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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. DAvery

    They're trashing our trophies

    When I was a director I used to remove the engraved plates off the trophies for that season and mount them on a plaque with a picture of the band and year. This would be mounted on the band room wall. I would then give the trophies to the senoir band members.
  2. DAvery

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    And they used to have billboards all over the globe.
  3. I have these same ideas for years. I swore one day I would do a show like this. Have a big white prop at the back of the field labeled "prop", white flags with "flag" on them, etc.
  4. We keep evaluating marching band and drum corps in terms of "music education". Technically speaking, the first time we took a step outside the "music education" was compromised. I choose to think in much broader terms, such "artistic education". So much of the arts are in hybrid forms, such as ballet, opera, etc., why should the marching arts be any different? Just as ballet is a hybrid of music and dance, why can't the marching arts be viewed the same?
  5. DAvery

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    Well they do have the Corn Palace and Wall Drugs.
  6. This is true. Remember the movie Pretty in Pink from the early eighties? Jake's girlfriend gets drunk and Jake gives her to the geek to have his way with her. What was acceptable then, is not acceptable now.
  7. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Hopefully, but hasn't that been the goal for the past few years? I'm hopeful, but a bit skeptical.
  8. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Exactly which relationships are they building? Alums to members? Staff to members? Corps to audience? I'm just saying this seems to be a look backward, but if that is what they feel is right I'm OK with that. When Mason took over there was a definite nod to past Madison glories and going to the "glory days" well worked for them at the time. This seems to be a repeat. And maybe this is what they feel they need to do to mend fences. I'm OK with whatever keeps them on the field.
  9. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    So you are saying the reason why Madison didn't win this past season was because they weren't dedicated enough? Or are you saying their recent staff additions are going to increase their dedication?
  10. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    In looking at the recent Scout staff additions, I get the feeling alums from 75 and 88 have taken over the corps. Waiting for the announcement on Malagueña. Looking backwards.......moving forward......?
  11. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Just like when your boss suggests not to wear jeans in the office even though there is no formal dress code.
  12. I'm surprised no one has brought how this could potentially benefit the Mandarins.
  13. DAvery

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    It was my understanding at the time he was specifically recommended to the Troopers by DCI as part of thier re-admission. Perhaps I am remembering this incorrectly.
  14. DAvery

    Soundsport Schedule?

    I know when it starts and where, I just want to know who is on when.