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About wonker

  • Birthday 03/25/1965

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Flint Northern Viking Marching Band and Western Michigan University Marching Broncos - No DCI, many former DCI MM instructors - BIG FAN!
  • Your Favorite Corps
    ALL!!! But, lately have gravitated to Crown and Bluecoats.
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Boston Crusaders RED, Santa Clara's Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis and now Spark of Invention, Phantom Regiment's Firebird and Harmonic Journey. Crown's For the Common Good, e=mc2 and INFERNO!
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1987 - Only because it's when I attended my first DCI Worlds! Show-wise, hard to top 2015.....but feel strongly about 2011 and 2013.
  • Gender
  • Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Interests
    Golf. Music (still am concert French Hornist after 35+ years). AND, now have a 12-yr old that is my best drum corps buddy and she is determined to march DCI. Very exciying!

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  1. This announcement is getting pounded pretty good on the DCP FB page. Not that I agree, but that's the discussion there. I do not have personal confirmation of this, but a member has posted there that members of BD and SCV have been receiving news today that their 2021 season is cancelled?
  2. 2021 DCI event series slated for Indy in August by Drum Corps International Drum Corps International is pleased to announce plans for a series of drum corps events to be held in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium August 12, 13 & 14, 2021. DCI and each of its individual organizations continue to gather information and closely monitor the evolving public health and safety conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Guided by a Tour Reopening Task Force of medical professionals and other experienced leaders both inside and outside of the marching arts, participating ensembles have been presented with information and options for their consideration regarding 2021 activities. With considerable and unique challenges being faced by individual groups, often with widely differing state, regional and local public health requirements, each participating organization is encouraged to proceed in the best interest of their performers and their respective organizations—not only for 2021 but for the long-term as well. “The coming season will, by necessity, be ‘different’ to say the least; but we are determined to safely create a stage like no other in order to offer performance opportunities in the summer of 2021 as a ‘bridge’ to a tour in 2022 and the celebration of DCI’s 50th anniversary season,” Drum Corps International CEO Dan Acheson said. “Not only are we anticipating that the corps will offer an incredible experience for their performers in 2021, but we are confident beyond any doubt that fans who support our activity will be delighted by their performances.” Subcommittee meetings, additional research, and ongoing discussion will continue during the coming days and weeks in preparation for the next full meeting of corps directors, to be held at the 2021 DCI (Virtual) Annual Meeting in January. “We anticipate that if circumstances improve with regard to controlling the pandemic, we will seize every safe opportunity available to add events in addition to those being planned for Indianapolis,” Acheson said.
  3. The new update doesn't show anything for Michigan.
  4. Michigan has now cancelled it's fall competition circuit.
  5. Following the theme......a wonderful brass version of Gabriel's Oboe by Ryan Anthony at his Cancer Blows concert. He passed away this week. I hear angels. RIP.
  6. Seated in my local theater in Grand Rapids, MI getting my first fix of the season on the big screen. Makes me a little sad.
  7. It is back up and running this morning.
  8. it looks like one of the pics used to tease out when Cadets did Mass
  9. the problem with Boston was a conflict with an agreement a luxury car manufacturer had to use the song in their ad campaign that included exclusivity, if I recall correctly.
  10. On the earlier postings about licensing cuts, the Cavaliers were going to lose a 2+ minute portion of their show on the Blu Ray......something must have cleared last minute??
  11. thank you for the additional info and explanation.
  12. Curious as to the why's involved......do they have that many openings? How does that go over with current MMs that have paid full price?
  13. Did anybody else see the Cadet's FB post.....asking for anybody that has auditioned but not made another corps to try out the Cadets for a discounted tour fee?
  14. All instrument proposal is now posted on DCI website. Voting is for implementation in the 2021 season.
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