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  1. Since drum corps is a summer activity, the coldest many people have probably felt is if the AC at Lucas Oil Stadium is too cool for comfort. There have been plenty of shows where it was uncomfortably hot, but has anyone been to a show were you froze your backside off? In the old days when DCM had early season shows in Wisconsin, or perhaps in the northeast would be the most likely places for an early season cold front. Has anyone ever performed or spectated at a corps show where it was in the lower 40s or colder? Any early June temps in the 30s? Anyone? Anyone?
  2. If delayed until 2022, how many of the 22 2019 WC corps do we guesstimate will make it to the field.
  3. Meanwhile, back at the ranch.... Statewide Indiana is at a 3.9 % positivity rate. As of Saturday 9 /26, places can open at full capacity, including large gatherings. August 2021 is a long way away, but barring the unexpected there would be no state-mandated reason DCI couldn't happen. 2 caveats - 1) cities can set their own guidelines, though the Indy mayor just got sued by a bunch of business owners. It would not be in his interest to be on an island from surrounding communities, though that's been the situation; and 2) after the destruction of riots/protests in June, plus the
  4. To avoid any ambiguity, simple yes or no answer please: Will newly formed Independent Soundsport groups be allowed to compete?
  5. This is related to the SoundSport announcement, but since it deals with one very important aspect of the Varsity Sports announcement that merits discussion without being interspersed with discussions regarding whether cheerleading is/is not a sport, it's getting it's own thread. The FAQ part of DCI's announcement says this: How does this partnership affect current participant SoundSport® teams? "This will not affect current summer tour DCI SoundSport events. The reimagined SoundSport® Scholastic events will expand performance opportunities to a wide variety of scholastic teams in additi
  6. Who mentioned August? The venue would be a good Finals stadium, but DCI has a multi-year agreement with Indy..... assuming DCI survives. I was thinking more of a large earlier season show with the west coast corps, Blue Knights, and perhaps an east coast corps or two. When this city was talked about in a thread a couple years back, someone who lives in Vegas mentioned the summer was a down time for conventions there, and the possibility of using unused convention halls as rehearsal space. Nobody wants kids rehearsing in 110 degree weather, but given that Las Vegas is a growing major
  7. (Someday, perhaps the activity will again be in a place where discussions such as this topic can have real meaning again. Until then, we can hope and dream. Now onto the main topic) Story on ESPN about newly completed Las Vegas Raiders Stadium. Raiders play on grass, but the other tenant, UNLV, plays on field turf, which DCI would use. Looks like a great venue. The topic has been brought up before with pros and cons, but for the first time we can see a brief video of the view from the upper deck. Not sure how far out the Super Bowl is scheduled, but I'd bet they will get one of
  8. I added the word "hypothetical" because nothing has been announced by WGI, and I have heard no rumors about 2021. However, based on: 1) no 2021 calendar on the WGI website. Normally this is published sometime in June; and 2) a scan of websites for Independent World guards and percussion showed basically nothing. One guard had a video about 2021 auditions that turned out to be a reminder to wear masks and auditions TBD, and one drum line out west looks like they intend to have a line, even if it means they will stay local. (I did not look at every world class group and did not
  9. I don't have a dog in this fight regarding DCI ticket refunds, but it seems to me this was an example of an easily forseeable PR blunder. Given the economic situation many may find themselves in, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a lot of people are going to want a refund as they may need those funds for basic living expenses. I'm glad they have a Refund Form for those that want/need a refund, but this should have been included in their initial offering of choices, not as something they make their paying customers go out of their way to find out. For naysayers: Yes, we ar
  10. One factor that may work against the majority of bands and corps is that the Tresona ruling was about pop tunes with many different hands in the pot. I'd venture the majority of music performed by corps and competitive bands is from the concert band or symphonic realm. Only one composer. How many symphonic and concert band works have the layers of rights holders that a pop tune might? There is probably one publisher for that composition. This ruling may work in favor of bands who play pop music to the detriment of those who play symphonic or concert band literature. One way
  11. Cascades link I hope their 2021 plans come to fruition. I like what they had to say to current and (hopefully) future 2021 members. Interesting note about the offseason brass in Dallas.
  12. Things will be all well and good when the $35 million earmarked for the Kennedy Center in the bill proposed by the House of Representatives passes, along with same day voter registration and mandatory carbon offsets for airlines, because those are SO CRITICAL to helping the current situation. To relate this to drum corps, I hope DCI doesn't take any of the relief package money (if the House bill passes), because one of the items in the bill requires companies to report on the demographic breakdown of their supply chains (not just the company itself, but of it's supply chains). How is a
  13. I'm not sure how many FTE's work for DCI or what (if any) layoffs/staffing changes may occur if/when 2020 cancellation announcement is made.
  14. Images of Dan Acheson running onto the field wildly waving his arms just as the Bluecoats soloist was about to do the solo ending with "the wink."