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    Scenic City - '03, The Cadets - '05, Shenandoah Sound - '07 - '14
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    Madison Scouts
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    Madison Scouts 1988!
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  1. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    Ha.... took me a second. πŸ™‚
  2. Didn't read everything, but I'll still get the subscription and go to a show, as I usually do. Mostly because I'm inspired by the Cadets and how they've made it through last year. πŸ™‚ If they can do it, DCI can do it.
  3. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    Ya... in 2005 we had 11, I believe. lol I think they called it the "Fat 9" as an insurance policy... can't assume you'd finish the season with 10! So 21 at the camp, huh? That's... AWESOME!
  4. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    Wow. Had a good cry at that one. Maybe she should join the DCI BoD? πŸ™‚ Go Cadets!
  5. ranintothedoor

    2019 Tour Schedule!

    Actually, I meant ear-bleed.... right in the front on the 30s (in front of whatever speaker monstrosity the corps bring).
  6. ranintothedoor

    2019 Tour Schedule!

    Ah... I gotcha. I live near Winchester, VA, so I usually take a bunch of my students up to the Annapolis show. If you do decide to take the jet ski up, let me know! You can sit in the nosebleed section with us! πŸ˜„ lol
  7. ranintothedoor

    2019 Tour Schedule!

    Sorry Contra... where do you live? Is this an annual issue? Were there local shows back in the day?
  8. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    I think it's going to be awesome... back to our parade roots, finding outlets in indoor arenas (WGI), and longer lives for band directors. :-D
  9. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    I know, that's awesome! lol
  10. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    Ugh... I remember one field in Iowa where they did not cut the grass before our rehearsal... those roots were just a-soakin' up our sweat and tears.
  11. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    yeeeeah... I see the wisdom in this. I think I was just being selfish in my desire for YEA to move down here. lol
  12. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    My Avatar is still Shenandoah Sound after all these years... I love them and support them whenever I can. Sonus had a fantastic year in SoundSport... two best in shows and a gold rating at Indy! :-D I'm so proud! In my opinion, the strength of the band programs up in Northern Virginia is actually a deterrent for some kids because their performance level at home is so high that it's hard to take a chance on a fledgling or, worse, struggling ensemble to have a "better" experience (the culture is a tiny bit stuck up... I've seen worse, and I think it's improving, but it's there...). An established ensemble like Cadets would not struggle as much in the recruitment department as Sound/Sonus did and does, as well as all those other organizations that've folded up there in the past. Besides, Sonus prides itself on being a feeder for corps like Surf (4 members of Surf this year marched in Sonus last year, I believe). No conflict (IMO).
  13. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    Manage... and grow. USBands has a presence in Virginia, but it's not strong yet. If they have staff here, they might be able to break into the scene. There's a new Virginia Marching Band Cooperative circuit that's growing fast that has similar philosophies to USBands, so if they want to grow in this market, there's some serious competition winding up.
  14. ranintothedoor

    2019 Predictions!

    I think both BK and BS could design a top 3 show, but I just don't know if they have the strength to out-recruit enough talent for those achievement scores that would push them higher than others (maybe they could beat out Cadets next year, but idk).
  15. ranintothedoor

    The Cadets 2019

    LET'S DO IT!!! lol