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  1. Just check DCP; all sorts of world championship designers here.
    16 points
  2. Kudos to Jeff for judging the PERFORMANCE in front of him and ignoring the rest of the season. Too many judges make up their minds about a show early and NEVER take a fresh look at each performance. Clearly Jeff is a judge who's willing to let the performers change his mind. And that's the guy you want evaluating your show.
    13 points
  3. A shout out to Austin, the 4th tenor, for earning the Rookie of The Year Award. He did a fantastic job flying in to a tough situation and working his butt off to eventually march. He plans on auditioning for Boston for the first time this Fall. I'd say he already auditioned.
    10 points
  4. Jeff Prosperie is one of the most honest, high-integrity judges DCI has, in any caption. If he gives you a good score, you earned it. If he has you behind other corps, they earned it more. Doesn't matter what the corps names and uniforms are. And this is the first time JP has had the Blue Devils 1st in percussion during Championships week in a decade. Did he put BD 1st in percussion at 2017 Finals? No. 2016 Finals? No. 2015 Finals? No. 2014 Prelims? No. 2011 Finals? No. 2009 Finals? ...Yes. But then, EVERY percussion judge at EVERY show had Blue Devils 1st in
    9 points
  5. Wow! That did NOT come across on Flo. What a reaction!! The crowd went absolutely nuts. What a feeling that must have been for the members!
    9 points
  6. JP is one of the best judges in the activity and I believe he calls it like he sees it, without bias. If he had BD on top last night, then there is likely a good reason for that.
    9 points
  7. I wanted to post this after semi finals but life got in the way and my phone was dead. I'm glad I am posting now though since the season has had a few days to settle. Please feel free to post your thoughts on 2019 shows as well. Conveniently- I will be commenting on every WC corps and the top 3 in OC. 25. Seattle Cascades- all I can say is WOW. I knew if the Cascades were the 25 seed that this is a great year for drum corps. Those jazz soloists were phenomenal. The grid, itself was a little scary. I thought we learned our lesson with the Cavaliers last year. Feet getting caugh
    7 points
  8. You're reply is classy and on point. I'm not yet ready to give him a classy reply so I'll just say nothing.
    7 points
  9. at this stage there's a zillion rumors, many unfounded, some wishful thinking....unless someone specific says they're out of somewhere, it's just keyboard warriors
    7 points
  10. Prosperie has BD 5th in drums in 2008, BD loses........PROSPERIE FOR PRESIDENT!!!! Prosperie has BD 1st in drums in 2019, BD wins..........PROSPERIE NEEDS TO BE FIRED NOW!!!!
    7 points
  11. I find it hard to agree with anything you say here. Back to the drawing board. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the designs the Bluecoats staff have put together over the past 6 years. Keep going in that direction...PLEASE! The Fans absolutely love it. As for your more demand comment...this show had plenty of demand. Adding even more demand, to an already demanding show, is not the answer. Quality in design is more important than demand. Bloo and BD had as much demand as anyone out there. You have to know what to look for and how to analyze it to fully grasp the physical and musical challenges of Bloo's
    7 points
  12. Way to go, Bluecoats, on another game-changing show and design from one of the best design teams in the business. Your show, from day 1 in Detroit, set the drum-corps world on fire. The design, staging, color palette, musical arrangements, integration of guard, and on and on...it was truly magnificent. There are a million-and-one ways to destroy a show with music of the Beatles. Doing popular music in DCI -- especially music of iconic groups -- is not easy and takes guts. John Lennon would have given this show a standing ovation. It was classy, complex, artistic, and entertaining. A silver me
    7 points
  13. 7 points
  14. On behalf of Blue Devils Nation, I just want to say thank you to the Bloo fan base on being incredibly classy last night and today. The jerks and losers that's been spewing garbage and nonsense the last 24 hours hasn't been Bloo fans, rather bandwagon hoppers that just want to see BD lose. In no way did those jerks ruin or damage the integrity of your incredible fan base. Bloo put on one of the best shows to ever grace a football field and you all have alot to be proud of. Regardless of the score, we saw two DCI champions last night, and it won't be long before Bloo is a multiple time world ch
    7 points
  15. Congratulations Bluecoats on what I believe was the best entertainment package ever assembled. After watching that performance I was convinced the Bluecoats won. My emotions were so overwhelming when I heard otherwise. Me and Stephan love the Bluecoats version of drum corps. Can’t imagine 2020, but know that Bluecoats will again be spectacular.
