drilltech1

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  1. Crusader: from the Latin, Crux, cruce meaning Cross. Boston Crusaders started as a church parish group, Most Precious Blood in the Hyde Park section near Boston. I imagine since blood is often shown as red, that is why they wear red (most years anyway.) To change the name would change their roots and a wonderful legacy the corps has formed since that start. Sorry, more important things to think about in today's world that off season malaprops.
  2. The latest lack of developments as noted in the recent pages of this thread is more and more looking like Mr. Hickman, many times criticized on DCP threads about the Glassmen, was not the major source for the corps' stagnation and demise. How is this board determined: elected, appointed, volunteered? Yes, there seems to be a major diference in creativity, enthusiasm, and energy when compared to the efforts and perspective in Nashville. {I don't know any of the board members names, let alone personally.}
  3. Well, from what was sent to the alumni yesterday, it seems Cadets 2 2014 show announcement (and Cadets 1 show announcement) might be more public two weeks from now: Subject: Alumni Meeting, Friday, October 25, 7-9 pm Mr. Rich Hammond, Director of Performing Ensembles for YEA! and Director of Cadets2 will be our special guest at our North Jersey Chapter Cadets Alumni Meeting. Rich will be talking about show material for both corps, where they are right now, what the office has been up to over the fall, staff additions, etc. He will also be open to a Q&A section if you have anything you would like to inquire about. Let's all welcome Rich to our Cadet family on October 25th. Please try to attend.
  4. Well, from what was sent to the alumni today, it seems Cadets 2014 show announcement (and Cadets 2 show announcement) might be more public two weeks from now: Subject: Alumni Meeting, Friday, October 25, 7-9 pm Mr. Rich Hammond, Director of Performing Ensembles for YEA! and Director of Cadets2 will be our special guest at our North Jersey Chapter Cadets Alumni Meeting. Rich will be talking about show material for both corps, where they are right now, what the office has been up to over the fall, staff additions, etc. He will also be open to a Q&A section if you have anything you would like to inquire about. Let's all welcome Rich to our Cadet family on October 25th. Please try to attend. Question, where is Hopkins? Usually he has announced the show plans by now, sometimes ('09, '12) as early as late August. Oft times corps do this as an audition enticer; come march with us because we will be playing... In fact, none of the corps have announced yet like SCV did last season with Les Miz. Licensing issues? Still trying to figure out BD/Crown recipe? Imitating Crown's stelth announcements in late May? In years where the announcement has been made early, things have changed many times even within one winter. Maybe George is composing his own...or decomposing...
  5. According to Guardling: " but sometimes people argue just for argument sake......some things aren't all that big a deal when looking at the big picture..." No way! Here?!?! on DCP????!!!! How alarming!
  6. Not debating, Guardling. Just reminding Brasso not everyone was his classmate at Jurassic Park Hi.
  7. And furthermore, I wouldn't consider Colin MacNutt part of the AARP crowd by any measure. Is he even forty?
  8. Sorry Mike. In this down economy, and with the end of the 2012 Season without winning a gold ring, George Hopkins let Santa go, the reindeer got cut back in the sequester, the elves were laid off in the government shutdown since there were no inspectors for all that stuff made in China and being smuggled in Sound Sport equipment and under the guise of Drum battles. Therefore, no gifts for the good guys, and with no energy bill there will be no coal for the others.
  9. And yet, compare the ages of Hopkins, Hannum, Zingali when they won DCI rings in 4 out of 5 years back in the '80's. None of them were even 30! Compare the BD design team when they began their march toward ring zillion-teen. None of them were that old either. Nor Fiedler at Cavies. And yet, they stayed and stayed and stayed. So age alone is not the measure although it is the presumption today.
  10. It's too often on these near political discussions on DCP that the flag is being flown upside down by the usual culprits. That's all.
  11. Hey Brass hornline: Prepare to work, work, work and be accountable for your work with Michael Terry. But also know you will have lots of fun, laughs, care, and concern. Some will remember him as that beautiful Cadets' baritone soloist for so many years. (I think Mikey marched since he was two, ha, ha.) Though he looks like a lepruchan, his heart is where the gold is. That's why Trooper kids were furious that he's not coming back after several seasons of commuting from Atlanta Hartsfield to now snowed in Casper. I can't wait to hear what a Boerma/Terry line will sound like. (Don't know his twin, co-caption head as well, so no comments but support.) Be impressive.
  12. re: Tim K: "they are perhaps the classic'bang for your buck' corps that did it on a bare bones budget, often with what should have been paid staff doing it for little or no pay. His passing is another reminder of the many generous people who gave of themselves to make our activity what it is today." [edit: emphasis, mine] Amen! Preach it Fr. Tim. God bless Stephen Covitz!
  13. And here I thought the thread was about DCP's love affair with George Hopkins.
  14. Mods, what are the parameters of politics on the forum, or does it only relate to political parties?
  15. But Boo's birthday is tomorrow, Saturday. The present will be late!!! (from the Colts, I imagine, but we'll let him guess which one.)
  16. Stephen had a gift that will be missed. I always enjoyed his creative shows. Consolations to his sisters and many Lancer and guard friends. RIP.
  17. It is always easier to tear down than to build up. I thought drum corps was about the higher plane of seeking excellence.
  18. I guess this is where the "Boxing" Fred comes from. :-)
  19. No, it has nothing to do with race. Just the horrendous heat as one goes so close to the equator. And yeah, isn't Canada the 51st State? So 51-1=50. I guess you and MelloMatt aren't ice hockey fans. :-p
  20. This thread has been dead awhile with no new leaks or certified new information out of any of the 20 plus World Class corps. Could it be another consequence of the government shut down that FBI, CIA, and other mole contacts are now impacted so that no new DCI news?????? Also by now at least one or two of the usual suspects in World Class finals would have announced their show plans, if even tentatively for the new season. No one has done so yet nor has it been even leaked. Another consequence?. I would have expected at least some little info flowing after the Madison get-together this past weekend. Perhaps that Brotherhood thing is also following the crowning tradition.
  21. A few weeks back Michael Boo had a thread expaining the absence of the Marine D&B Corps at Indy and much discussion about sequester consequences and priorities followed before John Z locked the thread. http://www.drumcorpsplanet.com/forums/index.php/topic/157877-why-usmc-db-corps-wasnt-in-indy/ Earlier this week the joint military academies announced the cancellation this year of the annual Intra-academies Drum and Bugle Corps Contest for Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Today's development is the announcement of the DOD that all intercollegiate sports at the academies will be suspended in light of the govt. shut down. So no public appearences or travel for these three corps. I guess Jeff Prosperie and his West Point Hellcats drum line won't see travel either. Boo will certainly not be happy.
  22. The AP is now reporting that ALL intercollegiate sports and related travel at Army, Navy, Air Force has been indefinitely suspended during the government 'shut down." Further twitters on the above link are beginning to relate the same. And out at the Coast Guard Academy in New London/Groton, installations have layed off 750 civilian workers. I think that Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, L.I. also answer to the Dept. of Transportation. As if our sequester cut backs of the drum corps we love wasn't enough....
  23. Well almost!!! - http://24.media.tumblr.com/aa889d7ffda6e7c4eb44ab6e8fde4bce/tumblr_ms40s1TVll1qa5u64o1_r1_250.gif<BR clear=none>