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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    Male
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    Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. I figured since no one else has done this, here goes... Class A Columbus Saints 51.15 (2-point penalty) Open Class 3) Bushwackers 63.95 (4.6-point penalty) 2) White Sabers 66.80 1) Buccaneers 74.50 I think the penalties were for undertime, but don't quote me on that. I wasn't there. LOL
  2. A wonderful, classy man. And an amazing talent. May he rest in peace.
  3. Lots of choices. Like some earlier posters, I'll go by decade. 1975 Madison Scouts. Sheer, overwhelming power and energy. 1984 Cadets. A game changer. 1997 Blue Devils. Hey... "Casablanca" is my favorite movie, so this is a no-brainer. 2006 Cavaliers. "Machine" was awesome. 2014 Blue Devils. The best drum corps I've ever seen, in more than 50 years around the activity.
  4. Very tough to narrow this down to one... so I won't. 2018 Blue Devils 2016 Blue Devils 1995 Cadets 1992 Cadets Old-school choice: 1976 Madison Scouts, for one big reason. For a corps to scrap entire chunks of their show during the summer, regroup, and still fight their way to 2nd place... that's an amazing achievement, for any era.
  5. Easily one of the best looks of the "costume era".... with a nod to tradition as well, especially in the color scheme. Nice!!!
  6. Oh man... how did I forget that one for my list? Hands down, one of my favorites from them. Just a fun show all around.
  7. I actually like the costumes.... they have kind of a "stained glass" look to them. Pretty cool. The headgear... not so sure about that. LOL. Then again, if there happens to be a driving, sideways rain coming in from the performers' left sides... then the tops of the performers' heads would be protected.
  8. I agree, that was a terrific show from them! So cool how they wove the charts together into a storyline. Perhaps a bit ahead of its time.
  9. 1980 Bridgemen. Watching on PBS that night, I thought they had won. 1988 Blue Devils. Saw them at DCI East and thought they were unbeatable. Oh well.
  10. I believe he might have been, as the guard caption head/designer with Lancers in 1975. I think Ralph Pace wrote their drill that year. Could be wrong... someone with more knowledge of this can confirm/correct.
  11. As long as no corps hires Barry Bonds as their program coordinator, I don't see a problem here.
  12. Two amazing comebacks, for sure. From what I remember, Bridgemen didn't even make the trip to DCI in Philly in 1975... about an hour and a half from their home base. They were a decent-to-good local circuit corps in '75, but had no chance on the national level... and not even close to the level of their finalist corps of 1972-73. Then Messrs. Hoffman, DeLucia, and the others came on board... and the rest is history!