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  1. I don't think they will have very many events, the risks of hosting are great. I had originally thought the cost for a maybe 3 show season would drive a lot of people away. However I looked at WGI many teams there do 2 regionals and finals. They get no apearence fees and many stay at hotels. The school units may be subsidised but members of independant units pay a lot of money for a very short season. I have talked to some people who know more than I do and they were looking at maybe 2 shows then finals however nothing has been confirmed. Personally I think for the money it will cost it is
  2. 1985 Bridgeman had Christmas music, however I understand there are no recordings or videos of that show. Not their finest moment.
  3. I know there is no show, but are they going to have an awards ceremony for the Bucs anyway since they would have won ?
  4. I am sure the members would be happy to pay union dues and to have a union rep with each corps making 6 figures. Then politicians would come to them before every election and promise that they will keep other musicians from performing in their territory so long as they fund their next campaign. Then they would have to make sure the corps do not perform in "right to work" states. Maybe force High school bands to unionize in closed shop states. Yup it is a great idea.
  5. I was watching an interview with some program coordinators back in May. They were talking about how they hired a lighting consultant to analyse the lighting at Lucas Oil and chose the colors used in their show based on that. So I am pretty after corps have spent money like that the roof is not going to open.
  6. I think the facilities thing will cancel most WGI . I am heavily involved with one of my local theater groups . I had a long talk with the artistic director a few days ago and we plan on having theater in Sept and Oct. While we own 300 seat theater, the first show of next season will be presented outdoors and with spacing for social distance. there will be a super sound system and we can only have 130 people in attendance in clusters of no more than 4. It will be different but at least the actors will act and loyal patrons will get to see theater provided it doesn't rain.
  7. I had thought that in the past 20 years DCI had done a pretty good job providing a safe space for minority marchers. I know that they have made many LGBT people welcome in corps and has been a safe space for that community. I can only gauge outreach to the black community by looking at the # of African Americans marching and it seems to have dropped slightly the last few years based on a casual glance. I had thought DCI made a positive impact in the community. I now realize that DCI has wronged marchers of different backgrounds and that most corps felt that they needed to apalogize I am not su
  8. Dundalk and catonsville also canceled pretty sure the others will be canceled
  9. I was just wondering id any corps have made plans for 4th of July Parades or if they have heard if they have been canceled. I have always thought these parades were a great way for corps to make money and to expose a wider crowd to the marching arts. I don't know how much it would take to pull the corps together for maybe 3 days of parades.
  10. I have read his book "So you want to start a drum Corps" 3 different times and every time I get a different view on what he did and how it effected the activity. I think as I have been more involved in logistics some things make more sense. He also explains why he took Star out of DCI, I am not going to paraphrase but I think it was for the good of eh activity. Every other week I go and pay money to a woman to send painful electric jolts through my face to get rid of nasty hairs on my face. She is from Indiana so one day I was telling here about how we wind up in Indy every year
  11. We are offering the following options for the tickets you purchased through our Ticket Fundraiser: · Donate your ticket to (well managed DCI Corps) as a tax-deductible donation As a thank you for your donation, you will receive a membership in our( club for donors) · Push the amount of your ticket order forward to apply to your 2021 ticket order · Refund your ticket order, or a portion of it The $5 per ticket handling fee is non-refundable and not tax-deductible So it seems that if you bought through the corps you at least have the option of
  12. 200 people? One, they could be counting every person who gets some money from the BlueCoats, every advisor, prop designer, summer tech, etc, plus bingo hall workers. I know Carolina Crown and Phantom Regiment each have 2 or 3 full time employees everyone else is contracted for their specific job. With season canceled I don't know how liable they are to continue paying those folks. If MM can be released from their contracts I imagine the corps could also cancel instructor contracts.
  13. Back in the fall there was quite a bit of discussion on here about the guidelines that DCI set for corps being approved for World Class and Open Class. A lot of that was in response to the situation with Pioneer but many of those ideas if put in place would help out the corps in a situation like this. One was a financial reserve I think it was 50k for World class corps. I don't think they were thinking of this happening but those that had that are better off now. It also said that corps should make efforts to ensure they have non tour or dues revenue I think the # was 40%. I know that a lot o