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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Etobicoke-Oakland Crusaders
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Devils, Cadets, Cavaliers, Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1982 Blue Devils, "Drums on the Ohio" at Reitz Bowl, Evansville, IN
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980
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    Female
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    Canada
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    Writing, music, drum corps/winter guard, University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball.

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  1. I just wanted to give a shout-out to this thread, and thanks to all who still remember and talk about this great corps!
  2. I had a bad feeling about this back when Madison Scouts had to go the black-screen route on the DVDs for its "Empire State of Mind" segment. Makes me glad I've got the years I wanted to keep on DVDs and/or Blu-rays!
  3. I'm not sure it was directly over this episode. And people who were a part of the corps will know the details far better than I. But from what I understand, based on comments that people have posted, the fallout from these events, and ultimately losing the beloved corps that was such an integral part of their life, put many folks into a downward spiral ... and for some of them, it ended in suicide. But again, people who were there are far better equipped than I to talk about this.
  4. Hello, all! I got permission from G James Miller and Dennis DeLucia to repost this message which was originally posted in the 1970's Drum and Bugle Corps group on Facebook. Dennis's account speaks for itself. I will repost the two messages in full, starting with G James Miller's introduction. G James Miller Hello folks - I didn't march in 1975 muchachos, but was with the corps in 1977, my first year in drum corps. I have heard stories of what happened from corps members and others. I have had a 30 year friendship with Dennis DeLucia, who was on the staff of the corps that year. I asked him w
  5. I would have to get Dennis's and James's permission before doing so.
  6. I agree with this; Phantom just had a lot of emotional momentum behind them that year. And, to add to that, I think a lot of folks wanted to see them win their own title outright; 2008 seemed to be the perfect culmination for that to happen. As for Crown, I have mixed emotions about them. I love their brass sound, but their visual program almost always leaves me with this "trying hard to impress" feeling. Mind you, that is a very subjective reaction, and just because it hits me that way doesn't mean that's what it really is.
  7. There's a remarkable thread under the Muchachos' photo in Facebook's 1970's Drum & Bugle Corps group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/340250541827/) in which Dennis DeLucia, through postings by G James Miller, describes in detail what transpired during the 1975 season leading to the Muchachos' disqualification. It's a must-read for anyone wanting to know what really happened. It's also very sad, considering its impact on the corps members.
  8. OK, now Tom Norton is posting some beauties in the 1970's Drum & Bugle Corps forum on Facebook! Edit: Yup, sorry Linda, I should've scrolled back to your answer before posting. :satisfied:/>/>
  9. Some fabulous high-res photos being posted by Tom Norton over on Facebook, in the 1980's Drum and Bugle Corps group!
  10. John, thank you for this post about Carol. I didn't realize that she's the one who arranged the keyboard parts for the "Hide and Seek" overlay in the '78 drum solo. Amazing! I didn't know Carol well, but she impressed me as being a very cool person and role model. As you say, she will be missed. RIP, Carol.
  11. Wow. Words fail me. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you to Roy Perez for bringing this gem to digital form so that it could be shared. What an extraordinary achievement ... in so many ways. How remarkable that the corps was able to pull itself together to give us this emotional tribute to Jim Ott. Thank you to all involved!
  12. Wow. Words fail me. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you to Roy Perez for bringing this gem to digital form so that it could be shared. What an extraordinary achievement ... in so many ways. How remarkable that the corps was able to pull itself together to give us this emotional tribute to Jim Ott. Thank you to all involved!
  13. Hi, folks! Sorry to take so long posting these. My trip, a move and then starting a new job got in the way, LOL! Anyway, better late than never. Enjoy! DCI semifinals DCI finals
  14. Why does anyone get infatuated with any corps, regardless of placement? Yes, Madison's average DCI finals placement over the years is sixth. However, if you look at the crowd favorites over the years, Madison is consistently at or near the top. It's not always about competitive placement, but about which corps captures the hearts of the fans in the stands. Actually, if you want to see what the averages are, they're here in this DCP thread and reveal some surprises: Average placements and scores
  15. De La Salle Oaklands were originally all-male and were part of Toronto's De La Salle College.