dmacp

Members
  • Content Count

    37
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3 Neutral

About dmacp

  • Rank
    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 10/10/1959

Profile Information

  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1978-1979 Florida Vanguard
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Santa Clara, Madison, Blue Devils, Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    08 PR, 07 Crown, 06 Cavies, 04 SCV, 95 Madison, 94 BD
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1979 (Cause I was doing it)
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Interests
    Drumming (Duh)

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    DrummrDrew
  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0
  1. Thanks, probably will just give it a whirl.
  2. Hey everyone.... I know you can get manufacturer branded covers for drums, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience making your own, or if you had patterns. Budget's are tight, and I think I can find a volunteer to make something if I had some basis for comparison. Plus I am using a brand that doesn't offer the covers and would hate to show case covers for a brand we aren't playing. Not that opposed, just the OCD part of me.
  3. Meanwhile they had to cancel open class prelims due to rain. Bet they wouldn't have minded playing in a dome. Look, I am not saying 10 years in one place doesn't get old, it does. I'd love nothing better than to see it in Denver regularly. But recurrence and stability makes planning, coordinating, and running an event easier. I have been involved in running many activities, and it is always easier to do something you have done before. It also tends to reduce costs when you can negotiate long term commitments. I am not saying SOME people don't take the opportunity to include the local area on a trip, some do. But there are a lot of us that come in for the championship, watch the shows then go right back home too. I am not saying Indy is a happening tourist hot spot, but it is no worse than Madison, and I know a lot of people that wish it were in Madison every year.
  4. Is this your opinion? Is this based on something other than anecdotal evidence? Can you support that assertion?
  5. Oh, and there are a number of shows in the same location every year. Allentown, San Antonio, DATR, Pacific Procession, among others. Allentown isn't exactly a garden spot, yet the same people go year after year. I have been to San Antonio a couple of times. The only thing I see apart from the show is a restaurant or two, the hotel and the airport. They go to see the corps, not the location.
  6. That's debatable, but I'm sorry, I don't care about what they offer, I go to watch drum corps. And the roof opens if they want to do it.
  7. A lot of things happen in the same place every year. The US Open, Wimbledon, The French Open, The Kentucky Derby, The Rose Bowl, Mardi Gras, SXSW and so on. Stability like this makes planning, budgeting, and negotiating much simpler, usually brings lower costs, and though is a pain for some people is actually a help to a lot of people. By contrast, look what happened with ticketing at the Super Bowl this year. I guarantee there is a much higher potential for snafus and mixups when the venue changes every year. Think about corp housing alone. Imagine having to go out and find locations for 30-50 groups every year in a new location. So yes, I see this as a good thing. I dont go to Indy to see the city, I go to watch the corps. LOS is a nice venue, there is plenty of good food and hotels close by and it isn't outrageously expensive compared to many cities.
  8. I watched their battery warming up in the lot at DATR tonight. Very impressive. Reminded me a lot of SCV, then I came home and looked it up and was not surprised to see Murray Gusack on the staff.
  9. I watched their battery warming up in the lot at DATR tonight. Very impressive. Reminded me a lot of SCV, then I came home and looked it up and was not surprised to see Murray Gusack on the staff.
  10. Assuming you are driving I-15 to I-70, I wouldn't worry about mudslides. The biggest issue for you will be some road work over Vail pass that has the road down to one lane (I was just up there this weekend). But unfortunately there isn't much alternative once you start that path. The south alternative (I-40) and north alternative (I-80) would probably take you longer even if you were to experience a delay for mudslides or road work. Rain in Colorado is usually short when it happens, so even if there is rain, at most look for a delayed DATR not a cancelled one.
  11. FWIW we still use single tenors in pipe bands as well.
  12. I have marched 3 parades in the last 3 weekends with the bagpipe band I play with. I must be sick because I love to do it. True enough most members of the band are less than thrilled, especially the bagpipers in Cripple Creek who must play bagpipes at almost 10000 feet above sea level, but for all the reason you mention in your article they are important events. Money, public exposure and community support are important. And yes there are plenty of eyes-left moments. Sometimes for the wrong reasons too! From my drum corp days I remember one parade in particular. Our corps (the Florida Vanguards) didnt have the big fancy food trucks (or any food truck) so we ate a lot of fast food, etc, and the occasional meal scrapped together by volunteers that were doing way too much already. We had a show and parade in Mendota Illinois for the Sweet Corn Festival. The festival gave away fresh cooked sweet corn (dipped in glorious vats of melted butter and free flowing salt that would make my cardiologist cringe) to all comers and that was particularly welcome to us starving kids! Still is in my mind of how good sweet corn should taste!
  13. Hey everyone, I have a friend that has an unopened Drum Corps Trivia board game published by drum corps world. He is in a bad situation and would like to sell this game if anyone is interested. it was made in the early to mid 1980's. Please send me an email and I'll put you in contact with him to discuss price, etc.
  14. Hey everyone, I have a friend that has an unopened Drum Corps Trivia board game published by drum corps world. He is in a bad situation and would like to sell this game if anyone is interested. it was made in the early to mid 1980's. Please send me an email and I'll put you in contact with him to discuss price, etc.
  15. I don't know. Not any less convenient than Buffalo or Madison.