Old Corps Guy

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About Old Corps Guy

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    1976 - West Allis Wranglers, 1979 - Pioneer, 1980 - Cavaliers, 1982 – Phantom Regiment (Partial Year), 1984-88 - Commandant’s Own, United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, 1990-2001 – Washington Redskins Marching Band, 2010 – Reading Buccaneers
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Reading Buccaneers, The Cavaliers, Blue Devils, United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Blue Devils 1979
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lovettsville, VA

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  1. Old Corps Guy

    The Cavaliers 2019

    Cavies have held auditions in TX for many years. According to the Corps site, DFW auditions are Nov 24. The opportunity is there for the taking. Bring the guys on for an audition. https://audition.cavaliers.org/#join
  2. The Pining and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  3. Here's a fun scenario. The Blenski family resigns and the corps returns to the field. The first non-irish show in a generation is "The Pining of Roman and Festival" Bad, bad, bad joke. Please understand, I completely appreciate the severity of this issue and want nothing but the best for the students. No teen/young adult should have to go through what has been discussed here.
  4. OK, here's a question, have any of the "family members" held a job outside of Pioneer? I know that Pioneer has been Roman's life for over 40 years. I know Roman III has spent his summers on tour with the corps. However, I don't know if any of the rest of the family have worked outside of the corps. Just a thought considering they all should not be running this organization without any "Outside" oversight.
  5. Old Corps Guy

    Pioneer Suspended by DCI

    This has been the same address since day one. I, and many others, have been to this location. We all know what it is.
  6. Old Corps Guy

    Pioneer What Next?

    I understand that you are a longtime veteran of DCP. I am concerned that your comments here are an "opinion" that has been stated almost every year. Pioneer does their thing, and for the most part, do it well. They give young marchers an opportunity to tour with the big guys of WC. It is about getting better every day. It is the Pioneer way. While I may agree that Roman is wearing too many hats, he is still giving students from the Midwest, as well as many foreign students, a great opportunity to participate in the marching arts activity. Some students decide they love the Pioneer way and age out every single year. If there are issues with treatment by the staff, that should be addressed. However, I have seen no documentation of such issues. I have seen comments here on DCP insinuating such, but no true documentation. The corps staff work hard to ensure the students get the best opportunity they can considering many just don't have the skill package of the top tier corps. I have had the privilege of marching with Pioneer BITD, as well as going on to DCI and DCA finalist corps. While Roman and I didn't get along, I still valued the opportunity I had to start competitive marching with Pioneer.
  7. Old Corps Guy

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The uniforms/costumes will be amazing......
  8. Old Corps Guy

    DCI World Champs Finals - Aug 11, 2018

    I thought they might have taken a hit for the timing with the electronics delay.
  9. Old Corps Guy

    DCI World Champs Finals - Aug 11, 2018

    Did Blue Knights take a penalty? They had two issues that could have resulted in penalties
  10. Row 5. They are really loud. And we haven’t gotten to the beast yet.
  11. I’m in 140. They are all loud.
  12. First time sitting this close. Blue Devils. B laying it down like they mean it.
  13. The two biggest "buzz" items to me are how high can Mandarins go and the battle between Cavies and BAC.
  14. Old Corps Guy

    "Big, Loud And Live" Roll Call

    On a plane flying to Indy for Semis and Finals!!!!!