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Everything posted by Gantang

  1. They have had access to a full talent pool of males since their inception. Adding girls isn't the answer. Someone posted that scores and placement don't matter because the Scouts are trying to improve. But poor placement isn't a way to garner strong talent. Unless a kid is a die hard Madison fan they will audition elsewhere and take the best chance to win, play o Saturday night, or win a caption. Madison hasn't been "good" for as long as the current age band of eligible marchers have been aware of DCI. There is no automatic talent draw as there was in the past. As the cream rises, Madison will be left to collect the whey at the bottom of the pool. That means the design staff can't build a high scoring show, the kids will perform more poorly than other corps, and the corps will continue to tread in the 14-17 water. Vanguard Cadets were 2.656 points behind Madison. Madison was 11.362 behind Santa Clara. That means the Madison Scouts are competing with the Vanguard Cadets NOT the Santa Clara Vanguard. Maybe trying to expand the talent pool diluted the essence of being a Madison Scout. Maybe...
  2. With the absence of Spirit, the Scouts will improve one spot from 2019. How is that a strong move back in the right direction? I think a strong case can be made for Boston making a strong move in the right direction, but it seems Madison is treading water. Is the show design really more well-rounded than 2019?
  3. When was the last time the Madison Scouts scored in the 90s?
  4. Will all the seasons be 4 weeks long? How does DCI generate income if there are no shows relative to past years? Will kids want to pay the usual fees for less than 2 months of activity? I feel like this was a treading water year and that things need to return to normal or the activity will die.
  5. So, you're saying they chose not to judge this season, not that they couldn't because of a worldwide pandemic? The CDC says that to be exposed you have to be within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes of longer. How could a judge meet that criteria? So, is it the added cost, or COVID? Lastly, are you saying that fans wouldn't filled the stands if the shows were judged? You chose to be offended by a simple question followed by explanations because the no judging doesn't seem logical on its face. Why so defensive? I don't care if they're judged or not I was seeking clarification because my life doesn't revolve are drum corps 12 months a year.
  6. That doesn't explain the INABILITY to judge. They simply chose not to judge, which means the pandemic didn't prohibit judging...DCI did.
  7. What does the pandemic have to do with not judging a competition. I just saw that Biles won a Bronze. Did the judges not know there was a worldwide pandemic since 2020. That's quite a non-sequitur.
  8. Not living and breathing drum corps. I came on here the weekend that touring started.
  9. Thank you. I popped in today because I knew the season started yesterday. I hadn't heard about the non judging.
  10. I see that there were no scores posted from last night's competitions. When will judging start? With such a short season it seems like corps would want judges' feedback immediately, especially the contenders.
  11. You took the word "win" too literally. I was using it as a replacement for competitive. And by competitive I mean being in a position to perform on Saturday night. It also means that you aren't "competing" against Open Class corps on Thursday night. You compared BD with BC...do you think any of the girls from either of those corps will be auditioning for a spot in Madison, or do they like "winning"?
  12. Which leaves the less talented boys and girls earning a spot in Madison instead of not marching. It's hard to program and clean a show with poor talent.
  13. The lower talent pool most likely. The girls who are more talented have already been going to the higher tier co-ed corps. Madison is not a great corps that will be a destination for people who weren't aware of drum corps the last time Madison placed well. It is a competitive activity and most people want to part of a winner.
  14. Saya tahu apa yang kamu maksud. Seragam itu tidak bagus!
  15. Absolutely is what I was thinking about local (UW has a lot of talented musicians) who may as well travel anywhere if there is no local corps. I hope someone convinces the leadership to hold a weekend audition/clinic in Madison.
  16. He wasn't specific to auditions, and I think camps make sense to be where access is easy. But for auditions, why should Madison area kids have to travel away from Madison to audition? Local band directors would send a lot of kids to auditions when they were held at East which is a great way to generate interest in the corps. If they have to travel they can go to any corps that they want while Madison would be the path of least resistance. If I were a parent and my kid wanted to march I would not pay for him to travel to audition IF my local corps held auditions in town. Of course if I had a "her", I would travel with her to Devils! Madison should try to reestablish a presence in Madison again and holding and audition/clinic in Madison.
  17. I wish there was a sarcasm button. These people are loons, BUT there is a thread about Madison where the topic of gender was covered. I apologize fo not being clear...LOONS I tell you!!!
  18. Please don't use gendered language like you did. Apparently, there are members who do not identify as "men" and you are insulting them by using gendered language. This is a good way to approach the words we speak.
  19. The Madison Scouts as we know them will disappear at 5:00 PM ET on August 9, 2019. The next iteration of Madison will not resemble anything we are used to seeing, but it will not be the Madison Scouts. RIP Madison Scouts. You were my first love in drum corps.
  20. You would go to DCP rather than DCI to find scores? I find that hard to fathom. Since you haven't been following, two Open Class corps decided to not tour to Indy or the Scouts would be in 18th place after last night. But I suspect you actually did know that.
  21. It appears that their improvement was no less or greater than anyone else. Did you expect them to stop rehearsing?
  22. Gender Dysphoria DSM-5 302.85. You can look it up in your copy of the DSM-V. http://www.sexologytoday.org/2016/01/do-trans-kids-stay-trans-when-they-grow_99.html Trans Life Survivors, Heyer, W. 2018
  23. I hope you're joking. The two terms are interchangeable in medicine.
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