Rocketman

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    1973
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  1. Obviously I don't. In researching the IRS 990 forms available, their level of income has been fairly consistent. I just don't want them sitting in the stands Saturday night. MERRY CHRISTMAS! out!
  2. DB: Unless the individuals on staff have access to, lets just say, discounted resources, I'm not sure how they would magically now have the funds ensure adequate prop standards.
  3. If you look at the props put out by the Regiment last year, they were, at best, unsophisticated, at worst, fairly useless. Do I like that corps need two semi's to carry props? NO! However, that appears to be the current trend successfully being used by the top corps.
  4. The lack of money, IMO, definitely equates to placement, and I am not proposing slotting nor do I expect them to 'win' in 2020. I would love for them to be a threat for a top 3 finish, but for that to happen, many things would have to go right, including someone in the current crop of top corps to stumble. I just don't see that happening.
  5. How does my statement equate to not supporting the corps? I prefer to call it cautious optimism. The problem is, as I had pointed out in another thread, finances. Unless there has been a dramatic increase in funding to support the current trend in the activity, it is possible (probably likely) they will remain a lower tier corps. If you look at the corps above them the last few years, it is obvious a good amount of funds was spent on (unfortunately) props. If the corps is going to try and outdo the Scouts last year (IMO), that would not be a good idea. And don't go down the 'how much have you committed to the corps' road. The funds we're talking about are far greater than that derived from alumni support. I will always support them no matter what. I just got a little tired of some myopic people claiming 'this show / brass line is better than (enter year here). Here's all you need to know about the last five years (7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th). Do I think the trend will continue? No. But a lot has to go right for a long period of time to bring them back into competing for a title.
  6. Look, I don't want to pee on anyone's parade but, people were saying that about last years show too!
  7. Well, considering that we don't need as many seats along the front side as in the past, it would seem any decent small to mid-size college would do just fine.
  8. I hadn't planned on going to DCI that year, then I saw them in CA! Plans changed!
  9. Read it again, it says 'in step with the times'. That has NOT been the case the last 5 or so years.
  10. So, kinda back on topic. I'll be honest, when they announced the show for 2019, I was far less than thrilled about it. To me it was way to cheesy and, I believe, if anything 'may' have had an impact on who decided to try out for Regiment, it was that announcement. It just sounded too Spartacus' Sister-ish. And the yell at the beginning of the show sealed the deal for me. It was cringe inducing. 2020 has to be a new, in step with the times, fresh, production and, I believe, the title of the show must reflect that, if we are going to attract members . (just my 2 cents)
  11. I thought that was lite yellow, then again, I've never been in prison.
  12. They only way to solve this is to ask all the new Regiment members if they joined BECAUSE of website content, (which I highly doubt would be the case). But since that's not going to happen, I guess we'll never know.
  13. I personally could give a rip how outdated or updated their website is. I just want the show to be the best thing since sliced bread!