Lead

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Lead last won the day on May 23 2013

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Glassmen, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard
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    1995 Madison Scouts
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    1980, 1995, 1998, 2011
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  1. Lead

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Drill was about the least of their problems the last 2 years IMO.
  2. Lead

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    He's saying that because they beat Music City.
  3. Lead

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Agree. Probably best for the activity that Open Class remains more regional and World Class remains national. Allows the younger members to get back to high school on time and such as well. While SCVC, BDB, Legends, Spartans, etc have proven they have the capacity to hang with some of the bigger dogs, I'm not sure I like the idea of Open Class becoming World Class (or trying to).
  4. Talked to an old friend yesterday who marched Pioneer back in the mid 90s. Asked her if she had seen the news of the suspension. She had not. Her response to it was (more or less): "No I hadn't seen it. It doesn't surprise me, because it was the same way back in the 90s. I guess I was too young and dumb to notice it or report it. But I was one-and-done, and chose to stop following DCI after that season, and this exact situation was the reason why." Not surprised in the least.
  5. Lead

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Troopers Visual Caption Head resigned, per his FB page.
  6. Apparently it was stolen by a BD member off of the Crown bus at a Regional.
  7. ______________ Corps International ?!?!?
  8. This. It is deceptive to the judges and to the fans. When you see one corps go out and set a microphone up every 5 yards across the front sideline, it's intended to create an illusion that something is there that really isn't. No "range of field" mics, and put a limit to the number of individual mics used.
  9. All this, plus the new Women of DCI movement that was given - among other things - meeting rooms in LOS, meeting times, meetings at other Regionals, suites, etc.
  10. Lead

    The Cadets 2019

    Hmm... I rather liked them.
  11. Edit: Maybe I am mistaken? Sorry if so.
  12. It was in place when I got here. This is my 16th year. I would even say "MOST" of the competitive groups in my state/area don't stay after halftime. Why? Multiple reasons. Halftime is our dress rehearsal. Our show is on Saturday - the thing we've put all our time and money into. We are putting our kids at a disadvantage when they have to be the first one in the building and the last ones out for a football game - and then get up at 5:30am the next day for our REAL competition. Plus, I actually encourage my kids to change out of uniform and go sit with their friends and watch the game. I think that's important for them too. But then they don't have to - again - be the last ones out of the building. There are times we stay for the whole game - if we have a late contest on Saturday, or Homecoming, we let the Seniors vote each year on staying the whole game on Senior night. Plus - we are working on show music during class and don't have time to work up Louie Louie. It's not negative at all, and my AD and principal are fine with it just like the other schools around. Hell, the AD is happy that hungry Band kids visit the concession stand after they change.
  13. That may be true, but look at Genesis for your example. And of course 'art' will change in 20 years. But right now, you do what's avant garde or you don't get rewarded. There's too much money and time on the line to be stubborn.