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Everything posted by CrownBariDad

  1. Not only are schools nixing Fall sports, but Stanford is using the virus to kill 11 "minor" varsity sports outright. They can continue as "clubs", but must be totally self-sustaining. I can see bands not far behind. I've lived through this before with the NC State Fencing team. It's always about the money, not the opportunity or even the strength/prestige of the program. Sigh!
  2. I will say -- True, and leave it at that so as to not hijack this thread with a grits vs hash browns debate. 🙂
  3. Not much you can do with hash browns -- salt/pepper, maybe ketchup (Yech!). But grits -- butter or red eye gravy or milk/sugar (either hot or cold).
  4. She says working with SOA they left on tour with enough grits to last the entire season.
  5. The Wife just started cooking with PC and when the tour headed east she finally found her favorite breakfast food at a local grocery -- grits. She cooked up a "mess of 'em" (as we say) and had them out for breakfast. Yes -- lots of puzzled looks from the California folks, but there were some brave souls who tried them and got hooked. The staff, too.
  6. I wonder if that is a guard or front ensemble member who wanted to get in on the fun.
  7. There is supposed to be a video on this link. Can't seem to make it work. Sorry!
  8. If I recall correctly, it was this way for Pacific Crest. The daughter stayed with the family of a PC member.
  9. A lot of fans in Atlanta and other regional sites (where all the corps compete) would likely miss their only opportunity to see all the Corps together if they couldn't travel to Allentown or Indy.
  10. YES! I was VERY fortunate to chauffeur Bill and members of his band when they had a brass clinic and concert at NC State BITD. Great group of guys. I was a big fan since "Get It On" and am still a fan. Gone too soon.
  11. Just got my email for DCI Super 3 Tickets. Options were to donate or roll over for next year.
  12. DCA also cancels:
  13. Too late. INT has already been declared the winner. It's the ONLY reasonable choice.
  14. Wondering how many Corps just push the 2020 shows to 2021? And how many have better ideas given the current situation? Hopefully, this will just be something to reflect on come Fall camps.
  15. We usually do our Corps donations on "Giving Tuesday". We might need to do this a lot earlier this year. I'm praying our budget allows this. The Wife's comment: So sad. Since 2008, our whole Summer revolved around Drum Corps, a lot of it volunteering on tour. I don't know what we'll do this year.
  16. Miss March Madness? You're in luck! SOA has a bracket challenge to pick the best photos over the years. There are two polls starting today. Here's a link to the first. You should be able to find the other on their timeline. Be safe out there!
  17. I seem to recall DCI has been bitten in the past with "timing" issues like this -- a product owns the rights to a tune for the duration of their ad campaign and prevents DCI from using it on its videos. Wasn't "New York State of Mind" in this category? (I may be totally misremembering -- it's early and pre-coffee.)
  18. I found out around the middle of last season the Fire TV app Flo Sports also shows Flo's DCI events. It worked pretty well for me last year. This year I added a Bose sound bar which adds adds a little more bass. Don't know if Samsung TVs have Flo as a native app or not -- I'll need to check. (The Fire TV is on my office Panasonic.) Looking forward to this season!
  19. On Facebook, Crown says Jim Coates is still the Exec Director/CEO. This is for Corps Director. I (like others) want to know the difference between the job descriptions. Did Jim do both jobs?
  20. We were at Disney World for Christmas and by chance wore Crown, PC, and Cavies shirts on the same day. We were hoping to see/talk with other Drum Corps fans/families, but only talked to a Glassmen couple and we saw a Phantom Regiment shirt. I seem to recall more DCI folks in previous years. Probably no correlation to anything.