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  1. I think it’s still too early to even discuss. I know local winter colorguard and percussion circuits are struggling with their winter schedules. The common thread from school administration and activities directors is that they need to get through the fall season first. Then they will move on to winter and spring. Any discussions about outside groups needing or wanting access next summer aren’t on anyone’s radar right now.
  2. Also, with more and more states moving football to the spring, that has the potential to move marching band to the spring, too How many schools can have a marching band AND winter percussion and/or winter guard going on simultaneously?
  3. And lest we all forget, Larry Mills, the Co-President of Tresona is now on the board of directors at YEA (Cadets). Strange bedfellows indeed.
  4. This is good news, and has the potential to be HUGE in the marching arts. Permission to Arrange SHOULD be a lot easier and a lot cheaper as a result.
  5. WGI was just officially cancelled.
  6. The acoustics in US Bank Stadium (Vikings - Minneapolis) are actually pretty good for the marching arts. There is a huge marching band competition there every October. As far as sun goes, the light coming in the huge vertical opening panels doesn't really spill directly onto the field. It just lights up the concourse. And the diffused ceiling panels over the the turf make the entire stadium very bright during the day, but it's dispersed and no real glare. And schools in MN don't start until after Labor Day so in theory, it should be easier to secure housing for all of the corps.
  7. Check this out starting at the 3:20 mark...
  8. Actually been here for a long time, and one of the "originals" on RAMD back in the early and mid 90s.
  9. Can we delete this thread and start a new one? With actual posts about staff comings and goings? This is now 21 pages of off-topic rubbish.
  10. This! If found the quality of streams earlier in the season to be very good. But as the shows got larger, and the online audience increased at the end of the season, the quality got progressively worse. Semi-Finals and Finals feeds were almost unwatchable. I highly doubt everyone's individual internet connections or ISPs changed anything over the past few weeks on "the last mile." These problems are 100% with Flo and the equipment and capacity at the source.
  11. UGH! Hey FloMarching, get rid of the huge graphic in the lower left corner of the MultiCam feed!
  12. Individual corps are responsible for securing permission to arrange and perform, and any associated fees. These are usually simpler and cheaper to obtain than sync licenses required for DVDs. DCI is responsible for securing the sync license and paying any fees/royalties associated with those DVDs.
  13. Bluecoats secured proper licenses to arrange and perform. The sync license for the DCI DVDs will be secured by DCI and that can't be finalized until after tonight. DCI needs to know exactly who is in the Top 12, and what songs will be included on the DVD. I'm sure they have started the process with preliminary negotiations, but that sync license can not be completed early. It takes a lot of back and forth negotiation. The challenge with the Beatles music when it comes to sync licenses is what is known as the most favored nation clause. This basically states that whatever the highest royal
  14. Is the Flo stream exceptionally bad this evening? It's unwatchable for me and it's been fine all season up until tonight.
  15. Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are primarily streaming recorded content. Flo is streaming live events. Big difference.