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About blakman7

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    Santa Clara Vanguard 1998
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  1. blakman7

    DCI Southwestern Regional - July 21, 2018

    Let us not forget 2013 when Carolina Crown won despite getting 6th in percussion. Anything is possible despite some missed targets in sub-captions.
  2. blakman7

    the REAL ending

    If I'm not mistaken, I think that Cadets 2008 closer was also visually the same throughout the season with minor music tweaks. I could be wrong though.
  3. blakman7

    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Extremely thoughtful and very well said.
  4. blakman7

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Eh, I've lived a good life
  5. blakman7

    Zionsville, IN - July 11, 2018

    Ok mboogey73, I see what you're saying and can definitely agree with some of your point. Maybe I didn't word it correctly, but I'm not at all saying that their amazing sound comes from standstills and mics. But I will say that BD does a lot of parking and blowing. I'd have to look at their shows again but off of the top of my head, I feel like 2003 was the last time that they have a drill set where they were moving (hauling tail) during a loud and powerful moment. But yes, I will agree with the rest of what you said wholeheartedly.
  6. blakman7

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    So just thinking well ahead of what I should be, what do you all think the changes will be to finalize the show and when do you see them being implemented? By San Antonio?
  7. blakman7

    Zionsville, IN - July 11, 2018

    Someone finally said it, THANK YOU!! While I think that BD is an amazing corps and in my opinion has the best design team in the activity, their use of electronics is just way too much! Their brass is always mic'ed up and one tends to hear more of the amplified sound than the beautiful sounds coming out of the ends of those bells. I SO miss the days when BD would blow the skin off of your face while on the move with no help by way of mics but unfortunately those days are gone. It just seems like in this day in age, BD does a lot of powerful volume by way of standing still and mics spread widely across the sidelines. Don't get me wrong, BD is still amazing in every way possible but I just miss the good ole days of loud and powerful drum and bugle corps. I get it though, things have to evolve. Go ahead BD homers......release the hounds.
  8. blakman7

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    That makes two of us
  9. blakman7

    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Love the fact that you used a VFR Sectional to illustrate the weather. I smell a fellow aviation geek.
  10. Not to play devil's advocate or anything but weren't Bluecoats killing it early season 2017 and then ended up winni.......wait.....coming in 5th in August?
  11. blakman7

    Cadets 2018

    Alright have my attention I must admit that I'm REALLY loving the show this year. Brass is sounding good, balanced, not too loud and not too soft. Guard will get to where they need to be. Percussion is sounding great! Aungst isn't messing around this year! This show definitely has legs and I can't wait to see how the season progresses. Mark my words, The Cadets will be competitive again soon. I hate to harp on this point/topic but I will say that it's very refreshing to see the corps bounce back strong during this "post GH" era. Keep working hard as you always do and leave the field on finals knowing that you overcame A LOT!! Keep growing rep by rep and as Brad Toth (Soprano '99, Trumpet '00, Drum Major '01, former Brass Caption Head at Blue Knights and current Brass Caption Head at Phantom Regiment) used to tell us during my tenure at Magic of Orlando...."take advantage of every rep and opportunity to get better!" By the a tuba player....I don't know WHO that tuba (Contra player for us old school folks) thought he was sounding amazing on that solo in Sensemaya. Great job tonight and keep going upwards!
  12. blakman7

    Carolina Crown 2018

    I can't help but notice that the battery started with 5 tenors (In the Vic Firth video) and in the recent video that I saw of them warming up before the preview show, there are only 4 tenors. Does anyone know what happened to the other tenor player?
  13. blakman7

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Darn. If only I had Facebook!
  14. blakman7

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Terri coming through in the clutch Thanks
  15. blakman7

    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Forgive me if this has been said already but is anyone going to the preview show tonight and when is the BFDTV performance?