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    Princemen;Fitchburg Kingsmen;Pembroke Imperials
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    1984 Garfield Cadets
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  1. Pioneer announced several months ago that the trip to DCA in 2019 was to allow their members to compete in the Individual and Ensemble competition (as Pioneer Alumni, presumably). No evaluation is needed for I & E.
  2. DCA's rule is that a junior corps cannot switch to DCA the following year and continue to use the junior corps name. If the junior corps changes its name, then it is considered a new corps and can approach DCA to be evaluated as all new corps are evaluated.
  3. It is my understanding that the timing of a non-prelim show at that time was 11:30 minimum and 14:30 maximum. I watched the Rockets' prelim video again, this time to write down when the gunshots occurred. This first gunshot occurred at the beginning of the show. The next gunshot occurred at 10:30. The final gunshot (end of show) occurred at 11:11. If the prelim maximum was 12:00 and the full show timed at 11:45, then a corps would be able to present their full show at prelims. Does anybody know what the various timing requirements were back then? Was Tom Argy judging DCA back then? If so, he may remember these details.
  4. One of the reasons that DCI was formed was to be able to allow full-show prelims. So, starting in DCI's first year, 1972, DCI had full-show prelims. The question asked in this thread had to do with DCA. A number of years ago someone posted that the first year of DCA full-show prelims was 1977. If someone has proof that this is not correct, please present your evidence.
  5. 1977 was the first year of full-show prelims.
  6. The Fleetwood recording includes an exhibition by the Milford Shoreliners
  7. To answer N.E. Brigand: The original field layout for drum corps was a white line around the perimeter of a football field (goal line, back line, the other goal line and front line) plus one line on the 50 from from the back line to the front line.
  8. Overtime penalty is one tenth for every three seconds. Therefore, 1.8 = 54 seconds overtime.
  9. Fact no. 1: In 1976, the Caballeros went undefeated. Fact no.2: In 1976, after taking a year off, the Bayonne Bridgemen re-appeared on the scene in their famous long yellow coats. Enough said.
  10. It is likely that there will be more corps in prelims this year compared to last year. This means that last year's start time (8: 00 A.M.?) will be even earlier this year.
  11. The first release of the 2008 DVD's had the complete Phantom Regiment show. One of the rights holders, after seeing the synchronization on the DVD, reversed his earlier permission and subsequent production runs of the DVD's had to delete his portion of that show. This shows an important aspect of this discussion. Until Tom Blair makes his final edit in September (or whenever) the rights holder cannot see what it is he would be giving his permission to.
  12. Every corps listed in the DCI schedule for Michigan City prelims also is shown in the LOS prelims line-up except for River City Rhythm. The River City Rhythm website indicates that the corps will be in Indiana all week. Did DCI neglect to include them in the Thursday prelims line-up?
  13. When DCI was founded, the board of directors for each year would consist of the 12 finalists. In 1974, the 27th Lancers (a founding member of DCI) finished 20th. At that point, the board of directors voted to change the membership rules to allow a corps that had been a member of the board of directors for three consecutive years but failed to make finals to remain on the board of directors for one more year.