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Everything posted by corps8294

  1. The UW-Eau Claire band is far superior to the UW band.
  2. Hopefully they don't come out with a show similar to '05 and '06. Yeeeesh!
  3. Revised: 1. Blue Devils (two point win) 2. Bluecoats 3. Santa Clara Vanguard 4. Carolina Crown 5. Cavaliers 6. Boston Crusaders 7. Cadets 8. Phantom Regiment 9. Blue Stars 10. Mandarins 11. Blue Knights 12. Crossmen 13. Pacific Crest 14. Spirit of Atlanta 15. Madison Scouts 16. Academy 17. Colts 18. Troopers 19. Music City 20. Genesis 21. Jersey Surf 22. Seattle Cascades
  4. In all of my years following the drum corps activity; I've never seen this much staff change with so many corps in one year. The Blue Devils appear to be the only corps without major changes. With that being said, I'm going to make a very bold prediction for 2020; The Blue Devils will have an undefeated season and will win DCI (here's the really bold part) by two points. They might be tested and challenged...a little; but I don't foresee anybody besting them next summer. If I"m wrong, I'll eat a crow dinner with a slice of humble pie for dessert.
  5. Overly sensitive, too politically correct for their own good, offended by everything, always stirring the pot, operating with a "just because" mentality, social justice hipsters.
  6. I'm curious as to why the Blue Stars were singled out.
  7. Yeah, it's true. Ward Miller is no longer with the Blue Stars. I read a post from him and he left the corps on good terms; he even told the members to remain with the corps. That's a really big hit for the brass section and the corps. He did wonders for the hornline and took it to a new level with a fantastic sound. Whoever replaces him will have a pretty big task to keep that section at such a high level. With such a significant departure; I fear the Blue Stars will now be trying to find a way to remain a Top 12 finalist.
  8. It's been done. The Boston Crusaders did a Picasso themed show years ago.
  9. Very true. Just think of all the corps that were/are from that region: The Marauders, Spartans, Imperials, Argonauts, Oregon Crusaders (questionable), and The Seattle Cascades (still active).
  10. 1. Blue Devils 2. Bluecoats 3. Santa Clara Vanguard 4. Carolina Crown 5. Cavaliers 6. Boston Crusaders 7. Blue Knights 8. Cadets 9. Blue Stars 10. Mandarins 11. Phantom Regiment 12. Crossmen 13. Pacific Crest 14. Spirit of Atlanta 15. Madison Scouts 16. Colts 17. Troopers 18. Music City 19. Genesis 20. Jersey Surf 21. Seattle Cascades The biggest mystery, I think, is going to be the Cadets. The percussion section is firing on all cylinders and is in good shape. The brass, visual, guard, and show concepts are the question marks. If they can get those areas ironed out before November with talent recruitment and some positive staff changes; than I could see them placing 7th. If not, they could be sitting in 8th or 9th. They have too much work ahead of them to be in the Top 6.
  11. I was never bored with Avant Garde shows. They were a really good corps, back in the day.
  12. Tomorrow is pink slip Monday for drum corps, so we'll see what starts happening, then.
  13. Well, do the Blue Stars go for another 8th place three-peat, again, next year or do they finally move up a placement? I really thought they had the talent and the show to place 7th, this year. I'm starting to believe that 8th place might be the best that Blue Stars can do.
  14. Hey Flop Marching! I don't care about Williams dominating the lanes!
  15. All the ladies are probably tuning in, now, for the Cavies snare drummer.