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  1. palmettomello

    Carolina Crown 2019

    Anyone have any updates, rumblings, or know of when any new staff will be announced- other than Ron Hardin stepping down as Visual Caption Head?
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Per his FB page, Joe Hobbs resigns as The Cavalier's Percussion Caption Manager. "As of today, I have officially resigned as the Percussion Caption Manager at The Cavaliers. This is an incredibly difficult decision to make, but I feel this is the right decision for me and my family. I have been struggling with finding balance with my family, Vandegrift, and the stresses that come with running the percussion program at The Cavaliers. This is an organization that will always hold a special place in my heart and it’s been one of the joys of my life to have led this caption the past 4 years. I’m proud to say that over the past 4 years, the retention rate has been the achievement I’ve been most proud of. Only 1 eligible member has not returned over the past 4 years. I’m proud to say that we were able to create an environment within the Cavaliers Percussion section that attracted incredible young men, as well as kept members coming back year after year. Scores are scores, but this to me was my crowning achievement." His post continues to mention that he will be spending more time with his family.
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    Murfreesboro, TN - July, 27, 2018

    Will anyone be periscoping the show tonight?
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Besides the changes in the uniforms, anyone want to give details on the changes fielded tonight?
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    Anyone want to post screenshots or the corps and/or guard? Not on Flo and want to see how the unis have changed.
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    St Louis, MO - July 15, 2018

    1. Blooo 2. BD 3. Crown 4. Cavies 5. BAC 6. Cadets
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    Drum corps dreams

    I occasionally have a dream where I am filling a late season hole on baritone or euph and my only job is to march the drill, which I completely blank and bounce around like a pinball and eventually get ran over, afterwards getting screamed at by the visual caption head from the box.
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    This is a personal interpretation of the white horn props and potential story line, so take it for what its worth. When I first saw them they reminded me of the bones from rib cages from huge animals coming up from the ground, think of Scar's land in The Lion King. Notice in the opener they are coming out of them and at the first hit in Bruckner, the drill set has lines coming from each of the sets of bones and the teeter totter. Then throughout the rest of the opener there are several reiterations of the 4 or 3 grouped lines. I kind of take it as different "populations" of beasts from their respective "lands" coming together and fighting, ultimately forming a unified group of beasts? The females in the ballad showing that they can love and multiply, with the teeter totter representing a struggle to the top. Would be cool if this is what they are going for and had different colors for each group on the front apron part of the uniform. Just a shot in the dark
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    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Yes, specifically I was talking about up until around 2010. Watch Crown 2007 and note how well the flag designs compliment the story, music, and whimsy of the program. It isn't bashing you over the head with something like printed pictures of horses. For example during the "Dreamer" part of the show, there is a really nice fabric flag of a sunrise representing the morning of the race that really stands out in my head. The printed designs have its merits, like when you need a lightning bolt or very intricate design, but if its a dark color to begin with and features a detailed design like a lot of Crown's 2015 and 2018 flags, then it all kind of gets washed out.
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    Orlando, FL - July 8, 2018

    Just my personal opinion, but this is why I really don't like printed flags that almost everyone is using now. The printed designs are really hard to make out the details unless you are sitting in the first 10 rows, it all comes out drab from up top. I know that they are more expensive to make, but I miss the days of the sewn fabric flags with the pops of color and great designs.
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    Carolina Crown 2018

    Had surgery on Friday so I was bummed I couldn't see drum corps in my own backyard Saturday. Crown's show hasn't changed much beyond adding the closer. They have a nice break coming up between July 10th and 14th. Really hoping for some additions and layering in order to widen the gap between Boston and catch up to Coats.
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    Muncie, IN - June 29, 2018

    Ready to see this closer! Whole reason why I tuned in to tonight's stream!
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    Muncie, IN - June 29, 2018

    Check out the Cavies video they released about the show design connecting the Bolero theme to a neurological disease shared by both Ravel and an artist who painted a piece based on the music. It enlightens as to why the weave the Bolero theme throughout the show.
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    Muncie, IN - June 29, 2018

    Are the tarps new tonight? Haven't seen many of Blue Star's performances recently.
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    Muncie, IN - June 29, 2018

    At least they got the description of the heart and the "blue" vs red anatomically on the correct sides