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barigirl78 last won the day on October 6 2016

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    Crossmen 1975-78; 507 Hornets 1972-1974
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  1. This Crossmen from the 70’s loves what they are doing here. I saw them practice their show this week and it will look fantastic with this motif. The theme of the show is more in line with early Crossmen than a lot of other recent shows. Now, I want Bones to appear with an axe.
  2. I saw an ensemble practice the other night. I predict live crowds are going to enjoy this show very much. I predict the corps is going to enjoy performing this show very much. The judges may like it also. It's very accessible to a non-"music major" crowd, while also having the bells and whistles that should get some good content scores. Signed, Non "music major" person
  3. From Instagram, a sample of the show by just the hornline:
  4. Every Situation Is Unique These cases are "similar" only in an extremely broad way.
  5. "like handling a pyromaniac a lighted torch" is a bit over the top in the Moody case. You are implying he has some sort of addiction without any evidence to support it.
  6. As an aside, I know the Philadelphia Inquirer has a pretty good Pulitzer record. This is really fine investigative journalism and wonder if they'd consider entering it for the award.
  7. Most will be protected by the "I know of someone, but I'm not willing to say their name" phenomenon that seems to dominate such a discussion--even here.
  8. One of the things that strikes me about this article is that its primary focus is on the hiring of people who had FORMER charges against them. What about people--like Hopkins--who hadn't been charged before, but may be guilty of misconduct within drum corps? Do we believe that there aren't any of those operating in drum corps today or recently?
  9. One of the things I like about the 2019 schedule is that the Crossmen will be at the Chester, PA show. This show is in Delaware County, which was where the corps was born in the 70's out of two smaller corps. For the early years, they practiced just a few miles from the stadium in a parking lot at Boeing. The parking lot was lovingly called "Boeing Beach".
  10. No publisher would publish an incomplete report. It depends on why the report is incomplete. If it's because it's been low on the reporters' "to do" list, that can be accelerated. Everyone else has hammered how drum corps is "nich". So, I can imagine it hasn't been a first priority to finish the story. If it's for other reasons, I guess it depends on what those reasons are. People not coming forward?
  11. Unless the editors take a "strike while the iron is hot" approach and put it on the front burner.
  12. With this, things move to a whole new level. I wonder if this will garner more national attention to the activity that even the previous press didn't get. Also, I wonder if that additional article with other cases that has supposedly been in the works for a while will come out now.
  13. Keep in mind that USA Today is the lead paper of the Gannett Newspaper group. They have papers and resources all over the country. They may be the paper publishing, but they could have used local resources to research the article.