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  1. 43 minutes ago, HockeyDad said:

    Kathy can point at you, Glenn and MikeD as evidence of the overwhelming support for the proposal. 

    After teaching a camp just recently, there’s definitely a lot more staff and members that think it makes sense as well!  Many more than you would think.  If you can play it on a synth already then there’s no argument against it.

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  2. 7 hours ago, kdaddy said:

    UPDATE: I'd say it's okay. Bocook is a huge plus. Not sure about the program design. And, while I admittedly don't follow the Cadets closely, I honestly don't know who Jon Bilby is.

    Jon wrote the drill for C2 the final year and he re-wrote the closer (and possibly more) for Cadets this past summer. 

  3. 16 minutes ago, Cappybara said:

    I didn't realize it's so difficult to simply create a new DCP account for yourself. Granted I haven't made one in quite a few years, has the process become extremely stringent and difficult or something? 

    I'm just trying to figure out why anyone would need to share a DCP account 

    Yes, I don’t buy it at all.  Why would any teacher share an account with former students???

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  4. 9 hours ago, Lead said:

    The only way to keep something "private" is to not tell anyone in the first place. Once you tell another soul, you have to know it's going to get out... and that was before the internet.


    People tell people because they want other people to know. Don't fault people for sharing... it's the original person's fault if they shared info.

    And don’t tell others at Basey’s late on Saturday night!  That’s when I heard of the first few moves Cadets we’re making and definitely the quickest way to start spreading the news. 

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  5. 1 minute ago, chadwick said:

    I have to disagree with you. Your idea that designers shouldn't focus on what 4-5 cymbal players do to create visuals should then just be applied to everything the rest of the battery does with the drum sticks.  Why not just let them play the music and not do all the other gestures they make with the drum sticks?  Cymbals create a lot of visual interest IMO. I'd rather see their action on the field versus more mallet players (I appreciate the front ensemble, don't get me wrong, I just think the size could be reduced so that a cymbal line on the field could be achieved).


    I also initially asked what year corps stopped having a cymbal line.  Can anyone provide this insight?  Would be real curious to see when the last year was for Blue Devils, Bluecoats, Cavaliers, etc... had a cymbal line. 

    Because drumsticks aren’t big reflective pieces of metal. 

  6. 26 minutes ago, BigW said:

    Okay, clown. He stood there deliberately not moving for over 30 seconds as we approached. he could have moved.. He wanted us to move around him. He kept standing in front of the block as it approached. He had it coming. Yeah, our whole band was pretty amused at dealing with it. You wanted the band parents to goon the kid instead? That's what also would have happened.


    We had people stick cigarette butts on member's necks during this period. We had taunts and outright threats to members at games. We had people throwing coins and eggs at us in parades. Okies? We didn't take kindly to it, and we got back at these clowns when we could.


    You a U-Miami fan too? Or did you live in a sheltered bubble all of your life where people didn't act like grade A jerks to you? Hmmm? There comes a time when one takes only so much, and obviously you've never been there.

    Or you know...you could have just gone around him but I’m sure elbowing a kid was the better option!   Bring back the good old days!

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