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About jeffdm61

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    mchenry viscounts 1965-66 chicago cavaliers 1966-1973-lead soprano horn instructor 1974-1979 chicago connection all years they were together lead sop-french horn -horn instructor-assistant drum major-1999-2004-05-06 kilties drum major
  • Your Favorite Corps
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    kilties-1999-syracuse show in mid august
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1969 cavaliers

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  1. I WAS THE HORN INSTRUCTOR FOR CAVALIERS IN THE 70'S WHEN MIKE JOINED. At the time, the corps consisted of mostly the remains of the early 70's and late 60's hard-### diehard members of the "green machine" IMEE- IRON MEN OF an EARLIER ERA. Mike boo was such a difference to us that we embraced him as an intelligent, humorist, drum corps geek that the members were not familiar with on his level of integration into the corps. His individualism was accepted unanimously in both the horn and drum lines even though he seemed such a square peg in a round hole. Any confrontation would often result in
  2. and listings not listings. spellcheck is bad.
  3. because i had and still have friends in phantom regiment. the midwest corps were a lot closer with information than people thought.i'm sure you know the carrels and the listings just to name a few.
  4. the cavaliers did the prelim stuff to the muchachos-in 75.i was the horn instructor in 75 and we got a tympani member from the east coast that year that came with names and addresses of overage members and gave the info to don warren. all he had to do was contact the state they were born in for birth certificate info. the "haters" that cost the bridgemen to get tossed wasn't us. it was phantom regiment
  5. you are correct that i haven't been to a good rehearsal in years. and i am in agreement that it is in my own opinion-- but there is space for this opinion and realizing that things evolve also. i just have an educated opinion about how i miss certain aspects of the activity that could still be entertaining-- didn't your corps include some of these nostalgic aspects in your performance this year even in warmups much to the crowds approval? thats what larry told me.
  6. you are the fanatic . i knew you would be the first to reply just by reading your previous responses.i enjoy your replays and posts. but i knew or realized the points you made when i made my points. it,s just difficult conveying an older corps persons emotions and experiences on this subject IMEE iron men of an earlier era
  7. i haven't posted in best friend larryp, has kept me abreast and informed of the general scene as i ask him questions about junior and senior--oh sorry-"all age " drum corps as i follow now by reading and watching videos on this site. i have grown apathetic about the activity. my last corps-the kilts- have slowly slid downward in so many ways. people will ask " well why didn't you heip"--yhe answer is i would have if some one asked . however it is no longer an older persons game. the enthusiasm has wained for the general age group of 40+ agers in the activity. many of my contemporarie