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  1. Some great information right here! I was just thinking about this. Corpreps has all West Side Story charts attributed to Bernstein and of course I was wondering if any of the corps utilized Richards arrangements. This is really cool, will keep pushing forward to find more information!
  2. Through my graduate work, I have been exploring Stan Kenton's mellophonium band ('60-'63) and the influence this ensemble along with Johnny Richards compositions had on the use of the middle voice in the drum and bugle corps brass literature. As I have been digging through a great deal of literature, thanks to Scooter over at The Middle Voice Leader, I discovered the inactive Suncoast Sound's show was based off Johnny Richard's composition and special arrangement for Kenton, "Adventures In Time". The question I am hoping some of our hard core corps fans will be able to answer....did any other drum and bugle corps adapt charts from the Kenton band either before the mellophonium section was introduced or directly from the mellophonium era? Any information will certainly help me find potential new sources to pursue. Thank you!!!
  3. Hi All! I hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to pick the brains of those who have had the opportunity to play on both the Yamaha and Jupiter Quantum marching baritones. I have played the Yamaha extensively. What should I expect from the Quantum horn?
  4. If you're in the market for a professional trumpet, 'professional' mellophone, or a solid practice mellophone check these outs. Prices are somewhat negotiable. King Trumpet, $300.00 plus shipping. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10106167582177764.1073741829.9375044&type=1&l=4700985675 Yamaha Mellophone, $800.00 plus shipping. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10106167571768624.1073741828.9375044&type=1&l=721ddfe5ed King Mellophone, asking $50.00 plus shipping. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10106167558674864.1073741827.9375044&type=1&l=eee5181f4d
  5. The last DCI show I attended, Hoppy's show in Allentown in 2012, what I recall the audience demographic was of an older age. it would be interested to do a research study on some of the bigger DCI shows. It would not surprise me if the majority of the demographics are middle aged and older....
  6. lmao!!! True George is not the cause of all the changes we have seen. However, he certainly has, whether intentional or not, has positioned himself as the face of change in DCI.
  7. Are you referring to the late William Revelli, former director of the Michigan Marching Band?
  8. Didn't crown already do a show on this...something like....the grass is always greener....?
  9. Send in the Clowns... Brass ensemble Vanguard: IMO, nothing compares to the sound of an all bell-front brass choir...