Michael Boo

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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 conti
  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
  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 Interna
  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 San
  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 Bluecoa
  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.

     

  13. DCI scores as of Sunday, July 1 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 of asterisks represents the number of days a corps has not competed. The italics represent in which show 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. 79.050 Bluecoats (C) 02. 78.800 Santa Cl
  14. This is something I wrote that never got published. The challenges of music licensing (And what really happened with “Empire State of Mind”) By Michael Boo Music licensing seems like an increasingly annoying problem for corps. Just this past season, Madison Scouts’ popular closer, “Empire State of Mind” had to be blacked out on the DCI DVDs because the corps couldn’t secure mechanical licensing rights. (More about what really happened later.) DCI corps aren’t the only entities running into music licensing difficulties. Last month, Burger King had to pull a com
  15. All former drum corps members in and from Canada (or who want to participate in something very special) are invited to be part of "Oktobercorps," which will be featured in the 50th Anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo Octoberfest, one of the largest such celebrations outside of Germany. This will involve the all-star drum corps marching in the annual Thanksgiving Day parade that runs concurrent with the festival. The parade will happen on Monday, October 8. An all-star staff will be working with the corps. You can read about them on the linked website. There is also a sign-up list on the
  16. I'm not crazy about the idea, but please keep in mind both "Ben Hur" with Charlton Heston and "The Maltese Falcon" with Humphrey Bogart were remakes.
  17. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Memorial visitation 3 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Phantom Regiment, 420 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
  18. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Memorial visitation 3 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Phantom Regiment, 420 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
  19. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Memorial visitation 3 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Phantom Regiment, 420 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
  20. Dr. Dan was one of the most beautiful souls to ever grace our activity. He was genuinely kind, supportive, and loving.
  21. Bluecoats = one word. Don't make me come over there. (I can't believe I'm still fighting this battle.)