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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. I don't know what being professional vs. non-profit has anything to do about it. The argument for the salary cap in pro sports is (1) more parity in competition (2) control of costs. The argument for a budget cap in DCI is exactly the same--more parity in competition and control of costs. Profit or non profit has nothing to do with it. It's definitely a "needs of the activity" vs. the "needs of the organization" argument, but, if the NFL is an example, the teams have certainly not suffered as the NFL's supremacy over other sports got even stronger. In 1995, the World Series viewership about a third the size of the Super Bowl. Last year, they were 1/7th the size.
  2. He's a Crossmen alumnus:
  3. Stop: Recorded singing instead of live singing Start: Front ensemble includes a Chapman Stick. (I have a friend who could teach it) Change: Go from Randomized start times in groups of three to totally randomized start times.
  4. Oh, no, I was hoping what I said wouldn't come true. Why can't they go for that Phantom Regiment DM, who DCI decided was better?
  5. Another season is in the books. The corps administration, staff, and members should be proud. They put on a show that the entertained crowds all season. I think they were underscored in several captions, but that is water under the bridge. We all know that Finals scores tend to go down for the bottom six regardless of their actual performances being better. It's a judging thing. Their Finals score was the highest the corps produced since 2002. Their Percussion improved greatly during the season. The Color Guard was stellar and will be remembered beyond this season. DM Lydia Marshall set a new standard for Drum Majors as a thematic participant in the show. She will also be remembered beyond this season and I hope she returns next year. I wouldn't be surprised if she isn't heavily recruited by some higher ranked corps. The Design Staff swung for the fences this year. I can't wait to see what they do next year. But, stay aggressive. It suits the corps very well.
  6. He is also in the Crossmen Hall of Fame for his work with them. I believe the Cadets are in good directorial hands.
  7. Great run Crossmen. To my eyes on my mobile phone, it looked cleaner than ever. And so much crowd pleasing stuff.
  8. Yet, despite the fact “audience engagement” is a GE factor, they lost GE to Phantom. I don’t get it.
  9. Because of this thread, I looked at the closeups of the top six closely. I looked at horn bells for microphones. I looked at ears for earbuds. While I saw the occasional mic, I didn’t see enough that it was half the hornline. Other than the pit and a few soloists, I didn’t see a lot of earbuds. If anyone is doing this, it’s pretty stealthy.
  10. 2019 is the year of male facial hair. So many show designs relied on it.
  11. Sound seems to have cranked up for the Cadets. At times, it wasn’t pleasant. Don’t know if it’s Fathom.