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  1. This show is going to be fire!
    15 points
  2. 1. Wynton Marsalis's All Rise on the field. Just wish some corps would pull more from Blood on the Fields 2. The choice of Agape makes total sense for this show now. 3. I hope they figured out who to pay the 2 cents to for Lousiana Stars' gris gris show. 4. I see it didn't take long at all for the "another show named for booze" to come up. 5. This should be a really good show. Mandarins' design team has figured out a 'formula' of telling stories and creating moods through music and visuals. This is gonna be another good one.
    5 points
  3. I recall @greg_orangecounty being pretty supportive of SCV during the past two years while being willing to call them out where they fell short. Unfortunately, SCV opened themselves up to this kind of ribbing and tough love when they got far sloppier in their non-profit housekeeping than we expect from a 50+ year old organization that is a marquee name. But I believe there is a lot of affection and goodwill for SCV even from its toughest critics.
    5 points
  4. Per the Gwinnett County Courts website Jury Trial with Emily J. Brantley as the Judicial officer at 9:00am on 07/15/2024 Gwinnett Courts Portal - 23-C-07392-S1
    4 points
  5. Reminds me of Alma on the quad at Illinois. They cleaned her up. Isn’t she beautiful?
    4 points
  6. Vieux carre is also the old name for the French Quarter. edit to add - this statue behind St Louis Cathedral faces the Vieux carre, looking at the goings-on. It is referred to as the ‘Exasperation Jesus’ https:/
    4 points
  7. So much yassssss for this show announcement. I look forward to their continued climb of success.
    4 points
  8. I'm not a lawyer, and don't pretend to be one on TV. However, I have consulted with a couple real life lawyers, including one that marched with a Division 1 corps back in the day and has relatively current understanding on the activity. Here's my take based on my conversations with them. With the filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the current iteration of the Cadets is done. Out of business. No path forward. Obviously there are some moral and ethical questions associated with the use of the Cadets name in any capacity moving forward. However, there are legal avenues in which the Cadets name could possibly resurface down the road. Option #1 - The name, trademarks or other assets (including digital assets) are determined to have enough value that the bankruptcy trustee sells them and uses the proceeds to pay creditors. For example, the Cadets domain name is worth $1,800 to $2,500 depending on which appraisal service you use. Their Facebook with over 100K followers has a value as well. All of the above assets could be sold, and the purchaser could use them however they saw fit, including to potentially launch a new "Cadets" program. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (which supersedes any civil court opinions/rulings) has already ruled that liability doesn't automatically transfer to the successor unless the plaintiff can “establish that there is continuity in management, shareholders, personnel, physical location, assets, and general business operation between selling and purchasing corporations following the asset acquisition.” So as long as the successor organization starts with an entirely clean slate (new board, new management, new location, etc.), they will likely be in the clear from a liability standpoint. Option #2 - The bankruptcy trustee determines that the above assets aren't worth much and opts to abandon them instead of selling them. A different organization could potentially claim them and use them to start a new Cadets program. Similar to above, as long as they start with a clean slate... they should be in the clear from successor liability. Keep in mind that the primary reason why the current iteration of the Cadets was determined to be liable was a result of a property transfer agreement that was executed between YEA and CA&E. That transfer of assets established successor liability. As long as there isn't that type of blatant continuity moving forward, it would be significantly more challenging for a plaintiff to successfully argue that successor liability should apply.
    4 points
  9. Saturday, June 22nd Vanden High School Fairfield California Mandarins Family Day and Show Reveal I am so hype! That day can't get here fast enough!
    3 points
  10. I’m just merely stating that without all documentation, one doesn’t know the issues the auditor found. They could be minor or mere technicalities. They could be worse. Frankly, with the mess they’ve had the last couple years I could see them having some records issues that auditors would point out and hold out on passing on. A poor audit opinion doesn’t automatically mean something is bad and it doesn’t automatically mean it isn’t bad and filing an extension is far too normal to throw consequence to.
    3 points
  11. Can’t wait for this show! Feels like another great summer for the Mandarins.
    3 points
  12. I've been taken over for this season,It has already put a spell on me..😵‍💫🤩😁
    3 points
  13. So, Booze titles: Absinthe last year with Blue Stars. Vieux Carre this year with Mandarins. Will this become a show title trend? Whiskey Sour? Long Island Iced Tea? Gin and Tonic? Carolina "Crown Royal"?
