AmFlag61

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About AmFlag61

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Chicago Cavaliers '59-'63, Men Of Brass '64, Classic Cavaliers '09-'10
  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Cavaliers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Cavaliers
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1961
  1. London was an Open Class show. Beijing? World Class!
  2. Cavaliers finish out of G8? Not for lack of Talent, but...(fill in the blank)
  3. Cavaliers '63 10/10, Hawthorne 10/10, St. Joes 10/10, CAC 888 11/10, Cavaliers '12 3/10
  4. Bruce Tietgen, a Chicago Cavalier from 1954-1960, Drum Major 1957-1960, and long time volunteer and Vice President of the corps died earlier today after a long illness. No information is available yet about arrangements.A few months ago a call went out to send emails and cards to Bruce to keep his spirits high. His wife, Elaine, expressed her appreciation to all who responded and noted how it touched Bruce's heart to know that his Cavalier brothers, and their friends and families were thinking about him.<br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: tahoma, arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(253, 254, 255); "><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: tahoma, arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(253, 254, 255); ">Please take a moment to think about our brother Cavalier today, one of the finest men to ever wear our uniform.
  5. Bruce Tietgen, a Chicago Cavalier from 1954-1960, Drum Major 1957-1960, and long time volunteer and Vice President of the corps died earlier today after a long illness. No information is available yet about arrangements.A few months ago a call went out to send emails and cards to Bruce to keep his spirits high. His wife, Elaine, expressed her appreciation to all who responded and noted how it touched Bruce's heart to know that his Cavalier brothers, and their friends and families were thinking about him. Please take a moment to think about our brother Cavalier today, one of the finest men to ever wear our uniform.
  6. Hi. I love the Muchachos also. Was not involved in corps in 1975 though so I don't feel knowledgeable enough to give any opinions or thoughts about it right now. Maybe as I learn more...

  7. These days we have 2, Cavaliers & Madison. But Garfield was all Male, as were Blessed Sacrament, Belleville Black Knights, Kilties, Racine Scouts, Toronto Optimists, Scout House, and more whom I'm sure you'll remind of. So...When & Why did virtually all former all male Drum Corps become Coed?
  8. With all respect to all the Ladies, Audobon was clearly the best, IMO.
  9. As I've posted elsewhere, Regional shows may be a Solution. Cutting down "Tour" costs & saving the $ for the "Big" shows and Finals.
  10. Let us not forget Cavaliers 2002 "Frameworks" which was like A Guide to Drum Corps.
  11. The Cavaliers regularly have auditions in Texas & have had a large number of Texans marching in Green.
  12. Exactly!!! While some Alumni & Fans weep, wail, and dress themselves in sackcloth & ashes, the boys in the Corps are having the time of their lives. Come Indy who knows what tricks the Cavaliers will pull out of their Greensleeves?
  13. Points well taken. The demise of AL/VFW Posts nationwide is a philosophical discourse that could take pages. The reluctance of existing Veterans organizations to accept Viet Nam vets led to the creation of VVA and VietNow, thus depriving AL/VFW of new members.. Succeeding conflicts have not encouraged returning Vets to exhibit the same degree of Pride that WW1, WW2, and Korea did. As a result diminishing Veteran Posts are no longer a source of Drum Corps support. Nor have they been for decades. The questions remain as the OP has stated. But DCI, while not the best game, is the only game in town. Alternatives? I, frankly, see none.