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  1. Honestly, I was wondering whether anyone would say "no". (And technically, if they do like other 14-OC years and let all 14 into finals, you could question whether the Monday contest is really "prelims", or just the second-to-last show.)
  2. 20 world class, 14 open class, 34 total. Is that "enough" to justify the events scheduled?
  3. High school marching bands have been competing since the 1920s (if not earlier....that is just the limit of my knowledge).
  4. High school marching band already existed 100 years ago. Can you remind me why we ever had junior drum corps? Because by the logic of your post, it should have never happened.
  5. So the 11-week full-time drum corps model with housing and food included costs more than the locally based, bring-lunch-money corps of yesteryear. If anyone believes that to be an existential problem, the solution is clear. But the reaction that solution gets every time it is proposed suggests that virtually no one considers this to be an existential problem. I would go as far as to say that the DCI community has a consensus commitment to providing that 11-week full-time drum corps "experience".
  6. No. They bumped it up to 55 in October 2019. Changing it from 55 to 50 was done this year, but the page on which it appears still says "Approved October 2019".
  7. That is not what the DCI policy says. It is published on DCI.org. On page 78 of their Policies and Procedures manual, it states that open class corps must have at least 50 members. Next page states that any corps seeking to move up to open class must have 55 or more members.
  8. How is it disingenuous to point out all of the above as contributing factors, as both you and previous posters have done?
  9. The first step toward recovery is admitting there is a problem. Is that "negativity", or just "realism"?
  10. Forget the house. Give me more of the 15% return. Compounding!
  11. ... where did THAT come from? You asked what the main challenges might be. I tried to answer your question. I have no magical answer, so I am open to suggestion. Frankly, the best that comes to mind right now is yours: Oh, and by the way... My word choice may not be the best. When I said "publish", I imagined access being restricted to those who make staffing decisions for marching arts programs. Your idea avoids even that level of "publishing", and therefore could be more practical.
  12. Two things: - where to draw the line on who to list - who has the guts to publish the list (and the lawyer$$$ to defend their position)
  13. From 1950 through 1963, the Legion held their junior and senior national contests on different days. 1964 was the only same-day victory for Hawthorne and Garfield.
  14. DCI has a multi-year deal with FloMarching, so that is where the 2022 streaming will take place.
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