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  1. Finis is Latin for "the ending" or "the finish" And yes, it is pronounced just as they say it is.. FinEE
  2. This is so great it deserves 2 bumps in 12 hours. "The Troopers in name and appearance, are what America was. The young men and women united under the Trooper banner are what America is." Ahhhhh That's fantastic. CANNOT WAIT!!
  3. I have to say that after being on tour this summer while Mike was shooting for this film and after watching that trailer, I am SO stoked to see this EPIC movie!!! It looks fantastic!! The first trailer alone gave me chills!!! Everyone who appreciates drum corps (not just Trooper fans) needs to check out this flick!!! Mad props Gough.
  4. Wow. What a topic. There is so much to say... where to begin? My sophomore year I got roped into my high schools' indoor drumline by this cute girl I had crush on and thought that if I joined, I could get her to like me. I had no real prior musical education in anything and had never touched a pair of drumsticks in my life. I remember the first time she asked me to join, I looked at her like she was crazy and had no idea what a drumline even was. I think it's safe to say that there wasn't really anything special about me when I graduated high school in 2005. I wasn't going to an Ivy League
  5. '06, I think it was in Massachusettes somewhere, I wanna say the Bristol parade but I'm not sure. "Let's give a huge thank you to the Crossman Drum & Bugle Band from Allentown, PA!!!"
  6. Mwahaha I was never on scaffolding crew. But a dude I marched with in '06 fell from the top of our scaffolding all the way down through to the bottom (about a 20 foot drop), hitting all kinds of metal poles along the way. He was shaken up, but ultimately ok. We laughed. (after we made sure he was ok) Good times. I miss that year. I was a bus loader that year. And actually have been a bus loader every summer I've marched (in 3 different corps). I think it might just be a bass drum thing. I've actually been curious if most drum corps had bass drums bus load, or if it was just a coincidence th
  7. That's a really interesting thought about the Civil War and Reconstruction and such. I have no idea what-so-ever about anything surrounding the beginnings of the activity like that but I'd be really interested in hearing/readinig about it.
  8. I MIGHT GET ANOTHER YEAR!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy I could poo.
  9. I've always thought The Shawshank Redemption would make for awesome drum corps. I know there was a WGI World colorguard who did a show like this. Although I don't recall which year it was. I don't really follow winterguard but of the shows I've seen that was one of my favs. Anyway. My original point was the pure emotion of being imprisoned, innocently or not, enduring the lifestyle trials and tribulations of prison life, escaping and the like would make for incredibly powerful drum corps.
  10. Memory could prove me wrong but I'm pretty sure it was Center Grove HS who had the music of Halo in their 2006 WGI Scholastic World program. I don't remember what the show was about or called... but I'm sure there was Halo in there. I agree though. Halo is an exceptional example of a huge pool of video game tracks that would make great shows. Zelda, Final Fantasy, Sid Mier's Civilization, Half-Life, Call of Duty, are just a few that come to mind off the top of my head. Great idea though.
  11. In '06 we had 20, 22, 24, 28, 32 (big momma)
  12. I'm currently studying for a degree in Music Business & Recording Technologies. And I plan to march my third year (age-out) this summer.
  13. To answer the op, modern show concepts and designs have and still are definitely getting more complicated. This being said however, it is by no means a bad thing!! On top of that I don't feel that I would like a "simpler" show just so that I could be able to get the whole thing the first time. In fact, having those little details and intricasies (sp?) I think makes shows "favorite shows." For example, one of my favorite shows is Cavies '06, I have probably watched that show more than would be considered healthy yet, every time, EVERY TIME I watch this show, it seems I find something new that