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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Memphis Blues Brass Band 1980-1982. Madison Scouts 1983-1984 (Contra Bass Bugle. Brass Staff Music City Drum & Bugle Corps (2010 & 2011).
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1978 Bridgemen, 1979 Guardsmen, 1979 Blue Devils and 1981 and 1995 Madison Scouts.

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  1. 1st- BD, Blue Devils, Blue Crew!!! 2-12 Boston, Bluecoats, SCV, CC, ??????
  2. I see that Madison lost their visual caption head. I really hope that they can find one as good as Tim Darbonne was.
  3. I see Madison lost their visual caption head. I really hope they can find one as good as Tim Darbonne was.
  4. Now, that the 2022 season has ended. I am going to say something that I have held until after the season. This past season when I saw the Cadets although it was a modern type of show, before they even played a note, when you saw them, you knew who they were. You could’ve even said it about some of the other finalists such as Cavies and Troopers. Madison had a strong legacy, brand, sound/flavor and appearance when you saw them. I didn’t see that at all in the 2022 show. I heard it come thru about the last 2 minutes of the show. One can only hope that there will be a good retention rate of performers from this year’s corps along with a higher demanding show that is creative and modern, along with more of the iconic Madison brand in it next year. It can be done because Troopers, Cadets and Cavies did it this year!
  5. Now, that the 2022 season has ended. I am going to say something that I have held until after the season. This past season when I saw the Cadets although it was a modern type of show, before they even played a note, when you saw them, you knew who they were. You could’ve even said it about some of the other finalists such as Cavies and Troopers. Madison had a strong legacy, brand, sound/flavor and appearance when you saw them. I didn’t see that at all in the 2022 show. I heard it come thru about the last 2 minutes of the show. One can only hope that there will be a good retention rate of performers from this year’s corps along with a higher demanding show that is creative and modern, along with more of the iconic Madison brand in it next year. It can be done because Troopers, Cadets and Cavies did it this year!
  6. If this many young people in BD were actually from California then the rest of the corps on the DCI circuit definitely has a uphill to compete with BD now and in the future.
  7. This is just an objective question that came into my mind last night. It appears test maybe once in every few years some other corps wins the DCI title other than BD. Or, should I say that every few years someone else is “allowed” to win the title other than BD. Are the Blue Devils year after year truly the best corps on the field on finals night or is it because they have won so many titles in the eyes of the judging community, it’s almost like in sports, you are going to literally knock the reigning champions out to get the prize? What do you think? I marched in the activity for five year in the 80s and instructed for a couple of years. Now, I’ve been closely following from the side lines the last few years. Honestly, I know the activity has changed a lot from the 80s, but, I can’t help but wander if the playing field at the top is really fair and objective anymore. Just my humble observation. Also, with as much money that these young people are paying for the experience these days, if I were a great musician and had the physical ability, I would have to say that I would do everything in my power to march with BD, unless winning a title was not really at the top of what I wanted out of the experience.
  8. Chris with your knowledge you need to seriously be in their design team!!!
  9. Chris in your honest opinion with all of the expensive props used on the field ie. BD, Blue Coats, etc. within the top scoring corps, do you think that Madison can afford to put on a competitive designed show on the field like that to even make it into the top 8 anymore?
  10. Retention will definitely be key for sure.
  11. I just seriously hope with the retention that they can knock it out of the park next year.
  12. Why is it so hard to change the BOD for Madison?
  13. I feel like Madison is at a very important crossroads for next year. On one hand they need to keep most, if not all of the design team in place for continuity. But, on the other hand if the design team feels that they cannot produce a more demanding/creative design for next year, then there definitely needs to be some critical additions and/or subtractions to their design team for 2023.
  14. I really hope that Madison decides to put some wheels on their props to help move them around on the field more. I think this would help them convey their storyline for the show.
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