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Everything posted by GUARDLING

  1. Although I also hate how expensive the activity has become, it's not just the model. Winter programs with little travel compared to summer is very expensive, especially independent groups. Gone are the days of free or cheap rehearsal sites ( if you can get them ) church or community support ...etc etc
  2. Funny how one corps " BAD" season would be another's " HUGE" success....lol
  3. I taught a top 10 corps that all but 2 in the drum line were gay..so your point is? Did you feel the same if you saw Joe stud next to you with Suzie trumpet?nJust askin 😐
  4. The belief that the changing time wasn't happening, mis management , youths changing needs etc etc is a huge part of the contribution to the failure and and eventual dimise of many things , including many corps. Denial was for sure a factor for many. Even today in recent history some very good people should never have been in charge of some corps and led to either temporary success fast failure or eventual failure.
  5. Ever consider some who attend camps of the big guys do it for the experience and knowledge? It haapens often , with no expection . Now there have been corps who found some raw talent that way OR suggested another corps for the person BUT often they just want the experience. YES many even fly to a location to have that experience with a corps they admire.
  6. AND some worry about electronics, props or a sock color..lol..kidding aside, over the next decade or 2 we will see more and more things available to corps I believe. Who would have thought we would see what we already do only a few years ago. It's coming for sure, the good or bad of that. Depending who one chooses to talk to..lol
  7. SO TRUE!......... OC members themselves have seen this at many if not most of their shows..$$$$$$$$ will talk louder..It happened in WGI with Schol. A class. They finally learned their bread is buttered there. Of course members in A class ( which surpasses all other classes helps ALOT! Bottom line $$$$$$$$
  8. You are 100% right..This requires more than talk from people but physical support, butts in seats, a louder voice demanding what their wants and unique needs may be BUT it all starts with less talk and more support. $$$$$ ( for the good or bad of it ) always gets the attention
  9. The how and why has been a basis for a long time in discribing effect and the success or failure of it
  10. everything on the field adds or subtracts from a program..its the how and why. If a corps wants to present something expect it to affect the entire production good or bad...A comparison although small would be a flag color choice...does it add or subtract from the musical production, create a mood, set the stage....now of course one can also have an opinion on that I suppose. Again, it will change( or not ) when corps want it to change, and not before. that is the bottom line
  11. No the direction is where corps want to go. They decide . I also heard the cost argument over the years with the pit, multiple flag changes etc etc..again, bottom line....corps have made these decisions..the good or bad of that Opinion or fact...depends who one wants to talk to
  12. Putting aside everything that is basically opinion..who said " stuff = score = winning..in fact I said the opposite..Not all " stuff is done well and others done very well. Now you can have an opinion of course if you think something is done well or not. We might have a middle ground here with a non member producing aspects of a show BUT again the "WE" who decides all this is.....the corps.
  13. I have written shows as well as judged. Not all " stuff " equals success nor a guarantee of success. It all comes down to how well someone does something OR how well something is used and IF it adds or detracts from a program. If the "WE" is the judges then for sure they do not have the power to ban anything as what was seemed to be suggested in the WE statement. I was just questioning the WE, the rest is just opinion
  14. My personal opinion doesnt mean a thing. These corps will and have the power to decide whats best for them. Now with that said. Do I believe all change is good ....NO...do I believe it all works? ...Not for all... Do I thinkCorps should decide what they want to do and not be under the thumb of in many cases a minority opposed to almost any change YES
  15. We as in who.. the " WE" who decide all this are the corps period. The corps decades ago decided their own pathway. Kinda the main reason DCI was formed to begin with, which I'm sure you know.
  16. Hey , so obviously she was seen, so that debunks " You don't see them or body language" and it got her on TV with Harry Connick Jr. ..not bad..lol...so she probably got more exposure for the activity than the activity itself that year..πŸ™‚
  17. Yet so much doesnt apply to the activity,,,lol....and in a good wayπŸ™‚ breaking norms can sometimes not always be a good thing yet not always a bad one either 101..intro to Psych.
  18. Road to Perdition.....Northern Lights Winter guard did it I think in 04 and youre right..Just as haunting as the original...great moment..at least in my opinion.. πŸ™‚
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