BDCorno

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About BDCorno

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    DCP Veteran

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Frontiersmen 1974-1975, Blue Devils 1976-1980; BDB staff 1981-1982; VK staff 1982-1983; VK Winter Guard design staff 1983-1984; Drum Corps West brass and visual judge 1983-1988; WGASC color guard judge 1982-1995; HS band music/visual judge 1983-present; High school brass coaching and drill design, 1982-2001
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Blue Devils, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Vanguard, Cadets, 1974 Muchachos
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    As marching member, 1976 Blue Devils, as a spectator, 2017 Blue Devils.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980...great year
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  1. I don't know, maybe I got lucky but it was quite a bit better than the hot dogs. I'l generally grab dinner at Shapiro's anyway.
  2. There is a thing called DCA. You can march till the cows come home. No need to raise the age limit.
  3. It's a tough spot. Extending membership has its own challenges. Groups like BD, who routinely have ageout numbers in 20-30-40 range, are looking at another bus, and additional infrastructure/feeding/show related issues. I don't know if there is a perfect answer, though I'd be shocked if 100% of eligible would take advantage. Life goes on, as do every person's situation...especially when you're young. As harsh as it sounds, just let it be and move on. That's just the way life works at times, and there is no way to shield ourselves from the inevitable challenges of life. This is a perfect example of that. It's how you respond to the challenge and move on that is important.
  4. Lost in the "extended eligibility" discussion...what about kids just coming of age/experience/proficiency, that would have been in the mix for a spot in 2021? Now, the natural flow of available spots has been disrupted by the change in policy. Gotta feel good for those age-outs that get a second chance, but it's going to limit/destroy a year of eligibility for others. I really doubt that all potential age-outs will still march next year, as life goes on and forward, but I feel bad for the kids unintentionally caught up in the situation. Maybe they could bump, or ignore membership limits for one year, allowing an equal amount of spots to the "grandfathered" members? Just a thought.
  5. Yeah, there was a very healthy helping of angry shows. Pretty unfortunate, and I agree that we could use a broader palette of emotions from the activity at large.
  6. My 2010-2019 rankings: 1. 2014 Felliniesque 2. 2017 Metamorph 3. 2012 Cabaret Voltaire 4. 2015 Ink 5. 2019 Ghostlight 6. 2010 Through a Glass Darkly 7. 2016 As Dreams are Made On 8. 2018 Dreams + Nighthawks 9. 2013 ReRite of Spring 10. 2011 The Beat My Heart Skipped
  7. I have a pair of seats in a fantastic location for SEMIFINALS and PRELIMS: Section 139, Row 16, Seats 15-16. Seats are right at the 40 yard line, excellent height and proximity to the field for both visual and sound. $89 each for semis, $59 each for prelims.
  8. As a stand-alone remedy, I'd agree with you. It had better be part of a larger plan to reorganize, revitalize and repair functional deficiencies. Opening up the pool of potential membership candidates is absolutely a step in the right direction, based on recent challenges in that area. Only time will tell whether this is part of a plan, or a desperate, "swing for the fences" move.
  9. Yeah, alumni whose opinion I respect were very impressed. Good sign, this time of year. Programs usually develop slowly, mostly skeletal during June, and really kick in when they get to the Midwest. Can pretty well tell, by the time they hit the RCC show, if they're legit. Would love to see a video, but might just bite the bullet for another week and see it in uniform on BloMarching, then in person in two weeks.
  10. Boy, that simple description brings it all back. Baking all day in the sun at Mars, then chilly, wind-whipped evening rehearsals...annnnnd the sand fleas, mostly dirt field and ankle-breaking cracks and dropoffs. Good times! 😄