Michael Boo

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  • Birthday 10/05/1955

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    The Cavaliers 1975, 1976, 1977 / Cavaliers Alumni Corps 2008
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    Architecture, composing, creative writing, cheese

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  1. I sit at the top of Section 440 and never felt chilled.
  2. Mods, please move this to the proper forum if this isn't the right place. This just came up today. If you can help The Cavaliers, or know anyone who can, please private message Bruce Peters. https://www.facebook.com/bruce.peters <Sending out a 911 we had a van driver back out on us last minute looking for somebody who can drive immediately through San Antonio. If anybody is able to assist PM me as soon as possible. Thank you.>
  3. I've been asked by some what I think of the latest news out of Madison Scouts. I'm still processing this, but here are a few thoughts. (You're welcome to share this if you think it expresses your own thoughts and wish, and please add your own positive thoughts.) I have always loved the Madison Scouts organization and I always will love it. Over the years, I got to know many wonderful people who instructed Scouts or were on their management team. I cherish those memories. I also got to know several who currently are involved with management. I cherish their friendship as well. I will continue to cherish those I know who lovingly give their time to the organization. Such decisions are not made lightly. I trust the decision was made in the best interest of the corps, that it was based on what is right for the corps and right for future members regardless of competitive concerns.There are bound to be mixed feelings and some feelings expressed (or hidden) that are not mixed at all. I hope this decision helps assure the survival and thriving of Scouts decades into the future. As a Former Marching Member (FMM) of The Cavaliers, I've been asked what I think this means to the organization that introduced me to this wonderful activity, a passion to which I've gone on to dedicate a huge portion of my life. I believe this isn't about The Cavaliers; this is about the Scouts and it should remain so. I don't want to take away anything away from my support of the Scouts by diluting it with conjecture regarding what the decision means to any other organization that isn't the Scouts. I've long stated that drum corps is whatever drum corps becomes. I've also long felt that tradition is whatever a corps does for more than two years. (Those just coming on board the activity, new fans whom we need for the longtime survival of drum corps, will always know Scouts as a coed corps.) Just like all the innovations that have become part of drum corps, innovations loved by some and scorned by others, time lessens the shock. Those coming into drum corps fandom now may find it hard to imagine a time when such things weren't part of the activity, and were even forbidden. I've seen corps experience highs and lows. Those that have learned from their lows have gone on to experience highs that have been a pleasure to behold. I look forward to the day when I watch the Scouts and think about not how far they've come competitively, but how wonderful it is to just plain enjoy what they're doing on the field. I anticipate relishing the thought that many youth who will be future members of the Scouts will enjoy the experience of a lifetime, one that will stay with them decades into the future and will shape their lives for the better. Until that time, I plan to continue to enjoy the product Scouts put out of the field now, a show their members worked thousands of collaborative hours to perfect and deliver to a grateful audience. And I trust those audiences are more grateful the corps still exists than they are focused on dwelling on competitive standing. Drum corps needs the Madison Scouts, whatever form the organization takes on.
  4. Hey, I almost never think of checking my messages on DCP because I usually access the site from my phone, and the message icon doesn't jump out at me there. Sorry to take so long to respond to this, but I deeply appreciate your vote of confidence. It does mean a lot.

    The reality of the situation is: If the Open Class directors ever decide the show should be elsewhere, it will be moved.

    Mike
       On 9/5/2018 at 4:29 PM,  Michael Boo said: 

    The directors themselves voted to have the show in Michigan City, and having been there every year, it fills the stadium with a quite supportive audience that embraces the members. I've been at the "big" stadium the years Division II/III (Open Class) Prelims/Finals have been held there and it was sad to see so few fans come out. The year The Academy won there were less than 500 people in the stands of the large stadium, and that was even with DCI providing free admittance by showing a World Class Finals ticket. I speak to Open Class directors every year at the Michigan City show, and they love having their own championship there. Having it closer to Indy would not be beneficial in any way I can imagine.

    It’s interesting you say that, because I’ve heard the opposite, but I’ve learned over the years you don’t speak without the facts, figures, and sources to back up your points. :rolleyes:

