Quad Aces

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  1. Thanks for the response. Yes, I agree for the individual corps. I was wondering more about DCI HQ and their operations in Indianapolis and what’s keeping their doors open.
  2. Honest question - how is DCI staying afloat and able to pay ANY of their bills right now? They have no revenue coming in from shows and current DVD sales. Merchandise and older recording revenue is probably minimal at best. And it could be like this for two years (Spring of 2020 - Spring of 2022). I understand that they laid off most of their staff, but there still are some employee wages, rent, utilities, etc. that need to get paid. And I doubt they had savings to be able to pull from. Did they get any of the COVID-relief money? With possibly two straight years of little to no
  3. But non-competitive, possibly standstills of the same material for three straight days? I doubt they will have enough corps participation to divide up the groups and fill each single day (and I’m guessing nor would each corps want to participate if it is to only perform once in the three days). So will each corps get three performances? Will they narrow the field each day somehow as the three days go on? Will they be repeat performances each of the three days? Will each corps participating prepare three “shows” so they can have three distinct performances? I’m sure each corps partici
  4. If the bridge tour for 2021 isn’t exactly going to be a competition, what are they possibly going to do for three straight days?
  5. I mentioned this in another thread - what about the age outs from 2020 that got a holdover until 2021? Do they get a second redshirt year, or is this event it for them?
  6. I’m genuinely curious about what DCI will be doing in Indy this Summer (2021). Doubtful it will be on a large scale. I don’t see how it would be possible to put together a number of corps that would travel in from all over the country for just a few days in the Summer. How would large groups even get to Indy during a pandemic? Not to mention the social distance aspect in the performance itself. Hopefully by then the vaccine will be available to the wider population which would help, but I can’t see how DCI would have more than a couple of corps from the Midwest (what does that even mean a
  7. 1985 was my first introduction to drum corps via the PBS broadcast. Needless to say, I was hooked ever since. What a great introduction I had that year, including Cadets playing Profanation from the Jeremiah Symphony. Does anyone know (and without me digging out the video and watching closely) if Cadets really abided by all that mixed meter while marching? If so, how in the world did they do that? There doesn’t even seem to be any regular pattern to the meter changes to rely on while trying to execute it. I remember having a conversation with someone about it at the time, and we
  8. I remember relocating down to the 50 about 20 rows up for their Finals encore that year. That first hit was one of the loudest acoustic sounds I have ever heard (and I have heard a lot)! Will have to check this out now that we’ll all be in need of a fix this year. Thanks for posting.
  9. Just wanted to mention that she is a radiologist and not an epidemiologist - may not quite be a leading authority on the subject.
  10. One thing I don’t understand (and this is an honest question - no trolling)... Why is the reaction now different than when H1N1/Swine Flu was around in 2009 - 2010? H1N1 was more deadly, yet the reaction wasn’t anywhere close to what is happening now. Not trying to be political either, just an honest question.
  11. Really unique sound - love First Circle (and the time signature 😀), and Heat of the Day. Was introduced to First Circle via ‘85 BD on the PBS broadcast. RIP.
  12. Thanks for the insight! I was only thinking of scholastic groups. Been around the activity for a long time, but I had no idea of those circuits. Obviously I knew of the activity association with VFW and American Legion, but I didn’t know there were non-scholastic bands involved there as well. Thanks again for covering me on the “learn something new every day” quota for today :)
  13. Not exactly a fair point. The Summer-long, nationwide marching band circuit has never been attempted. The original MBA Summer Championships was not nationwide nor Summer-long. No other example to compare against. Just becuause something has never been attempted doesn’t equate to the market has decided.
  14. Does anyone know if George Hopkins (or anyone else) actually submitted a formal woodwind proposal in the past, or was it just talked about? Is the the first time that a woodwind proposal got formally submitted?
  15. I don’t think 2019 Ronald Regan H.S. band looked like mass confusion.