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About DAvery

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Marion Cadets 1976, Cavaliers 1979
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  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    2004 Cavies, 1976 Cavies, 1993 Star, 1987 SkyRyders
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    The Past One

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  1. How is the Csrrier Dome? Why not just find an indoor facility for DCI East and rotate it between the four domes? Its been SA, ATL, Allentown and Indy, but why not ATL, Carrier Dome, Indy, then SA. The next year Carrier Dome, Indy, SA, the ATL and so forth.
  2. Never heard this before. Since they folded after the 74 season, would this have been the first instance of an overage member being targeted by DCI/VFW/AL?
  3. That's Beavercreek HS and my daughter is in the band. The director at Arizona used to do the arrangements for the previous director at BHS. The current director has continued with music from the same genre.
  4. I'm pretty sure it was 128 through the 70's. I believe that 128 was decided upon for 1974. Some corps wanted 120, some wanted 135 and they met in the middle. I seem to remember a corps in 1972 being signaficantly larger than the others (Blue Stars?). I know The Thing had over 150 members in 1973.
  5. Back when i was a band director there was this stupid rule in my state that a performer could leave the field, but would get a penalty for returning to the field during the performance. So every year, just to make a point i would have the band push forward during the last move where they ended up in front of the front sidelines. I cant tell how many times i would watch the T & P judges write down a penalty, then i would go up to them a couple minutes later to show them the rule. Most years we actually had 3 different endings to the show, depending on the stadium. I said it a few weeks ago, boundry violations are stupid. If a designer wants to re-write their show, and spend rehearsal time, on a different show for every stadium - let them.
  6. Maybe a line for the non-performers not to cross, but boundry violations for performers are stupid.
  7. He marched right beside me in the Cavaliers for most of the season in 1979, until my hand crapped out. I believe he marched 78 to either 80 or 81.
  8. It is true from 1972-1998 BAC generally placed from 13-25th (when the went to DCI), but they first made finals in 99 and placed 5th in 2000, thier highest placement ever. My guess is there must have been a few very smart managment decisions made in the 90's to bring that kind of success.
  9. So casting George Clooney or Olympia Snowe in the role of Eleanor Roosevelt would make no difference? Casting Meryl Streep as Annie would work? Casting Cary Grant instead of Sydney Poitier in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" would make no difference?
  10. What if you were a HS drama teacher and you had a female student wanting to audition for a role in the local production of 12 Angry Men or Lord of the Flies?
  11. I disagree. Dots are always needed to accurately dress the form. When I taught band (in the days before Pyware) we used to practice on a parking lot and paint each members spot for each set on the lot. Starting in set 16 of the 3rd number was a breeze. When a form was altered over time, as they always do, setting it accurately was easy. In the days before coordinate sheets ( and even today) IMO this is the easiest way to teach and clean drill. And no they didn't look for thier spot while marching and playing, there was no time.
  12. There are two domed stadiums in Florida. One in St Pete and one in Miami. Unfortunately they are both used for baseball, which would present a scheduling problem. There is no incentive to construct a domed football stadium in Florida. The weather during the fall is ideal for outdoor events.