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  1. leanlion

    SCV to BD..Shaun Gallant

    what does that mean?
  2. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    Jeff, the post shot was low hanging fruit. Too easy to be sure. Sometimes you just got to have a little. Happy you got back in the conversation as you do have something to say. Your marketing comments are not to be argued with as DCA's ability to promote itself is beyond sad. It is nothing new. Can't help but wonder if DCI should be approached to handle this segment of DCA's operational activities. It takes money to make money and whether DCA would open its wallet for this venture is an unknown. Considering DCA's track record it would seem worth the risk.
  3. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    is that all you got to offer. 100,000+ posts with opinions on anything and everything and you punt. jeff, our world awaits your wisdom. don't let our new cultural sensitivities stop you. must thank keith hall for starting this topic and the other posters lively comments that followed.
  4. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    This topic started asking for comments on merging. While this idea is great fodder for DCP, the likelihood of it happening is remote. Jeff, you and I both know the business model of DCA is far from perfect. I admire the long term member corps for hanging in, much can be said for a change in direction that improves the experience for all involved. God knows you have own version of what should take place.
  5. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    Why? Separation will not help DCA see the future. As an organization they are failing themselves. My proposal is just a "why not" deal. The world will not come to an end.
  6. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    I'm asking for a standard show in the late june to early august period. no championship involved. might be time to smell the roses.
  7. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    Simple one would be DCI open class corps competing heads up against DCA corps when the opportunity presents itself during the course of the season. Use DCA sheets and judges. Have show sanctioned by DCA and see where it take you. This would be nothing more than testing the waters but a start.
  8. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    a mere tip of the hat to DCA legacy. nothing more than that. real cooperation a long way off until DCA understands they are in the 21st century.
  9. leanlion

    Just A Thought!

    Much can be said about the problems of DCA but what was telling to me was the youthfulness of DCA members documented in a series of photos Maher posted recently. Few had the appearance of being overage by DCI rules. Not knowing the makeup of the membership of individual corps I was left with the impression that these performers have real life responsibilities that made DCA participation a better fit for their need to perform. The long time DCA member managements have shown little interest in a stronger relationship with DCI for aa variety of reasons. The glory days of DCA are long behind them and the ongoing approach to following DCI rules and advancements hasn't serve them well. While DCI has always kept the door open to discussions the ball is in DCA's court to move in that direction. The old adage, "you can lead a horse to water....." comes to mind. my personal list of what can be done is nothing more than opinion as I don't have a seat at the table. It is for those who do to take off the rose -colored glasses and face reality.
  10. It's good to be the king! You were involved with the Dublin show that wasn't on this past tour. Was under the impression the show was successful so I can't help but wonder what led to this withdrawal. Was DCI's cut against potential gross just to much to bear for the promotion work involved and net proceeds to be worthwhile?
  11. A drum corps show is more than a local promotion for DCI these days. The success of movie theaters and computer access has expanded the reach of our niche attraction to far greater numbers than the local audience. The tour itself is akin to the now defunct B&B circus tour without the elephants. The expanding theatrical performance corps now do have broaden reach to a more general audience attendee. The value of a ticket has increased greatly but still at the low end of when compared to the wider world of entertainment tours. The area for improvement is the number of Monday to Thursday date availabilities as DCI has in full control of the Friday thru Sunday segment of the tour. Getting independent promoters isn't an easy task as financial resources and promotion abilities must be in place for DCI to go to contract. To blue sky for a moment DCI's current 100+ tour event schedule has the potential to grow to in the range of 200. Even at these figures the activity is a mere dot on the world of entertainment map. Getting on box office receipt listings will never be the goal. Enjoy the activity for what it is.
  12. leanlion

    Putting it all in context

    The OP, mfontz, clear thinking is to be commended. The Pioneer woes are more a matter of limited personnel, equipment maintenance and financial reserves than intentional uncaring attitudes of all staff towards to performers. No doubt DCI will be imposing strict conditions for the corps management. Upon the outcome of upcoming decisions I would hope the DCP community would aid the corps in the manner they reacted to the 2017 Legends tour fiasco. The Pioneer's long history thru good and bad times is worth consideration.
  13. jwillis35 forgot the brigade of trombones making baritones even more nervous
  14. leanlion

    Cadets 2018

    For all commenting on the current state of the Cadets and its management, your concerns are surely better directed outside public spaces. Time to pull the plug and speak privately with those who you think can improve the situation. Your issues can be better solved behind closed doors.