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  1. I think we've seen evidence that vaccine roll-out is going to take longer than expected. Add to that the political upheaval in this country and the financial consequences of the COVIDF-19 outbreak, 2021 is probably not going to happen. I would be much more in favor of the drum corps world observing another year in pause and looking toward 2022. Not that this is something I want, but I would rather then drum corps world make a more slow, purposeful return. But i'm probably in the minority on this.
  2. Will put it to you this way, had Crown been able to perform their 2020 book, I think the drum corps world would have looked at them a bit differently. It would have been a very engaging show with a lot of crowd interaction, very modern musical choices, and I think the music would have created an amazing canvas for what could have been done visually. The percussion opportunities would have been like nothing they have done before, with a lot of syncopated rhythms. It would have been Crown sticking to its roots of reinventing itself again, and I really believe the crowd would have loved it. Hopef
  3. Hint for what the 2020 show would have been... and might still be in the future... the opener was going to be the piece that got released in the hornline video after the season was cancelled. “Chandelier” by Sia
  4. The show description was somewhat vague, but they're basing their production on the song "In my mind" as a salute to their alumni. I think they're still working through the tunes and exactly what the show will playout, but this is the general idea for 2021. I would expect a production that features more ensembles and does some fun things that they wouldn't normally to do during a competitive season. I get the impression this will be all about the fans.
  5. Hearing Crown is finalizing plans. Should be an announcement in the next week or two.
  6. Agreed, I hate what's happening to current age outs, but I think we have to go back to original rules and cap at 21. I would also like to see the elimination of all props for a minimum of 2-3 years while corps get themselves back on their feet financially, and the limitation of electronics for the same period. All cost cutting measures to try and keep costs down.
  7. This is one of the few shows that I would absolutely love to hear again, modern day. If Crossmen were to come out and play this book in 2022, there wouldn't be a dry eye in the house. All the feels. Yeah, I know the book doesn't necessarily fit with the direction the activity has been going, but the world could use some pick me ups right about now. Hey Bones, you listening?
  8. Wow. F*** You 2020! There are no words, which is ironic as words we're Michael's thing. He was a treasure, one that will not be forgotten. To his family and friends, our hearts are heavy and we're thinking about you all. You will be missed Boo.
  9. I would be all in favor of some news ideas. Standstill performances, drum battles, Sound Sport on a larger level. Let's not worry about competition for the next few years and work on slowly and meticulously growing the activity. It's going to take at least a decade for us to work our way back up to where things were. Let's not rush it.
  10. The absolute bottom line... until there is a safe and effective vaccine, nothing can move forward for in person events. You can't even begin to plan until that is in place. And even when it is in place, it could be years before we go back to a national touring model. DCI can survive this, the question is how long until we're back to where we were. It could be at least a decade.
  11. Based on what I'm hearing, it is already a foregone conclusion that there will be no 2021 season and DCI is eyeing 2022 or 2023, depending on who you talk to.
  12. Why would there be staff changes at this point when: We don't know if there is going to be a season in 2021 Corps are struggling to keep their electricity on We really don't know what we're planning for
  13. I talked to my bookie today. He gives DCI a 13% chance at having a season next year... and he says take the points on the Dallas game this weekend.
  14. That was more of a passing of the torch, like being handed down to a family member.
  15. Here’s the press release: https://www.flomarching.com/articles/6770158-flosports-and-drum-corps-international-extend-partnership-to-2026