imperialeuph

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About imperialeuph

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Lasalle Cadets 1973/ Marching Saints 1965-1971, Preston Scout House 2013
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Phantom Regiment, Troopers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Madison Scouts 1995
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    all of them
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kitchener Ontario
  1. we are meeting here approx 9am Vaughan Willard Public School

    1911 Dixie Road North

    Pickering, ON

    L1V 1V4

  2. we are meeting here approx 9am Vaughan Willard Public School

    1911 Dixie Road North

    Pickering, ON

    L1V 1V4

  3. Is there something missing from Spartan's pit? Or just cleverly disguised....my eyes (and ears) must be deceiving me...
  4. Thanks for all the help. I am going through NanciD's website and finding lots of interesting and unusual sidebar material as well. It may be a few weeks before I can sift through it all. I was at the World Open in 1969 and 1973 and both were very memorable experiences. Has anyone written an article on the beginnings of the World Open and its history? Outside of DCN of course. Thanks again.
  5. Hi All I'm doing some research on the annual championship shows of the 60's and early 70's. There is info out there on the American Legion Nationals, the CYO Nationals, and the VFW Nationals, as well as the beginning of DCI. Where did the the World Open Championships fit into this picture? Corpsreps has scores and dates, but I've not found much more about the history of this mainstay of the Drum Corps season. Is there a good source for information? Does anyone here have historical backround or stories to tell? I appreciate any and all help...
  6. Thanks...that seems to be the problem...I shut down Michael's blog and the quadruple clicking went away
  7. what is that loud click-click every few seconds?
  8. It was important to me as well to be there to pay my respects to a great drum corps family. I'll miss not seeing Dennis helping to keep things organized. Hopefully Marlene and I can make the Welland show. I'll call Chris to see about music.

  9. thanks for coming out to play with us at the funeral it meant alot to me and I am sure the rest of the corps too esp Cathy

  10. thanks for coming out to play with us at the funeral it meant alot to me and I am sure the rest of the corps too esp Cathy

  11. yep profile pic wish they had used more recnt pics of the corps in the article not ones from 2003

  12. I saw that great article in DCW about the Saints.

  13. Hey Mark

    ya mean for the profile pic? Ther's a few kicking around from last summer..

  14. My sentiments exactly! Have we allowed DCI to take the reins of responsibility of keeping smaller markets going and dictating how,where, and why these "open class" corps can (or cannot) perform, raise money, and be of benefit to kids from smaller centres? OC Directors should and will have to play a vital role in reinventing the mindset we seem to cling to about the Wizard of DCI. Living in a small mining town in Northern Ontario, far from the mainstream, and having worked a little with the Blue Saints organization, I am constantly amazed at the truely heroic efforts of Director Mark Ripley and his staff of volunteers to keep this activity alive for the hundreds of kids who have played, traveled, sweated, worked as hard as anyone, and now understand the drum corps experience even if only for a short time every summer. And I'm constantly amazed that that a large metropolitan centre south of us (you know who I'm talking about) cannot, in my opinion. 5-6 million people within a hours drive of each other! DCI is not the only thing on Earth, but maybe we need to start pushing the elephant out of the room, and making our own playground, as the SDCA has. Just my 2 cents worth.