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About Liahona

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    DCP Fanatic
  • Birthday 07/15/1970

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Boston Crusaders 1990 & 1991
  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Cadets, Phantom Regiment, SCV, Madison Scouts, Carolina Crown and Boston Crusaders
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    The Cadets 1984, 1990, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015 2018 Star 1990 & 1991, Santa Clara Vanguard 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018!!!! Phantom Regiment 1989, 1990, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2010, Madison Scouts 1975, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2005, 2010, 2011 Boston Crusaders 1990, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018! Bluecoats 2014, 2015, 2016. 2018!, Blue Devils 1990, 1992, 2017 Troopers 1986, 2015 The Cavaliers 1992, 1995, 2006 Colts 2015 Blue Knights 2000, 2014, Carolina Crown 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Mandarins 2018
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1999, 2000, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Gender
  • Location
    Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Interests
    Pilot, Kick Boxer, Professional Bowler, Tennis Aficionado, Bad Golfer, Flight Simulator X Enthusiast, Trumpet Screamer, and Drum Corps Fanatic!

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  1. Liahona

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    Nothing more than moving more furniture around the field... More importantly...I'd really like to know how you have a NEGATIVE 1,159,040
  2. Usually if a post disappears it was probably flagged by other members and the mods removed's happened to me before...I don't really make to much of a big deal about it anymore...
  3. Liahona

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    If it wasn't for SCV...I'd say plates are gone just like the 8 track tape...
  4. Liahona

    Regiment Ramblings (What If?)

    I was just thinking about PR today. I was a fanboy of the Regiment BITD. PR has indeed more problems then just the loss of instructors. My goodness Rennick has been gone for a REALLY LONG TIME and Shaw the same. We should be asking the question...why did they leave in the first place? Why is there such a huge staff turnover? It takes more than just two folks to make a difference. Regiment has been trying to find themselves these last few years and really have lost their way IMO. I almost feel like they've lost their identity altogether. I truly miss the regiment sound. It was very distinctive. Right's gone...that is quite obvious...There needs to be some serious changes that make sense. An 11th place finish competitively is the worst placement since 1974. It pains me to even say that. I wish I had the answer or magic pill for them.
  5. Liahona

    Relative Newbie

    Here is a top 50 video list. In no particular order. Score not a factor either. 1Bluecoats 2014: Tilt 2Phantom Regiment 2008: "Spartacus" 3Bluecoats 2016 : "Downside up" 4Carolina Crown 2015: "Inferno" 5Blue Devils 2014: "Felliniesque" 6Santa Clara Vanguard 1989: "Phantom of the Opera" 7Star of Indiana 1993: "The Music of Barber and Bartok" 8Carolina Crown 2013: "E=MC^2" 9The Cavaliers 2002: "Frameworks" 10The Cadets 2011: "Between Angels and Demons" 11The Academy 2016: "Drum Corpse Bride" 12Madison Scouts 1988: "Malaguena" 13Blue Devils 2017: "Metamorph" 14Santa Clara Vanguard 2018: “Babylon” 15Star of Indiana 1991: "Roman Images" 16Bluecoats 2015: "Kinetic Noise" 17Carolina Crown 2016: “Relentless” 18The Cadets 1987: "Appalachian Spring" 19The Cadets 2005: "The Zone: Dreamscapes in Four Parts with a Door" 20Blue Devils 2012: "Cabaret Voltaire" 21The Cavaliers 2006: "The Machine" 22Phantom Regiment 2011: "Juliet" 23Santa Clara Vanguard: "Force of Nature" 24The Cadets 2000: "We Are the Future" 25The Cavaliers 2004: "007" 26Carolina Crown 2012: "For the Common Good" 27Santa Clara Vanguard 2015: "The Spark of Invention" 28Santa Clara Vanguard 2013: "Les Misérables" 29Boston Crusaders 2014: "Animal Farm" 30Blue Devils 2009: "1930" 31Blue Devils 2010: "Through a Glass Darkly" 32The Cavaliers 2016: "Propaganda" 33Carolina Crown 2014: "Out of This World" 34Bluecoats 2010: "Metropolis: The Future Is Now" 35Bluecoats 2011: "A Brave New World" 36Santa Clara Vanguard 2017: "Ouroboros" 37Boston Crusaders 2017: “Wicked Games” 38The Cadets 1998: Stonehenge 39Santa Clara Vanguard 2009: "Ballet for Martha" 40The Cavaliers 2010: "Mad World" 41The Cavaliers 2011: "XtraordinarY" 42Blue Devils 2003: "The Phenomenon Of Cool" 43Boston Crusaders 2000: "Red" 44Santa Clara Vanguard 1999: "Inventions for a New Millennium" 45Carolina Crown 2008: "Finis" 46Blue Devils 2015: "Ink" 47Blue Devils 2004: "The SummerTrain Blues MIX" 48Blue Devils 2013: "The Re:Rrite of Spring" 49Blue Devils 1996: "Club Blue: A Gangster Chronicle" 50The Academy 2014: "Vanity Fair"
  6. Liahona

