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About cavies79

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  • Birthday 05/02/1960

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    Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps
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    Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, SCV, and Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    2006 Cavaliers
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    Laredo, Texas

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  1. cavies79

    TMEA 2019

    When Jeff Fiedler was Director for the Cavaliers, they had a booth every year. Alot of great Texas talent ended up in the Corps.
  2. cavies79

    TMEA 2019

    Crossmen usually have a booth and YEA might too. I wish Cavaliers would have one.
  3. cavies79

    2019 Predictions!

    I believe Cavaliers brassline is going to be in the top 3 this coming season.
  4. cavies79

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    As a music educator/designer, I have to say that I enjoyed sections of Regiment's show this year. Other sections to me, were not as good. I think it was a mistake programming the New World Symphony. To many people remember the 1989 version. This year's show didn't come close to the designs of Brazale, Wren, and Hurley. I think they should consider hiring a program consultant to help them get on track. The corps was young this year, and I believe some of the design team is too. Get a veteran program consultant to help steer the team in the right direction.
  5. cavies79

    The future of the Cadets

    I hope that with George no longer associated with the organization, that the kids are treated better. When I heard, two seasons ago, that they weren't even allowed to shower before finals, I felt sorry for the members. Less sleep, no shower, less food does not make you a better corps. Treat the kids better.
  6. I selected 2006 Cavaliers. Two things helped me decide. One, the Michael Gaines visual design and two, I am an alum of the Cavaliers. Even if I wasn't, I would still select 2006 Cavaliers.
  7. Jeffrey Fiedler............Former DM, Staff member, Program Coordinator, Assistant Corps Director and Corps Director- Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. CEO- Santa Clara Vanguard. It was under Jeff's guidance that the Cavaliers put together a championship instruction/design team, which help them win 7 DCI Championships.
  8. cavies79

    Best slow solo ever?

    It was J.D. Shaw. Ray played the sop. solo on "Pagliacci".
  9. cavies79

    Best slow solo ever?

    J.D. Shaw, who is currently the arranger/composer for SCV. Before that, he was arranger for Phantom Regiment. He is also the french horn teacher at the University of South Carolina.
  10. cavies79

    Phantom Regiment 2017

    I respect your vote, but my choice would be the Boston Crusaders. They're a total turn around from 2016. They stand out in mind as the Most Improved.
  11. cavies79

    The Cavaliers 2017

    Yes, Michael Gaines is with SCV as a Consultant, but Richard Hinshaw is doing a fabulous job with this year's ( and even last year's) visual design. Cavaliers are about a year away from competing for the top prize.
  12. cavies79

    Allentown Saturday in Brief

    Fred- I actually enjoy the singing and how the hornline adds the nuisances to the performance. She is actually a very good vocalist IMHO. Thank you for your review.
  13. cavies79

    Best Drill

    If you want to go back a bit, I would also add Ralph Pace (Spirit, 27th, Cavaliers), John Brazale (Phantom), Mike Moxley (Blue Devils), and Pete Emmons (SCV).
  14. cavies79

    Dark Horse

    I usually don't post very often, but I just decided to add my 2 cents worth. There is still several weeks to go before finals and I am predicting that Cavaliers will stay in the top 6. Their show is extremely demanding and they will get points for that, especially if they can perform it at a top 6 level. I also believe Academy will make it into finals. Their show is definitely a crowd pleaser. I believe the top 3 will include: Crown, BD, and Bluecoats. 4-6 will probably include: SCV, Cadets, and Cavaliers. 7-9 will be BK, PR, and Blue Stars 10-12 might be Crossmen, Madison, and Academy I think Troopers, and BAC will both miss finals. It's too bad that only 12 make finals, especially with the quality of corps this summer. One last thing, if Cavaliers can get their sound problems (minor) corrected on a consistant basis and really clean their program, they could move up to 5th. The "what" and "how" of their program makes them very competitive. This might move them up a spot or two. There is still enough time for several corps to make the needed adjustments to move up in rankings.
  15. Actually Michael Gaines used Pyware when he was writing drill for Cavaliers, so I don't think it limits your creativity. You just need to learn all of the tricks of using the program.