    7 points
  16. He's also a 1983 Garfield Cadet, accomplished band director, and basically worked miracles at Cadets since April 2018. By all accounts that I'm aware of, he's a wonderful director and it's a surprise to me he wasn't 2018 director of the year.
    7 points
  17. I am anticipating (and hoping for) no staff changes at BAC. I think the design team just concluded the third year of their 5 year contracts but in speaking with them this summer, I think they would stay even if those contracts didn't exist. Everyone seems really happy. Although the non-designers aren't bound for five years, most of them are tethered to their caption heads (by choice) and it would seem that there wouldn't be any movement there either. I hope. It is a great team, to be sure!
    6 points
  18. I've been saying this the past few years and it still holds true. Here is BDs record since 2007 07. 1 08. 2 09. 1 10. 1 11. 2 12. 1 13. 2 14. 1 15. 1 16. 2 17. 1 18. 2 19. 1 What is next in the sequence?
    6 points
  19. I don't typically like to engage in who should be let go, who should stay, and other hypothetical thoughts about what a corps needs. I applaud all of the teachers and designers for every corps. This is difficult work. I realize many are looking to move up, or perhaps looking to find the right position for them. And the corps have to do what is best for their members and the direction they wish to go from a design standpoint. One thing to keep in mind is the limited number of "big" names out there. Not every corps can land what we consider a big name instructor or designer. The few out t
    6 points
  20. What a show, what a season. Thank you, Bluecoats for your energy, talent, and stellar performances. Your brassline has been a favorite of mine since the 1980's. Continued success...and rest. Thanks again....
    6 points
  21. Boston’s Guard was the first Corps to repeat since the Cadets did it in 93/94, other than the Devils who have had two separate streaks of 3 or more. If Boston can threepeat they will join BD as the only ones to ever do it looking at records back through 1972. They only have about 5 ageouts so they at least have a fighting chance going into the off season.
    6 points
  22. Bloo's show is one I'll watch many more times fondly. It is a classic.
    5 points
  23. Prospective members and parents read the site and it could be misleading to list 2019 contracted staff for 2020 prospects A best practice if you ask me
    5 points
  24. What can be said that hasn't already been echoed throughout all of DCI......."The Bluecoats" was an amazing display of thoughtful nuances and musically themed after the gone by not forgotten era of The Beatles!!! I was fortunate to see it live twice!! It was AWESOME!! I can hardly stand the thought of never seeing it live again......but I have also thought that of past shows and then you WOW us all again with something new and excellent!! CAN NOT WAIT!!! Keep being you Bloooo!! No one sells more souvies or generates more buzz than you!! Until next spring, Peace!! ✌️
    5 points
  25. it's why I like the nothing til Labor Day rule. too many inaccurate things have been posted everywhere. In some cases, it hurt people
    5 points
  26. The response throughout the show from the first note on was incredible. The crowd and the corps fed off each other and culminated with what you see on this video. During the ballad and the horn hit people were standing in the audience with their hands held high and wide like the snare drummer to soak in the glorious sound. Ut was awesome!
    5 points
  27. Just wanted to take a moment and post this here. I posted the following on the Finals thread, but wanted share here as well. Big congratulations to the Concord Blue Devils on their Gold Medal and World Championship. They continue to lead the drum corps activity into the future and are a truly deserving champion. I was in love with their show from day 1, even when it was really rough and not fully finished. Ghostlight was a monster production and so creative. It is filled with highlight after highlight. Every section seems to shine. Now that's how you feature a violin player within a show
    5 points
  28. I wonder how much of an impact the results from this year and the direction that those in the top of the activity will have on the design process, philosophy, and direction the corps takes for this year... There is such a fine line between maintaining your identity, and following the latest trends. This guard needs a vehicle to strive, A character to portray, but some concessions might have to be made in how simple the music is for example.. Some more investment into Electronics and the Reinforcement of sound has to be made. Electronics have to be woven into the fabric of the d
    5 points
  29. Thanks for a great season everyone! We're already hard at work for the 2020 season. We have some big things in store and can't wait to show them to you. Be on the lookout for an intermediate release of the app this Fall/Winter. We're making lots of changes to our backend infrastructure to improve the speed and reliability of the app as well as the consistency and accuracy of our data. And of course we'll be doing our standard release just before the 2020 season with new features in the app. See ya then!