    3 points
  14. Walk into any realtor office in California and tell them you want to buy a home for $200K, this is what will happen you lol.
    3 points
  15. You couldn't be more wrong I LOVE the Santa Clara Vanguard!! I loved competing against them, beating them, (losing to them not so much), and am fortunate to count many alumni as friends over the course of 50+ years. Harry & Meghan on the other hand...........
    3 points
  16. Actually it will be three. Gotta go to Pacific Crest family day here in SoCal to support @spacewill kid. Super excited for PC this year. How awesome would it be if California got four corps into finals!
    2 points
  17. A Vieux Carre is to a Sazerac like a Manhattan is to an old fashioned. And don’t even start with the La Louisiana
    2 points
  18. Just saw that BD is doing their Family Day on the 23rd of June. With the Mandarins doing theirs on the 22nd, I have to see if I can possibly make both!
    2 points
  19. FYI Scott Chandler posted another teaser on his Instagram account (geoscottchandler)
    2 points
  20. I can't wait to see Mandarins this year. So glad they are one of the TEN World Class corps coming to the Canton, Ohio Innovations in Brass show. (get your tickets now)
    2 points
  21. I think the bottom line is yes, if you have enough money (at least tens of $millions), you could bring back the Cadets.
    2 points
  22. The Boston Crusaders are excited to announce that renowned educator Tom Santino will be rejoining the BAC Brass staff in 2024! Tom previously served as a caption head and advisor for the Boston Crusaders throughout the early 2000s and returns to serve under the leadership of Gino Cipriani. Read Tom’s bio below! Tom earned his […]View the full article
    2 points
  23. One of the very best. He will add a great perspective as a teacher and human.
    2 points
  24. I too left Scouting in my mid-teens due to MB, DC plus 3 varsity sports commitments (track, CC & soccer). I left at the rank of Life; in retrospect I probably should have stuck it out to get my Eagle Scout (next rank up) but I helped by good friend (we were the best men at each others’ weddings) get his Eagle project done.
    2 points
  25. https://www.facebook.com/CrossmenDBC/videos/1557986595131281/ The Crossmen are thrilled to announce their 2024 production: Lush Life. "Lush Life" Billy Strayhorn "My Favorite Things" Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II "So What" Miles Davis "Round Midnight" Thelonius Monk "Night in Tunisia" Dizzy Gillespie "Blues in the Night" Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer "La Creation Du Monde" Darius Milhaud Original Music by Drew Shanefield / Ray Ulibarri / Juan Arreguin
    2 points
  26. Laissez les bons temps rouler
    2 points
  27. Hell yeah!!!! Appreciate it bud! Wish we could be there for those days but we are saving our California trip to the 3 northern shows starting with Fresno!
    1 point
  28. 1 point
  29. Just posted this on Mandarins thread for you lol
    1 point
  30. We're so close to knowing the repertoire
    1 point
  31. That link is like War and Peace. Sorry about that.
    1 point
  32. https://www.wthr.com/article/sports/olympics/swim-trials/when-watch-olympic-swim-trials-indianapolis-dates-location-time-tickets-broadcast-station-indianapolis-2024/531-c3c5abe6-07ad-4201-bb86-d31810b0b33a?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR3vAt2dIz41NIp51joy87GQQnjkq0hgFKulTHrmEet8yQrN6oBYduidRVE_aem_AddBgWbD-hcZPpskTpej7gxkwE961IINTGaviFC-pNklqdngXHIe8LvrR2cA3ze9TsO83flrujXWbDEljJ4judTU
    1 point
  33. Uh, not having all the documentation is kind of the biggest problem... and not a good look for a public non profit with a giant bingo operation. The audit was rated as qualified. More than one tax auditor/DCPer have reviewed the audits and explained their concerns, the most worrisome of which is the lack of documentation for cash on hand. Have you reviewed it? Cause I have. I welcome you to dig through DCP to catch up rather than dismissing everything I'm saying. This, alongside the fact that their previous compliance issues lasted 3 years (and only got better when yours truly and others made a stink about it), reports of historical and contemporary member abuse, a previously documented case of bingo fraud, ongoing lack of transparency, and other issues, gives me pause. But you can cherry pick the current status as non-problematic till the cows come home. Edit to add: Oh goody, my trolls are back.
