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  1. How many corps have been conducting virtual camps? How are all the corps going to retain membership if there is no season next year? Housing? Every corps is probably going to be looking at, almost, starting over once things are given the all clear.
  2. Very valid and insightful, Tim. The reality is that the drum corps activity isn't going to be the same after all this; even when an effective vaccine is available. The coronavirus was/is an unprecedented event that the world wasn't ready for. We all knew something like this would eventually happen; however, as a global society, we just weren't prepared. As a result, a lot of things have and will continue to change. I just can't see a 2021 season happening. All the corps, including the mighty Blue Devils, will somehow be affected by the cancellation of this year and next year, should it come to
  3. Covid control, the rescheduling of high school and college athletics, and housing.
  4. Facepalming and laughing at the Madison Scouts thread; another year of Madison alumni and fans b**ching, complaining, and bickering over their corps placement, show choices, and thinking they should always be up on top with the Blue Devils because they are the Madison Scouts.
  5. If there is a season next year; it will be interesting to see how the activity navigates around the revised high school athletics schedule for shows in Minnesota. Football has been moved to the Spring and the sports that traditionally take place in the Spring will run from May 15th - July 15th. That pretty much kills any shows in Minnesota.
  6. This isn't the 1980s when DCI influenced WGI and BOA. As of current, it's the other way around. Even if there is a vaccine; I don't think there are going to be too many high schools and sports facilities willing to host a corps or a show. I really hope I'm wrong; but I honestly believe that 2021 isn't going to be all that kind to the drum corps activity. I'll even venture to guess that if there is no season in 2021; there will be some corps going inactive in both DCI and DCA.
  7. I was in the stands and I saw the drummer come running out. After they were done with their performance; the staff yanked him off the field right quick. They all looked pretty p*ssed off.
  8. Glassmen '96 (although I wouldn't include that show in the Top 12. Sorry, not sorry)
  9. What's ultimately going to affect corps ability to tour? Housing, plain and simple. A corps could have everything solid, secure, and sitting in good standing all around; however, if housing is severely limited or non-existent next summer, then even the most successful of organizations are going to be having a rough go of it.
  10. After two shows in: • Reading about how the sky is falling and it will be the death of some corps because they will still be out of finals or possibly falling out... • Scores being too low or too high for some corps... • The annual tour plague has already taken a toll on some corps, already... • The Blue Devils are already poised to be the first place favorite...and they haven't even competed yet.
  11. Wondering if this would be the magical summer where things finally simmer down on the Madison Scouts thread.
  12. I read that, too. Their updated line of drums are far superior to those hideous Remo knock-offs.
  13. 1. The corps that are actively keeping their members engaged with virtual rehearsals will have an edge in regards to music. Guard members that have been offered contracts should be keeping their skills up, as most of them do anyway. 2. The corps that have kept their members engaged with virtual rehearsals and have access to fields for learning drill during the winter when they resume in person camps will have an extra added edge. All of that will mean nothing if the schools say "there is no way we are going to house an organization of over 200+ individuals when we, ourselves, are trying t
  14. The Blue Devils Premiers with the Yamaha stickers on them.