Larry Rouse

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About Larry Rouse

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    84 Cavaliers, 82-83 Saginaires
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1986 Blue Devils
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1984
  1. "Back in the 1980s if your first hit didn’t get the audience on their feet you failed as a performer. Of course 30 years ago it didn’t take three minutes for the horns to start playing." Case in point - Cavaliers 1981 (10th place!!) It seemed like the crowd was on it's feet for half of the show!
  2. Sorry for missing VK and VF. Didn't mean to slight you. I listen to the '83 recordings as much as any year. Was Fantastic!!!!
  3. Anyone out there have videos from 1983 prelims - specifically placements 13-18: Crossmen, Alliance, Troopers, Knights, Les Eclipses, & Avant Garde?? I am willing to purchase, if available to sell. Some of the best drum corps music from that year (!), and would love to see the full show videos.
  4. I have it on a VHS tape, still in very good condition. Have wanted to copy to DVD or convert to digital for years, but have been unable to get past the copy protection.
  5. Glad you started this thread. Came in late to a theater in Birmingham, AL and couldn't understand why I was watching Blue Stars in Akron?? After a half hour I decided to check the web. Read this and told the manager that we were being shown the wrong program. They fixed it very quickly and from the start. Cool
  6. I bought the bronze one (as it was all I could afford as a 23 year old), and my dad bought the silver and gold ones. Although I can't see him paying more than a couple hundred dollars for them. I believe we bought them at the DCI South show in Birmingham in 1989. I know the date says 1988, but I don't remember my dad going to a show in 88, My mom gave me his coins (I know they are not real coins), after he passed away. At this point I am just trying to get more information about them, as his are both numbered. Thanks.
  7. I am trying to get more information about 3 coins I have in my possession. One gold, one silver, and one bronze. How many were made? How rare are these? Any approximate value? Are there more still available? Thanks for the assist. The all say the same thing: On one side they have, "Jim Jones Years" at the top, "America's Corps" at the bottom, a picture of a Troopers hat on top of a pair of gloves in the middle, and "one troy ounce" under that. On the flip side: "Troopers" at the top "1958" on the left "1988" on the right "30th anniversary" at the bottom. In the middle it has the Troopers crossed swords emblem, with the "11" above it, and "Casper Wyoming" below that. The Gold and Silver coins are both numbered "00122", the bronze is not numbered.
  8. I am trying to get more information about 3 coins I have in my possession. One gold, one silver, and one bronze. The all say the same thing: On one side they have, "Jim Jones Years" at the top, "America's Corps" at the bottom, a picture of a Troopers hat on top of a pair of gloves in the middle, and "one troy ounce" under that. On the flip side: "Troopers" at the top "1958" on the left "1988" on the right "30th anniversary" at the bottom. In the middle it has the Troopers crossed swords emblem, with the "11" above it, and "Casper Wyoming" below that. The Gold and Silver coins are both numbered "00122", the bronze is not numbered. How many were made? How rare are these? Any approximate value? Are there more still available? Thanks for the assist.
  9. I am trying to get more information about 3 coins I have in my possession. One gold, one silver, and one bronze. The all say the same thing: On one side they have, "Jim Jones Years" at the top, "America's Corps" at the bottom, a picture of a Troopers hat on top of a pair of gloves in the middle, and "one troy ounce" under that. On the flip side: "Troopers" at the top "1958" on the left "1988" on the right "30th anniversary" at the bottom. In the middle it has the Troopers crossed swords emblem, with the "11" above it, and "Casper Wyoming" below that. The Gold and Silver coins are both numbered "00122", the bronze is not numbered. How many were made? How rare are these? Any approximate value? Are there more still available? Thanks for the assist.
  10. Paul, I will get in touch with Chris about donating my jacket, and thanks for the info. As a side note - You "hit the nail on the head" with your "say hi" comment. I marched with Hunter Moss in CV a few years ago, and other Spirit alumni, but living in Alabama leaves me lacking in the Drum Corps realm. I flew up to 3 rehearsals of the Anniversary Corps 888, but had to drop out due to travel difficulties. Too many hours and miles to travel, and too few opportunities to connect with my peeps down here. Growing up in Michigan in the early 80s, drum corps were everywhere it seemed, in the midwest and east. It is the very rare day that I run into someone (anyone) down here that has even heard of The Cavaliers. So while I still love to watch, listen, and currently play in the Rocketeers min-corps from Huntsville, I find myself wanting to share the "treasures" that I have collected over the years. Hello Ebay, haha. Take care, brother.
  11. Paul, While donating the jacket to the corps, if it is truly needed and will be used, is a great idea and one I would do without any need to be bought, two questions JUMPED at me: 1) How can a current marching member afford pay the $$$$$ to march, but not be able to afford a jacket? 2) Who would want to wear an almost 30 year old jacket, while their brothers are sporting new shiny jackets? (seems doubtful to me) As an 18 year old in 84 I would have had no desire to wear someone else's jacket from the 50s (or is that just me being shallow - haha). I am trying to be serious and not an ###, but is this just about keeping a jacket out of non-fmm hands? Thanks
  12. As I have boxes of Drum Corps memorabilia (aka "stuff") from early 1980s: yearbooks, pins, drum corps world mags, records, tapes, videos, programs, and also personal items (jackets, finals medal, etc..), and have been thinking about selling all of it for the last couple of years, I wonder..... How will I be crucified for my efforts to share my memories with others?? Many of these items have been sitting in boxes for the last 20-30 years, unappreciated by anyone other than me. I would wish for others, with the love of drum corps, to have a piece of history. I know the very passionate "discussion" about the selling of a fmm jacket, but I would rather see it in the hands of a drum corps fan who loves and lives for the art, than just hanging in my closet (because it sure does not fit anymore - haha).
  13. So you mean lets move on.........but let me make another point before we do...... Too funny "mate"