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    Marion Cadets 1976, Cavaliers 1979
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  1. They may have beat the Blackhawks in a category, but the Blackhawks were USTA national champions in both 1976 and 1977.
  2. I started in the Kay-Dettes in 1966 and then went to the Jr. Conquistadors when they were formed. Then I went to the Sr. Conquistadors and when they folded, went to the Blackhawks in 1972. The baton corps from Carrollton, MD was the Carroll-tones. The corps with brass players were call musical corps, not to be confused with the drum and baton corps, which had no wind players. In 1974 when nationals was in San Francisco, the Blackhawks competed against the BD baton corps. I remember their brass using bugles and we were under the impression the brass and drums were from BDB. The Blackhawks won, but the drumline was beat by the BD baton corps. In 1975 I went to the May camp of the Kilties, with a former member of the Blackhawks. Their drumline was full and they handed me a flag. After doing flag for the weekend, I decided that wasn't for me and rejoined the Blackhawks. This was my last year in the Blackhawks and I filled a tympani spot in Marion in late summer 1976. In 1979 I joined the Cavaliers for my age out year
  3. You could also say the Keystone Regiment are still around, as they were part of a merger that is currently the Crossmen.
  4. How big were they? I know when Mandarins were A-60/Div 3 they placed as high as 20th.
  5. I don't disagree the number of cases is under reported. I would suspect the number of deaths is also under reported, but not to the same degree. So what I am hearing is if you suspect you have COVID your chances of survival are 6 to 15 times greater if you do not get diagnosed?
  6. To find the percentage of people that die from COVID after having contracted COVID, you would divide the number of COVID cases by the number of COVID fatalities, correct? Currently the CDC lists the total number of COVID cases as 3,630,587 and the total COVID fatalities as 138,782. Are you saying these numbers are not correct?
  7. The problem is most members are not from a corps home base and some sort of over night facility will be reqiured regardless. Now it may be a corps has more resources in their home base area and securing a facility may be easier, but there will still need to be a facility.
  8. I think Iowa, Mississippi, Virginia, and Louisiana are additional state systems that have cancelled so far. I heard PA cancelled, but can not find it anywhere.
  9. Very strange wording. Are we waiting for another shoe to drop?
  10. So you are saying they are lying and under reporting the number of cases? I suspect there are more cases than have been diagnosed, but the data speaks for itself. You say its not that bad, do you have proof?
  11. That doesn't really match up with the data on their website. It states if you get COVID 19 the fatality rate is about 4%. 135,991 deaths divided by 3,416,428 cases. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
  12. I teach in Ohio and our reopening plan is no plan. All the students, all the time. Social distancing is not possible and masks are not required. What could possibly go wrong?
  13. The mortality rate would be the number of deaths by COVID divided by the entire popualtion. The fatality rate would be the number of deaths by COVID divided by the number of people infected.
  14. According to numbers on the CDC website the mortality rate in the US is 4.2%.
  15. What are you saying, that a limited tour does not serve the 2021 members? If so, how about the potential 2025 or 2030 members if that corps is no longer around? Each corps has to look at finances and determine a course of action that will keep them on the field after 2021. If that means a limited tour in 2021, and possibly reduced recruits and lower scores, then so be it. The reality is this pandemic has forever changed our lives and there is no going back. You can plan to try and return to life as before (which will not happen) or you can plan for the new normal. Three to five years from now you will be able to look back and see which people and organizations had the vision to synthisize and extrapolate this new normal.
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