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Cainan last won the day on December 3 2017

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About Cainan

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  • Birthday 11/03/1970

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Freelancers 1987-1992 Baritone, Cheshire Cadets (DCUK) 2004-2005 Contra / Staff, Kidsgrove Scouts 2016 Tuba, (2017 Visual Tech)
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Freelancers, Kidsgrove Scouts, VK, Classic Blue Devils, 27, Sky Ryders, Star of Indiana, Bridgemen
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1975 Muchachos, 1991 Star, 1992 Star, 1993 Star. 1982 Bridgemen, 2006 Cavaliers, 2008 Phantom Regiment, 2014 Blue Devils, 2006 Blue Devils, 2016 Carolina Crown
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    Warrington, United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Drum corps, aviation, the US Civil War (I am a re-enactor)

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  1. Gentlemen.. please put away your duelling swords and turn around and walk away in opposite directions... Take a break and come back when we are ready to be a bit less personal.
  2. Like Jeff... I too received literally dozens of hate mails and even threats to mine and my family's physical safety. I even had someone post me a picture of my kids (yes, they got reported to the relevant authorities). All because "we didn't cave". You know what? The internet is huge. There are LITERALLY MILLIONS of places for you to discuss current events ELSEWHERE online. We however recognised pretty quickly the lay of the land and as a consensus decided to bend our rules and ALLOW discussion on THIS drum corps forum as well as the facebook page. What happened was certain SJW's got all bent out of shape because someone actually had the cajones to enforce rules and set boundaries on them. Like it or lump it, ones First Amendment rights do NOT extend to private, moderated online forums. I can absolutely assure you that nothing was taken lightly and nothing IS taken lightly with how we choose to moderate not only this forum but the facebook page as well. I've said my piece. Like John said, if you'd like to discuss it further with me, feel free to message me.
  3. Dude... We freaking made finals in 91 and 92... Folded in 95. Good to know we were so memorable!
  4. Thanks Jeff.. I marched that whole season and even though our show was a bag of hot garbage, I was pretty certain we didn't fold in 1990...
  5. I disagree.. I marched a corps that folded but still had eligibility left. I think the sensible thing to do is extend for those contracted ageouts for whom this was it.
  6. I would suggest for the most part the 4th valve is pretty unnecessary in the marching environment. Yes, it absolutely makes a difference from a musicality standpoint, but I think the extra cost and the extra WEIGHT of the instrument is not worth the intonation tradeoff. I played a 4 valve System Blue at Kidsgrove Scouts BTW. I'd have been happier with a three.
  7. ^^^ THIS ^^^ If I am paying money to go watch a drum corps competition and these guys are on.. well... let's be honest, this is my hot dog corps. Now I get it that is not fair to the performers, but it is what it is. And I am just saying what a lot of people won't. To me, the big issue is why can they not recruit members? It's not as if there aren't high school music programs close by... The problem MUST be internal and not the fault of DCI. All DCI does is provide a contest schedule and a venue in which to compete. Do you know what The Academy, Blue Stars, Carolina Crown, Genesis, Jersey Surf, Mandarins, Music City and Pacific Crest all have in common? They all performed in DCI's "second tier" and are now succesful World Class units. Perhaps instead of complaing about DCI, they ought to be figuring out what made those corps so sucessful and how they used Open Class as a springboard. Or perhaps they should look at longstanding Open Class corps such as BDB, Gold, Guardians, Legends, Raiders, Southwind, Spartans and Vanguard Cadets and find out how they both recruit and retain members and try to emulate success. Just a thought.
  8. Bloomington ... IU Memorial Stadium... HUGE single stand = a WALL of humanity. Charlotte... Bank of America Stadium Santa Clara... Levis Stadium 4th site... secondary rotation... Madison, Kansas City, Dallas, Foxboro, Annapolis, Denver, Buffalo
  9. Nope... I ALSO recieved a fan letter! LOL
  10. And my post.. is my OPINION. I am entitled to have one believe it or not. You're welcome to agree or disagree.. Personally, I don't really care..
  11. My "official" HYPE-O-METER Rating for the 2019 Phantom Regiment production "Joan"...
  12. “Afterburners” by Chuck Naffier... Assuming this must be a Chuck Naffier original composition... can't find anything on this one. “Backlash” by Simon Dobson YES!! This one has a very Madison vibe to it.. the old-schoolers should dig this one “715-Creeks” by Bon Iver YAWN... Sorry... this Imogen Heap clone does nothing for me... the old-schoolers will hate this one. Might as well be called 715 Winks because that's what is gonna be happening during this part of the show. “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” by Benjamin Britten Love this piece of music, but I don't see how this fits in with the rest of the show thematically. Gonna have to be some pretty creative arranging to make this one work... Not so sure about this one. “Spinning Wheel” – Blood, Sweat & Tears Nice. “One Voice” by Barry Manilow Again... I dunno about this one. Seems really mellow to me.. possibly too mellow to be a closer. Overall, I am not quite completely underwhelmed, but neither am I jumping out of my chair for this one.. I have no doubt the performers will work their backsides off and be great with this.. I just wish they'd been given something better to work with. This show is screaming 15-17th place to me I'm afraid.
  13. Yeah... ALL the hornline was hooked up with the chicks in the guard... And if you believe THAT...
  14. I won't even consider listing placements but some thoughts.... Don't think that Vanguard can't repeat. With regards to Vanguard repeating... don't think Blue Devils are just gonna step aside without a fight. Boston... Hi. We're here and came to medal.. Just sayin! I see Crown, Cavies and Cadets in a big scrap and I somehow see Bluecoats falling into this pack... but I see the top 7 not having much spread... No more than 4 points between 1st and 7th... Next pack... Blue Knights, Mandarins, Blue Stars and Spirit of Atlanta... and the battle for 12th... Phantom, Crossmen, Colts... I see Phantom winning this group, but only just I don't think Madison has a hope in you know where to get back to finals this year I see a big jump for Seattle Flame away....