Malaguena Salerosa

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  1. Ok, what’s particularly unclean about PR? Members marching out of step or out of formation? Late musical entrances or imprecise drumming or brass articulations? I’ll admit I don’t have as keen an eye and ear, so I’m asking out of genuine curiosity. I think there are awesome “moments” in that show that gave me chills, so I don’t get that the design is flawed. Execution - ok maybe. It was really cool and innovative how some of the mm’s had two different brass instruments in their two hands and played each in alternating fashion, one-handed. (Is that viewed as gimmicky by judges and you
  2. I saw the season premiere at the movies last night. I am by no means a DCI judge, but I’ve attended plenty of shows for the past 10 years and used to march as a trumpet player. For me, as far as entertainment value and performance quality, I thought Bluecoats, BAC, and PR were incredibly captivating. Yes, I would put PR in the same sentence as the other two. Why does PR get no love from the judges?? I’d love an honest answer as to what is so off about the PR show or execution to warrant last place. (For the record, I’ve loved CC shows and root hard for them. And my first love is
  3. FWIW, I took a buddy to the Lynn show. He’d never been to nor heard of drum corps before last night. We watched the Cadets drumline warm up in the nearby cemetery, as well as SOA. Anyhow, his mouth dropped several times during the Cadets show, and he let out a long, “Wow....”. In his opinion, the Cadets were the best and most memorable show (above BC, CC, and BAC). (And I didn’t share with him what transpired in the Off-season — solely based on last night’s performance, though it’s possible he was biased having seen the Cadets warm up.)
  4. I realize this doesn't apply directly to DCI World Class corps, but all things considered, I figured those following and affiliated with the top corps would be interested in this opportunity. Candide and Bernstein, generally, have received much love and attention in DCI over the years. --- Inspired by Leonard Bernstein, Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Orchestra Will Host a Conducting Competition The competition is for students ages 18-30 who live in or attend school in New England or New York, giving one winner the opportunity to conduct the Boston Pops in Bernstein's
  5. I am typically very pro-Cadets. Other corps I tend to like (through the years, not necessarily this year or last year): Crown, Phantom, and Bluecoats. With the exception of the Fellini show (2014, I believe), I've not cared for the BD shows very much. All of that said, having only watched "Metamorph" on YouTube (I live near Boston), and not even in-person, I can confidently say this is my favorite show of any corps in 2017!! It's not even close. I can see this going down as one of my personal favorite shows of all time. Well done, BD, converting a Cadets fan this summer (oh the iro
  6. Is there any place on the sheets that a good vocalist would earn a corps points? Let's say the Cadets find the next Whitney Houston, give her the most ridiculous solos, and every crowd is in awe, 5 min standing O's everywhere they perform..... these performances start attracting thousands of non drum corps fans to shows just to see her.... would this vocalist affect the Cadets score at all? It's not all about the scores, of course, but I do think the Cadets have to figure out how to place higher if they want to remain "The Cadets" and I'm not sure this helps. But I'm glad to be educated and
  7. I hope they're holding back one final, huge change that they only unveil in Indy. Like Clara last year for the BD. Maybe that the violinist is also an accomplished gymnast and she does some crazy back handspring-tumbling sequence across the field as the stoners, I mean statues, awaken! Go Cadets!
  8. I'm looking forward to another great show after last night's East Coast Classic. It's exciting how The Cadets are closing the gap, the PR show is rich and gorgeous and reminiscent of '03 and '10 and their Elgar performances; and Bloo is bringing the activity to the next level. Worth mentioning also are The Spartans who are performing a very entertaining show and create nice volume and effect at times. And tonight in Lynn, thankfully, the start time is more the norm and more groups will be under the lights. I took a total of 14 other people last night to BC. 12 had never seen drum corps; 1 wa
  9. Anyone know why it's starting so early? It looks like only Bluecoats and Cadets will be after sunset, when shows have more impact. Also, is it confirmed that BAC isn't on last?
  10. I just purchased my first Blu-Ray player and would like to buy a Blu-Ray from DCI. Anyone know of any past years in which the Blu-Ray has no (or minimal) parts of shows missing due to copyright? On the flip side, are there any years in which the Blu-Ray is poor because of the censorship?
  11. Lighting is definitely the next frontier in show design. An idea I have is to construct some large sort of structure which has its own roof and would cast shade on the field. The underside of the roof can be outfitted with theatrical lights, and a separate spotlight from the pit would help. It wouldn't create absolute darkness, but would hopefully block enough stadium light so that the more intricate schemes can come through. I imagine corps would have to assemble and erect the structure quickly..... until DCI votes to have a standard version present at every show, or every big show. The acti
  12. What do you think? Is this the hardest show ever attempted on a DCI football field? Break it down by sections.... -music: brass (can further subdivide to lowness and high brass) -music: battery -music: front ensemble -guard -drill/movement -simultaneous demand (drill+music/flag/rifle, or movement+music/flag/rifle) If not Cadets '15, then which show takes the above captions, and overall, as far as pure difficulty?
  13. Are they allowed neon glow sticks? How about fluorescent neon lights?