Jeremy Denzer

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  1. Yes, but Music City was also in a similar situation less than 5 years ago when they announced they were folding at the end of the season and then came back. I wish them nothing but the best of luck in world class but this does concern me.
  2. I was thinking the same thing.....if you read the wikipedia profile it clearly states that just 4 years ago they announced they were folding due to financial issues.
  3. With a score that barely would have them in open class finals it may be time to reconsider staying in world class....are the kids really getting the best experience? At least if they were to compete in open class they would get three performances during championship week.
  4. On the live blog of world prelims it was noted that both organizations have changed the primary mission of being a feeder program to that of being their own corps.
  5. Both BDB and SCVC operate as their own corps and are not feeder corps. Prior to 2008 they always made finals when they attended championships but were not always at the top. The more they won the easier it was to attract talent. At this point they are talented enough to be world class corps. But being in world class is not all about competitive results. It is about the ability to fund a national tour. Pioneer is a good example. They would have barely made open class finals from a competitive standpoint....but they are financially stable enough to offer their members a national tour. I am pretty sure that the reason they stay in open is that it would be financially impossible to fund two full time national touring corps. I know in the past DCI had a regional world class model that was used by Mandarins, Pacific Crest and the Academy prior to moving to full time touring world class corps. Under this option corps could stay local for most of the season and just jump on the tour for the last few weeks of the season. I wonder if they brought back this option if BDB and SCVC would make the move to world class.
  6. It's going to be a fight for those bottom spots in semis......if scores hold from open class finals four world class corps (Genesis, Seattle, Surf, and Pioneer) could be bumped out. I would predict that Seattle, Surf and Pioneer do not make the cut and Vanguard Cadets, Blue Devils B, Legends, Music City, and Spartans make semis.
  7. I would argue that sleeping in a gym and bonding as a team would be more beneficial than splitting up the kids into hotel rooms for the last week of the season.
  8. Love the fire at the end of the show and was wondering where I had seen it before......Avon HS used the exact same prop at BOA in 2014! Some of the same staff that teach Avon also are teaching BAC this year!
  9. Considering that just a few years ago Music City announced they were going inactive and were saved by donors.....I highly doubt that they would pass the review to move to World Class....I think they are on the right track from a talent and design perspective but the main factors in deciding on World Class are the financial stability to sustain a full tour. I am not sure about Legends....but all signs point in the direction that they may be next. They have slowly built up their tour every year with a few more shows....and they have continued to climb the competitive ladder. Not sure of their intentions but I could see them making the move soon.
  10. Is there actually a rule that an organization cannot have two world class corps? What about when the YEA ran both Cadets and Crossmen at the same time?
  11. So I'm guessing they are not announcing scores until the end???
  12. Are scores being announced after each corps? Or only in large chunks?
  13. When we used to travel to Canada for shows the members did not need passports etc. When you crossed the border they would walk on the bus and ask for ID from anyone that they thought may not be US citizens. We would always cross at night and they would tell us to all pretend to be asleep to make the crossing easier. Times have changed and today they would require a passport from every member in the caravan.
  14. A good friend of mine that is from Canada told me that one of the biggest reason for a lack of Canadian corps is a lack of instrumental music programs in the schools. This limits the talent pool to recruit from for Canadian corps. It is also much more difficult for non-Canadian members to travel across the border to participate in Canadian corps.
  15. A point to remember is that DCI does not promote groups to World Class. The corps themselves apply for World Class and go through an evaluation to ensure they can handle the financial side of a World Class tour. A group does not need to beat Vanguard Cadets of Blue Devils B in order to qualify for World Class status. Looking at the length of tour that Genesis was given by DCI this year I would guess that they are looking to make that move and DCI is testing them out.
  16. WGI no longer has the youtube WGI zone.....it was taken down due to copyright issues.....
  17. I like Stu's proposal.....the only thing I would change would be that world class is not determined by the length of tour a corps can commit to. What if as a member of the top 22 you had to commit to one major regional event (San Antonio , Allentown, or Atlanta) the following year. The current national touring model prevents some corps that perform at a world class level from being classified correctly.
  18. From what I understand open class corps get paid nothing for open class tour shows that take place in the last two weeks of the season....if they perform at a local show that is a mix of both world and open class corps they all get paid. Correct me if this is not accurate.
  19. Looking at schedules for this summer.....it appears that Genesis may be taking the steps towards a move....they are doing an extended tour with more shows that a couple of world class corps.
  20. I don't think it has anything to do with the current world class corps being happy with only 22 groups.....DCI has a better review process in place to make sure corps can sustain the financial burden of a full tour. This is a good thing considering the number or corps that moved into World Class in the late 90's to mid 2000's that did not survive more than 5 years before going under....the last thing we need is another Magic or Orlando, Teal Sound or Capital Regiment.
  21. So the corps in question have known for at least a week if not longer......when is DCI going to update the website with the news? When will schedules etc be updated? When will the newly approved corps be added to the list of open class corps?
  22. Shadow and Battalion have both posted that they have been approved. Any word on Horizon or Ignition? Shadow posted they are attending DCI championships. Battalion is not this year.
  23. Also expanded tours for both Legends and Genesis. Genesis has more shows than a few of the World Class corps.
  24. Hop just announced via facebook that the age limit for C2 is being lowered to 23......so pretty much a junior corps competing as a senior corps.
  25. Pioneer guard staff has resigned per Pioneer guard Facebook page.