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  1. What's the story with SCV in 2005? Went in a very old direction and failed pretty spectacularly. There was speculation that they would be out of the top 10.
  2. I feel like having more people from outside of The Cadets - outside of drum corps entirely - might be a better thing for a BoD.
  3. But in 2005, which is what is relevant to this discussion
  4. The field itself was insanely good, the best surface I ever marched on, tied with Columbus Crew soccer stadium, where CapReg had its home show. That Columbus show was a highlight of the year - corps home show, awesome field, I saw my parents and brother and two friends from HS band who came from Pittsburgh, and the corps broke 80 points for the first time in its history.
  5. 2004 in Denver was a great finals venue. Since my corps didn't make finals, I watched from the top deck, with my corps friends, in my hard-earned jacket, on a perfect summer night. The season was over, the start of college was 2 weeks away, and it was maybe one of the last times I had no responsibilities or worries. Watching Cavies go into the fugue that builds into the climax of their closer was great...as was all of SCV. Really, a great top 3. 2004 was my rookie year at Capital Regiment. It was Quite An Experience(tm). The corps was on its first year of Bb horns and second year in Div
  6. I feel Cavies - this show probably gets less discussion than 2002 or 2006, but it's fantastic. It's easily in my top 5. I remember when the show was announced, everyone was freaking out, and not in a good way. It helps that it wasn't just your usual James Bond theme medley that every mediocre HS marching band played in the 90s. David Arnold has some slappers. The Goldeneye opening is super cool and iconic. The all-male guard really sold it, in an era when characterization was becoming more important, but hadn't gone over to gag-inducing literalism. Blue Devils - when I saw them first at t
  7. a nebulous phrase upon which to hang 90s Cadets Holsinger stuff, and it worked competitively (and the crowd liked it)
  8. ...they are ####### spoiled children
  9. Troopers were in absolutely dire condition at the time - you could tell they were just barely getting down the road
  10. I wasn't at finals in 2003, but I performed at the Citrus Bowl show in 2004 -- what a DUMP!
  11. This was the big year for me -- when I went from a fan to an obsessive who HAD to march drum corps somehow (summer before senior year of high school). I attended that BOA Summer Camp (then at Illinois State in Normal, IL) for the second year in a row, doing the marching band track (I was a clarinet player). By the way, 2002 was much better-- we learned, cleaned and performed about 3 minutes of show in 5 days. In 2003, it was run by Richard Saucedo (Cavies composer and Mt Carmel HS director at the time), and it was basically just a "be a Cavalier for a day" camp - we just learned some dri