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Land_Surfer last won the day on October 19 2018

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About Land_Surfer

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    marched 1991
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    1987 Santa Clara Vanguard
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    Midwest USA

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  1. What the group is performing is nothing that hasn’t been tried before. One can only pray that the bari-sax remains “side-lined”.
  2. Fairly ordinary. Nothing new that hasn’t been explored before. There are many that would like to see this replace drum & bugle corps.
  3. Let’s hope so, no electronic instruments and sound systems. Definitely a year for complexity reduction to save resources. However, the 2003 horn book will require some very strong lungs and robust embouchures to get that sound today.
  4. Your concept definitely will mean the end of drum corps. It’s the pessimism that keeps me coming back to this site.
  5. The flu virus(s) does the same thing and more-so as there are more strains and a large portion of society never gets vaccinated and we’re still here.
  6. I would sure hope that most 23 year olds have a full-time job, if not, they sure should. Most grad / PhD students do so part-time while employed full-time, unless in med school, where they have no time for DCI. Most DCI members are either in high school or college. No need for any additional requirements. It’s an amateur activity, leave it that way.
  7. The exact same thing happened in ‘91, also. Sure it wasn’t ‘91?
  8. No. Temporary rules rarely remain that way. The last thing anyone needs are more rules and regulations. It is the responsibility of each corps to make these types of decisions.
  9. It’s old news, from 2011. Why did you dislike Star so? Because they were so young and raced to the top? If you have money, use it to do great things, and Star did. They hired the best staff purchased the best equipment, etc. I have no qualms with that. Spending years growing, learning, maturing is great if you have time but why, when money can get you there faster?
  10. 1990 Star is one of my all time favorites. Amazingly advanced both musically and visually... ahead of its time as usual.
  11. Not sure SCV was inspired by The Freelancers but, the 1989 Star of Indiana “British Invasion” is one of my most memorable shows and, likely the most memorable field show featuring Walton (and Holst). It was an attention getter. FWIW - On their finals comeback, The Freelancers did a very innovative and avant garde John Williams (composer) themed show that was also memorable.