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Everything posted by Lance

  1. not sure i've ever met anybody who doesn't love that show. lots of other shows from 20+ years ago, too. i was speaking generally, and admittedly, a little to broadly. i just think about the kids that I work with and they're a lot more likely to share a 6-12 placing performance from 2018 than from 1998, for example.
  2. maybe it's an "IDGAF" thing for him. i still have my BCG's, though I never wore them after boot camp.
  3. Ours was 60 days as well in the Marine Corps, but I got out in 2001 so that might have changed by now.
  4. A kid could have done any number of things to improve the mess that has been the DCI website for over a decade.
  5. Mandatory reporting where I live requires training of what, exactly, to report. If we see any of the warning signs we're trained on, then we must report it to a specific person in our building by law. From there, individuals with increasing expertise in child abuse, including law enforcement, make decisions. It takes any of the "do I want to get involved" out of the way because you're committing a crime that is very prosecutable if you don't automatically report. All adults who work in Indiana with minors do this? If so, that's awesome. It's pretty specific roles in my state that are mandatory reporters, and a lot of adults who work with groups of kids in music/sports/clubs aren't specified as mandatory reporters. I think this might be what Mike was talking about with it having different meanings in different states.
  6. Not every adult is a mandatory reporter. I think they should be if they're working with minors, but that's not the case.
  7. DCI can barely run what they have up right now on their website. I wouldn't expect them to actively seek out more work and more coding. I'm not being critical, either. Really, really hoping we can keep the wikipedia pages alive.
  8. yeah, i forgot that i got out a month early with terminal leave. that makes sense.
  9. He would have been awarded the medal before his discharge, and you don't have to have an honorable discharge to receive a medal before the discharge. Of course it wasn't dishonorable or bad conduct or anything like that, but I am curious. If it was an honorable discharge, then that was a pretty special arrangement since he had 2 months left.
  10. I wonder what kind of discharge he got. You can't just quit an enlistment. He'll be super successful. Fun videos and a really good musician.
  11. This is why the ignore feature is something I choose to use. Why would anybody want to spew such negativity about band? Why would I ever want to communicate with people who do? Yuck, offseason or not.
  12. it is possible for changes like this to have nothing to do with whatever your favorite tabloid tv "news" station wants you to be outraged about. think for yourself. give it a try at least once a week and increase the frequency from there. i think this makes a lot of sense because the maltese cross with a really hard to make out cursive "C" in the middle is pretty ambiguous. and there's no way that bones will cease selling merch that has maltese crosses, no matter what their official logo ends up being.
  13. continental, thanks. 93 phantom was my introduction to ginastera, and on my list of top 5 shows i wish i could've seen live. i never get sick of it.
  14. Please no. It was actually a BD fan thread most of the time for over a month. Please let's keep it that way.
  15. appreciation is a positive response. i can appreciate many creative products that i don't happen to like. for example, i appreciate the craftsmanship of most of hemingway's work, but i don't like them enough to read them for fun. just not my thing. i prefer the work of several of his contemporaries, but that doesn't mean i can't evaluate the craftsmanship itself. same with different bands, composers, genres, and on and on and on. rubrics like dci scoresheets try to eliminate subjectivity as much as possible, but it's impossible for any rubric not to have gaps. member corps fill in those gaps for adjudicators, they don't just default to "hey i like this, i'll score it higher".
  16. Almost as if the corps, themselves, chose what should be rewarded. The sheets didn't just write themselves, and the judges certainly didn't write them. Guess who did, and guess who trains the judges on what they should reward?
  17. Also, I just looked at the stars for this post, and it's like 3.5 Why? It's not the OP's fault that DCI voted this way, lol. He was just posting some news.
  18. Yep. And when considering anything like this, finances are going to be a part of the decision. That's just stating the obvious. But yeah, nobody knows the degree to which it impacts any individual corps financially or any other specifics, really.
  19. As I'm reading this, I'm listening to my top 15 playlist on Spotify, and Incident on 57th Street is up in just a bit. 🙂
  20. haha, yeah my whole dci will become wgi thing is exaggerated, of course. i don't see music becoming totally pre-recorded for dci shows, but i do see hornlines and percussion decreasing in coming years...think featured ensembles to accompany visual. as you said, it's a lot cheaper, and since mics and amps have become the norm for full sections nowadays, why bother with having a big, expensive hornline? i don't think it's that far-fetched given the pretty overwhelming trend we've seen in scoring allotment for visual.
  21. For sure they'll be adding low brass and turn down the synth bass goo. Yeah, I did the Ace Ventura faux laugh when I typed that, too. The majority of new spots will be guard most likely, because I have seen the future of dci and it is wgi.
  22. Nice anecdote and terrific to hear. My anecdotal experience with high school marching band students for the past 14 years is different. Those haircuts are pretty special. Same with the facial hair.
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