    1 point
  34. A show about how to be drunk 24/7? Seems a bit risqué.
    1 point
  35. hell thats pretty much anywhere right now
    1 point
  36. And $200K in sunny CA will buy you what @Chief Guns? A six pack of tacos from Jack in the Box?
    1 point
  37. It’s really no different than regular income tax filings especially businesses for that matter. Most businesses file extensions, resulting in their owners filing extensions. Happens almost all the time.
    1 point
  38. I enjoyed Denton the last time I was there "Pre-Covid" during all the construction on the roads. I got a place close to the stadium this year and will be able to walk to the stadium. Suite ticket makes it all the better this time around.
    1 point
  39. Not RL, but still following this. If I'm not mistaken, they were due March 15 and I was chomping at the bit to see them + audit. I'm under the impression that a 6-month extension was filed. On the CA DOJ website their listing is "Current - Awaiting Reporting"; and only that because alumni have reached out the DOJ for an update. In contrast, both Mandarins and BD Performing Arts are listed as simply "Current." Search "Vanguard Music," "Mandarins," or "BD Performing" respectively, here for yourself: https://rct.doj.ca.gov/verification/web/Search.aspx?facility=Y I thought I remembered hearing from CEO/CFO that these filings were scheduled to be ahead, but perhaps they were referring to those already filed. I was also under the impression that the community of stakeholders would be updated regularly about state and local compliance, but perhaps they feel extensions are just a part of normal business. I disagree in VMAPA's case, given the auditor ratings of recent filings, but I have less than no influence. They continue to abhor the bad news of realities and instead focus on the forthcoming season to keep them cheerful. I get it, but ignoring the realities of tax filings, audits and historical member abuse probably won't work out well. Just had a nightmare about the abuse last night. Anyways... I have attended a board meeting or two this year and neither board members nor stakeholders sending in questions for the board to answer seem concerned about any of this. I thought about submitting questions, but I haven't gotten the sense that they would answer them with transparency and honesty. I've been spun both privately and publicly too many times to consider their request for questions serious. In other words, nothing to see here. Awaiting show announcement or to be informed by mods that all subject matter, respectfully provided, is welcome except this...
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. For sure, Houston is densely populated enough to pack the stadium no matter where it is. I just for the life of me can't figure out why Houston only gets one show. Then again, if it's this difficult to find a venue maybe that's a big part of why.
    1 point
  42. Not even close. I am by far the dumbest person on this site. You guys teach me about this activity.
    1 point
  43. I also had a choice between band and Boy Scouts. The answer was easy. I was a bad as in lousy Boy Scout. Made it to Tenderfoot but that was probably out of pity. I had a tendency to be out of step in band. Out of step can be corrected, being a lousy Scout could mean getting lost in the wilderness never to be heard from again. I chose band and I made the right choice. Since you marched in a Top 12 finalist, you probably did too!
    1 point
  44. right 4th chance. LOL
    1 point
  45. Uh yeah I’m not totally up on what is going on today… THAT’S WHY I ASKED… Referred to what happened in the 70s because shows were lost then due to issues outside of the organizations control. And mainly because the person I responded to was around then and might get the connection. As ironlips said problems scheduling shows today is outside of DCI (aka the organizations) control. IOW “nothing new under the sun” and history repeats. Don’t know why bringing that up is a problem. So how far back am I allowed to go in a discussion 🙄
    1 point
  46. his cancer was farther along than they ever led on. however Joe had power...and he used it. after the 2 losing seasons at the turn of the century Spanier tried to encourage him to retire, and Joe told him in no uncertain terms he wasn't going. Also, after the 98 investigation into Sandusky, he coud have barred from the teams facilities. Hell Joe didn't even like Sandusky. Yeah Joe followed the schools rules. But with his power he could prevented parts of it 13 years earlier
    1 point
  47. Looking forward to rooting for them again this year! Hoping they push into 95 score range.... Ranking is too hard these days, as I disagree with some of the judging. I think Mandarins fix their brass and other vulnerabilities from last year and push.
    1 point
  48. Looks like Mardi Gras to me.
    1 point
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