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About dcifanforlife

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    Marching Member 5 years, Volunteer 40 years
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    Blue Stars, Colts
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    Cadets 1987
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  1. dcifanforlife

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    First the Troopers need to recruit members. For Percussion auditions Nov 23 -Nov 25 and Dec 14-16 at Poteet High School, Mesquite TX. (You are required to provide your own housing, transportation and meals for these audition events) This is unheard of in the activity. Brass auditions are in Cheyenne which will be difficult for potential members to attend. Troopers recruitment area shrinks to a small area not known for supplying marching members. The untold story of the 2018 season was how noncompetitive the Troopers were. Fred deserved to be fired. New team has a tremendous task ahead of them.
  2. dcifanforlife

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Where is Genesis getting the money to pay for all the new staff? This is the corps that almost didn;t get approved for world class due to their financials not being in order.
  3. Roman has a CDL. He has driven one of the buses every day on tour for years.
  4. Seattle is not the only destination available for recent OC members. If you have the talent why go to a corps that finished 27th when you can go to a corps that finished much higher? Some of the brass players may follow Brad Green to Pacific Crest while others may audition for all of the other corps. It costs the same to march Seattle Cascades as it does most other corps. You would be surprised on the number of members in corps in CA, West, Midwest, South and East that hail from the Pacific Northwest.
  5. dcifanforlife

    Pioneer Suspended by DCI

    Pioneer runs weekly bingo games at several locations other than that they will have no source of income unless the new board members bring large donations with them. This is a trend with some non profits these days. Would you pay $ 10,000- $25,000 to be on the Pioneer board? When would the new director start and what would be his duties be for 2019? To run an organization takes money and I don;t see where Pioneer will get the funds to reorganize and be back on the field in 2020.
  6. dcifanforlife

    Pioneer Suspended by DCI

    The 2019 tour is decided at Fall Meetings. Pioneer can't participate in those meetings so I don;t see how they can make any plans (hire staff and recruit members, etc) for 2019. If they don't have any show dates who is going to work for them or attend any camps? Would you pay camp fees? Would you donate or volunteer for this organization? All Pioneer can do now is an orderly liquidation of all assets. Roman awards himself, his wife and son severance packages that gives a majority of the sale proceeds to them. Roman is a DCI Hall of Fame Member so he gets free tickets to all shows for life. Retiring to a cabin in Northern Wisconsin is better than trying to run a drum corps and drive bus during the 2019 tour.
  7. dcifanforlife

    Pioneer Member Rant

    Dan A took definitive action once he was made aware of the situation at Pioneer. All stakeholders (DCI Board, Executive Directors/Corps Directors of all corps) were advised what steps were taken to insure the health and safety of the Pioneer members and all corps members during the season. At the appropriate time the Pioneer saga will be told. Member health and safety was the number one issue during the 2018 season and by all accounts it improved tremendously throughout the activity. DCI or Dan A can;t come on a public forum to defend themselves. Let them do their job.
  8. dcifanforlife

    2019 Predictions!

    Madison has put themselves in a difficult position. As the 16th seeded corps they will be on first or second at most shows and will probably have the least desirable of the DCI tours (CA Tour, Midwest Tour, East Coast/South Tour. Spirit jumped 18th to 13th but can Madison do it also in 2019? Madison has to start over so unlike Spirit they have a bigger hill to climb.
  9. DCI has not paid any "profit sharing" for years. Corps get Championship Pay if they make finals. Per-show rate is based on previous years finish. I think 1-6 get most then 7-15 then 16-24. Corps get their per show rate for prelims and semi finals.
  10. C2 is a financial drain on YEA. YEA board will be doing a complete review of all programs after season. Hope C2 survives.
  11. DCI has a committee that has been exploring a new tour model for a couple of years. Don't know when it is to be brought to the membership for approval. Could be implemented in 2020? Allentown will definitely be impacted.
  12. I thought I read some where that the Blue Devils as defending champs have the option to go on last at prelims. I could be wrong on that point.
  13. On Thursday Flomarching has everyone except top 15. Friday everyone is on Flo Marching top 25.
  14. Saturday corps are moving in some of the same sites that Friday corps used.
  15. With random draw in groups of three Boston could still be the sixth corps in prelims regardless what they score in Allentown. The real question at Allentown is there any corps that move up to the next group? No. Groups of three appear to be set. If Spirit draws 15th for prelims they will need a supper performance on Thursday and Friday to make finals. It can be done.