frachel

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About frachel

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  • Birthday 12/02/1971

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1987 Garfield Cadets and Bridgemen, 2016 Bridgemen Alumni, 2017 Bridgemen Brass and Mini-Corps, 2016-current Tri-Valley Brass
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cadets, Carolina Crown
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1987 Garfield Cadets
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kenilworth, NJ

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  1. Is it dumb to do a show about female empowerment with males in the corps? Should they have gone all-female this year? (i see others beat me to a similar response)
  2. I also wanted to add a huge shout-out, bow and round-of-applause to the Mandarins. If you were there for the 1st performance of the FREE Players the day before, you know it took close to 30 minutes to get the sound system set up.. there were only 2 guys (I think), running around like crazy, untangling wires, getting it all done. They were drenched in sweat by the time the show began! The next day for the final performance the entire Mandarins corps was there to help - they waited with us in the tunnel, talked to the kids, help some of them not be scared to go out on the field.. They carried chairs, music stands, props, electronics. They set up and ran the mics and sound board for the performance. They performed hours earlier, were still in uniform and had to be exhausted, but were there to help. Class act all around!
  3. The video of the FREE Players at DCI is publicly available (on their FB page and YouTube), so figured I'd post it here for all to see! Being a part of this was probably the most rewarding thing I've ever been a part of. I'm very happy they focused on the kids in the video, and not us adults playing in the arc - it is and should be all about them. Watching their reactions of utter joy as well as the crowd reaction is what Drum Corps, and Music in general, are all about. Even me being a "grumpy dinosaur", I had a tear in my eye the very first time we brought the brass instruments to them and saw how insanely ecstatic they got when they were able to make just a simple sound.. anyway, here's the video:
  4. I watched The Pirate Movie at least 30 times when I was younger, lol.
  5. Couldn't find my hi-cam version at the moment, but this will do:
  6. Only to be overpowered by a single finger on a synthesizer :-(
  7. If they weren't a DCI member corps yet, why would the DCI social media policy apply? Allowing them to continue to do SoundSport just makes their evaluation cancellation look like a spiteful act.
  8. Tom Berenger was in Born on the Fourth of July with Bob Gunton Bob Gunton was in JFK with Bacon You're a 2, not a 4!
  9. There were some dropouts on the right bari soloist live at the stadium.
  10. Bluecoats sure were cutting it close with the timing lady!
  11. Have you never really seen pictures/paintings/games with elephant graveyards (lion king), kodo graveyard (WoW), etc..? I thought it was pretty obvious what they were, guess not?
  12. Before that (I think.. mid 80's).. David Brearley in Kenilworth, NJ.
  13. Band director of my High School in the 80's too!
  14. Crown seemed a bit off tonight. I clearly saw one member (brass) that was in the wrong place in a form, and quite visibly turned his head and slowly moved to where he was supposed to be when everyone else was stationary. I mean if members at the end of a curve were supposed to be S1 S2 S3 S4 at 3 step intervals, this guy was supposed to be S2 but he ended up between S3 and S4 instead of between S1 and S3.. The trombone feature when they start rocking the big prob not quite together either.. but still love the show. Night and day vs. the theater. First time seeing Cadets this year, thought it was ok. Too many sound effects for my liking, but the brass sounded great when they played, and I really like the effect they get when they turn backfield and are all black. Wind was wreaking havoc with some flags though. For as much as I dislike narration and singing, the singer for the Bluecoats is just wonderful and fits the show perfectly.
  15. Accusers/victims don't file criminal charges. Only a municipal, state or federal attorney can do that.