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  1. I hope they agree #$#@ happens and it's time to grow up. I know it's a crappy situation but at the end of the day it's just marching band and this is a pandemic.
    8 points
  2. Agreed, I hate what's happening to current age outs, but I think we have to go back to original rules and cap at 21. I would also like to see the elimination of all props for a minimum of 2-3 years while corps get themselves back on their feet financially, and the limitation of electronics for the same period. All cost cutting measures to try and keep costs down.
    6 points
  3. i feel bad for the age outs for last year and possibly this year....but somewhere the line has to be drawn. do we really want to get to be like World class guards in WGI with 30 year olds out there? Because with DCI, once they uncap the bottle, it just keeps getting opened again and again and again
    6 points
  4. It’s just a matter of time before your multiple accounts start arguing with each other.
    6 points
  5. Probably everyone here wants a season. Nearly every one of them has said so specifically. Take myself as an example. I want a season, desperately. And another, and another after that. For those reasons, I want a couple of other things. a. I want vaccines to wipe out this pandemic so fast that by Memorial Day, we will have forgotten all about it. But I cannot always get what I want. We are mobilizing every resource, but nowhere in the range of possible outcomes will the pandemic be resolved in time for a 2021 season. In this case, no one can make my wish come true. Not ev
    6 points
  6. Delay the 55 membership rule at best to 2024 so corps could improve recruiting and still compete. I'm really surprised no one is taking about this request. A delay is needed for the smaller corps survival.
    5 points
  7. Do you understand what a discussion is? Do you understand that not everyone is going to share your opinion? Do you realize that if you present misinformation, people will be inclined to correct you? Can you handle that? Drum Corps IS an elite activity. The costs of the summer tour make it so that mostly only kids coming from well-off families can afford to tour for an entire summer instead of working a job. In a discussion, if you present an argument and someone disagrees, they will refute it and explain why. If you feel like someone presenting the facts to you is considere
    5 points
  8. I'm going to stop. Up until this point I have given you the benefit of the doubt that you may not have been exposed to the reality of social media or this forum. I suspect you are someone who was banned previously who has come back to cause trouble.
    5 points
  9. you're reading way too much into what several people are saying. you refuse to look into the myriad of valid logisitical and liability concerns raised here.
    5 points
  10. wanting a season and seeing be it feasible are totally different things. sadly many here can't differentiate between the two
    5 points
  11. Please don’t confuse having an opinion that a season is not possible with not WANTING to have a season. I’m sure we all would want to have a season.
    5 points
  12. Michael would post on here all the time. Always positive. So often hilarious. He had such a wit. I did not know what he was going through up until yesterday. I have just read his Facebook postings and he seemed at peace with what he was going through. That made reading them so much harder. I remember his dedication to his brother, sometimes mentioned on here. Let's be kind to one another. We don't know what everyone else is going through.
    5 points
  13. 4 points
  14. Had the wonderful opportunity to talk with michael at Open class in Michigan city 2018, my 30th and final year on tour. He did an interview with me as I fixed his Concert Euphonium. When we were done he asked how much I said nothing , talking with you with your wealth of knowledge was more than enough. He did by the way go across the street to DQ and brought back Cones for both of us. What a wonderful person RIP Mr.Boo RIP
    4 points
  15. Updated. https://www.dci.org/news/prolific-marching-arts-author-michael-boo-dies-at-65
    4 points
  16. That humor. That connoisseur of all things pageantry. The smile and friendship. The wisdom and snark. I first met Mike as he performed his hysterical rendition of Karnac (renamed Boo-nac) at a Drum Corps World party. 26 years later, through decades of working side-by-side for DCI, we chatted and mourned the loss of the season over the phone this past summer. And now I mourn your passing. You were one-of-a-kind, Mike. And we all loved you for it. You will be missed: your expansive knowledge, quirky humor, and, of course the dedicated passion.
    4 points
  17. This is the first time I have been on DCP in 2020. After seeing his passing on social media, the only reason I came here was to pay respect to a legend in the activity. Rest easy, Mike.
    4 points
  18. Look gang, this is all great news. And I want drum corps back as much as the next person. But the real world doesn't work like that. Even if they can get the vaccine's out in Q2 2021, there will be administrative and logistical hurdles that will be nearly impossible to overcome in time to put together a meaningful season. Add to that the fact that DCI is probably running on fumes right now with limited staff, I would feel much more comfortable about us jumping back in in 2022 after having the chance to plan while allowing the logistics of the vaccine distribution to work themselves out. I know
    4 points
  19. To me, whether a collegiate or professional team, they both are teams "galavanting all over the country".
    3 points
  20. When I was in grad school there was absolutely no way I would have had time to march. My (probably controversial) opinion is to keep the age rules as they currently are. If no 2021 season (which I suspect your are correct in it not happening), I recommend going back to the age rules in place at end of 2019 season. Yes, there will be some that miss out on their 'age out season'. Life isn't fair. Covid isn't fair. At some point you need to grow up. If you are that determined to march at age 22 or 23, go to DCA.
    3 points
  21. I’m a graduate student and I’m 57 years old. Really looking forward to an extra year or two of DCI eligibility. Have a call into the Blue Devils regarding whether muskets are allowed in the rifle line.
