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cfirwin3 last won the day on July 29 2019

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About cfirwin3

  • Birthday 05/18/1980

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Bluecoats 2001
  • Your Favorite Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison Scouts 1995, BD 1999, Crown 2013, Bluecoats 2014
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1993 was good... 2011, not bad either.
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    Somewhere in New York State

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  1. Ehh... People talkin'... talking 'bout people. But yes, holding off announcements is a top rate flame retardant.
  2. Hmm... Not sure I care about this one all that much. I'm definitely looking forward to some good 'filler' drumcorps this season while things crank up again for the following year. This just feels so much like the SCV Phantom of the Opera back to back shtick in the late 80's. A sort of... "well let's try that again" sort of move. Obviously this is not the same thing, but it just has that vibe. And to be honest, they pretty well maxed out as much Beatles as I think I want to see in drumcorps in '19. Was hoping for something more 'cute' in a different direction. Perhaps they payed big for Beatles rights and they want to make good on the investment? I will reserve any hard judgment though. My Bluecoats have never failed to surprise me.
  3. Just putting this out there. I know that some personalities on here are currently in contact with and participating with the corps. If the leadership of the corps is looking to 'broaden' the idiom with rules changes and new instrument allowances... Please do so by proposing a new division of competitive ensemble and not by proposing divisive changes to the current (albeit stretched) idiom of drum and bugle corps. The Drum and bugle corps idiom is not broken... nor is it outdated... nor does it need to be disbanded. There are no ethical faults in the existence of instrument exclusive ensembles. We need not force organizations to 'catch up' to our ideals by successfully passing highly divisive radical changes. Sometimes being innovative means being more clever than all the others with what one has. Anyone can just add more stuff... that's not necessarily innovative or clever. I hope Bloo doesn't fall into that type of self serving and isolating naivete. And with that... I'm excited to see what Bloo has to bring to the field in 2020. But if my assumptions serve me correctly (and they may not), I find myself unimpressed by what Bloo may have been putting on the 'field' today. Innovation within an idiom is infinite. If we can't see the possibilities, then we aren't thinking hard enough. Just some thoughts from an alumnus, fan, supporter and friend.
  4. That's unfortunate. The proposal, not the failure. It's naive... not considering the greater consequences.
  5. If it's secret ballot then we won't know who supports/opposes it unless voting members make statements. Just would like to know which organizations are on board with this direction. The instructors caucus doesn't really mean much because there is a tactic to voting passage for a proposal in order to deliver a clear defeat in the final vote.
  6. Anyone have the vote tally? That kinda matters for the future.
  7. Ultimately, it's a likely outcome in the long run that there will be a split among organizations over this issue (on top of others). A D&B division will emerge somewhere.
  8. Just thinking into the future here... I'm pretty sure that the first time that I see flutes pop to the press box... I will throw up in my mouth a little. Pretty sure.
  9. I agree. If DCI wants 'inclusion' (again it's a false narrative), there is no reason why they can't essentially have a Field Band division.
  10. I watched it, but they didn't offer insight beyond the numbers.
  11. Also would like to see the names associated with the split. Anyone have a link to that?
  12. Whoa... I walk away for a few minutes and this thread took a turn and a half... I'll see myself out.
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