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  1. Hey all, Obviously I am as devastated as you all are regarding the unfortunate demise of such an iconic drum corps. They had some of my favorite shows, and there was nothing like seeing them in person, feeling their powerful horn line, and of course, that crazy drill. I still can’t believe they are gone. 😢 My question is, have the staff and mm’s been able to find their way to other groups? Those were some talented kids, and I am sure they will find other places to continue their dci careers. I for one hope that the creative and unique sights and sounds of that great design staff can continue their voices in the activity. Maybe Jay Bocook can come back to BK, for example? Wishful thinking. 😂
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  2. 1984. Arranging perfection.
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  3. I'm just saying, I got plenty of room for the trucks and the corps.
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  4. DCI WACO was not an addition, it was a substitution from Killeen.
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  5. Matt Stratton went to Cavies
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  6. So many to choose from, but if I have to pick one, it would be 1993. They basically took that amazing 1992 show concept and ramped it up to 15. Seeing them perform live in Denver that year was a real treat!
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  7. Having been there SCV did not use dot books in 84/85; the mantra then was “guide to form”. SCV tied with GC for High Visual in ‘84 & won Visual outright in ‘85; from recaps it appears Field Visual was the key.
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  8. UDel could be an option too
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  9. Back in the '80s there was an article in DCW titled "The Disappearing Drum Corps Blues." It might be time to revise that and call it "The Disappearing Drum Corps, Housing Sites, and Available Stadiums Blues."
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  10. The wonderful Bernstein and Copland shows of the 80s.
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  11. After a top 5 finish, perhaps? Okay, top 8.
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  12. The Madison Scouts are honored to announce that Scott Boerma, alumnus and long-time music arranger, has been selected for induction to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. Scott has served passionately in the drum corps activity for over 35 years, starting in 1984 as a member of the Scouts (baritone), continuing as a brass […]View the full article
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  13. Scott is an outstanding musician, arranger, and teacher. He's earned this honor.
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  14. Deaf or hard of hearing is still the preferred term by most of us, particularly those who sign. Hearing impaired measures one by one's deficit after all. Even in the best of conditions, the best lip readers get about 25%-30% by lip reading and the rest by context or a lucky guess.
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  15. Purdue in West Lafayette is a lot easier to get to as it is off I-65. But I am a Purdue grad so perhaps I am biased. If LOS isn’t ready, unless DCI can quickly swing a deal with Detroit or St Louis, it would mean that DCI championships will be outside. As God intended.
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  16. My daughter did her under-grad at W&M. The issue there is a very short height of stands. I've seen high schools in Virginia with taller stands than W&M. It's also not an easy drive from Winston-Salem (Crown show the day prior) to the Tidewater area.
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  17. If you can't fair scores from 'em, hire 'em.
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  18. I wouldn't consider 40 years "a short memory." There are no doubt several other individuals who could be encouraged to file claims against the "Not Cadets", since the new organization would be attempting to use the reputation of the old corps to their advantage, which outside eyes could rightly see as an attempt to pretend like they're not selling the same product. Not sure who would be willing to put any money or effort into a risky venture when there are much safer ways to give back to the activity. Support Jersey Surf or any of the other smaller east coast corps, and help build them up. Cadets are a movie whose end credits have already rolled.
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  19. Perhaps those alum/community members that want to revive it could consider the wishes of the survivors first?
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  20. Same with the Cadets guard in the late 90's. When she was judging, we knew we were 2nd behind BD while every other judge had us 1st, always. One regional in 98 she placed us 5th and behind the Glassmen, which she awarded best guard to - I remember at retreat SCV members looking over at us like WTF just happened. We always thought April had ###### her off at some point by yelling at her... who knows. If I'm not mistaken, she was the first to score BD guard, with ticks, drops, etc. perfect 10's at finals. My point is there has always been bias with her judging.
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  21. That was pretty much my first thought and reaction to saying the quiet part out loud too.
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  22. She has a long, long, loooong history of scoring Phantom's guard below both other corps and what other judges would do in the same season. So much so that there has been public discussions (not from the corps, but from fans) about judging panel lineups at finals directly affecting their placement over the years. Mike
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  23. Keeps her off the panel
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  24. Finally, a positive Cadets thread - one that is highlighting and honoring the legendary stamp they've left in the activity. The other Cadets thread is a super buzzkill 😡 I didn't start in the activity until I was 15 and I would have never made the cut for Cadets 1994 guard but that's the show that showed me just how clean a guard could be. 1996 was another WOW factor when it came to the guard so I made the jump in 97 - my years with the Cadets were AMAZING! It was hard - they pushed us HARD back then but it shaped the person I became. 1996 Cadets just had it all for me and will forever be my favorite show, even more so than winning in 1998.
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  25. 99 was amaa8ng musically to me. Probably maligned because of tarps and taxi parts lol.
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  26. Shout out to the Troopers for making preseason show content announcements and building excitement for the season. Tim Snyder announced the other day that they have found a vocalist that sounds nearly exactly like Johnny Cash to sing “House of the Rising Sun”. Brilliant. Look it up on YouTube. So sad and soulful. Troop are quickly becoming my favorite corps. Just get the guard on point and 😘
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  27. Because of your boy, Crown will be getting a huge cheer from me this summer!
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  28. Cadets 1993 - In the Springtime When Kings Go Off to War. I saw this show and knew this was where I wanted to march. Star was important that year, but I will gladly die on the hill of Cadets deserved to win. There has not been a show with this much physical demand since IMO. Half of this show was at 208 bpm. Watch the drumline when they put this section on the move - absolute insanity:
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  29. So many iconic shows in their history that will live on forever, but for selfish reasons, my favorite was 2023. I followed them closely all summer and got to see my son on the field in his rookie DCI season. When the last formation hit on Final night in Indy as a large part of the crowd erupted, there he stood. Right on the 50 yard line. Nobody knew at the time that it would be the last brass release of one of the most storied corps in the history of the activity. It brings a tear to my eye now just thinking about it. Yesterday was a very tough/emotional day for my son and our family. We'll all move on but as I told my son, he'll always have last summer and those memories. I'm eternally grateful that he had that opportunity. Thank you, Cadets. FHNSAB
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