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    2019 Madison Scouts!

    do you see this as a plus or negative? On one hand experience and exposure to many programs; OTOH perhaps new ideas, new approaches, different creativity
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Well this convo isn't on target fully as BK just re-appointed Cadets' alum Chad Pence as brass caption head for '18 as he was for '17. In fact, his westward move to the Rocky Mt. state for the summer may be more involved, not less or east, as he handed over the band directorship he's had for four years at Ashley Ridge, SC to another BK horn tech, former Cadets' major Ben Pouncey, for the last several years assistant band director at cross-town Summerville H.S. Ashley is the name of the river going through those southern Charleston, S.C. suburbs and in the news of late with the overflow Florence floods. Maybe Chad had an inkling and sought higher ground in Colorado early? All the best to all.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    noticed that a new poster called "willpitts" has been lurking through the DCP threads the recent evenings. Willcome.
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    2019 Madison Scouts!

    2 seasons ago. I don't think she was listed as being with them for the '18 season. Only saw her on the circuit at Finals when she presented the honors in memory of Gary.
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    Crossmen 2019

    would that be Boston's next show?
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    Too bad BAC's excellent color guard disappeared so mysteriously into the waves of 2018. Hurricane Florence seems to have washed ashore a mermaid whose headgear would have been perfect for that disappearing guard.
  7. This came via email today. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=6_2BbEks0mdz7ZWG27y0wf_2Fw_3D_3D
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    The Cadets 2019

    Tekk always comes through.
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    It was the Royal Lancers corps from the other side of town. Refer to his speech of acceptance for the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. DCP won't let me post the tube link.
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    Didn't he also march with the Stratford CT Conn. Yankees* after St. Ann's ceased? I seem to remember him being featured in a photo of the CT Post newspaper who printed a review of past CT area corps ahead of a Barnum Festival or other DCA show in Bridgeport. Maybe we should check with Mr. Alisko over on the DCA thread. DCI never featured Cliff because he wasn't too keen on some of the changes in the activity according to the article. He's been a big proponent of more technical education even before STEAM and STEM models became the rage. *from the other side of town, The Royal Lancers. (In his World Hall of Fame speech, John quotes both Royal Lancers and St. Anns's for teaching him teamwork.)
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Darcie is very creative and methodical if one uses her programs with Dartmouth percussion, guard, and in some way their marching band as a yardstick. Her imaginative use of talent and concept for the indoor programs engages both audience and adjudicators. Kudos for the add.
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    I don't think it is Sam's curves that attract the viewer's attention.
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    I nominate you as Norm.
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    Crossmen 2019

    I give Brasso a +2 for looking ahead into his crystal ball and noticing that most synths and electric pianos have cymbal crashes and other nuances easily programmed into their electronic "music." What is and what will soon be are not too far apart. Of course, all this may just be a marketing ploy to shake-down Zildjian, Sabian, and Paiste for larger donations for DCI, BOA, and wherever the designers want to put their imprint, not the mms.
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    Carolina Crown 2019

    Bouncing a few ideas around in my empty head. CC on their FB was looking Friday for volunteers (before Florence) to fold 1500 tee shirts new to their warehouse. Here's the idea: what if DCPers and DCIers bought some of these shirts (already in Carolina) designating them to be donated to people in Carolina who have lost everything in the Florence floods?! Crown has Crown Cares already. Here's another chance. Buying the shirts from the corps helps the corps ($$$,) would help the flood victims, and would make drum corps look even greater. Just an idea as I search my wallet.
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    Boston Crusaders 2019

    oh good, I was beginning this was a Madison or old Cadets thread, ha, ha.
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    Crossmen 2019

    16-6=10
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    Carolina Crown 2019

    At the moment, Carolina seems to be up to their neck trying to get Blue Stars to build them BD '16's boat. Be safe there, Ft. Mill and friends, in such Beastly conditions. [Not mocking Crown or the conditions of Florence at all; but if a poster has the name of the South Carolina State tree, one would think the person would be aware that all Carolinians have more important matters at hand during this emergency, ya think?] https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article218495690.html
  19. Interesting that the DCI '18 World Class champion SCV marched no trombones and still won the Ott. They also marched their traditional Cymbal line and won the Sanford.
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    The Cadets 2019

    So that's why the Cadets need a fourth practice field and another 18 wheeler?!??? I am already anticipating the next fund-raising blitz. With Litz's Beau and your dawgs on tour, there has to be a dog-park and customized kennel carrier so the poor canines can rest from all those guard and other mms constantly trying to pet them. Plus the storage for their gourmet vittles, their prime showering suite, the added golf cart rigged as a pooper-scooper, and the on-call manicurist and groomer. My drum corps has changed over the years. oh wait, there was a time when Troopers had their own version of Rin-Tin-Tin.
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    The Cadets 2019

    So many great Cadets have hailed from the Carolinas, three even were the DMs that I remember. I am praying they and all their families are safe. Similar to all our drum corps friends there.
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    Crossmen 2019

    Are you punning us?
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    Carolina Crown 2019

    same thing happened to me last week. i agree with Cappy's comment that DCP is picky about url style.
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    The Cadets 2019

    Keep playing Happy Birthday! He hasn't finished blowing out all those >#%$ candles!
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    The Cadets 2019

    and they thought I was mocking you. Little do they know how much we know over these 37 years. Ad multos annos.