MikeRapp

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

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  1. MikeRapp

    Carolina Crown 2019

    The expectations have changed for a medalist show. It can’t just be a technical exposition. It has to communicate a coherent message, be technically unique and incredibly challenging, and at the same time be technically (nearly) perfect. In the past, the last two things were enough to win a medal, but with the arrival of Bluecoats, the equation has changed, and I think for the better. What I hope is that, while it is becoming harder to win a medal, the shows are more fun to watch. Crown has taken risks in places they didn’t have to to continue to compete, and I hope that spirit continues. Pretty much everyone cheers for Crown because they have continued to believe that accessible concepts can succeed without doing less than incredible technical work. I look at Mandarins and Academy as two corps that don’t have the top tier’s depth of talent, but are finding momentum by putting interesting cohesive concepts on the field. It’s opening up the field for corps to create a niche for themselves, and the activity is better for it. I’m experienced enough to see holes in shows, but I can still really applaud risk taking, because leaders innovate. It’s in their genetic structure.
  2. MikeRapp

    Pacific Crest 2019

    Love this. I’ve heard that PC wasn’t marching full lines in some brass captions anyway. It’s a great way to add some extremely experienced members and perhaps do something unique.
  3. Anyone know who he marched with?
  4. And precisely none of this is a surprise to any of us.
  5. MikeRapp

    The Cadets 2019

    Btw I just learned that Cadets’ 2018 drum major is from Franklin, Tn High School, right in my back yard. They have a terrific band, led by a former Phantom Regiment member. https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/1132719002
  6. MikeRapp

    Relative Newbie

    Would love to see the SCV Phantom of the Opera/disappearing corps show again.
  7. MikeRapp

    Best Reprise Closer?

    Bluecoats Session 44.
  8. Gotta admit though they know their moment and their audience. Kudos to those who go out and do great things for others.
  9. https://www.lostandfoundtobe.com/have-you-ever-heard-brass-techno-watch-meute-creating-history/
  10. MikeRapp

    2019 Show Ideas

    I showed this video here a year ago in the show ideas thread. Bloo would be the most obvious corps to do this but someone like Music City or Scouts would be logical as well.
  11. MikeRapp

    2019 Show Ideas

    I’m surprised a corps hasn’t done something where the crowd participates in the show.
  12. I love their uniforms. Almost bought a retro jersey a few years ago.
  13. Their stadium is gonna be amazing. DCI should consider playing there.
  14. True but I don’t think it will impact the popularity of the Predators.