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    Crossmen, then everyone else. I just want to see entertaining shows.
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    Crossmen 1992
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  1. I guess putting out statistics and numbers, everyone just created their own narrative about what the numbers were saying. I posted the numbers just as a point of reference, with no bias one way or the other. They were literally put there as stats. Nothing more. Nothing less. But by all means, go ahead and assume what I meant, and reacting to the post.
  2. FWIW: Per the Johns Hopkins Website... COVID-19: Approximately 2,708 deaths reported worldwide; 0 deaths in the U.S., as of Feb. 25, 2020. Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
  3. Several years too late for many of us. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚
  4. The one year I couldn't go to prelims and semis, I had no problem finding a buyer for those nights.
  5. Best case for Finals Week tickets, is to order the Super 3 during Finals Week.
  6. Hardimon, "...the drum knows about them." Fantastic quote.
  7. Hopefully this is not a rehash of an old thread, but what do you look forward to most during the Drum Corps season, besides the obvious of the actual groups shows and performances? For me, it is the once a year friendships that I have developed with fellow fans over the years. There is a couple dudes who my buddy and I met several years ago during finals week. We sat in front of them, and all of us kept hearing the others making comments similar to the other pair. We struck up a conversation during the marathon prelims day, and every year we get back together, grab a meal or two together during the week, and pick up as if no time has passed. It is an odd friendship, in the fact that we do not talk much, sometimes at all, until Finals week the next year. Even in years when our seats are not next to each other, we seek each other out, and pick back up. These are the types of things that make this activity more than just the performances on the field.
  8. The first part 100% agree. Second part was based on the fact that we literally meant, "You Eat After..." with the other corps under the YEA umbrella at the time. I have to imagine that the new peeps running the organization aren't going to be treating any entity within YEA as lesser than.
  9. Agreed, because for years we said that YEA stood for "You Eat After the Cadets"
  10. Agreed, but it would be nice that if even they did use one of the members, there was a display of the "old/traditional uniform" during each show.
  11. Clearly this is satire, but I understand some of the frustration. I have discussed the following with several friends of mine, and in some cases our inner drum crops dinosaur starts to show. -If corps are going the direction of themed uniforms for each season, then the DM should be in a traditional corps uniform. If the head DM is integral to the show theme (think Crossmen last season), then the assistant DMs should be in traditional corps uniforms. -If not the DMs, then one member must be in a traditional corps uniform, and in a place where they can be easily seen. -As far as headgear, I would like to see groups wear headgear, and really proper headgear (shako, aussie, etc.), but if not, then possibly for a portion of the show at least. BD won this past year and wore headgear for a portion of their show. Crown wore headgear for even longer, and people still really enjoyed their show. Crossmen's headgear was not traditional in the least, but they wore something. I am not going to go as far as some and say that I am going to stop watching, supporting, and cheering for these groups, and the young people involved. As a matter of fact, drum corps is my drug of choice, and I have been addicted for years. Yes, some changes to the activity I truly love, some I just like, some I am neutral, others I do not like, and some I hate, but I am here, have been here, and will continue to be here. Why, because the marching arts (HS band, drum corps, college marching band) basically saved my life, and I owe so much to these activities. I still arrange and teach at multiple high schools, and watch as much drum corps as possible in the summer. In the end, I do not like every change that has happened over the years, but I love what the activity is at its core, and no "change" to the activity can take that away from me.
  12. Adding Jackson and Shah will definitely be interesting. Colin has typically had a more "old school" feel to his percussion writing, but has adapted that style over the years. But with the addition of these guys, it could be a fantastically entertaining percussion book, and overall program this year. Let's also not forget the Iain/Ian combo working with the front ensemble as well.
  13. Troopers is currently Lauren Teel, and she has been there since at least 2017 (possibly earlier) I believe. She has been on staff since 2012 with the Troop. Glassmen Lee Beddis 1997-2000
  14. Crossmen was Mark Thurston 1984-1996, Colin McNutt and Thom Hannum in 98-99 (possibly longer), Lee Beddis 2001-2004, and 2019-Lane Summerlin.