• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Bob984 last won the day on April 27

Bob984 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

103 Excellent

About Bob984

  • Rank
    DCP Fanatic

Recent Profile Visitors

818 profile views
  1.!/Obituary Somebody posted this yesterday on social media...............tragic................ RIP, Davey Tucker...........marched in Spirit, Cavaliers, and Blue Devils..............age 28
  2. Some experts today came out and said that they believe that it will be the middle of 2021 at the earliest before an effective vaccine happens for the masses, as things continue to be tested out. If that is true, say bye-bye to the 2021 season.
  3. I do get your point. I wanted to clarify something though......the corps that were DQ'd for overage may have only had one individual pointed out that was overage (in the Bridgemen's case, they were ineligible, as they were going to turn 22 during the season, but they never actually marched someone who was 22......the other 3 corps did........and I know for a fact that two of the corps dq'd had more overage members than just the one that they were caught with (and one had a large number).....I won't go into it, but one had 3 and the other one had alot.........
  4. I do think that it is good when members can present their views to staff/administration. This has happened forever. In recent times, though, I wonder if it happens far less frequently. I can tell you...for example, uniforms......there are uniforms today that are presented, where back in the day, we would have said, "we aren't wearing THAT", and that would have been the end of it. Today, I think more is forced on the member and there is little or no feedback. Even money was "negotiated" at times back in the day. In my 2nd year, I was not going to march. A member had a problem, and I got
  5. That definitely happened, as I spoke to someone involved who was from Purple Lancers.
  6. Your are correct (I was on staff from 1979-1983)................
  7. It is certainly not insignificant. They gave us until 3 PM to prove that the member was 21 and not overage. At that moment, we had nothing, due to a misplaced birth certificate file (which they did track down much later), and the member had nothing that proved his age on him. It would have been interesting to see what would have gone down had we not proven his age by 3 PM. Those who filed the claim certainly had no proof....but they went forward anyway. If the 1980 Cadets had been disqualified, it is safe to say that the corps most likely would not have recovered; I do think the corps wo
  8. 1982............he was on the percussion staff starting in 1979..............
  9. There was a 5 corps battle for the last 3 spots in DCI finals.....Garfield, Guardsmen, North Star, Blue Stars, and Troopers. All were good, so it was up in the air. I was on staff at Cadets....we had 18 brass in May, and 56 when the season started...........a successful recruiting trip to Mississippi and Louisiana answered our prayers. The kids that came were both talented and hard working. It was a miracle. We did fill a few blanks mid-season, and one of them was the horn player who's age was challenged. He did look old, and he also had played with a DCA corps for a few years. North S
  10. The member in question did not have a driver's license, thus he had no age ID on him. However, he was a college student. The bursar's office was open (it was a Friday). Thank God, we had a cooperative person on the other end of the phone....colleges have dob on all students..........she confirmed his dob and that he would not be 22 until October. Pesceone called the college, got the info confirmed, and that was the end of it.
  11. 40 years ago,in 1980, North Star Drum and Bugle Corps filed a formal protest against the Garfield Cadets, just after the Cadets prelim performance, for an alleged overage member. There was a delay settling the dispute due to a misplacement of the birth certificate file (which was found later that day), but the corps used another satisfactory way to prove the member's age, and proved that the member was indeed 21 years old, but not overage. The Cadets did not "return the malice", and a small number of people (including myself) have kept this largely quiet for 40 years now.....but it is an im
  12. My guess is there probably only is around a 25% chance of a 2021 WGI season. I do believe that there is about a 50% chance of a DCI season. Everything is contingent on a successful vaccine that will need to be mass distributed between the end of the year and the end of February at the latest. I don't think WGI or their groups have enough time to make that work. Schools are not going to allow gym use until it is totally safe to do so. Drum corps has more time to make a call. DCI does not rely on WGI. In fact, many DCI corps guards do very little until the winter guard season is over.
  13. I'm not quite sure what you are referring say that Cavaliers were "on their tail", yet scores show that at the World Open, they were nearly 5 points ahead of the Cavaliers (4.75) and though prelims was a bit closer, I don't think they were in the same league. You also state that they were not even close to Madison and SCV in the days going into DCI. However, just 4 days prior to DCI Philly, they defeated the Vanguard and Blue Devils, and finished 2nd to Madison, 1.85 behind. To this day, there is a rumor that the prelim score in Philly was tabulated before ordered d
  14. It was 1981........people tried real hard to not have any blanks in the drill by prelims, as visual judges totally frowned on it...........people would march with broken arms, etc. and still march the spot. She actually did quite was tough for her not to stick out, as she was in the lead soprano section...............I think we should have taught her the last note of the believe DCI prelims and finals were the 2 shows that she marched all season......
  15. We had a lead soprano player.............who got into a fist fight with the drum major in rehearsal 2 days before prelims............he was taken to the airport and sent home...........we had no alternate horn players, but we had an alternate guard member on tour.....she was small and I believe somewhere between 15-17 years old. I look out later that night, and I start laughing, because there she is.....soprano in hand (of course, not playing), learning drill. She is doing remarkably well. At prelims, she marched as if she was in the spot all year long (didn't play a note,