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About jpaul

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  1. jpaul

    Your 2018 Top 6

    SCV Bluecoats BAC Blue Devils Cadets Mandarins
  2. jpaul

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Guard Caption heads resigned too. What's up in Oregon?
  3. jpaul

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Just ask every potential hire in every drum corps to sign away their civil rights, even if they've done absolutely nothing wrong. hmm.
  4. jpaul

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Or The Slouchmen
  5. jpaul

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I have no specific knowledge about the Scouts. I was speaking about judging in general.
  6. jpaul

    Madison Scouts 2018

    This. It is possible for a group to "outperform" their show, resulting in a higher number in the "how" subcaption than the "what", but there's a limit to how large that gap can be. You won't see a box 4 what with a box 5 how.
  7. What's JDfuncorps up to these days?
  8. Interesting. I never knew such a thing existed. Rights management is a crazy beast. I don't know what the answer is, but there's gotta be a better way.
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  10. I have no experience with Band in a Box drill. I don't know what "scalable drill" would be. Who does the scaling? You can easily have either 64 or 16 horns play the same 16 count 8th note run. You can't have the same drill performed by 16 members and/or 64 members. The laws of time/space/movement wont allow it. With regard to IP protection, there are limitations to what is feasibly protectable. The work has to be in some way unique or distinctive enough from other similar works to make it worth protecting. You also need to be able to prove who first created the piece. We all borrow so much from each other in the activity that most things wouldn't qualify. e.g. Who created the first rotating box? Who creatd the first step-2 drill? Now, if you want to talk about diamond cutters or Z-pulls, that's a different story, but you won't find anything remotely that original in a Band in a Box show.
  11. jpaul

    Madison Scouts 2018

    A. I'm sure each team functions differently, but the program coordinator is not necessarily responsible for creating the show. He or she guides the team of designers who create the show. B. Scott Koter was not replaced by The Cavaliers, he resigned at the end of 2015.
  12. Unless youre talking about iconic drill moves from the BIG names in the activity, drill has no resale value. It's specific to the group performing it and typically, the music being played. Music can more easily be transerred to different performance settings. The Saucedo situation would depend on the agreement between the composer and the commisioning organization. Just because it was written for the Cavaliers doesn't necessarily mean they retain the rights.
  13. jpaul

    Cadets 2018

    BD's guard was not stellar last night either. How many drops on that rifle exchange over the couter? Looked as bad as it did a week ago. BD also has lots of dead time in their book. Cavaliers are doing more, even with th obvious flaws.
  14. jpaul

    2018 Predictions

    Vanguard wins
  15. jpaul

    Clovis, CA - June 22, 2018

    This is a very plausible explanation of how scores can change basd on contest dynamics. The one detail that seems off is that, per standard DCI scheduling, the Oregon Crusaders would have performed well before either Blue Devils or SCV so the score they received would not have been based on a direct comparison to either of those groups.