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. Almost tempted to buy one at the current sale price. however, my big body would make it four dimensional.
  2. I have two. One with a specific location. 2008 PR - The first time they kill the drum major before anyone knew it was coming 1991 Star - Cross-to-cross would have been amazing to see that one live.
  3. I believe that was Con "Chord" At least that is what I "heard" at the end of the show.
  4. I believe your consecutive number is off by ten years for The Cavaliers. In 1988, they scored a 95.1 which was good enough for fifth place at finals. The last time they missed was 1978 giving them 40 years of consecutive appearances.
  5. While I was in "The Commandant's Own", Ed hosted my fellow Marines and I at an event we did in Beverly Hills back in the 80s. As a prior service Marine, Ed McMahon was very gracious to all Marines he met.
  6. I hate to be blunt. On two straight nights, different judges said no, it wasn't. Not everyone wins a trophy. Remember, I love this show. But someone else won according to the judges on the last two nights of the season.
  7. When I said performance, I didn't say it was a clean performance. There is a difference, and a substantial one at that. The "Performance" is built in more than just a "Clean, Well Executed" show. I agree, that Bluecoats probably peaked too early and lost a bit at the end. However, the crowd reaction must always be considered as part of a "performance" and not just what was executed on the field.. A "Competition" is something that is judged, scored or ranked and that is where Blue Devils beat The Bluecoats. The Blue Devils competed at a higher level than The Bluecoats.
  8. As many of you know, I took time this year to go to several competitions this past summer. I believe there may be an answer that "Both sides of Blue" can agree on as to why Blue Devils were the champions this year. It is a simple "Competing vs. Performing" mentality. In my opinion, The Bluecoats were the best performers this year. The show they presented was performed better than any other show on the field and one of the best performances I have seen over my many years of participating/viewing the marching arts. I stated it at the beginning of the season "I truly love this show" and many of you can go back and see my comments accordingly. The Blue Devils are the masters at competing. They do shows that are designed to win. They go into every show to compete to be the best on the field at any given competition. Every one of their 19 championships can be traced back to a competitive edge they want over every other corps. When you get down to it, this is a performance based competition. But it is still a competition and there are winners and losers. This is not an activity where everyone gets a trophy.
  9. Do I still get to wear my real CLAN Kilt? Maybe check out some people in southeastern Wisconsin. I recall some Kilt wearing drum corps types in that area.
  10. Here is what I have heard regarding BD: Maynard Ferguson is going to rise from his grave as Brass Caption Head (More Screamers) Buddy Rich is going to rise from his grave as Percussion Caption Head (Entire battery play by ear, no reading music) Alexander Godunov is going to rise from his grave as Guard Caption Head (More dance, less spinning) ….well, that's what I heard.
  11. I'm sorry, that's 'enry 'iggns. Jus a li' il bit a luck!
  12. I have to give it to The Cavaliers "Game On". This was the year that took out over a third of the corps late in the year. We hosted them and did our best to help them get well. They arrived with 38 that we quarantined in a separate gym. They were able to leave with only 8 still in tough shape. The fact the "Men in Green" came back and were able to perform in the Final week gives them the win for 9th place voting.
  13. I believe the term "WGI-ification" has already been coined. If not, there it is...…………………….. Someone call Webster