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  1. Seems every year there more “o”’s or “u: to the tread title. Okay, i get it. Reality is the yellow “blooooooo” isn’t what it once was. It’s not the fan’s thing as much as it used to be. It’s just not a ‘thing’ as. It once once.
  2. Depends on how the entirety is dissolved. In the case of the Glassmen it’s pretty over the the corps ever to return as the once were. The bankupcy and complete loss of assets and money that can never be collected and reimbursed (upon discharge of debts) makes any return as once know virtually impassable. Unfortunately for drum drum corps, the active been better and killing off corps rancher than making new ones. It’s sad, because the day when drum corps was the king is long past.
  3. Best one I know of is Blue Rock and the Anaheim Kingsman got uniforms mixed up. The yellow were supposed to go the Anaheim,,while the blues to the obvious “BLUE Rock”. As the story goes, they decided just to accept what the received from the uniform company, and thus Blue Rock wore yellow and Anaheim the blues.
  4. I guess they didn’t want my feedback. I bought Flo in ‘17 and ‘18. I haven’t heard from thern,
  5. Shocking, to say the least... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3EAPDn-Ug
  6. With the evolution of the uniform and technology to drum corps in recent years, here’s the NBA combining uniforms and technology together in a creative way. Do you think we’ll see something like this on the field anytime soon? What other creative do you think will we see in years to come? https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2820955-nba-unveils-jersey-of-the-future-during-2019-nba-all-star-weekend?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
  7. Yes. But I don’t have any info for what’s happening today at camp.
  8. Nice job on the spreadsheet. I think it is missing Orlando on July 6th for Crown, right?
  9. I saw in the news arcticle that the TOC Is at Akron Infocision. Yet, within DCI’s schedule, the Aug 5th show is Massillon. BTW - I was hoping that DCI would improve the user experience for their schedule - NOPE . Their old schedule format was much better.
  10. I wonder if it is time for DCI to stop sending Midwest-Eastern corps out west. There was a time when DCI needed some help in numbers for their western lineups. I don’t think that’s an issue anymore.
  11. I’ve been listening to Crown’s “Relentless” from 2016. I can’t think of a finer example of a reprise and a show filled with continuity, dramamatic tie-ins and messaging. Medea is only one example, as incredible as it is. This show was broadway on a footballl field. Reprise, YES. And so much more! PS - and now back to my off-season hibernation!😴
  12. As popular as DCI may be, its economic success rides far too much on the backs of the marching members. DCI is fortunate to be able to sell a product that literally pays for itself. For the activity to truly expand, it needs to reach out to an even larger audience and open the activity to more kids that don't need a small loan to participate on drum corps' biggest stages.
  13. Here's some added perspective: Pioneer's latest available gross receipts very similar to that of Music City. Look what Music City has accomplished compared to Pio. Pathetic leadership and structure with Pioneer. The whole needs needs torn down or closed down immediately.
  14. Only 1 hour and 20 minutes away, 90 miles west of Milwaukee where Pioneer resides, is a pretty darn good up-and-coming corps from Oregon, WI. SHADOW, as they are called. We enjoyed their show last week at prelims. Looks like Wisconsin is in good hands. I’d suggest anyone at PIO checking them out. Until then, Pioneer needs to clean house, structure an independent board, hire a qualified director, and begin looking like, and acting like, a World Class drum corps. If not, shut them down. There are plenty of other options as witnessed by the tremendous growth of Open Class and a resurgence of many other corps throughout DCI. By the way, how many times will corps fall prey to dictator directors that also control their own board?
  15. GE is Great Expectations gone seriously haywire. As odd as it seems, I can see some corps doing this. Casting call: trapeze artists, gymnasts, comedians. Toss in dogs with hats and we got us a show!
  16. By the way, hat's off to the 7th Regiment. They were the first corps of the day at prelims where it was evident they were a step above the earlier corps in performance. Not the biggest corps, but you could tell they must have a pretty good instructional staff and a dedicated group of marching members. We really enjoyed their performance.
  17. 1. Music City 2. Cadets 3. Bluecoats 4. Crown 5. BD 6. Tie SCV and Troopers I had to make a tie because I couldn’t leave either of them off my list.
  18. Favorite uni’s. They could bring these back anytime: Bluecoats 2011-2013 Madison - traditional from head to spats. Cadets - you know ‘em I have grown quickly tired of the spandex, hatless, costume-box look. Oh, well. That’s just me.