Fran Haring

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About Fran Haring

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  • Birthday 06/21/1958

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Sacred Heart Crusaders (Manville, NJ) 1971-1976; Long Island Sunrisers 1977-1982; Westshoremen Alumni 2005-07, 2012-16. PA announcer at various drum corps and band shows, including DCA Championships, since 1983.
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1977. A magical year for the Sunrisers. The corps' first DCA title.
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    Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. Fran Haring

    Bluecoats and Thank You Scientist

    Yes, they were. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPsXPCR5MU
  2. Fran Haring

    Bluecoats and Thank You Scientist

    The Fugs!!!! They were awesome. Talk about "out there".... they were definitely around the bend, so to speak. I think my brother might still have one of their albums. In the 1970s into the 80s, there was Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band, a blues-rock-alternative group from the Washington, DC area. They had quite a following for a while. Their hits included "Boogie 'Til You Puke" and "Dare To Be Fat." Not kidding here. LOL I liked Root Boy and the band... but the group was an acquired taste, to say the least.
  3. Fran Haring

    NYS Drum and Bugle Corps HoF

    A New York Hall of Fame would be cool.... and as Xandandl says, Long Island (and NYC) would be a significant part of that, without question. Here in Maryland, we recently held the 20th annual induction ceremony/banquet for the Maryland Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame. A lot of drum corps history, and its fair share of well-known corps and people, in a relatively small state.
  4. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    Tiger Woods also comes to mind.
  5. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    Well said.... great points.
  6. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    If I get to a camp in Oxford, I won't divulge any show details.... but from experience there I can tell you a place where you can get some really good pizza, and another spot in town with terrific craft brews. I hope that doesn''t stir up anything online.
  7. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    If I get to a Cadets' camp, I probably will do the same. Without signing a waiver. LOL. Because if I said "Cadets have the best horn line I've ever heard from them... drum line should go undefeated... and the guard would win WGI IW".... then perhaps only a few folks would believe me.
  8. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    That's what gets me, too. Do those folks sign a waiver or something....LOL
  9. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    Oxford? Wow... that is on the way to my fiancee's house in PA. Might have to think about a side trip. LOL.
  10. Fran Haring

    WGI & FloMarching

    On the WGI topic.... congrats to our friend Vic Kulinski, as his RPT Percussion ensemble has made finals in their group!!!
  11. Fran Haring

    The Cadets 2019

    Well... we did learn that Salem High School is a wonderful host.
  12. Fran Haring

    Meet The 2019 Cadets Drum Majors

    Congrats to all of them... in particular Daniel!!!
  13. Fran Haring

    WGI & FloMarching

    Back on topic, more or less....LOL... Best wishes to the percussion ensembles heading to Dayton for their championship weekend!
  14. Fran Haring

    WGI & FloMarching

    Well... that certainly wasn't the case with my junior corps.
  15. Fran Haring

    WGI & FloMarching

    Good question. Not excusing any corps for this... but back in the Stone Age when I got started with drum corps, it was not uncommon for corps to knowingly have overage members. Including the junior corps where I marched. I have no idea why corps did this.