Liahona

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  1. Perhaps...A little off-topic. When did DCI create the DCI "news network"? I've never heard that characterization before.
  2. This is the same photo as last season....with the change of 2019...not much of a clue
  3. I do not agree with this idea. A one year hiatus for Cadets would be a financial disaster for the organization. You don't take a year off with a such a storied history as The Cadets. There is more to it than just the RAW dollars and cents savings. Even after the fire for BAC in 1973(?) and the embezzlement of corps funds in 1983(?) Boston did not take a year off. Even when the corps was financially insolvent, they went out on the field under the banner of "Boston" until they paid off the debt to reclaim the Boston Crusaders brand. I am afraid if they had taken "a one year hiatus" they wouldn't be here today. Not fielding a corps has serious repercussions on all levels IMO. I can't recall too many corps that have survived after taking a year or more off.
  4. I came across a video awhile back of Alison Balsom playing a p-trumpet....the whole thing is plastic...she got a really great sound from it! Talk about about light weight!
  5. 2018 Championships Audio Bundle This Audio Bundle includes the TOP 25 performances. Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium. Edit Notes: • The Cavaliers – 01:40 of pre-recorded audio has been omitted • Mandarins – 00:40 of pre-recorded audio has been omitted
  6. This one is probably going to be fought in courts for quite a few years I'd imagine...guess it will depend who runs out of money for lawyers first...this must be a huge drain on YEA's resources...of course GH has criminal problems now as well...
  7. This is not my area of expertise, but why the heck would YEA BoD ever agree to such a huge severance package in the first place?
  8. You have to have a pacer (public access to court electronic records) account. You can set-up here https://www.pacer.gov/ and they mail your token in the mail in about a week for that...they charge per page of info that you access. He filed suit against yea on 8/9/2018 and the case # is 5:2018cv03393 The fact that YEA has a pending civil lawsuit against them is not a good thing from a financial perspective...perhaps this might be one reason they haven't been given clearance so to speak form DCI...I'm only speculating though...
  9. Exactly! I'm just happy they have an anniversary to celebrate!
  10. So why doesn't DCI say..sorry to our UK customers...due to blah blah blah we can't ship to the UK blah blah blah...at least then everyone would not be guessing...
  11. I had no idea they weighed that much...
  12. Do marching members REALLY enjoy props? Honestly, I absolutely HATED the prop I had to carry on and (mostly) off the field before/after the show long before props were a thing BITD 1990...It was a very heavy base filled with sand which had a very tall gold flag which was inserted into the base to form a byzantine dome on the field...I put myself all out on that field every night I performed...it was a real ##### carrying that thing off the field after giving everything I had both physically and emotionally to the nights performance and back then A-town twice in one day...Well at least these days ya push most stuff around on wheels...lol
  13. You are lucky! I got blamed in the 2017 season for someone getting banned and they hunted me down and somehow found me on Facebook and threatened that they were going to get me. The most comical thing about it is I made no complaints about them, so in reality I had nothing to do with their banning in the first place...I'm still alive, but if I disappear maybe it was that nefarious guy from DCP...lol
  14. Drum Corps International...yeah right..I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell them advertising that designation...
  15. https://media.wfmz.com/mara-wfmz-media-us-east-1/document_dev/2018/11/05/Investigative Report Final 103118_1541415733979_16873160_ver1.0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR34DgdGb-0dxMQIQkP8JDaMwFIyuM3j7uFLIjvQymwk0W6ivI5Nt7qEf6E
  16. I just read this... "There were multiple instances of sexually inappropriate emails being sent through the YEA! email server, including from Hopkins." Who ELSE was sending sexually inappropriate emails?
  17. I will attest and agree with your point that this was a extremely difficult thing for the Cadets themselves to get housing this past season. I spoke directly to the interim CEO at the Cadets. As a matter of fact they had secured housing and even lost it in the middle of the season. The last I recall is they skipped a local show because they were too far away from the show site.
  18. I seem to recall both the reporters praising YEA and the professionalism they exhibited after the GH scandal et al. Perhaps DCI corporate should hire the same PR firm...it might do them a bit a good at this juncture...
  19. Please see original post. "Following the introduction of the Interim Board, Timothy Osterbeck discussed the independent efforts to establish a Pioneer Alumni Association (PAA)."
  20. What a great interview with Michael Townsend at marching round table....this gave me a new found appreciation for color guard...and how to get students to achieve at such a high level...Well worth the listen IMO... https://www.marchingroundtable.com/2018/10/25/754-creating-a-competitive-color-guard/
  21. Guess you don't have to worry then about being doxxed....lol
  22. I agree with you and definitely don't condone the practice. But aren't some of us at DCP being a little bit judgmental here? Did DCP not "out" Scott Atchison awhile back in the same regard? ...dredging up his old court case that was "expunged"...I am not making excuses for him and don't even know the guy...I'm glad that guy is gone...just don't think we should be judging the behavior of other posters...