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Everything posted by Cappybara

  1. I've been very open about the fact that I haven't marched on DCP, open thy eyes (And if you didn't know I didn't, Xandandl will gleefully tell you for me). The reason I got into DCI in the first place is because I had many friends who did march and still have a couple who are still marching. I'm just a couple years past the age limit, I think "well past" is quite a stretch. What I do have, that you don't, is a better insight into the way young marchers (aka my peers) think. A better website design will not make or break the corps (and no one has suggested it would, so I'm not sure why you and Mello Dude are in such an uproar about Kdaddy's very benign statement). But it WILL certainly help the corps' image when prospective marchers, especially those less familiar with DCI, come poking around to see what each corps has to offer
  2. It amuses me when older people think they're so in tune with the lives of young adults, while at the same time constantly criticizing the younger generation. I'm in 100% agreement with you (and yup, the new content looks great)
  3. I'm assuming to remind them of you, their favorite former board member?
  4. For attracting new talent, the appearance of the website can matter quite a bit, even if only subconsciously in the heads and eyes of future marchers
  5. Some of y'all are softer than Charmin toilet paper. Back to your regularly scheduled safe spaces...
  6. Oh thank god hopefully this means less mindless ramming from BAC Now if only we could get Mike Jackson to consult for every top 12 corps and introduce some more musicality into other batteries
  7. Give up now, all you're going to get is defensive responses
  8. Is there reason to think they won't be paid?
  9. It doesn't need to be comparable to the top right away. It just needs to be, as Kdaddy puts it, "competent." The designs the past couple years have NOT been "competent" imo. If they can create a respectable design, they can slowly build from that, refine the design-creating process as the years go and they learn from mistakes, and slowly build themselves back up to where they used to be. With the new design team I think the pieces are mostly in place, it's just a matter of how well they use them
  10. Aw poor thing is so jaded he doesn't even know what sarcasm is anymore ๐Ÿ˜ž Feel better soon
  11. The hey Jude ending was so wack and cheesy ๐Ÿคฎ
  12. Do you have any staff changes you would like to announce?
  13. Oh you are the last person who I'd suspect wants to wish DCI away altogether so I am not saying that at all. Your passion for the activity has been noted and observed many times. If you are suggesting to expand open class/soundsport, then I am in agreement. I thought you were suggesting to move world class into a regional format as well which is what I am against.
  14. Ohio State still sucks. Thank you for your contribution
  15. The caps were unintentional, phones do funny things sometimes. You may be surprised to discover (referring to the part that I bolded) that you do something very similar to others on here, just on the opposite end of the spectrum. Just some food for thought. I personally think you're appealing to emotion here more than practicality. In theory, yes, it would be very virtuous of DCI to bring in more marchers of a lower economic bracket (and as a result also increase diversity since minorities often are in the lower economic bracket for various reasons) through a regional model filled with smaller corps that operate on a lower budget due to less travel. But DCI has to stay afloat in order to continue educating and serving the youth and in my opinion, the regional model would dilute the overall product, lower overall audience interest in the activity, and eventually lead to a decline in the activity as a whole. Obviously, this is just conjecture, but it is based on differences in societal attitudes, trends, and economies between the 70s/80s and now. Just as an example, nowadays, many college students spend their summers doing paid/unpaid internships or work summer jobs. The job environment is fierce and college tuition is expensive. Even if DCI adopted a regional model that lowered time and money committment, I have doubts many would bite on the offer. It is just the reality of today.
  16. I'd rather quality over quantity. I'd rather see 15-20 quality products instead of 30-40 good but not excellent ones. The times are different now than in the 70s and 80s and so are the demographics of those who participate in DCI. I'm not sure a regional model would really succeed because of that. Is there enough interest for it? Do enough people care about marching band to make an extensive regional structure successful? My Opinion is that it will dilute the product and that those calling for it seem to be suffering from a case of nostalgia
  17. Run while you can Jeff, there's no escaping the tag team duo of Continental and Sutasaurus once they get started ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