wcmello09

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About wcmello09

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  • Birthday 02/24/1989

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    2009 world class semifinalist mellophone 2010 world class finalist soprano
  • Your Favorite Corps
    all of them
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    my own
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2003, 2008, 2009, 2010
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    Male
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    missouri

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  1. The hair tie keeps the slides from sliding around with all the other horn movements that are common these days. The hair ties go around the base of the rings and don't put any weird torque on the rings themselves.
  2. High-brass, especially trumpets, hold the 3rd valve slide out when horns are down and bring it in as they go to horns up and it causes a snapping noise. I believe you can do it with mellophones but it's a little more difficult, I don't remember doing it often but it was possible and I think it was the first valve slide. The bigger horns are just the valves being released as the horns are going up. They cause more of a thud as opposed to a ping/click sound the high brass horns make. Contras might even be the horn hitting their shoulders. Some members can really move those things.
  3. Shadow- St. Elmo High School Music City- ? Pacific Crest- Lebanon High School The Academy- ? Phantom Regiment- Show site Carolina Crown- Freeburg Community High School I can't find any information on The Academy or Music City. Are either of them closer to St. Louis?
  4. 3:00 p.m. Box Office Open 6:00 p.m. Gates Open 7:30 p.m. Welcome & National Anthem 7:40 p.m. Shadow - Oregon, WI 7:57 p.m. Music City - Nashville, TN 8:14 p.m. Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA 8:31 p.m. Intermission 8:48 p.m. The Academy - Tempe, AZ 9:05 p.m. Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL 9:22 p.m. Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC 9:47 p.m. Awards Weather: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/62254:4:US Any knowledge on corps' housing sites for this show?
  5. It's Velcro. Spirit and Crossmen both had similar mirror emblems and both were held on by a similar piece of Velcro. My guess is they didn't want to break any before the first competition since they're extremely fragile.
  6. http://www.madisonscoutslive.com/mainsite/2014/10/madison-scouts-cymbal-line-returns/
  7. http://www.madisonscoutslive.com/mainsite/2014/10/madison-scouts-cymbal-line-returns/
  8. 2003-2005 weren't half bad looking either. I liked those uniforms but they were short lived
  9. Having worn both long sleeved and short sleeves uniforms (the 2010 original one) they aren't too much cooler. Keep in mind most corps are in "halves" until right before troop and Scouts are in this the entire time. Also, you're so focused on mentally preparing yourself that it's the last thing on your mind.
  10. Any information on past documentaries? I know for a corps to get 1 or 2 copies remade would probably cost more than it would bring in but any other ways of finding past documentaries before resorting so other ways such as torrents? Rather give the corps a bit of money than get it free.
  11. Question about this documentary and others that are being or have already been release: Where can people buy them? Obviously most corps sell them on their souvenir stands. Do they sell them on their corps web shop?
  12. It was on ESPN for a few years, that makes it a sport, right? I would say, yes, it is a sport. Similar to figure skating, gymnastics, or synchronized swimming. It's not a sport where there is an offense or defense, instead you score your points by meeting a set criteria.
  13. Can't we all just get along?! but honestly... It's not really about us (unless current members are reading this thread right now and in that case, go to bed you have finals tomorrow!) but it's about the members. Crown winning doesn't earn Crown fans a ring and a medal and I don't think any random fans have ever received either of these things from any of BD's numerous wins in the past. While I agree it can be frustrating watching the scores and not really agreeing with them, for one reason or another, I can't do anything about it besides watch each corps perform the hell out of each of their shows that they've been perfecting for the past 3 and respond with how I personally feel I should respond to each show.