George Dixon

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  1. more than a splash of Cadets 1996 in this Yee Haw show from 2019 Broken Arrow:
  2. "troll One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument" 21 pages later...
  3. Yup. But thought we were talking about what should happen. Sneaking around always is a thing.
  4. I’m pretty sure school property is a drug free zone.
  5. a rather interesting strategy is posting for the first time to say "goodbye" take care! Things change, it's called life. I preferred the acoustic activity in G - loud as crap and FANTASTIC, but we haven't had that since 1999 for me the core (pun intended) of the activity has always been about the member experience and life lessons learned by the mm - it's not really about "us" IMO
  6. a lot of 2020 Cadets staff (and folks from the past) teach Stoneman Douglas HS Band in FL - a BOA band. Particularly visual & guard folks in 2018 show in Park Vista they were performing last when it started to downpour during the ballad and especially the closer you can see elements of Cadets influence in the guard work (large silks/long poles, swing flags in the ballad ala Cadets 1998) and then as the rain pours during the closer you can see a hint of that famous Cadets willpower. These things can be "taught" crowd goes nuts for the last 2 minutes - and remember, these are HS kids pushing through it - I enjoyed it enough to share:
  7. It was good / I listened to the tape delayed. Percussion side mainly same as last year for design and instruction said they had a couple tenors and base returning and 4 or so snares and six or so vets for the front ensemble center snare from last year will tech as a new addition mentioned they will march 9+5+5 in battery and 14 front And I’m not saying some of them are getting a little older but they kept saying “the Facebook” which just cracked me up They encouraged folks of all ages and experiences to attend camps
  8. Well things tend to get worse before they get better so aim low mentally
  9. sad to hear... - was one of our best forum members - sending prayers to his family and friends, George.
  10. There are two in the top 12 other than Cadets and one of those is top six and no I’m not naming names as frankly it’s not my thing
  11. Man I’m sure they want your expertise- please start running a corps immediately!
  12. Attitude and work ethic trumps “most talented” 9 times out of 10
  13. I was speaking euphemistically yes I would expect someone in the activity for 30-40 years as an instructor and coordinator to be able to adapt. I just don’t see the guard empty-handed pushing props around for four minutes and standing still tossing - after last year it’s way old
  14. I doubt April is going to have them push props and stand still to spin like many are doing these days - I just can’t even imagine it.
  15. No one is saying that. Are you debating yourself or someone in this thread. No one is saying "rules do not apply"
  16. 1. They are paying people, according to the rumor mill they have delayed the payment schedule. Nothing they have done is "illegal" - it's certainly not great but you're exaggerating 2. Perhaps you missed all my other posts - where I talk about how slow and steady progress on the fiscal front which will take several years to get back on solid ground 3. I hold Cadets to the highest standards - and believe me, I contribute 4. Posting private emails on a website to spread rumors and bad news is not "contributing to a solution" - donating and volunteering is. Are you? 5. Finally PRIOR MANAGEMENT is what got the Cadets in the situation they are in now - not this group. Burned bridges and poor fiscal management have. Damage to the organization's reputation have cost them housing, donations, membership & importantly bands have defected their USB circuit. A lot of work being done on all these fronts to move the ball forward. But please don't blame it on current leadership. G.
  17. (Snip):Over the last six months, members of The Cadets alumni have created an organization to represent the oldest and most honored Drum and Bugle Corps, The Cadets Alumni Association (CAA). An organization representing all regions of the United Stateas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe is structured to operate well into the future organizing, promoting, and running events of the CAA. The CAA Executive Leadership is teaming with the YEA Executive Team to help promote the October Homecoming Weekend, which we encourage all to attend. link: https://yea.org/news/cadets-alumni-association-formed
  18. Exactly. The DCI check is big, they have the larger USB events with gate and other revenues plus audition camp fees starting to arrive. It gets better from here... It will take a few years at best to get on nice solid ground. In the meantime, spend wisely on quality staff and design & give the members/volunteers/donors a good product and experience to rally around
  19. I’m not sure why some seem to expect that 18 months after GH termination (and the bombshell news) all debt would be retired and the organization would be rolling in cash. It will take several years or longer. The delayed schedule for staff contracts isn’t unusually - 2 other 2019 top 12 corps are literally doing the same thing right now Drum corps is a losing financial proposition- and anyone that’s been involved in an organization for more than five minutes knows that Go Cadets!