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Everything posted by GREENBLUE

  1. If it does happen I hope to the high heavens that the Cavaliers staff handles it better then Madisons staff. I honestly feel bad for the current members as well as the Alums who may have not known or seen this coming. I definitely don’t agree with the timing because instead of this looking like a progressive move it comes across as desperation from the organization. A move like this needs planning, it needs an action plan. They are basically needing to rebrand the Madison Scouts after 80 (?) years, Not only to the public but also the kids auditioning next year. Stability is key to success in DCI. We shall see. But I don’t foresee immediate results.
  2. Hopefully we’ll both still be alive. and if does happen I hope it’s not handled like Madison.
  3. Unnecessary mental anguish? Please. And again the statement “it will happen.” Just because you say it doesn’t make it so. of course anything can happen. but it won’t happen because of the reasons it happened with Madison.
  4. Because young ladies have known since 1948 that the Cavaliers are an all male corps. Just like I knew growing up that I could never join the women’s swim team. Why can’t I? I could’ve tried out and beat them. That’s your argument. I should be given a chance right? I had more talent/more physical. Why can’t I be on their team? oh wait... I can try out for the men’s team??? oh wait...I can try out for another corps???
  5. Over dramatic much??? hey all you Cavaliers and parents of Cavaliers out there “Hope you never have a daughter or kids or a wife because you don’t want the corps to go co-ed”. Unbelievable.
  6. What wall? The bathroom stall??? Please stop trying to act like you know something that’s not there. I can’t say it would never happen, because who knows what laws someday get passed by government and then they’re forced. But if you think it’s going to be voluntary and in the foreseeable future you are highly mistaken. you think Madison Scouts alums have opinions, you ain’t seen nothing until you’ve messed with a Cavaliers FMM.
  7. The Cavaliers have never had a female member and then told her she could no longer be a part of the corps. Madison yes. Cavaliers no. To me, basically kicking a member out of a corps for not being the right sex (Phantom/Crossmen) is far worse then knowing an organization with an all male tradition of 70 years won’t let me audition.
  8. Thank you for the thoughtful answer. So in your opinion was the problem the leadership and direction of the corps or the fact that the corps was all male???
  9. We can agree to disagree. that talented hard working kid can always choose to audition for another corps. The Cavaliers being all male does not stop your student from having the opportunity to march DCI.
  10. But that’s not the case. it was simply you are a male. You marched with us last year. We’re no longer having males in our guard. audition for another corps.
  11. Actually you’re forgetting the Open Class corps that are also part of DCI and women also audition for. And your argument will work with me when I can take my young male student who really wanted to be a member of this years Crossmen guard or audition for Phantoms Guard many years. Or how about that young man that cried when he was told he could no longer march Crossmen because they’re going female this year and he had to audition for another corps.
  12. Just because you don’t understand the comments from young men doesn’t mean their reasoning doesnt exist. Watch interviews on social media with Cavies members, talk to Cavaliers FMM, talk to men that have joined fraternities. It’s a BIG reason.
  13. Again, if there were not 40 other corps available for women to march I would agree to this statement. The Cavaliers being all male does not change the direction of the activity. And again I make the any time dci and it’s fans would welcome an all female corps.
  14. Got it. Understand now. Wasn’t inferring we have separate gender corps. Just referring to the fact that there are plenty of opportunities out there that are available to women that are either equal to or in some cases unavailable to men.
  15. Referring to social media comments elsewhere. It’s definitely been said.
  16. I have a question for you? Not trying to sound rude, more so curious. You say you marched with the Scouts, but why did you leave them after three seasons to march the Blue Devils?
  17. You know what??? i feel discriminated against because I’m old and dci won’t let me march. Why put an age restriction on marching. If you audition and make it...who cares??? im surprised this hasn’t been brought up lol. if all corps need to be gender inclusive then why not age??? Guarantee there are a lot of 25 year olds out there that could still make a Top 12 corps.
  18. If an all female corps from the past had the competitive successes as well as financial stability of the Cavaliers they may still be around. The fact that the Cavaliers as an all male corps are still so successful and popular reiterates how amazing a job the staff and board has done through the years.
  19. But your talented male student can’t march Crossmen Color Guard or many years Phantom Color Guard. How about basically getting kicked out of the corps the next year after marching phantom or Crossmen because you’re a male and the corps is going in a new direction with their guard to all female. Hypocrisy? Oh wait .... that’s okay because it’s a design choice.
  20. There are plenty of females with dci rings. Past, present and future.Cut me a break. actually there are plenty of males without dci championship rings.
  21. Agreed. It’s not that i don’t have faith in the decision. its...i don’t have faith in the people that made the decision. The people running the Madison Scouts need to take a long hard look in the mirror. The decision made affected decades of membership. I just hope they made the decision for the right reasons but in my heart I’m feeling they’re using this as an scapegoat.
  22. Agreed. The females that are currently auditioning for a Top 12 corps aren’t suddenly going to wake up and decide to march the Scouts now their co-ed. In fact if I was auditioning for a corps in the fall the scouts would probably be furthest down the list given the instability and uncertainties. Becoming co-ed doesn’t suddenly solve crappy show design and bad management.