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  1. I used to care until I realized that they're wearing pajamas, dancing and emoting from one formation to the next and jumping on boxes. There are very few shows that I enjoy now, so a clarinet isn't going to change that opinion much either way. Maybe it's an opportunity for a daring corps to go old school. They won't win, but being showered with donations is better than a medal.
  2. No, and I don't feel the same about bananas. Just my opinion that compiling a pitchfork list is a little creepy, but that's me.
  3. You’re hung up on technicalities. The proposal is real and will be voted on this weekend. July 2020 - WW members are told to pack and go home. A DCP analysis has made the all instrument rule invalid.
  4. He actually didn't do bad on the oboe. And he made the tuba look like a baritone.
  5. That's awesome. Now the compensating euphonium doesn't seem so expensive. Maybe I should.....
  6. I don't understand the great horn conspiracy.
  7. I think you’re just arguing with shadows at this point.
  8. You think the directors haven’t discussed it? They’re going to show up this weekend and hear about WW for the first time? It’s why the proposal is brief.
  9. On the YEA store, they’re selling Xeno trumpets that they said they received in April 2019.
  10. Who says WW can't be entertaining? I give you Shaq on oboe.
  11. Depending on debt carried, they were previously heavily subsidized by YEA / USB.
  12. Right. 2018 should be at least an indication of where things are headed. The last partial filing to rearrange the fiscal year seemed almost as a means of painting a better short term picture.
  13. Their upcoming 990 should be interesting, but it won't be out for a few months. You can see where previous legal fees come from, looks like everything is revenue for YEA and distributed where needed. Please keep in mind that I'm not a CPA, so maybe I'm misreading the filing but if the decreased revenue from bands is accurate and the settlement is anywhere close to what Hopkins was asking for, my outlook is gloomy.
  14. I'm sure some do, I just don't know what the percentage is.
  15. This assumes that those trying out for WC and failing will want to march OC. Re: trickle down economics.
  16. I would probably use the payment plan option rather than paying in full up front this year.
  17. Only if somewhere in the universe people march with social studies books. Personally, for me, the height of drum corps would be something like Caviliers around mid 2000's. I won't say anything negative about particular shows because someone reading this may have marched in one of those shows, but the 10's haven't been very drum corpsy, by my definition. That's ok. My lack of interest will be replaced by someone else's interest. Same thing with woodwinds. Marching with woodwinds or without woodwinds, I'm probably not going to be entertained - most drum corps shows now are something to be endure
  18. If the petition ends up with 500 signatures, then that's a green light for adding WW.
  19. I could only get one year without getting a $59/month subscription for a year minimum. So, I’ll settle for one year.
  20. In 2018, 337,000 school woodwind instruments were sold and 266,000 school brass instruments were sold according to statista. I understand that you want all brass, but there may be a larger untapped portion of the market out there.