xandandl

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  1. Cadets web announcing that over 100 folks have already paid for tickets to the Dave Shaw dinner. Don't be left out. Sorry I will be unable to be there; haven't yet maxed how to be in two places at the same time. You can have my dessert.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The Gall family of brothers (Josh, Jacob, Luke) have been phenomenal when each marched Cadets, some continuing as techs, and now continuing to be great as adults and music educators. Their dad set the path and has put them in great directions. Great add for Genesis.
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    Best Reprise Closer?

    Better wear your hard hat out there with the wind, rain and flying debris. You have to provide your own boa. https://www.historicalemporium.com/store/001973.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkIP7o8C13QIVB5CHCh33ogJwEAEYASAGEgLjQvD_BwE
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    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    DCI did a nice tribute too which Cadets re-posted. But since it is on the facebook page, the DCP censors won't let the URL post. some 403 security thing.
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    Best Reprise Closer?

    Hey Cap. Many of us think you may be in the Cone of Uncertainty for Florence. Be safe out there and let us know how you are doing.
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    Best Reprise Closer?

    Agreed. Funny tho, everyone seems to forget that the back of Bloo '96 was also quite the Christmas show too. Today, wouldn't Sam(uel) make a great Santa Claus???
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    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    Cadets recalled this today.
  8. Someone else will have to field this.
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    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    Similar to one of my sisters who had an office at One World Trade but was off campus that day to give an in-service elsewhere. She sent an aide back to the office to get more handouts or something. We didn't hear from him for four days as we prayed fervently for some word. Luckily he had exited the building fifteen minutes before the plane hit but still got hit by the dust and debris a half mile away. He walked home the 14 miles as all transportation was stopped. He collapsed, then hospitalized, for the exhaustion. Remember NYC went almost 3 days before real communications were restored to all. P.S. It's only a half hour drive from Shanksville field to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus where Cadets do ST and where BAC practiced for some time this summer season.
  10. thanks for your clarification. However, it still leaves a situation where there would have to be fewer shows on the calendar. BD only does 20 appearences, SCV may be matching that, and geography comes into play. Top 12 are not geographically distributed at all. Your proposal is ne'er impossible I say unless you reduce DCI to Regionals and Championships. Try yourself to come up with a national schedule following your model. You will be flummoxed.
  11. sounds like an idea from the G-7 program book.
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    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    To the Scouts' credit, while the season developed the corps while in Bridgeport, Ct and at other shows near the East, brought mms together with people who had been connected to the tragedies of 9/11. I was privileged to speak with a small group of the Scouts and to be engaged deeply with their questions and feelings. Several others did the same. I am glad to read that a number of those mms with whom I spoke are still engaged in DCI in various ways.
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    17 years later, 9/11/2018

    more audio solace: Bluecoats 2013 and Star of Indiana 92
  14. If DCI goes through with the accredidation plan supported by a number of DCP posters, under the subcaption of Financial Stability the payment of staff (past and present) would have to be reviewed by the accreditators about creditors and other bills outstanding, staff and faculty included.
  15. That deserves its own thread, if you can get it past the DCP censors.
  16. Almost all corps use a common data system for financial standings of mms. All DCI directors have access to the corps payment status and history. It's but a mouse click away. They don't want to inherit dead beats into their own organization although one or two are notorious for putting talent over responsibility.
  17. Thanks Brasso for the link to Canada's news; it's time for that annual Islanders/Rangers/Bruins rivalry. I ousted Bingo from 3 educational institutions for which I had charge. Cost-benefit analysis showed it wasn't worth the time or money; those who groused weren't part of the wider community and only gave us complaints (about everything.) Drum corps have banned smoking long before governments did once health reports showed the effects on breathing even without cancer dangers. Most corps also ban carbonated beverages and alcoholic beverages for the same health concerns. Yes, time to move into the new era.
  18. Thanks Frank for sharing these. Some rather worthy candidates for sure. I had the pleasure of working with 3 of them and definitely have respect for 2 who were competitors. The vids brought back some great memories and wonderful moments. I especially liked the Jeff Sacktig and Danny McBride tours of life. The one photo you missed was the one of young Jeff Sacktig laying out the rifles for the guard midfield while wearing a Crossmen uniform (his first DCI corps even before his legendary stint with Cadets.) Good times, great music Jim and Gino.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Both Arsenal and Genesis have announced on their sites that Key Poulan and Jefferson Lee will be teaming to write their music including Sound. Given that Key has been writing for other units (e.g. Mandarins) will this be a trend for a new direction for music arrangers? Does it merely make formal what has already been happening? How many corps will find Key key?? http://www.genesisdbc.org/creative-staff.html https://arsenalperformingarts.org/…/announcing-our-2019-de…/
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    Crossmen 2019

    mocking? You are injecting an opinion that isn't accurate.
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    Crossmen 2019

    As the Vikings began invasions of Ireland from 795 Anno Domini to 1120 A.D., which is several hundred years after Ireland had already embraced Trinitarian Christianity, perhaps there is a commingling of cultural symbols although the meanings of the symbols have become divergent over the ages. Crossmen designers will need be wary to express one one thing without being seen to representing the other. You know, that Cultural Sensitivity issue that is DCI au courant.
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    Crossmen 2019

    What is with the Celtic trinitarian symbol (the Irish knot variation) behind the Crossmen 2019 name. Another clue?
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    no, Sasquatch too! Guess he didn't like Blue Stars 2008.
  24. or have the Cali-kept corps made a deal to do entertainment at such casinos as a new revenue source? I easily can see BDEntertainment being involved in this.
  25. others did mention this on the Open Class forum threads. For instance 84BDSop mentions this on the opening pages of the SCVC thread in the Open Class forum.