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    Phantom Regiment "Spartacus"; SCV "Phantom of the Opera"

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  1. I guess I counted 840 since I live a mile from it. Technically I am right, I suppose, as it is a (significant) interstate in Tennessee and connects 40, 65 and 24.
  2. Nashville. It’s completely obvious. Nashville is America is it city right now and for good reason. So many things to see and do, world-class venues, tons of hotels, and a city that knows how to host major entertainment events. And perhaps just as important, the newest world class corps that hosts what is already one of the largest drum Corps shows of the tour. Nashville is also centrally located, with four major interstates intersecting the city. It would be a great partner for Indianapolis, the tour could easily organize itself to land in Nashville at the end. There is a new major league soccer stadium being built right now, it would be the perfect destinations for the tour. If you wanted to go bigger, Nissan Stadium would also be available, which hosts the Tennessee Titans. Of course the only major downside is that none of these are indoor facilities, which probably would be a nonstarter for obvious reasons.
  3. Is this better for the kids? Dunno. Seems to me that the kids are less interested in the size of the events than having more opportunities to perform.
  4. https://open.spotify.com/album/5zq1m9RP5iwHBRQlgbROx1?si=5TX3Rk8SSFqriwda5lOCsQ
  5. That’s not the Cadets standard. I don’t care what Other corps do.
  6. Again the two are not binary. We all ignored obvious serious issues in the past under the guise of “supporting the cadets” — and clearly that is never a good thing. That leads to what happened last year. Pointing out clear missteps is not a bad thing and it should not be discouraged. It isn’t being negative. It’s bring to light things that tarnish the corps. If you care you should not settle. That’s what far far lesser corps have done and that’s what dragged them to the bottom. I’m done with this topic, but I don’t care who you are, there should be no excuse for not paying your employees. Hiding behind being a NFP (not saying they are, but it was suggested that this was a valid excuse) is BS.
  7. Your Honor, I realize I promised to pay my employees every two weeks, but let me remind you that I am a not-for-profit and therefore the rules don’t apply to me.
  8. I believe Greg was at Cadets 18 months ago and then suddenly wasn’t.
  9. It’s not binary, George. I wish the Cadets the best but choosing to not pay people is hardly a “Side show.” It’s actually not legal. Choosing to not treat serious situations as serious situations is exactly what has gotten Cadets into the situation they are in now. Being a fan doesn’t mean you simply look the other way at bad news. It means you face it together, contribute to the solution, and hold them to a high standard. In any other business not paying your employees for months would be unthinkable. If my employer sent me this email I’d sue them before the sun set and a judge would immediately issue a summary judgment against my employer. You can actually be shut down as a business for this. It’s not a “side show.”
  10. This is truly awful. You drag someone all over the country working on your show and then tell them in an email they won’t get paid for another three months? Im sure this isn’t the first time this happened in dci but still. I find it beyond the pale that that had the money to hire new expensive staff and as a result don’t have the money to pay staffers who already did the work? How can they get away with this and avoid a law suit?
  11. https://open.spotify.com/track/6PtZaHjsx2Pnk3x9O92bB2?si=IVC5ViPDQ7630JVcvlOF7A
  12. How would such a person be treated here for “spilling the beans”...
  13. I don’t post “every negative thing.” If this is accurate, it should be posted. Totally unacceptable and probably not even legal.