Liahona

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  1. Some of my random thoughts on your post...(bored atm) "1. Fold DCI and DCA, form one new national organization that represents everybody, senior and junior corps." I don't look at this as an "age" issue, but more of a full-time versus part-time drum corps experience respectively. "2. The mission statement is to facilitate the formation of as many new corps as possible." This is a noble idea, but isn't Sound Sport supposed to aid with this as a stepping stone to this end. The mission statement says "SoundSport® seeks to create a world class stage to enable a less time intensive, affordable, inclusive and enjoyable ensemble music making experience worldwide." "3. Make electronics illegal, to make it cheaper and easier to start new corps. Reduce show length to 9 minutes with a mandatory concert number to make it easier for new corps to compete immediately" I agree electronics are very expensive no doubt, but I think that ship has already sailed on trying to make them illegal at this point. The genie is already out of the bottle. I'm also not sure how a 9 minute performance is going to help an operating budget. I was personally never a fan of concert numbers and those that want something like that can stay for an encore performance. "4. Divide the country into 8 regions. No corps competes outside their region until finals week. The goal is to get more corps on the field, by making it cheaper and easier for everyone to get into the game." This does not make sense given the "geographic" location of many the corps these days. Besides, there is already a regional division called "open" class. "5. Reduce all corps appearance fees, and all corps membership dues -- focus on creating as many local/regional drum corps shows as possible, and incentives for local sponsors to hold a show." I say have EQUITABLE distribution of performance fees instead. "6. Every show will have senior and junior corps competing, with full retreat at the end for the fans." As a performer during the days of a full- retreat, what is so wonderful about that? Especially when we already know that x or y corps are not even in the same performance tier. The real prize is on finals night. "7. Start a circuit of judged winter concerts (on stage, no drill), so the competitive experience of the activity is not so focused only on the summer." You should check out this.
  2. I agree...but flo must really be struggling considering that not too many sports are happening either I'd imagine...That said, I canceled my subscription which was to renew in May.
  3. My apologies if this thread has already been created...I took only a quick peek... In the meantime...ALL of the corps REALLY need your support right now. I just ordered my shirt in support...among others as well... Show your support of the Boston Crusaders
  4. 2021 Official Programs & Playlist: This master(first) post will only be updated based on OFFICIAL organizational announcements WITH confirmation. An announcement on the corps official website or official social media site and/or newspaper publication announcement will be considered written authorization to post their musical selections here under this master post. Any other comments will be considered unofficial until verified by at least one or more of the aforementioned methods of disclosure above. NO RUMORS. Links to spotify will be available once any corps announces any musical selections and confirmation is secured. *** Full credit needs to go to frontensemble.com for the Corps logos used below.*** ***Any new corps not included currently in this list will be added if found on the official DCI schedule when it becomes available for 2021*** ================================================================== Madison Scouts The Cadets Blue Devils Boston Crusaders Seattle Cascades Pacific Crest Phantom Regiment The Academy Blue Stars Spirit of Atlanta Jersey Surf Mandarins Carolina Crown Santa Clara Vanguard Troopers The Cavaliers Bluecoats Blue Knights Music City Crossmen Genesis Colts
  5. Oh wow...so sad to hear this...he was very passionate about BAC and also a great guy overall. I really enjoyed our chats over the years and this past summer as well. Rest in peace.
  6. Ok...pacific crest surpised me with a level of maturity I was not expecting...please keep going in this direction...awesome sound as well..
  7. I love it! You are on of my favories this summer! They made some nice changes since I last saw them...way to go Surf!
  8. Can't wait for Surf...love the colors..love the show..crowd just popped for them too...
  9. Nice show Scades. Lot's of energy right to the end. Enjoyed the mello sustain as well.
  10. I marched in the 50th...dang I'm old...reality check...haha
  11. OK...as an alum I'm there in spirit..would have loved to have joined them...
  12. You are not allowed to take a break...you must see EVERY show 100%....LOLOLOLOL
  13. I pray that this is not of a contagious nature...that is to start to affect "other" corps as well...about 10 days out from finals...anyway hope all Trooper members feel better...
  14. Did not realize my post would reach far and wide...LOL
  15. I have not been to this show in years..it was always just a little bit too far from me for mid-week(now way too far geographically)....but I seem to recall really liking the crowd there and it was a nice venue as well for being in the pocket for getting your face blown off...one thing I always loved about drum corps...
  16. I have one if you live near NYC metro...In Harrison NY across from Metro-North...it's near White Plains. Tratoria Vivolvo - http://www.trattoriavivolo.com/ If you like Italian...I also recommend a reservation. I personally guarantee you will not be disappointed.
  17. Madison who? I kid. Honestly, I really can't wait to see them on the broadcast this coming weekend...