George Dixon

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  1. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    I would have liked to have seen a new drill writer as well.. My thoughts about the possibility of Jeff returning were mixed. A step up in a way but also a step back I felt the Cadets needed a fresh design approach long before the changes took place The past 3 years have been tough for Cadets drill design - particularly 2016 when Daryl (sp?) wrote the drill - that drill was a flat out mess The past 2 years have been better, but both years were locked down by design decisions made (and compromised imo) by GH - including this recent season with the diagonal row of unnecessary props that restricted and at times dictated the drill design and staging I also personally saw growth in Bobby's drill from 2017 to 2018 - I'm interested to see if the growth continues along with what Bobby and the rest of this team can accomplish without the interference of GH
  2. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    I'm shocked!
  3. George Dixon

    Caption Awards

    I personally don’t think even three in a row is possible anymore, even for BD way too many strong programs
  4. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    I heard it from many different sources so I guess something changed personally nothing against Bobby, he’s solid and it will be very interesting to see how he does without a winter of GH micromanaging
  5. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    Yup. Hopefully top 5. I want to see the corps caption wise take steps forward so next year you see captions in 3 through 6 spots Tough sledding as all the corps are so strong - so real growth across the captions at Cadets is really the measure of success in 2019
  6. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Sage is a huge get. IMO Also Darcie is a terrific addition as her WGI work is always terrific and amazingly successful - she is more of an unknown in the DCI realm whereas Sage was with SCV 2017 and 2018 I think it's terrific they also have a female in that role - I'm not much for "checking boxes" but given the recent past at Cadets WOMEN in strong leadership positions is a smart and just move IIMO
  7. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    lol - some upgrades but one surprise (for me) as I heard Jeff was returning as the drill guy that said - I didn't dislike last year's drill - and it was heavily driven by GH in the winter months prior to his termination - and then a bit "hamstrung" but the diagonal props on the field Sage is a massive upgrade for guard design - I hope the Caption Head remains the same. That will help recruitment and (honestly) the scores - DCI judges love his design approach, very lyrical and thoughtful Very interested in hearing the brass team? I guess instructional staff is next
  8. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Oh gosh. Really?
  9. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    It's embarrassing when the conversation constantly veers off course and becomes about me! Aw shucks - thanks!
  10. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Yup. And Gaines was designing scores of top BOA & WGI shows. Like literally the top individual marching arts designer in the world. And I totally agree with your overall take - Scouts CAN BE "THE SCOUTS" and do extremely well. Nothing in the "Modern" world precludes in your face & audience friendly High energy and visual excellence will sell/score just as well as ever Layer in effective, smart design and a modern approach to staging/transition and "THE SCOUTS" can leap right back into finals and beyond. IMHO
  11. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    I agree the Scouts folks deserve our best wishes and our open-minds. I'm hoping for the very best - that they will bring back that famous Scouts performance energy and power. The big WOW - that is missed. Crowds used to throw babies just for the Scouts entering the field with their perfect toes and magical presence. We need that back. That said - Gaines had left DCI but not the activity. He had actually spent the gap designing WGI (and many other) championship programs around the world. His respect (and experience) in the marching arts design community literally GREW during the interim. You see his evolution in the design of the 2018 SCV program - the staging, the transitions, the entire process of crafting that design is far beyond (IMO) his work back with the Cavaliers. On another level - literally and figuratively!
  12. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    This. And does anyone really think that the "long term" plan is to have an individual based in PA run a band circuit based on the West Coast? Perhaps he remained in charge of it (for now) because we are in the MIDDLE of fall band season? Also does anyone think he left is position at BD just to sit around in PA? I'm not so sure this passes the basic sniff test on either end of the equation. Stay tuned IMO
  13. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Yup. Besides - let's not get into a "guilt by association" mode. If he (or anyone) "checks out" then they deserve that assumption. GH was with the organization for decades - precluding anyone from that era would be quite unwise.
  14. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    30 years younger? is that in dog years? lol