Fran Haring

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About Fran Haring

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    DCP Fanatic
  • 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. Auf Wiedersehen, good night... I hate to go and leave this pretty sight.
  2. Lifelong Rutgers football fan here. Grew up 15 minutes from their campus... started college there. (Finished elsewere.) You want years of hoping for a better product, but still sticking with the current one? Join me and my fellow masochists.
  3. Where is that site??? DCN was fun to read. Often like the Wild West there. All sorts of of unvarnished opinions. LOL
  4. Yeah... sorry 'bout that, bit of an inside joke. I knew Mike, Terri, and Jim would know who I was talking about. Tony Schlecta was the guy who ran the VFW Nationals drum corps championship for many years. He also was the announcer a number of those years... and had a tendency to, shall we say, imbibe a bit while doing the PA work. So... as the show went on, his announcements became more and more interesting. LOL.
  5. I hear that, Jim. Stuff does, indeed, happen. And life goes on.
  6. This, and what Jim said. Not a huge fan of some of the stuff going on with modern-day drum corps... but hey, it's a different era, different game. Overall, still a fan. If that ever changes, I hope I go out with the class shown by the OP here.
  7. Wow... Tony Schlecta must have had a tough time keeping his beer cold that day!!!
  8. I will admit, that was quite a convenient watering hole there. LOL A family member went up for prelims one of the early Scranton years... went into the bar for a beer and a bite before buying a ticket... then realized they were feeding the audio of the show into the bar, and he could see the corps through the big window!!! So he stayed there and watched prelims for free.
  9. Totally agree. I give them credit for their effort... but wow. There was one corps, one year... OK, I won't even go there on this forum. All I'll say is they were trying to play stuff a corps like the Blue Devils wouldn't even touch. Why, I have no idea. LOL.
  10. Same here, Jim. That's for the competition corps. Some of the mini-corps over the years... smaller than 35, but they were really good, and entertaining. Ghost Riders, Mass Brass, Golden Eagles, and of course, Star United, among others.... they would have been a welcome addition as an exhibition group to a DCA lineup.
  11. Yep. Plus, maybe because they weren't a slam-dunk finalist/top-tier contender like the other two corps in 1975 and '77?