    Looking For Some Advice

    Age is not really too much a factor unless you are thinking of joining perhaps the top 7 or so WC corps in DCI. I could probably guide you with better advice if I knew a few more details. Your location, whether finances are an issue, how do you parents feel about it, are you auditioning for brass, percussion, or guard, and which corps is your dream corps. I'll assume that your huge goal is to be a part of one of the elite corps. If that is the case, then you are going to want to gain and build experience. That said I can give you a few basic tips. I would first focus on gaining experience with a local corps as that would be most economical and probably a little easier in terms of anxiety for your parents. I would concentrate on either the lower 1/3 of World-class, an open-class corps, or a DCA corps. Keep in mind that percussion is MUCH more competitive than brass as a general rule. If you are a brass player, you will excel your greatest through private lessons. I would start now to supplement your music education with that. Let the teacher know your goals, so they can tailor a program for you. Basic fundamentals and a daily regimented routine is important. If you are a bit braver. Audition for your dream corps and get the valuable feedback from them on where you need to concentrate on improving certain skills. You may even surprise yourself and do better than you think. We are sometimes bigger critics of ourselves than we really need to be in this regard. Yes, your talent level is important. I can tell you that a bigger factor in determining your eligibility is your attitude, your willingness to listen, and to always strive to improve yourself. One caveat about can have a bad experience at a camp and think that all corps are like that and then get discouraged from trying for other corps. Don't fall into this trap, you might surprise yourself and find that you enjoy the vibe of a particular corps that you never even considered. I've even known folks that marched with the winning corps and didn't like the vibe for whatever reason and joined other lower placing corps and were very happy. Good luck and happy hunting..
  7. The above is just added noise IMO...CD's go the way of the 8-track and the 78 rpm record...
  8. Liahona

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    I can say nothing but great things about several of those visual techs...Crown is in great hands...I wish them and Crown the very best this coming season and beyond...
  9. I'm not surprised...
  10. Liahona

    Caption Awards

    You are entitled to your opinion. So with your logic that means in 2017 the Santa Clara Vanguard who WON Best Color Guard was ALSO a HOLLOW WIN because Blue Devils won that caption on FINALS night...19.6/19.3 respectively...I haven't even looked at other years...averaging has occurred since 2001...
  11. Liahona

    Caption Awards

    I'm neither agreeing or disagreeing with your position. Just a few questions and comments... How long has averaging caption awards taken place? I heard for at least 10 years, but have no confirmation of that. Why did the corps directors vote to average caption awards? I ask only because it seems sometimes rules are put in place because something happened a season or two before that precipitated that change.
  12. Liahona

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    Battalion has one of the most iconic uniforms now...
  13. Liahona

    2019 Madison Scouts!
  14. Liahona

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    I'm taking about the creative process...does not matter what something developed unless you were a fly on the wall during that process ...then believe what you want I the end does it really matter?...they created two years of great shows....I could care less if the inspiration came out of a cracker jack