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Musicman1084 last won the day on September 12 2012

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  1. I don't think corps location matters anymore. In some cases, that's simply where their office/operations reside. You can slap any home location you want on a corps, but if a corps holds all their camps, move-ins, etc in another state, let's call it what it is. If I remember correctly, aren't the Blue Stars really basing most of their activity in Indiana, even though they're technically from Wisconsin? The same can be said about a corps like Boston, which made the move down to Florida in the late 90s while their offices remained in Boston. I'd be willing to bet there are very few New Engl
  2. Tilt was 2014 so conflicts with BD pick. Can we make an exception though? I really like this list... I dig that there are some really fun/light-hearted shows mixed in with some really dark/serious shows. Also, who the heck rated this topic 1-star??
  3. I don't know how accurate this is, but someone was telling me about 1997 Crossmen a while back. They said that They only had 40-something brass and at one point had to put a couple of bodies out there to field 52 members, several of which weren't brass players and only marched without playing. Can anyone corroborate?
  4. That total sounds correct. The three you mentioned (along with Shepherd Hill, Case, Oakmont, and Somerset-Berkley) attend championships each year. The ones that don't attend championships but attend the in-state US Bands competitions typically attend because they're held at schools that were all formerly NESBA host-schools, so the relationship and consistency of schedule is what drives them there. Massachusetts may not send a ton to championships, but in recent years the state has accounted for as many as four of the six open class champions. I wonder if the announcement that school open
  5. True, and that probably wasn't fair of me, especially without context or confirmation that it was actually happening. I've just always found myself frustrated with US Bands/USSBA, mostly stemming from how they run their fall contests and their selection of what they consider qualified adjudicators. I suppose that leads me to not feeling surprised by much.
  6. There are an awful lot of bands waiting on US Bands right now. If they're going to call it, they need to do it soon. Massachusetts has a 14-day mandatory quarantine for people entering from outside of New England/New York/New Jersey, so they could still technically make a season happen if US Bands operates, but I don't know how that would be deemed safe given any championship events in New Jersey would likely bring in bands from many other states that are on their quarantine list.
  7. I just want to make one thing clear about the video I posted that people are referencing. I didn't post that video with the intent to point out inappropriate behavior in the way he interacted with his students; I posted it solely for the reaction by the drum captain after that clip. While it's not exactly how I would provide feedback to a group of teenagers, there was nothing explicitly terrible about that clip. The drum captain's reaction after that scene is what I wanted to highlight. Given a lot of the claims that have been made via those other Instagram posts, the drum captain's reaction
  8. I remember seeing this video years and years ago, and the reaction by the drum captain when being asked about Ike was my biggest takeaway at the time. The drum captain presented himself in such a mature manner throughout the documentary, often encouraging other students while providing constructive criticism and remaining positive. His first deep breath when he went to answer the question, followed by carefully and reluctantly choosing his words, is quite telling of the atmosphere. "But things usually turn out well." No amount of reasoning can reverse the psychological effects by that point.
  9. I'm just going to leave this here. Start watching at the timestamp (5:40 if it doesn't work) up through the member's reaction after Ike is done talking. The member's reaction is kind of telling, and this is the drum captain.
  10. Interesting ... I thought for sure they had at least one more undefeated season, but 2000 looks like it was the only one. Even 2005, which to that point tied Cavies for highest score in history, was a season where they started nearly three points behind the Cavies.
  11. As someone else mentioned, the stories are going to take a darker turn beyond just bullying. I took a look through the community guidelines, and while I don't think posting an Instagram link is against any forums rules, I still think it's best I don't post a direct link but just mention something is out there for broader consumption. There's a reddit post in the DrumCorps subreddit that links to an Instagram page that is currently only dedicated to a number of different posts on this matter. It includes a large number of posts with individual allegations, some quite disturbing. There's even a
  12. The 90s were a great time for CT! Lots of terrific bands competing in EMBA back then. We even made the trek down every year to compete with the CT bands. Sorry, couldn't help but take a detour and reminisce for a second. Back to the original topic!
  13. There's an instagram account linked somewhere on Reddit with upwards of ten different stories related to the matter, so I think the short answer is unfortunately yes.