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    Cadets 1984

    Gregg Cesario, brother of Michael (both of whom were on Cadets staff that year) did the choreography design and equipment work design (flag work, etc.) for Garfield Cadets Color Guard for 1984.
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    TOC - Chester 2019

    Mere coincidence???
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    TOC - Chester 2019

    run on sentence. This as bad as a GH finale. 20 point penalty since it is a new year, new season, new resolutions and you claim teaching credentials. This must be addressed at the Janual.
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    Drum Corps Passwords

    What's the difference between a password caption manager a password caption supervisor a password caption coordinator a password caption leader a password caption head a password caption director a password caption educational consultant, etc., et alia ad nauseum ad infinitum.
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    The Cadets 2019

    Yes, I omitted their names as both Dee Kobus and Judy Tomko, to use their maiden names, would certainly want the focus to be on Dave as I know these fine ladies. Here's what the corps cited when Dave was named to the Cadets' Hall of Fame. He was also involved with The Troopers, and with many drum corps publications pre & during DCI years. "Often referred to as the “Statesman for the Cadets” as he helps to spread goodwill and support for the corps, Dave Shaw was selected as a Hall of Fame honoree during the recent six weeks of voting by the Alumni Block. Dave joined the Holy Name Cadets in 1950 as a baritone horn player, eventually becoming Sergeant and a valued leader to all Cadets. He marched as a member of the Cadet Corps when the Holy Name Cadets won American Legion Junior National Championships in 1953 and 1957. Soon after Dave aged out, he continued to support the corps on the administrative side and in more recent years his work for the Holy Name alumni group has brought together generations of Cadets. He has also authored several writings, including co-authoring the 75th Anniversary History Book released in 2009. “Dave has been the catalyst for the current success of the alumni, helping the current corps with support in many ways. He is almost single-handedly the driving force behind the alumni resurgence. He encourages social gatherings among alumni and serves as the liaison with the current corps through e-mail updates, which allows us, as alumni, to participate and to have a real sense of what it means to be a Cadet today.” - Hugh Mahon"
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    The Cadets 2019

    Onceuponatime with original female guard members
  7. I'm making an exception of my absence and withdrawal by posting these, but the situation warrants it. And yes, I'm feeling ok but new round of cancer treatments begin next week. At least one member of current BoD, perhaps two, is the parent of C2 alumni; the decision was not made lightly and has NOTHING to do with Alumni corps which is only a speculative possibility at this point with no performance appearances announced. It is more the influence that "Giving Tuesday" was not that giving. Monies aren't there for C2 budget, a Hopkins product. Other DCA corps are local for those who wish to march weekends only. I am surprised this article from yesterday's Allentown paper was not previously cited in the thread. Mr. Rutherford gives further comments. I won't, other than to cite that BD, SCV, and other major corps have cut back on their programs; BAC now has most expensive costs to mms. Times are $$$ tough for all corps.
  8. https://pioneer-corps.org/news-from-the-top/835-news-from-the-top-september-24th.html
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    Caption Awards

    I doubt you do. I am not replying further and take my leave.
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    Caption Awards

    Some people over dramatize Finals as the end all. What you infer is not what I said at all.
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    Caption Awards

    I was at the show in LaCrosse, Wis. when this happened. I sincerely doubt whether you were any where near it. If you viewed the show only via computer, you may not have realized the weather conditions which caused mist that rose during Crown's performance which effected their intonation tremendously...in some parts of the field a fog even developed. That caused fazing. That same show a wonderful rainbow appeared behind the bluffs over looking the stadium which elated the crowd and Blue Stars but further dampened the feelings of the other corps' mms who shook their head at the changing weather conditions under which each corps performed. As I had sponsored mms both in Cadets and Crown that season and had the chance to visit with them and their sections, my perspective is from first hand experience and reaction. Beth Fabrizio scored them as she experienced them on the field that night.
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    Caption Awards

    I am sorry you are having a bad day which may have prompted your over-reaction. My statement throughout is that the Finals night performance is not always the best performance. Ask any of the lower 6 at Finals and why so often their scores decrease from their prelim and semi performance. Having sat in the DCI & WGI "judging box" for championships from the start and occasionally over the years, I do know there have been many issues with judges favoring one corps/guard styles more than others, which is why certain judges (most frequently visual and guard) are lamented and disdained on these forums. Name calling here isn't appropriate; that's for the post-season judges' meetings, the weekly judging teleconference, and the (much needed) rotation of judging administrators and caption head. I didn't raise any objections about the Founders Trophy being awarded based on a 3 night average. That's your straw man objection. Certainly there are several DCI corps whose history would have favored that if we review the placements and scores. Star of Indiana '92 is one who comes to mind. No system is infallible. I hope you have a better day.
  13. like almost 40 plus years for the rest of DCI, exempting Cavies and MadScouts.. But it's new for Casper whose pr agent liked to tout all Wyoming's firsts. What's that saying about "the first shall be last" ??? and the last shall be first.
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    Caption Awards

    the highlighted part is exactly the point of difference between the wise like your and mine opinion on this and then the others who disagree that it is a better barometer. Neither side has convinced the other; or at least those favoring the one night stand have not convinced me of the benefits other than that their favorite corps/guard they say is primed to peak at Finals (which doesn't always happen.) Do you remember how Beth Fabrizio, the horn judge, was castigated mercilessly here on DCP because she scored Cadets' hornline on a given night over a usual and expected favorite? It wasn't bias but an outlier opinion on the performances of that given night. Funny how the one night standers don't review their own posts on such scoring.
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    Caption Awards

    no matter what arrangement is used to achieve caption award status, it's still just a judge's opinion...not an infallible, repeatable fact but a perspective whether rendered by one person or more. In my perspective from over fifty years in the activity, FINALS NIGHT has all the glitz and glamour but not always the best performance(s) of the week. Semis, even prelims, should not be discounted. jmho.
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    The Cadets 2019

    While we await further announcements and anticipations of Cadets 2019, CBS livestream has a special feature online about the Leonard Bernstein museum touring the country. I wonder whether it will stop in Garfield, NJ, Bergen County, N.J., and Allentown, PA. https://www.cbsnews.com/live/ (7:57 and following.) Enjoy!
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    DCI By the Decades - The 1990s

    Sadly of the 45 or so who appeared at Championships in the 1990's, more than 20 are no longer with us. RIP.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    well said. If there forebears conquered the West, these mms will find a rehearsal site. :-)
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Yes times have changed for most corps as they have gone more international. The highlighted quote above is what MOST current DCI corps do. Carolina Crown at Gardner-Webb College for ST and Phantom Regiment when they use Rockford College facilities also make use of the summer college cafeteria's for feeding folks. Sometimes when corps use college facilities, union pacts with the universities mandate that all feeding be done via union staffed facilities. Many factors to consider and make tour directors' hair grey.
  20. nope, McCorimick's is a Maryland company that started in Baltimore. Now if you are thinking about drill camps at McCormick Place in Chicago, Chris Lugo might be interested, ha, ha.
  21. I guess from you he heard thunderous applause.
  22. What goes around, comes around. Some of us remember when Frank McCormick was an established and most successful instructor for the the pre-DCI Cavaliers.
  23. I saw that these were now being brought in to Hurricane Florence effected areas. I just wonder who will be the first corps to add them to their fleet which would allow for more schools and other venues to be utilized for housing. Sure beats standing under a jimmy-rigged hose. http://montondotrailer.com/mobile-shower-trailers
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    SCV to BD..Shaun Gallant

    Just an interesting aside to the situation. This is now the second time recently that BD has gone to other corps and not hired from within nor have BD admins been notably hired elsewhere.