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About grenadasmoothie

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Fairfield CT Tornadoes soprano 1982, 1983:CT Hurricanes soprano 1984, mellophone 1985 - 1989: Hawthorne Caballeros mellophone 1990, 1991; honor guard 2010 - 2012. Park City Pride mellophone 2003. Hawthorne Caballeros volunteer 2011 until whenever
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Suncoast Sound, Caballeros, Troopers
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    '84 Cabs @ DCA Finals
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    DCA 1991 - DCI 1986
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    Constitution State

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  1. Mandarins back when they were small, Academie Musicale, St. Francis Xavier Sancians, and Railmen.
  2. Mini-corps, absolutely. But some of those couple dozen member competing corps, let's face it. They were brutal.
  3. Nope. 75-year-old corps will not willingly accept morning finals as a warmup to someone else's event. Some stuff should change, but this is a nonstarter.
  4. I believe my corps ranged from 15 to about 56. A bunch of 15 to 18s, some early 20s, alot of late 20s, a couple 40-ish, about three in their 50s. Picturing about a half dozen other NE corps, most of them appeared to be mostly teens, with a handful of 20s, 30s, and 40s. I know of one 62-ish baritone in one. So I guess it varies from corps to corps, sometimes by section within a corps, too. For example, Corps A's guard might average, say, 20, their drumline 18, and their hornline 28.
  5. In most states, NJ included, I believe, non-profits do not pay sales tax on purchases.
  6. I can confirm the Bush move. Sort of merging into an indoor program in Wilmington. Imperial Dynasty, I think?
  7. Had a blast helping out at the first one last Saturday! Wish my work sched let me do more of them. But, yeah, if you're at one of these shows, stop by and meet some amazing passionate Cabs!
  8. I'm too lazy to go back in the thread to find the convo about recruiting at band shows, but Caballeros will be at at least four, starting this Saturday at our brass caption head's school, and including the Allentown college band show and prob the MetLife BOA (?) event. We'll have current and recent members, with video and info, as well as an (alleged, at least - It's me this weekend 🤣 ) adult, in case parents have questions. Just pointing out that most corps do this, at least at a couple shows.
  9. I think it's pretty much you show up, you get about a 48. Play a note or two, take a step or two, and you break 50 😉
  10. Good morning DCP & Williamsport! About to load up Cabs' swag for 7 AM setup. While drinking my first of what will surely be many cups of coffee, caught Alan Buell on the local TV news talking up today's events.
  11. I know this is minor in comparison to the competitive aspect, but., with this change, let's face it, there are likely to be even fewer people at prelims than some of you here have been predicting. That means, essentially, that the corps' merchandise operations are losing a day of sales. If you weren't planning to buy corps swag, please find it in your budget to buy something from your favorite . If you were planning to buy something from your favorite, please consider buying from your second and third favorite also. On a related note, I can't wait to reveal the special DCA weekend limited edition Cabs "Out of the Box" T and tank design Saturday morning!
  12. 20 & 21 are Billtown. With an option to renew for two more 😕