    5 points
  30. So where exactly does one go to pick up one of these championship level arrangers and designers? Asking for a friend...
    5 points
  31. Well said. Whatever problems the Cadets have, the director isn't one of them.
    5 points
  32. Here are a few thoughts on BD and Bloo this year. I may add more about the rest of the corps and post that in the review section later this week. Great season overall and I believe fans were once again treated to outstanding shows. All the marching members of every corps should be congratulated. This was another competitive and entertaining summer. So many excellent shows. Drum & Bugle Corps is in a good place, and as an older supporter and fan of the activity (54 now) I continue to love the evolution and the spirit of competition. Big congratulations to the Concord Blue
    5 points
  33. Just wanted to take a moment to thank Carolina Crown for an incredible season. I went to all three ensemble rehearsals and performances in Indy, and was truly inspired by all six encounters. I have such incredible love for this activity, and never has it been so truly expressed in so many ways as it was this weekend by Crown 2019. In rehearsals, it was such a privilege to witness the members' extraordinary passion, relentless determination, not to mention ridiculous talent. But it also revealed the love, respect, and admiration that all members have for each other, across sections, a
    4 points
  34. Wow, the yard sale has very few items this year. Time to mark down Phantom Regiment's large french fry props.
    4 points
  35. The Blue Devils Post 2019 Victory Run The Blue Devils just posted their 2019 Victory Run 15 minutes ago - for your enjoyment.
    4 points
  36. This crowd response + among, top 3 highest 4th place, finals scores all time + Ott= GOAT 4th place finish?!?!
    4 points
  37. It was electric that night. Unfortunately, those behind me were serious Bloo fans and did not give Crown quite as thunderous of an applause as this video shows. However, I haven't heard an ovation for Crown like this since 2015 (I wasn't there in 2016, so I can't compare 2019 to that year). This video gives me the same chills I had on Saturday. Great video
    4 points
  38. Both of them executed the "cheese" flawlessly and seamlessly though. Boston's Plinko boards and the beheading never really gelled, and the voiceover design was atrocious. Gotta get the design tight, right from the beginning! They've got great talent a great staff but things aren't quite there.
    4 points
  39. Jesus, THE CHILLS!!! That definitely didn't come across on Flo like that! It was a big reaction, but holy hell...
    4 points
  40. I’m just waiting with baited breath to see which shoes each corps will be playing next year. 👞👟👠 Maybe blue Stars will finally put their timberlands to good use. 😁
    4 points
  41. Congratulations Blue Devils. You are a great drum corps! The head-to-head match ups this year with Bloo was a thrill for fans of both corps. When both are great, as they were this year, the real winners are drum corps fans!
    4 points
  42. Now they just have to win the next 81 championships in order to maintain the numerical correlation. We'll worry about the 22nd century when we get there.
    4 points
  43. i'm not gonna armchair quarterback him watching on Flo. if he called it, he saw it that way. he judged his sheet and the show of the day.
    4 points
  44. I'll be watching the video of this Bluecoats 2019 production for years to come. Pure joy. Pure entertainment. Fully realized art... A masterpiece. Thanks to all the performers and the entire Bluecoats organization.
    4 points
  45. Maybe he’s earned the trust?
    4 points
  46. Cadets don't need a new director. They need brass and marching staff. The director has done a lot of good work since he got there.
    4 points
  47. Who are you? Other than anonymous and irresponsible? Here is a thought - let the organization announce changes then we can cross post them here
    4 points
  48. If DCI has a problem with it, I'm sure he would change if they asked him to. He is a professional with long experience. This obsession people have with "canning" others is disturbing. Personally, I have always liked it. It adds energy and fits into the excitement of the atmosphere.
    4 points
  49. As you Cadets have your banquet this morning, then fond and tearful farewells this afternoon, enjoy every second of THIS day without worrying about what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Savor all the emotions, and fix them in your memories. You'll be grateful for them later in life. Then go safely back to your regular lives, and work as hard at everything else as you worked at being a Cadet. Thank you for 2019!
    4 points
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