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  1. 3 points
    Well last month my sis in law invited me up for Easter dinner.... ahhh NO! Now just got an invite for Mother’s Day dinner. I did think “mother” but there was another word after it.... Nice to be thought of BUT... Maybe if they put a plate out in the middle of the yard and they stay waaaaay over there but not gonna work with a 3 year old. 😷🤯🙄🤬😥
  2. 3 points
    Cadets. Copland's Third Symphony. So well done. Just so well done. I had not listened to his Third Symphony before Cadets performed it. I had listened to Fanfare for the Common Man however. I moved to Montreal in '85. Our Metro has three notes that play at the start of every train leaving the station. They are the same three notes at the beginning of Fanfare. Every time I take the Metro I think of Copland.
  3. 2 points
    I've had multiple requests to create threads for years prior to 1989. Technically, according to DCP practice, these would go in the Historical Forums; however, they have not been used well in recent years. So, I'm going to put them here and, moderators, should you wish to move them or advise that I do subsequent posts differently, I will respect your wishes. I'm also going to be going 'backwards,' as it were, beginning with 1988. I will do 1996 next post, then 87, 97, etc. Though I was in high school marching band (we opened with T.O. that fall), my drum corps fandom had not yet started in 1988. So any commentary from me will be completely based on what I've read or heard. I did go with some band friends to a show at Millersville University in late June. Garfield Cadets, Dutch Boy, and Crossmen were there. I knew Garfield was good, but preferred Dutch Boy. Hee hee. Others can comment on the shows. I love the top four and need to become more familiar with the rest of the year. Blue Devils and 'Goodbye Yesterday' was flippin' awesome. Madison Scouts: DCI Semifinals Santa Clara Vanguard: DCI Finals (excerpt one) (excerpt two) Blue Devils: DCI Finals (excerpt one); DCI Finals (excerpt two - audio only) Garfield Cadets: DCI Finals (part one); DCI Finals (part two) The Cavaliers: DCI Finals (excerpt) Phantom Regiment: see below Star of Indiana: DCI Finals (excerpt one); DCI Finals (excerpt two) Velvet Knights: DCI Finals (excerpt one); DCI Finals (excerpt two) Spirit of Atlanta: DCI Finals (excerpt one); DCI Finals (excerpt two) More to come! Suncoast Sound: Bluecoats: Sky Ryders:
  4. 2 points
    There will not be a 2020 marching season, but DCI will have three new inductees for the Hall of Fame: Tony DiCarlo, Harold “Robby” Robinson, and Sal Salas. I had thought that two of them, Tony and Sal were already members, but in the case of all three it seems well deserved. Of the three, the only one I know personally is Tony DiCarlo. He’s a familiar face to all of us in drum corps, but even outside of drum corps, you don’t have to search too far for someone who knows him, at least in the Boston area. A friend of mine who worked with him at Putnam Investments told me that for the longest time she didn’t know what he did or what department he worked in, but go to him with any question and he would know who you needed to ask and where you’d find the answer. Congratulations to all three and thank-you for all you’ve done for the activity.
  5. 1 point
    If there were a Drum Corps Citizenship Exam, one of the required questions would be, "Who is Tommy Martin?" If you need a refresher, or just need to be refreshed: The first 4 notes? Tommy Triple tongue clinic at 11:58? Tommy As Twyla Tharp says, you've got to "earn your ancestors". If you want to be a Drum Corps citizen, you earn that by knowing the history...and those who made it. Happy Birthday, Tommy, and many more.
  6. 1 point
    Cadets officially release new website and announce the new organization: Cadets Arts and Entertainment Inc. Exciting times for the Cadets organization. For the first time since the Hopkins issue, I believe that the Cadets are putting this behind them and moving forward! Good days are coming for the Cadets.
