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  1. OK. Who's taking bets on the topic of that 10-9 and 1 abstention vote? - Marching parades using authentic civil war brass reproductions? OR - Doing a DCI All Star Drum Corps flash mob for the virtual Macy's Parade next Thursday?
  2. This is the way I look at it. Corps X is on tour. They are required to regularly test their members and staff. One person tests positive. What does Corps X have to do? I'm guessing quarantine the entire touring organization for two weeks. That doesn't mean 180 people in one room somewhere. It means small groups of no more than 10, isolated from each other. Where will they do that? Not at some random school Maybe at a hotel, if the hotel agrees, and they might given the horrendous occupancy rates they are fighting, but the cost would be tremendous. The corps can't pack eve
  3. Here's an interesting way to think about media sources
  4. Thinking about school / school district facilities. My kids' USA swim team practices and hold meets in a school district facility. They are restricted to 50 people in the building (capacity is usually about 200 swimmers, and about 800 spectators / officials). Last weekend was the first meet they allowed, after a lot of meetings, planning and so forth. 40 swimmers, 10 coaches / officials, and a nice livestream for the rest of us. The kids sat outside the building between heats. So, the chances of that same school district allowing 150 kids, 30 staff and another 20-30 support staf
  5. If regional means you only travel Friday - Sunday, then it may be a cost savings. Assuming that you can house reasonably at your home location. I'm not sure anyone can go back to the host family model.
  6. Absolutely. There were a large number of corps that they helped out financially and logistically over a lot of years. But they were humble about it, and didn't get the credit they deserve.
  7. OK, that made me happy. - My HS band director LOVED PR. We did the streamer thing at the end of our show in 1984 - How can you not love that Buick-led PR sound? You are not welcome in this country if you don't. - Flag exchanges! Bring them back! - It's good to see that missing every major visual hit on the video is a historical tradition. Let's watch a french horn march backward while he's tacit. Let's look at a bell. Let's not see company fronts and other major visual formations.
  8. If you wanted to write a show that defined the musical mythos of the Troopers, '83 is it. They also were invited to perform in exhibition before finals. So, they drove out to the beach, picked up the members and ran them into the show. Salty.
  9. You mean drum caption heads drinking beer in front of the line during warmups? Saw it. Or entire brass staffs drinking Old Style out of a cooler in the back of the caption head's Saab before the show? Saw it. Or drinking multiple beers on the staff bus after leaving the show site? Lived it. I'm actually glad that isn't the ways it's done any more.
  10. I didn't realize Gary had passed. I'm sad to hear it. A bunch of us 1988 Troopers at UW knew him when he was on BK's staff. We went to a halloween party at Lonnie Thompson's place in Greeley. This dude walks in wearing a BD uniform, with the leather hat. We chased him down in the kitchen and asked when he aged out. He said "86". We freaked (a number of us went back to '86) and we never left the kitchen. We'd see him at BK camps in Laramie and on tour, and always had a great time talking to him.
  11. AZ Marching Band season cancelled
  12. Colorado Bandmasters just cancelled their 2020 marching band season. That includes BK's Friendship Cup.
  13. Regarding repayment vs. grant of the PPP: The money will be converted to a grant as long as you do the following within the required timeframe: - Spend at least 60% on payroll - Be sure to carefully use any non-payroll funds on other expenses. For instance, rent. - Restore your full time equivalents to their pre-crisis levels. But rules are pretty generous on this in regards to how you count part-time employees The timeframe to use the funds is: - 24 weeks - for loans approved on/after June 5 - 8 or 24 weeks - for loans approved before June 5. At the opti