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Everything posted by oldsnare

  1. I understand that we are trying to differentiate between female and male; so maybe Drum Major that is female or Drum Major that is Male takes away the gender bias for some.
  2. I'm tired of the Cadets pushing the women issue at every turn. I don't know of a corps that has opened their ranks to anyone; women, men, gay, straight more than The Cadets. So have other corps. I don't think equality comes and stays when you push one segment over the rest. The women have made The Cadets the corps it is and so has every other member that has put on the uniform and marched with The Cadet Pride. It didn't work as this years theme and it won't work for the corps in the future if you don't get off the guilt trip.
  3. Ghost, this reply is child like. Does it always have to be who's better or stronger.
  4. If both props and judges cause injuries to MM, but only judges were quarantined to the sidelines, then it is not about safety.
  5. any special reason why all the Beatle people visually introducing each song are dressed in black/white?
  6. I think corps have generally cut the size of the presentation field down already whether or not the Pit is on the field or not.
  7. How have the Brass, Analysis and Percussion scores compared to past years with these judges off the field. You would think scores would be higher because they can't get out there and follow the lines. Is there a difference this year?
  8. My worry is how many times can you present the wrong staff; how many times can you present the wrong show design before the members don't trust enough to comeback. Tnen all the top auditioners go elsewhere. This is my worry. There is no more pride in putting on that Cadet jacket. It is now putting on a costume you don't what it is going to be till just before move in. That is my worry!
  9. It may help playing clean but exposure has to hurt - 8 and 9 is harder to play clean than 7.
  10. WOW, that's small for this level corps. They usually march 9 in previous years.
  11. Cavies 7 snares - must have lost 1 or 2. Can't remember how many they had to be begin with.
  12. I have been a fan of The Cadets through Garfield, Cadets of Bergen County, and heavens knows how many other corps changes. I have been both a sponsor through the Maroon and Gold Club and marching member tuition assistance donor. When I traveled to a weekend camp and heard the description of the show to the members, my jaw dropped, and I had an empty feeling in my gut. Why on earth with all the problems with George being run off and all the allegations of abuse toward women would the design team get anywhere near "Taking down a Leader (the queen)" and in any way link this show to women. I say this because this theme ran through the show when described that afternoon. This year's show should have been no where near these subjects. What I felt that afternoon still feels that way when I see and hear about the show. This is my opinion and solely my opinion, but that's how I feel. And by the way, I will continue to support the corps financially.
  13. Corps have been squeezing down the field for 3 or 4 years. Last year SCV had the white poles on the first third of the field.
  14. There was an article about the battery and their caps, and that question was asked. One year they wore BC on their caps (Bergen County). I'm sure someone that marched in the battery can clear this up.
  15. Nope, I haven't either. I had to Google Arya Stark to know who it was.
  16. He lost his left stick so I think he thought it was easier to grab a stick with his Left hand (neighbor's stick bag) rather than switch stick hands and reach in his bag for a stick.