Stryfe

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Stryfe last won the day on June 24 2011

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About Stryfe

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  • Birthday 12/02/1990

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    World Class '09, '10
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts, followed closely by Phantom
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    between PR '03, '06, and '08, Madison '99, '10
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2010
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kansas City, MO
  • Interests
    Music, percussion, marching band, drum corps, music theory, music composition, art, drawing, CG, video games, LEGOS, books, doors, philosophy, religion, psychology, other such nonsense, Latin, English, Greek, whatever's in my hand.

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  1. A few shows I see in this thread that I actually enjoyed quite a bit: Phantom 04 (Delicious Piazzolla. Guard was kind of a mess but Oblivion sounds great and the percussion parts are great) Cadets 06, BD 05 (and 04, but I think whoever put that down had the wrong year in mind) Crown 06 (one of my favorite Crown shows from a design standpoint -- I wouldn't ever say a show was horrible just because it wasn't performed well) My actual questionable shows: Blue Stars 09 (least favorite Stars show since their re-entry into WC) Crossmen 08 and 09 Bluecoats 10 (least favorite Bluecoats show since before 05, just didn't dig the treatment of Asphalt Cocktail) Cadets 08, 12 (I honestly gave 2012 a chance this summer with a very open mind but it just didn't work for me, plus the religious message near the end was a great way to lose me) Cavies 07 Scouts 05 (It's not that I didn't like it, it's just that my regard for this show is grossly below everyone else's, especially compared to shows like 06 and 03)
  2. The "survival" aspect of the show refers to surviving in the context of being at war. "Corps of Brothers" in the title refers both to the Madison Scouts and to a unit in a military.
  3. I think it's a perfectly fine place to ask. People get drumset spots by auditioning as if it were any other spot. Generally, you show up, get behind the set and help keep time for exercises, then probably do a one-on-one with the staff; having a solo prepared is a good idea. If you're male, the Madison Scouts drumset/rack player aged out, I know there's a spot there. It's not always guaranteed which corps will have a spot, so you'll have to do a bit of research. Scouts have had a drumset player for the last three years, as have Cavaliers. But Crown, for example, had one in 2011 but not one in 2012, and Crossmen had more of a rack in 2011 and a real drumset this past year (same player, different equipment setup). Again, just look into it beforehand; don't be afraid to shoot the corps an email asking about it. Good luck! [Also consider trying out for Gateway Indoor, we need a drumset player this upcoming season also :)]
  4. I count 38 for Scouts off the pre-season roster, but our lineup changed pretty heavily. I'm pretty sure we ended up with more ageouts than that.
  5. I didn't really care for BK's show but I think their guard outfits were fine.
  6. He's talking about Evan Van Doren.
  7. Thread's too long, not reading at all. This just replies to the original post. I think it depends on your style of parenting. Your child will become much more mature, reliable, efficient, fit, and musically talented. S/he will also become slightly more gruff, exposed to the "real world", and there's a small possibility of developing an injury. You can limit the risks by starting them off in a corps with younger people and less demand. In a liberal style of parenting, I'd go for it. If you're conservative and want to mold your child's life until you feel they've become an adult, feel free to keep them away. Personally, I'd leave it up to your child, but I'm not the parent.
  8. Yep, not long at all. http://www.madisonscouts.org/blog/?p=873 Can't copy and paste on my phone, but the title is "Corps of Brothers - 75 Years of Survival". Music includes Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." In 2013, the Madison Scouts go to war.
  9. Don't get too anxious about the show announcement. It won't be long at all until the world knows. :) (possibly even today)
  10. 1. 2006 Phantom Regiment 2. 1998 Cadets 3. 2004 Cavaliers 4. 2003 Madison Scouts 5. 1999 SCV 6. 1993 Star 7. 1996 Blue Devils 8. 2005 Bluecoats 9. 2007 Carolina Crown 10. 1992 Crossmen 11. 1992 VK Can only think of 11.
  11. Ah. Entirely possible, since I only know pit people from gmen.
  12. Not sure on details, but Crossmen get cross necklaces, Music City gets stars, Glassmen get shields, Colts get triangles.
  13. Winning guard alone wouldn't necessarily take them to a new ordinal, but one also has to account that visual and visual ge scores would also improve. Besides, it's all kind of moot anyway. Regardless of whether or not they would move up, one 14th place caption in a sea of 6-8th places can certainly be said to be a weakness.
  14. I'm just going to reinforce the fact that corps members receive entrance bracelets and are just eager to watch their peers. This feels greatly like another "back in my day" thread. Very overblown. Booing is uncalled for. Getting in to watch shows and accidentally choosing a taken seat is not.