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  8. 1 point
    Encouragement: might try to set up a time for a outside social distancing (stand away from each other) visit if weather is nicer new week. Might have problem setting good time as bro in law just went back to work (more encouragement). 👍
  9. 1 point
    Concert In The Park is going virtual. https://concertinthepark.org/concert-details/?utm_campaign=2020 Concert in the Park&utm_content=128555683&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-747237688627610
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    While nothing can replace a summer of Drum Corps International, the Madison Scouts are doing their best by offering a virtual program titled “MadU.” The 2020 Madison Scouts will be working on the progressive jazz masterpiece, “Strawberry Soup” by Don Ellis. This arrangement is the exact version that fans would’ve been able to experience and enjoy this summer live and in person. Hear a taste of what the 83rd edition of Madison Scouts have in store for you! Brass Score Battery Score Front Ensemble Score ⚜️🍓⚜️🍓⚜️🍓⚜️
  11. 1 point
    Thank you. It's not about me, but the staff and the young people, but thank you for the compliment.
  12. 1 point
    '88 Phantom. Beautiful drill, wonderful music. They won best guard that year. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. I think the program was a bit ahead of it's time. Still, a beautiful show.
  13. 1 point
    They averaged over 150 viewers at any given time over the course of the Zoom-athon! Good work and a great start on the admin teams part!
  14. 1 point
    Here's guessing the selection of the March as the closer was also a function of Spring HS winning BOA in 1993 with a show based on Symphonic Metamorphosis, which used the March as the closer.
  15. 1 point
    Thank you Madison Scouts! Would be awesome to see some others follow your lead with this.
  16. 1 point
    "Dare was nuttin like dat!" Dat's for sure, Pal.
  17. 1 point
    35 minutes to go in the last POWER HOUR for the Maroon & Gold Club's - Giving Tuesday event. $45,381.50 OF $50,000 RAISED Please help the Cadets reach their goal of $50k. Largest donation by the end of the hour receives a Cadets shako and plume as thanks for your support and generosity. Go to https://cadets.org/donate/
  18. 1 point
    35 minutes to go in the last POWER HOUR for the Maroon & Gold Club's - Giving Tuesday event. $45,381.50 OF $50,000 RAISED Please help the Cadets reach their goal of $50k. Largest donation by the end of the hour receives a Cadets shako and plume as thanks for your support and generosity. Go to https://cadets.org/donate/
  19. 1 point
    ZOOMATHON FOR THE CADETS ON MAROON AND GOLD DAY! This is really cool! Check it out. https://cadets.org/donate/?fbclid=IwAR0Rz0NdT6QbZax4NVNgP7Txd0oM5qqJ3OKo3gYpEpTK2IG7pvTY1vM8akY
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    ZOOMATHON FOR THE CADETS ON MAROON AND GOLD DAY! This is really cool! Check it out. https://cadets.org/donate/?fbclid=IwAR0Rz0NdT6QbZax4NVNgP7Txd0oM5qqJ3OKo3gYpEpTK2IG7pvTY1vM8akY
  21. 1 point
    Ah, those 1960s Era New York Skyliners. Nothing quite like that ever since! That classic uniform, the G bugles, the Swing Music, that BIG, BOLD Big City sound with Gotham City Swagger. Standing ovations popping-up throughout the show. Not just polite applause, but tear-filled roars of delight. I feel Blessed to have enjoyed those moments many times . . . in person. So, beyond Happy Birthday to Tommy Martin, I’d like to say thanks to that wonderful legacy that changed my world. To the thousands who wore that iconic uniform. This was the ‘Big League‘ of early drum corps. 👍 ‘Dare was nuttin like dat!
  22. 1 point
    My guess is this is temporary until things are off and running.
  23. 1 point
    I'm extremely optimistic that the new organization will succeed and genuinely like what I see as an overall. I called out the one negative point that I saw because it seems to go in the opposite direction of what DCI has been pushing organizations to do in recent years. It wasn't that long ago that many corps had their CEO/Executive Director on their board. Now days, most don't... and the few that do typically include them in an ex-officio role which usually comes with limits/restrictions that are outlined in the organization's by-laws. Given the fact that this is essentially a fresh start for the Cadets, it just seems like it would have been wise to take every possible precaution to make sure they didn't run into anything that could be deemed a conflict of interest or otherwise compromising. Perhaps they did, and there's appropriate precautions included in the by-laws or other governing documents for the new organization. I just don't want to see this rare opportunity of a fresh start get bogged down by something completely preventable.
  24. 0 points
    I was hoping Tricia Nadolny would be selected. Perhaps next year. Because of her reporting I suspect at least some assaults that would have happened did not happen.
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