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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.
  15. Their percussion sounded stronger than in recent years as well!
  16. Anyone have any ideas on the Madison Show concept or title for this year? Why are they so quiet? Is this concerning to anyone?
  17. I only have 4 personal wishes going into 2022 for the Scouts: -Please bring back the iconic/classic look in some fashion or form. -Bring back the Latin music in some modern fashion. There is a ton of great source music out there that you can work with. -Please keep the average age of the corps up, the maturity level was evident this year. -Please be cautious not to take a step back in the design: ie (1988 to 1989).
  18. Why do you think the fans liked them so much this year?
  19. I hope this topic is not too early for discussion. But, I believe based on what I saw from the Scouts from their first gender inclusive shortened season, I believe that they can have a really good season next year. I understand that they are starting a competitive winter percussion program, a winter guard, and teaming up with the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. I think this will be great for talent development during the winter months for the Scouts. The future can be good for them again!
  20. Are they fielding a full corps this year? The video I saw of the a couple of weeks ago showed the were pretty small.
  21. This is the best show that I have seen from the Cadets since the power of ten in my opinion and I loved that show!!! I am so appreciative of cadets and other corps like phantom and madison bringing back throwback shows with familiar music and uniforms!!! Much appreciated from an old mid 80s age out guy!!!
  22. I’ve seen it done many times since the late 70s and it can be done again.
  23. If the Cadets are playing Rocky Point I’m already in on them!!! I’ve been waiting for some semblance of this song back in the field for sometime now!
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