    3 points
  22. COVID 19 is no reason to raise the age limit. DCI has a bad habit of never changing rules once approved.
    3 points
  23. I'm with you on raising the age limit due to COVID but Drum Corps should be for everyone, not just those seeking an advanced degree. My 2022 Rule Proposal: Burn all props 😀
    3 points
  24. the refusal to reply to well thought out reasoned commentary shows a true troll approach. Ahhhh youth
    3 points
  25. one key word you continue to ignore: liability
    3 points
  26. Do you actually think those in charge have not tried things over the years to push forward the activity. Do you not think those in charge have exhausted ways ? Independent guards and drum lines even have the worst time just getting a facility for any kind of rehearsal .
    3 points
  27. I know you want the short season to occur. Good for you. Your seem quite determined. I want to win a million dollars. Every week I hope for the million dollars. I also want the dream car I've been looking at for years. Every week I want that dream car
    3 points
  28. Theres some who do but Wow! There has been many over the years who I may have wanted to say that to ( Thankfully, most are gone from here because it was more of an argument for them than concern about the activity ) BUT you have been a gracious contributor...and thank you
    3 points
  29. Any paying fan of drum corps has skin in the game.
    3 points
  30. I WAS THE HORN INSTRUCTOR FOR CAVALIERS IN THE 70'S WHEN MIKE JOINED. At the time, the corps consisted of mostly the remains of the early 70's and late 60's hard-### diehard members of the "green machine" IMEE- IRON MEN OF an EARLIER ERA. Mike boo was such a difference to us that we embraced him as an intelligent, humorist, drum corps geek that the members were not familiar with on his level of integration into the corps. His individualism was accepted unanimously in both the horn and drum lines even though he seemed such a square peg in a round hole. Any confrontation would often result in
    3 points
  31. Michael Boo was a tireless promoter of the activity, always enthusiastic in his writing for DCI's program notes, liner notes for audio recordings, and the DCI website, including, of course, the famous recap analyses. He was a valued participant in these forums and his self-deprecating humor was always a joy. Memory eternal.
    3 points
  32. In the field of Drum Corps, Michael Boo was the very definition of "Renaissance Man".
    3 points
  33. right is the corps that continue to show growth on and off the field and maintain a quality organization. Cabs...around 75 years, always in the mix. Bucs basically the best corps in the circuit for 15 years now. Atlanta CV, a finalist for what 20 years and climbing the ranks? Fusion, a "Core" showing slow and steady growth year after year. White Sabres, again another one with slow and steady growth...Cincy tradition looking to show those types of growth the last few years. Now has DCA done many good things as a circuit? Oh no. the move to Williamsport was pretty much as I predicted
    2 points
  34. Point out in his where he said you did. I suspect he was referring to the below post and the pile-on of personal comments, including yours, that accompanied it. We sometimes lament how few of us still post here. We should perhaps consider how we treat newcomers and infrequent visitors when we ponder why that is.
    2 points
  35. I’m not sure a fried chicken franchise really has the proper facilities.
    2 points
  36. Sister had a college roommate who talked to herself. That’s was bad enough until she started arguing with herself... at 3am. 😬 Sent a PM to o’Neals to answer a question and got a nice response. Feel it’s legit and at worse youth and frustration showing...
    2 points
  37. I got a similar vibe from their posting history. They just sort of showed up and jumped right in. I’m questioning whether they are indeed a female of marching age. Another red flag for me is their lack of critical thinking skills that drum corps teaches and/or looks for in potential members.
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. actually if you read what many people here actually typed and not what you wanted to believe, then your approach would change, especially if you replied to well reasoned posts bringing up topics you refuse to hear...logistics, liability, cost
    2 points
  40. actually it is very much the same...it's hoping for something you really want. and topics get closed often because go report happy when someone posts something they don't like, or someone refuses to listen to discussion and keeps posting the same thing over and over again. how DCP operates and how tour logistics and liability works have something in common....you're not really up to speed on either. and thats ok, at your age i wouldnt have understood either myself
    2 points
  41. I really wish DCI would operate it's business based on DCP polls.
    2 points
  42. As a past DCI show host, there's no way I or our parent organization would take the substantial financial risk during this pandemic. We do host a band contest every year which is much less risky as well as other concert events as fund raisers. We weren't planning to sponsor one & haven't sponsored one in several years, but a DCI show next year at our facility would not happen. If there should be a short tour or even a DCI "bubble" in Indy, then I'd probably plan to attend if I can score tickets. I'm optimistic about a return to normal but I'm also aware of facts & I never liv
    2 points
  43. Just an aside: Those CW brass bands are the direct ancestors of what became Drum Corps in this country. Search out some of the re-created music performances using those instruments and you'll hear that: Eb rotary cornets playing the melody, where lead sopranos would later establish their territory: Outdoor brass and percussion music survived the Civil War. It'll get through the pandemic as well.
    2 points
  44. that was ####### excellent. bravo DCI
    2 points
  45. I know it has been a bit since I posted (I haven't felt myself for months due to the lack of DCI and I have been busy because of work and school)... but I had to take a break to say... Splooie and RIP. A true DCI legend has passed away.
    2 points
  46. This is the way I look at it. Corps X is on tour. They are required to regularly test their members and staff. One person tests positive. What does Corps X have to do? I'm guessing quarantine the entire touring organization for two weeks. That doesn't mean 180 people in one room somewhere. It means small groups of no more than 10, isolated from each other. Where will they do that? Not at some random school Maybe at a hotel, if the hotel agrees, and they might given the horrendous occupancy rates they are fighting, but the cost would be tremendous. The corps can't pack eve
    2 points
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