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About bass5

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    8 years + 3 in MSARP
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts & SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Scouts 1975, SCV 1975
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  1. Hey Nick, what's up bass drum brother? Shadow Armada changed their name to Shadow when they joined DCI Open Class. I think that was 2016. I knew that their was no affiliation with the Scouts but was surprised to see there was only one Scout alumnus on staff (or admin) this year.
  2. Open Class Shadow is 10 to 12 miles from Madison in Oregon, WI.
  3. The Alumni Corps is separate from the Scouts. Members pay for the whole thing.
  4. I agree, I think the sound would've been better if we were sitting on the Bascom Hill lawn. I did enjoy the musical book, they did have a "Madison sound" to them but need some major cleaning but heck that's what the next 7 to 8 weeks are all about. The drumline was tight!
  5. I think it was 1980 because I remember her interviewing Scouts DM Daniel S. "Boomer" Veerhusen.
  6. I believe for years that the big HS marching bands designers, WGI designers and DCI designers are one in the same. The DCI designers try out and tweak their ideas on their BOA/WGI units.
  7. Apparently the judges he spoke to must've retired.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I've also been saying this for the last 3 or 4 years.
  12. 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.
  13. Madison was in Disneyland on 7-04-76 but we did go to Phoenix the next day for a show.