Scatfish

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About Scatfish

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Kidsgrove Scouts '10-Present & The Academy '13
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Kidsgrove Scouts & The Academy
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    United Kingdom

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    kidsgrovescouts.org.uk

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  1. We are extremely excited to be heading back out to the States in 2020. One of the main reasons why we are unable to participate in the DCA World Championships is actually due to the school term starting the week before when it normally starts the Monday/Tuesday after. This would have a massive impact on the tour especially with the amount of students and also teachers we have involved in the corps. Added to this, we already have the members who are in school to request a couple of days off for DCE Championships for each year so I feel a week added on would be what we potentially call
  2. Not DCI but, for Kidsgrove Scouts' 100th Anniversary we did our first USA Tour to DCA. Next year will be our 5th USA Tour (110th year) and we'll be at DCI instead.
  3. I'm glad you're all as excited as we are! I can't spill too many beans so far but I can clear up a couple of things from my knowledge and understanding...don't quote on me for the truth though. As far as I am aware we will be in the International Class and will compete against the Open Class Corps in Finals week. We will be judged on the same sheets as them and will receive a placing amongst them. The only thing we can not do is take the title but could take the placing up top, of course I'm an optimist to how well we'll do. Then we will join the rest of the Open Class Corps do
  4. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be crossing the pond in 2020 to the Drum Corps International World Championships! https://www.dci.org/news/reigning-british-champs-set-sights-on-2020-dci-world-championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71DIzgU--g4 Looking forward to seeing you all out there! Closer to the time we will announce further details on where you will be able to see us perform. Cheers!
  5. We will be returning to Passaic County Technical Institute which we have used in previous tours. We will be there from 23rd-25th August. Passaic County Technical Institute 45 Reinhardt Road Wayne, NJ 07470 Hope to see as many of you there as possible! Keep an eye on our Facebook for more details - www.facebook.com/kidsgrovescouts
  6. Hi all, Hope you are all well! In just two weeks time we will be departing the UK to cross the pond to join you guys in the States! As you can imagine we are all extremely excited to be making the journey over and we can't wait to perform for you guys. So this is our 4th tour to the States and once again we have one of the largest touring parties with members, staff and their family and friends making the journey over. We will be arriving on the 21st August into JFK. The corps will enjoy a free day in NYC before getting down to business for a solid three day rehearsal stretch befor
  7. Cheers! We're feeling as ready as ever to give the crowd something to enjoy.
  8. Might be worth keeping your eyes out on our social media this weekend ;)
  9. We are proud to announce an extremely exciting new partnership between ourselves and FJM — Fred J. Miller Inc. The corps will be wearing uniforms exclusively designed by the world class designer Michael Cesario. These will be making their debut at the first DCUK : Drum Corps United Kingdom show of the season in Barnsley on the 18th June. Our Corps Director Rob Swindells commented, "After speaking to David Gibbs at the end of 2016 he put me into contact with Mark Miller at FJM. Mark has been fantastic and has been the greatest help to making this dream become a reality. Michael has
  10. Well... there goes my announcement!
  11. In 100 days time we will be crossing the pond to the United States of America for our 4th tour! Previously we have travelled over in 2010, 2012 and 2015 which created many special memories that we treasure dearly. This summer we will be once again competing on the Drum Corps Associates circuit which will include performing at a show in Reading, PA before heading up to Rochester, NY for the DCA World Championships. We look forward to seeing everyone out in the States and we hope you enjoy our 2017 production entitled Montagues & Capulets!
  12. Yeah we all know Pianoman sucked, but I wouldn't of changed it for the world. That season was just as much of the story as last year was and if that year hadn't planned out the way it didn't then the changes that came in places after might not of happened! Thus no change in the staff line up etc. Everything happens for a reason, our adversity that year would lead on the create something beautiful in the following years after. For 2017, I'm looking forward to seeing the corps grow and as a proud alumnus I will stand by them in whatever path they take following on from a great 2016 s
  13. I've enjoyed both our trips to Rochester but in 2012 it was nice to experience things in Annapolis so I'm sure a move of championship venue will come with its pros and cons of course which we may or may not experience first hand for ourselves. Regardless of where it gets held, its the crowd that makes it what it is and I hope people still travel out to attend finals even if it means an expense to them!
  14. It was an absolute pleasure getting to watch him perform that solo, he literally nailed it every performance at rehearsals at at the shows! Very talented lad and a great asset to BD. I got to meet him this summer, I knew his twin brother before from when I marched as he came to camps in a trainee spot. I'm very sure he will fully remember his roots and is grateful for the experiences he had at Academy. All the best to him!