George Dixon

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  1. George Dixon

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    It’s horrible. They will talk and eye roll through other band shows and then screech during “their” band. Not everyone but far too many
  2. George Dixon

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    Oh yes band parents squealing is now the deciding factor in quality of product lol
  3. George Dixon

    Carolina Crown 2019

    Yeah but it doesn’t say that lol agree though, go crown!
  4. George Dixon

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    I’m typically not much of a tarpon fan and that goes for this clip as far as the screens I could picture cavaliers using this first jmo
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    Carolina Crown 2019

    The press release says “7 time DCI World Champion Cadets” its 10
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Yes, you are confused. We agree!
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    I thought BD design was potentially interesting, but fell short of their prior year which had almost the same arc Crowns show, I agree with your comment. Members deserve all the credit
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The western show was good until they Disney’d the ending. What a downer i think they’ll put a great show out in 2019 - that organization usually doesn’t missfire
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The new batch at Crown is terrific outstanding IMO
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Chuck is an ideal hire for scouts imo not just a talented brass guy but also a well suited arranger should he end up helping with that as well my interactions with him over the years have been quite positive and professional- frankly just seems like a great guy personally as well as an enthusiastic and focused teacher the slam on here about his “real job” is extremely inappropriate and speaks more to character of the person posting the insult than it does to Chuck
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Ridiculous post award!
  12. Hope she does well!! On the surface it seems like a very strong hire! G.
  13. George Dixon

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Oh gosh - outstanding news. This should be a great fit for Scouts!!!
  14. George Dixon

    Caption Awards

    I thought SCV won brass in 87?
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    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
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    The Cadets 2019

    I'm shocked!
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    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
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    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
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Oh gosh. Really?
  23. George Dixon

    The Cadets 2019

    It's embarrassing when the conversation constantly veers off course and becomes about me! Aw shucks - thanks!
  24. 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