MikeRapp

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MikeRapp last won the day on September 10 2019

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

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  1. Sure, I get it. I’m against woodwinds, btw.
  2. It’s an interesting compromise of sorts. I could see how that idea would work to some degree.
  3. Okay but if 55 isn’t the line, what is? You have to draw a line somewhere. 55 is a single full bus. If you can’t fill one bus, can you honestly make it on a tour? Seems like the more important question is, did someone make a mistake by approving them to move up from Soundsport? It looks like they missed some pretty important factors in their evaluation.
  4. I loved Band. I still love band. Drum Corps is not band. If or when it becomes band, I’m most definitely out. I have zero interest in a marching band circuit.
  5. I get it, but if I were the head of marketing for Mulan 2, how awesome would it be to have a World Class corps play a show that promotes the movie all summer long? Imagine Mandarins doing this show. Or Phantom. Or even SCV.
  6. 1. You know you’re a hopeless drum corps fan when you watch the trailer for a movie and all you can think about is how awesome it would be if Santa Clara Vanguard played the theme song in their 2020 show... Mulan 2 trailer 2. I have recently wondered if it might be both marketing genius and a financial windfall if a corps did a show about new movie or play that was either upcoming or just recently released. Phantom doing Mulan 2 would be infinitely better than the tired rehash stuff they’ve done of late.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. https://open.spotify.com/album/5zq1m9RP5iwHBRQlgbROx1?si=5TX3Rk8SSFqriwda5lOCsQ
  11. That’s not the Cadets standard. I don’t care what Other corps do.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.