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About bass5

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    8 years
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts & SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Scouts 1975, SCV 1975
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  1. bass5

    Madison Scouts 2018

    Apparently the judges he spoke to must've retired.
  2. bass5

    Madison Scouts 2018

    I WISH! I actually think the Brewers are a great example of how the Scouts were run for a long long time and should be now. Of course they need more $$ but they don't have to be the richest corps to compete at the top. BD & SCV are an anomaly because their state allows them to earn money from bingo (or gambling) that Wisconsin and most other states don't allow just as the Yankees, LA, Cubs and Red Sox are an anomaly because of the TV revenue they get compared to the other markets. It's more difficult of course but that's why people love it when an under dog wins. You really shouldn't use baseball as an example if you don't follow it anywhere except on ESPN. The Brewers are 1 game back of the best record in the NL.
  3. bass5

    Madison Scouts 2018

    The Scouts alumni page was not run by "the leadership" but rather by 2 alumni who started it years ago. They shut it down on their own because of all the BS they had to weed through daily and didn't have the time or desire to do so.
  4. bass5

    Madison Scouts 2018

    Jim worked on a few different productions of BLAST! during his last stint with the Scouts so I doubt that would be an issue. "Even if he was interested" would be the big question.
  5. bass5

    Mason, OH - June 25, 2018

    I've also been saying this for the last 3 or 4 years.
  6. bass5

    Why 1976?

    I don't remember the buses breaking down in the desert on that tour but they broke down A LOT so it sure is a possibility. One thing I do remember about that day is that we were staying in Gilbert and it was like 110 degrees so we rehearsed music to the new show inside all day. I do remember going into a bar with some other 21 year old guys and they wouldn't serve us - even soda. Don't know if it was because some of us were black or because we were a bunch of long hairs. Gilbert was quite a small town at that time, I'm sure its much different today. You did get to witness our "disco show" before it was sent to the drum corps scrap pile.
  7. bass5

    Why 1976?

    Madison was in Disneyland on 7-04-76 but we did go to Phoenix the next day for a show.
  8. Thanks (from all of us who marched that grueling year in 76). Looking back on it after all these years, I still believe if we would have been given a decent show to perform for the entire year we may have been able to compete with BD but rehashing an old show with a new opener and drum solo was not going to beat BD's master piece of a show.
  9. The entire show was changed in '76. All music and drill. I don't think it's mentioned much as a favorite show because so much was repeated from the '75 show. Having marched both years I still go back and forth as to what was a bigger accomplishment.
  10. Top 5: 1975 1988 1999 1997 2011
  11. bass5

    Madison Scouts 2017 Hunter did not return to the Scouts. The link is to a podcast from last November where they interviewed Hunter and his parents. If I remember correctly he is now into singing rather than playing trumpet. On a side note I see one of the film makers (Mac) was in Madison today being interviewed by Wisconsin Public Television - "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" will be broadcast sometime in May across the State of Wisconsin.
  12. Having a beer with THIRDCOAST at the Drums On Parade pre-show tailgate.
  14. We have a massive opportunity to help give national exposure to the drum corps activity. Our documentary "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" is coming out on the iTunes Movie store on Tuesday. If enough digital copies sell from now through it's opening week, we could land the film on the American documentary chart for iTunes. If that happens, it will get people who know nothing about the drum corps subculture to sit up and pay attention. Pre-order it now for only $10 and help drum corps reach the mainstream! Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood on iTunes Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood directed by Mac Smith & Tom Tollefsen