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About WaxDCIFan

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Peoria Grenadiers 1985 (contra)
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Garfield Cadets 1984
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  1. WaxDCIFan

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    ..went too far there.. apologies to Mr. Naffier.
  2. My wife’s school is doing The Energy Bus and she H A T E S it. Nauseating positivity and hype cheers for overworked teachers.
  3. This is another “grab your popcorn” thread. There’s st least one other drum corps just up the road from San Antonio who hasn’t yet alienated the guard community.
  4. WaxDCIFan

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Looks like Genesis took care of the problem with their old percussion caption head: http://www.genesisdbc.org/percussion-.html
  5. WaxDCIFan

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Good luck with your new gig!
  6. WaxDCIFan

    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Where is Genesis getting the money to pay for all the new staff? This is the corps that almost didn;t get approved for world class due to their financials not being in order. Where do you get this version of reality? I think just the opposite is true. This is one of the reasons they were approved. They continue to operate in the Black year on year.
  7. WaxDCIFan

    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    When the attack happened I was underway as the Operations Officer on USS Ingraham (FFG 61) with the Carl Vinson Battle Group. We were in the Indian Ocean on the way in to the Persian Gulf for a maritime interdiction deployment. Needless to say our mission set changed and it was game on. I stood TAO during the initial strikes and watched all the Tomahawks flynover the ship. A month after the attack I cross-decked to the carrier and spent the rest of the deployment there for the bombing campaign.
  8. I tend to agree. The OP on Reddit is apparently a parent that did not take the time to be involved in their kids lives until after tour. This Genesis staff issue was vetted with DCI, and communicated to parents and members before tour ever began. The recent additional communication parents was just that - another attempt by a caring director to communicate openly with the families. We should be more circumspect about holding anonymous posters in such high regard. It borders on slander to spin only part of the truth and inflame people. I have spent a good part of the last 4 years volunteering with Genesis, and have taken the time to meet and know the vast majority of the staff. They greatly value the quality of experience for the youth. The post on Reddit is full of innuendo and was meant to spin people up. Too many took the bait.
  9. WaxDCIFan

    Best Baritone solos or features

    David Lang, Night in Tunisia. Colts ‘84 (I think)
  10. WaxDCIFan

    2019 what corps will wear

  11. WaxDCIFan

    Genesis 2018

    The move was definitely the right thing for the corps. It gave them access to many things that were more difficult when they were OC. They are already seeing changes in membership, sponsors, etc. more resources next year when they start getting more gate fees, etc. Genesis took some gambles on staffing this year and learned some lessons. Super proud of them for making the needed adjustments and finishing strong. They are building a sustainable program, which will be pay off with more competitive success as the years tick by.
  12. Sure it is. Adding four more paid staff members, feeding them, moving them around the country, not to mention the fancy equipment. That’s an additional significant burden that any corps wanting to bev”competitive” now must take on. And all off this is to manufacture a version of sound that the performers apparently can’t create without them. What’s the point of all of this expense?
  13. I agree, and this is just another way that the activity has lost its soul. Also widens the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots”. But the “haves” will never give this up.