) $ 1,700,000,000 - Amazon Prime Video (75M subscribers) $ 1,500,000,000 - Hulu (25M subscribers) $ 5,000,000 - FloSports (estimated revenue; subscriber numbers not released) FloSports' estimated revenue for 2018 was $5 million. That's it. For the whole company. FloSports is still surviving on venture capitalist investments: they just scored
    6 points
  12. I'm obsessed with the Bluecoats this season. 2016 & 2019 Bluecoats are two of my favorite shows ever. The entertainment value is just off the charts. Bluecoats design team is on a different level than others...they really get it. Honestly, Bluecoats are one of the few shows this year that I would go out of my way to see again and again! Don't really care if they win it all this year, they are just heads above the rest this season.
    6 points
  13. Yup....that time of year. Have you served on the BOD???? Perhaps it’s time to run. You won’t get an apology out of me for giving my brothers and sisters kudos for their hard work this season. They deserve that much. You remember tour, right? Does change need to happen? Yes. Carping about it here isn’t cutting it. . Get involved as a volunteer then work your way up to corps director. It’s that time of year to put the keyboard down and do something that will actually help change things. Peace out. SUTA
    6 points
  14. I'm almost sold on Poppycock's theory. The Devils have been knocking and knocking on the door first gently, then a little harder. Either tonight or Atlanta will be the night when they finally kick it in.
    6 points
  15. Scott Litzenberg's Facebook: It’s been an interesting 4 days in Texas. I’ll leave it at that... The one thing I will say about The Cadets... if anyone thinks they aren’t going to be Cadets over these last 3 weeks, you are sorely mistaken. They know who they are and what they need to do. This, will be a fun ride! I am blessed to be a part of It! FHNSAB ♥️💛
    6 points
  16. I’m gonna go check out some rehearsal tomorrow but wow. What a show on all levels. Every little thing is just essence of Bluecoats and Beatles perfectly married into a seamless package. It’s incredible. I don’t care if they keep up the streak or not, this is a SHOW in all regards. Love it.
    6 points
  17. More hype is needed in this thread. Bloo still undefeated as of tonight!! Let's gooooooooooo!!!
    5 points
  18. SPLOOIE posted from the DrumScorps app
    5 points
  19. That was bloos best performance easily. Visual held up considering they're missing a few people though Im happy the two missing tubas are back. If that brass doesnt win first tonight, I dont know what to say. That performance was anything but flat. posted from the DrumScorps app
    5 points
  20. Bloooooooo Look who's in the stands! posted from the DrumScorps app
    5 points
  21. My seats win. Blast zone, 50, seat backs. posted from the DrumScorps app
    5 points
  22. Good seats I guess? posted from the DrumScorps app
    5 points
  23. The uniform is not the problem here. In fact, many people actually liked the new look for this season (myself included). The problem is staff and show design. SCV didn't get to where they are by changing their look. Neither did Bluecoats. They have killer design teams and teaching staff that elevate the performance level of the corps members. Nobody will say a bad thing about The Cadets drumline this year. What changed? I LOVE the maroon and gold and have been very upset when they didn't wear the traditional uniform, but that is not the problem. Give these performers a brass s
    5 points
  24. PR, you were great Saturday in SA. The crowd ate it up. Huge jump in performance and design compared to what came before. It is so hard these days to be top six, to move up competitively, please everyone, blah blah blah. Know you are loved and that most are pulling for you.
    5 points
  25. Well it looks like its that time of year again, Time for reality to set in for some, time for the I told you so's to say again I told you so, and time for the praising of the kids efforts to overwhelm all others. It's really time for the ineffective board to resign and a cleaning of the house staff occur. This current group has no imagination and no vision, the kids deserve so much more,
    5 points
  26. I kind of chuckled today looking at the flomarching schedule. We’ll fly home Sunday morning and will be parked in front of tv Sunday night watching Nightbeat. We’re crazy. 😂
    5 points
  27. Same. I am a diehard Bluecoats fan but BD is incredible every year, I have SO much respect for them and their consistently amazing performances year in and out.
    4 points
  28. Thanks for all the pictures! .....and to all those with commentary. posted from the DrumScorps app
    4 points
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  31. YEP! That was WAY tighter than San Antonio. That show is a full on production on all levels. Regardless of where scores end up, that was an incredible run.
    4 points
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  33. Crown just now. posted from the DrumScorps app
    4 points
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  35. Crossmen posted from the DrumScorps app
    4 points
  36. Scouts posted from the DrumScorps app
    4 points
  37. I appreciate your point of view on this, but I personally would LOVE to see BD and SCV flip-flop the remainder of the season....for silver and bronze. 🙂
    4 points
  38. Bloo is the PERFECT match for Dean and this design team! Indeed the BEST in the business. The mutual respect is so obvious.
    4 points
  39. Not all of the evolution has been bad, for the record. I marched in the early 80's and taught through the early 90s. I NEVER saw a water jug. In fact, they used to give us SALT TABLETS when it was hot. And having a doctor and physical trainer on tour...???!!! I also recall corps like 27 and the Troopers in what was THEN 30 year old buses, with no ac and driven by at times, unlicensed drivers. And don't get me going on quality of tour food in those days. Although we all have our own opinions of the creative aspects of today's DCI, I think most of us would agree that it is a far health
    4 points
  40. Well said! 👏👏👏👏👏 Thank you for offering solutions rather than just reiterating the problems. Openness. Inclusion, and positivity are sorely needed. And putting egos aside would be a huge step forward, too. Lots of egos in this activity. Not just The Cadets. I was once asked why I didn’t attend a manager’s meeting and my response was that I didn’t think there would be enough room for me with all those egos.
    4 points
  41. There is much merit in the above matter and worthy of such considerable thought and reflection. Thank you for caring enough to contemplate this all.
    4 points
  42. It's astounding to me that anyone could think that. Even if one believed with all their heart that GH is innocent (which to me is very hard to believe but I do believe in due process as well as respecting others with different opinions) I don't know how they could think that he could lead the corps while embroiled in a scandal, not to mention while on trial for very serious charges, without that being massively detrimental to the corps, if not rendering it altogether impossible to function.
    4 points
  43. We opted to go to Atlanta over Winston Salem, which is only one hour away because concessions are cheaper in Atlanta ??? and it could rain !!!! and.......... I couldn't get my Madison Scout and Music City t-shirts at Night Beats ! now that makes sense.
    4 points
  44. The most obvious difference is that now without judges on the field FANS CAN WATCH THE FRIGGIN' SHOW WITHOUT THE STUPID DISTRACTIONS CAUSED BY THE JUDGES RUNNING THROUGH THE FORMATIONS! It's ten time better now. Thank you DCI. Finally. 🙏 /end rant /end PSA
    4 points
  45. When you post anonymously in support of an accused sexual predator you have zero credibility to lecture me or anyone
    4 points
  46. I'm the last person who should be pointing out typos ( I end up editing almost every post!) but this one made me smile!
    4 points
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