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About JoeDz

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  • Birthday May 30

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Fair Lawn Police Cadets 1963, Doremus Sr. 1966-67
  • Your Favorite Corps
    1st: Cabs Alumni; 2nd: Cabs; Tie 3rd: All DCA/Alumni
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1984 Cadets (WSS); 1995 Cabs
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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  • Location
    Paterson, NJ
  1. JoeDz

    2017 DCA Finals

    Ironically last week was when Major League Baseball went to expanded rosters..... not that MLB is a model for anything........ just noting.e
  2. Not a LIKE problem ....... click on "quote," type "LIKE".......and submit reply LIKE LIKE LIKE !!!!!
  3. My most intense years of weekends (2, sometimes 3 contests) were the 1965 and 1966 years in New Jersey. Boston appeared in 16 contests in each year, but only one each in New Jersey. My father and I saw them at VFW Nationals in Jersey City, the best top to bottom contest I've EVER seen. Loved them.....but I wish they came to New Jersey more often.
  4. Yes..... I was tempted to include Boston.....but I just didn't see them at enough contests in New Jersey......... I would probably include Bridgeport PAL and even Troop 12 BSA before I would falsely claim that I recognize the sound of BC.... seemed St. Kevin's was always at The Dream....BC not so much. I also recognize Hurricanes sound from mid 60s.
  5. This is true for most top drum & bugle corps since the beginning. Play ANY recording (even songs not generally associated with the corps) from the 1955-1967 Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Garfield Cadets, St. Lucy's Cadets, St. Kevin's Emerald Knights, Chicago Royal Airs, Chicago Cavaliers, Casper Troopers, Hawthorne Caballeros, and New York Skyliners and I (and most others my age) will identify the corps from their sound. I feel I can recognize Blue Devils 1978 -1983 and Blue Devils 2013 - 2017....... but I don't know other current DCI or DCA well enough to do the same....
  6. It's when judges scores are relatively the same week-to-week that we wonder why, also.....
  7. Maybe judges are not slotting?
  8. JoeDz

    Humid and Sticky Houston

    Tomorrow's (tonight's) scores will probably be tighter due to upward pressure from the lower corps, squeezing the gaps. There are too many outstanding shows to allow for wide gaps.
  9. Looks like a US Senate confirmation hearing.......
  10. On Monday, CC won the contest and took high percussion with 0.4 margin over 2nd place Boston. On Tuesday, there was upward pressure on all scores in all caps. Plus, it is a TOC event.... If Ausdemore had judged the other 7 TOC corps on Monday, there MIGHT be grounds for SOME comparison......
  11. JoeDz

    C2 vs everyone

    The rapid success of Cadets2 in competition as well as young members being feeder material and DCI age outs as loyal alumni, may spawn other DCI corps to sponsor all-age corps: Boston Cru-too Madison Explorers Canton Two Coats Phantom Redux Casper Toopers
  12. JoeDz

    THE ACADEMY 2017

    "Drum Core Orchard" Buy all the tree props used in 2016 by other corps, and design a show about apples: Picking Apples 10 Little Apples Red Apple Ten Rosy Apples A Johnny Appleseed Song Unpeeled Melody
  13. Bad moment for Lucas Oil Stadium!!!!