  5. The directors themselves voted to have the show in Michigan City, and having been there every year, it fills the stadium with a quite supportive audience that embraces the members. I've been at the "big" stadium the years Division II/III (Open Class) Prelims/Finals have been held there and it was sad to see so few fans come out. The year The Academy won there were less than 500 people in the stands of the large stadium, and that was even with DCI providing free admittance by showing a World Class Finals ticket. I speak to Open Class directors every year at the Michigan City show, and they love having their own championship there. Having it closer to Indy would not be beneficial in any way I can imagine.
  6. DCI scores as of Tuesday, August 8 Collated by Michael Boo (This is just for fun, as corps can't be directly compared across different shows and different dates.) This only a list of the highest latest scores and not a weighted or averaged score list from multiple shows. NOTE: The letter inside the italics () is the show in which each corps last competed. The number inside the brackets [] represents the number of days a corps has not competed. Also, some shows might not have had full judging panels. # Denotes Open Class, which are judged on the same scale. ## Denotes International Class 01 96.300 Santa Clara Vanguard (C) [1] 02 95.350 Blue Devils (E) [2] 03 94.825 Bluecoats (C) [1] 04 93.800 Carolina Crown (C) [1] 05 92.900 Boston Crusaders (C) [1] 06 91.950 The Cavaliers (C) [1] 07 91.300 The Cadets (D) [1] 08 87.750 Phantom Regiment (D) [1] 09 87.450 Blue Stars (E) [2] 10 87.100 Blue Knights (C) [1] 11 86.950 Mandarins (C) [1] 12 85.800 Crossmen (C) [1] 13 84.550 Spirit of Atlanta (E) [2] 14 83.850 The Academy (E) [2] 15 83.150 Colts (D) [1] 16 81.450 Madison Scouts (E) [2] 17 80.900 Troopers (E) [2] 18 80.075 Vanguard Cadets # (A) 19 79.600 Blue Devils B # (A) 20 78.075 Pacific Crest (E) [2] 21 76.750 Gold # (A) 22 76.350 Legends # (A) 23 75.713 Spartans # (A) 24 75.400 Music City (D) [1] 25 74.350 Oregon Crusaders (D) [1] 26 73.625 Genesis (D) [1] 27 73.313 7th Regiment # (A) 28 71.875 Guardians # (A) 29 71.275 Louisiana Stars # (A) 30 71.550 Seattle Cascades (D) [1] 31 70.750 River City Rhythm # (A) 32 70.300 Jersey Surf (D) [1] 33 69.700 Southwind # (A) 34 67.125 Jubal ## (A) 35 67.075 Golden Empire # (A) 36 65.250 Pioneer (E) [2] 37 63.025 Shadow # (A) 38 62.800 Colt Cadets # (B) 39 62.675 Raiders # (B) 40 60.950 Heat Wave # (B) Michigan City, IN August 7 (A) Michigan City, IN August 6 (B) Massillon, OH August 6 (C) [1] Erie, PA August 6 (D) [1] Pittsburgh, PA August 6 (E) [2] The following corps ended their season early. The number inside the brackets {} is where each corps had placed at the time of their last show. The Battalion {26} Columbians {29} Watchmen {36} Impulse {37} Vessel {40} Blue Devils C {42} Incognito {43}
  7. DCI scores as of Wednesday, July 11 Collated by Michael Boo (This is just for fun, as corps can't be directly compared across different shows and different dates.) This only a list of the highest latest scores and not a weighted or averaged score list from multiple shows. NOTE: The letter inside the italics () is the show in which each corps last competed. The number inside the brackets [] represents the number of days a corps has not competed. Also, some shows might not have had full judging panels. # Denotes Open Class, which are judged on the same scale. 01. 86.250 Santa Clara Vanguard (M) 02. 84.800 Blue Devils (N) 03. 84.000 Bluecoats (O) 04. 83.850 The Cavaliers (N) 05. 82.650 Boston Crusaders (O) 06. 82.250 Carolina Crown (P) [1] 07. 79.250 The Cadets (P) [1] 08. 78.950 Blue Knights (M) 09. 78.900 Phantom Regiment (N) 10. 78.750 Blue Stars (L) 11. 78.600 Mandarins (L) 12. 77.450 Crossmen (L) 13. 76.500 The Academy (M) 14. 74.300 Colts (L) 15. 74.150 Madison Scouts (N) 16. 74.050 Spirit of Atlanta (O) 17. 73.800 Troopers (M) 18. 67.750 Oregon Crusaders (M) 19. 67.450 Genesis (L) 20. 