Gene Boyle

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  1. I'm looking to buy tickets for DCI East in Allentown August 4 and 5. Please PM me if you have any available. Gene
  2. Here's my review from the Blue Devils debut yesterday. Unlike last year, I was generally not impressed. I think the door is wide open for someone else to take the championship this year. First of all, they didn't perform their whole show. At the end of their ballad (which had a pretty lackluster ending), the DM turned around and saluted. This is typical for SCV this time of year, but not BD. If memory serves me correctly, BD has always at least performed their entire program at Family Day, and I've been at every Family Day since 2010. BD also usually has their props substantially c
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  4. Does anyone know if the date and location of the 2015 Drum Corps Japan championships has been set?
  5. I have two VIP tickets available for the DCI show in Stanford Saturday 6/22/12. Seats are very good and it includes a BBQ dinner. Selling them for face value ($50.00). If interested, email me at Trumpeter@aol.com
  6. I was absolutely APPALLED when I saw/heard BD using mics for the soloists!! (FYI I didn't see any of the corps that used them last year). For any DRUM & BUGLE CORPS to use microphones to amplify brass soloists is so outrageously LAME it's almost beyond words. It's a "flip of the bird" to the legacy of the activity. Yes, the acoustics of a football stadium are a huge challenge for a primarily acoustic musical ensemble. HELLOOOO??? THAT'S THE POINT OF THE WHOLE ACTIVITY!! It's the surmounting of this challenge with (mostly) acoustic, human powered instruments that is what makes this
  7. I have two extra tickets for the DCI West show in Stanford this Saturday. They are in the lower VIP section 113, which is between the 40's. Face value $50. Contact me ASAP if you're interested. trumpeter@aol.com 415-297-7311
  8. Jaybo - I was saddened to hear that Bush won't have you at the helm anymore. You pretty much single-handedly brought Bushwackers back from the brink in 1986 and helped create a legendary drum corps story that I am honored to have been a part of. I certainly have some appreciation of the incredible headaches and heartache (and expense) you have endured to keep the Bushwackers not only alive, but competitive and innovative for all these years. I only hope there isn't some health issue that has prompted this decision. Best of luck in this new phase of your life! Gene Boyle
  9. If you want to get really technical about how different parameters of mouthpiece design affect your playing, the GR Mouthpieces web site is the best I've found. Look for the menu link for "Mouthpiece Tutorial" and go through each of the sub-menu topics. Just a warning - if you are not an experienced player or a technically minded person it may be a bit overwhelming. Gene
  10. I have two sets of Super 3 ticket sets for sale for the 2011 DCI Championships. Each set of tickets includes a ticket for the same seat at Prelims, Semifinals, and Finals. The seats are Section 338, Row 3, Seats 16 & 17. I'm selling them for face value of $255 per set plus actual shipping cost (actual amount TBD). These are GREAT seats, as you can see from the photo below. These are much better seats than you can get from DCI right now. I have scans of the tickets available for anyone who requests them. Please Email me if interested. Here is the view from these seats:
  11. While its Museum of Art is under renovation for the next 2 years, the City of Dijon is loaning its Medieval collection to 7 museums across the United States. This tour starts in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue. The opening event, March 2, 2010, will be brought in with fanfare and panache and will receive large press coverage… The City of Dijon would like to have the largest number of brass and percussion players possible to “parade” from the French Consulate’s cultural center on 5th Avenue to the Met museum (a few blocks). The musicians will be organized in tw
  12. I need a total of 4 Allentown tickets for Saturday night only. Premium seats section H or I preferred. I'm willing to buy a pair at a time if that's all you have. Gene Boyle trumpeter@aol.com Defenders 82 27th Lancers 83 Bushwackers 86-88, 96-98 Brigadiers 00-04
  13. For Sale - Tickets for DCI Quarters, Semis, and Finals in Pasadena. Two tickets per show. Tickets are in the "Friends of DCI" section, some of the best seats in the house! Specifically the seats are in Section 19, Row 47, Seats 11 & 12. Images of the tickets are available on request. Asking for face value ($500) for the set. Please e-mail trumpeter@aol.com
  14. For Sale - Tickets for DCI Quarters, Semis, and Finals in Pasadena. Two tickets per show. Tickets are in the "Friends of DCI" section, and are high enough for great visual! Specifically the seats are in Section 19, Row 47, Seats 11 & 12. Images of the tickets are available on request. Asking for face value ($500) for the set. Please e-mail trumpeter@aol.com
  15. For Sale - Tickets for DCI Quarters, Semis, and Finals in Pasadena. Two tickets per show. Tickets are in the "Friends of DCI" section, and are high enough for great visual! Specifically the seats are in Section 19, Row 47, Seats 11 & 12. Images of the tickets are available on request. Asking for face value ($500) for the set. Please e-mail trumpeter@aol.com
  16. For Sale - Tickets for DCI Quarters, Semis, and Finals in Pasadena. Two tickets per show. Tickets are on the 50 in the "Friends of DCI" section. Specifically the seats are in Section 19, Row 47, Seats 11 & 12. Images of the tickets are available on request. Asking for minimum of face value ($500) plus shipping costs, if necessary. trumpeter@aol.com
  17. I'm selling my Kanstul Powerbore soprano. It's been very well taken care of and is in excellent condition. It's never had any damage. Valves work great, and all slides move easily. If it means anything to anyone, this horn was used by Brigs soloist Roland Garceau during the seasons 2000 - 2002. $500 includes case and UPS ground shipping. Pictures are available! If interested, e-mail me at trumpeter@aol.com and I will send them to you. Gene Boyle
  18. These tickets are for one seat on all three nights of the DCI Championships - Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, and Finals. You will have the same seat for all three nights - Section E, Row 38, seat 20. This seat is in the "Friends of DCI" VIP section, so this is one of the best seats in the house to watch the shows. These tickets are being sold at face value, even though our cost was actually much higher because we made a large donation to DCI to get these seats. If interested, call (949) 278-0770 to arrange to meet in Madison.