65.700 Pacific Crest (M) 21. 64.700 Music City (O) 22. 64.500 Vanguard Cadets # (F) [5] 23. 63.700 Blue Devils B # (F) [5] 24. 63.000 Seattle Cascades (M) 25. 61.800 Jersey Surf (O) 26. 60.500 Spartans # (H) [8] 27. 58.700 The Battalion # (M) 28. 57.950 Columbians # (M) 29. 57.800 Legends # (N) 30. 57.400 Guardians (O) 31. 57.200 River City Rhythm # (L) 32. 57.100 Southwind (O) 33. 57.000 Gold # (J) [12] 34. 56.800 Louisiana Stars (O) 35. 55.500 7th Regiment # (H) [8] 36. 54.700 Pioneer (A) [3] 37. 53.950 Golden Empire # (J) [2] 38. 52.850 Colt Cadets # (L) 39. 50.250 Watchmen (I) [10] 40. 50.000 Heat Wave # (P) [1] 41. 49.600 Impulse # (J) [12] 42. 49.100 Raiders # (G) [5] 43. 48.350 Vessel # (K) [13] 44. 46.450 Shadow # (A) [3] 45. 44.200 Blue Devils C # (F) [5] 46. 43.100 Incognito # (F) [5] Waukesha, WI July 8 (A) [3] Sacramento, CA July 6 (F) [5] Clifton, NJ July 6 (G) [5] Cranston, RI July 3 (H) [8] Mesa, AZ July 2 (I) [10] Pasadena, CA June 30 (J) [12] Oceanside, CA June 29 (K) [13] Johnston, IA July 11 (L) Odgen, UT July 11 (M) Zionsville, IN July 11 (N) Hoschton, GA July 11 (O) Valdosta, GA July 10 (P) [1] Jubal (International Class) (First show July 30)
  8. DCI scores as of Sunday, July 8 Collated by Michael Boo (This is just for fun, as corps can't be directly compared across different shows and different dates.) This only a list of the highest latest scores and not a weighted or averaged score list from multiple shows. NOTE: The number inside the brackets [] represents the number of days a corps has not competed. The letter inside the italics () is the show in which each corps last competed. Also, some shows might not have had full judging panels. # Denotes Open Class, which are judged on the same scale. 01. 83.850 Bluecoats (B) 02. 82.900 Blue Devils (A) 03. 82.700 Santa Clara Vanguard (E) [1] 04. 82.100 Carolina Crown (B) 04. 82.100 Boston Crusaders (B) 06. 80.100 The Cavaliers (D) [1] 07. 78.550 The Cadets (B) 08. 76.650 Phantom Regiment (A) 09. 76.150 Blue Stars (C) 10. 75.950 Crossmen (C) 11. 75.600 Blue Knights (E) [1] 12. 74.100 Mandarins (F) [2] 13. 73.400 Colts (C) 14. 73.300 Madison Scouts (A) 15. 73.150 The Academy (E) [1] 16. 71.850 Spirit of Atlanta (B) 17. 70.050 Troopers (E) [1] 18. 65.700 Pacific Crest (E) [1] 19. 65.200 Genesis (C) 20. 64.500 Vanguard Cadets # (F) [2] 21. 64.100 Oregon Crusaders (E) [1] 22. 63.700 Blue Devils B # (F) [2] 23. 63.150 Music City (B) 24. 60.750 Seattle Cascades (E) [1] 25. 60.500 Spartans # (H) [6] 26. 57.000 The Battalion # (E) [1] 26. 57.000 Gold # (J) [9] 28. 56.800 Jersey Surf (B) 29. 56.600 Columbians # (E) [1] 30. 55.750 River City Rhythm # (C) 31. 55.500 7th Regiment # (H) [6] 32. 55.100 Legends # (A) 33. 54.700 Pioneer (A) 34. 53.950 Golden Empire # (J) [9] 35. 51.850 Colt Cadets # (C) 36. 50.250 Watchmen (I) [7] 37. 49.600 Impulse # (J) [9] 38. 49.300 Heat Wave # (B) 39. 49.100 Raiders # (G) [3] 40. 48.350 Vessel # (K) [10] 41. 46.450 Shadow # (A) 42. 44.200 Blue Devils C # (F) [2] 43. 43.100 Incognito # (F) [2] Waukesha, WI July 8 (A) Orlando, FL July 8 (B) Rochester, MN July 8 (C) Minneapolis, MN July 7 (D) [1] Renton, WA July 7 (E) [1] Sacramento, CA July 6 (F) [2] Clifton, NJ July 6 (G) [3] Cranston, RI July 3 (H) [6] Mesa, AZ July 2 (I) [7] Pasadena, CA June 30 (J) [9] Oceanside, CA June 29 (K) [10] Three corps have yet to compete for the first time. Southwind # (First show July 10) Guardians # (E) (First show July 10) Louisiana Stars # (First show July 10) Jubal (International) (First show July 30)
  9. I have a face best suited for radio and blogging.
  10. Please add to this thread where one can find drum corps in parades on Independence Day. For those in the Chicago area, you can catch The Cavaliers at 8:00 in Niles, 11:30 in Glenview, and 2:30 in Morton Grove.
  11. It's that darn DCI.org problem where all shows are listed as being held one day earlier.
  12. It's that darn DCI.org problem where all the shows are off by one day. Thanks for pointing that out.