GlenI

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About GlenI

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    35-year serious fan
  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Cadets, The Academy, Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, Bloo
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    2000 Cadets, 2015 Crown Inferno, 1985 SCV
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    2015
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Boston Burbs
  • Interests
    DCI, Astronomy, The New England Patriots, Automobiles, Cruising Powerboats

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  1. GlenI

    2019 Predictions!

    I think in 2019 you're probably right. However, in 3-5 years, I would not be surprised to see BAC, Crown, or even Cadets as favorites for gold.
  2. GlenI

    The Cadets 2019

    DC/NOVA would be great for so many reasons as others have mentioned. It might make US Bands easier to manage as well.
  3. GlenI

    The Cadets 2019

    SHE was not a temporary worker.
  4. GlenI

    The Cadets 2019

    And considering that the Director of Development (the first top-notch professional that I can remember in the roll) resigned on Friday shows that the organization still can’t retain talent. Starting $300k in the hole and having no professional development apparatus in place is not a good sign.
  5. GlenI

    The Cadets 2019

    I like Shanefield’s arranging. As others have said, the current team did an amazing job of salvaging the season and presenting a moving show worthy of the corps. Given the conditions, I’ve got nothing but good to say. However, there is still organizational nonsense going on that can’t be blamed on GH. The right choice of the ED for YEA is paramount if there is to be a professional infrastructure that can support a corps that can contend at the highest levels in a sustainable way.
  6. GlenI

    Cadets 2018

    I was in Chester last night. To my eyes and ears the show is shaping up nicely. My frustration is that the most glaring issue should be fixable immediately. My problem is with the field audio. The tonal balance, particularly with the choral section seems to be bumped way up in the lower midrange (~500Hz). The vocals were unclear and muddled, hiding what I think is a fantastic performance by the voices. In addition (unlike many other corps that over amplify their soloists), I strained to hear the soloists due to the poor sound engineering. This is almost entirely a technology/engineering issue. I hate to be this critical, but the MMS are doing a heck of a job with a very good program. They deserve better in field audio competence.
  7. GlenI

    Cadets 2018

    Thanks for posting this George. Looks to be very interesting!
  8. GlenI

    Backup Plan for TOC Chester?

    I have pretty much given up on worrying about it. I buy the tickets as soon as they are open for sale and get the best seats I can. I only have time to go to a couple of shows each year, so it’s worth the risk. If it gets rained out, watcha gonna do? I contribute to the Cadets anyway. I have airline tickets, so I’m going to PA no matter what. A day at the museum and a nice dinner out will have to suffice if it’s rainy. I’ll have two more bites at the apple in Allentown. But I sure do hope the show goes on! Now everyone relax and let the tension go. Chant with me. Ohmmm shanti shanti. Ohmmm shanti shanti.
  9. Does anyone remember Poppycock from last year around this time... Deja Vu all over again.
  10. GlenI

    Backup Plan for TOC Chester?

    The Talon show is also amazing because it is located under this enormous bridge. The scale is incredible. I concur with Liahona that it may be the best sounding place I've been to. Sometimes when a see the same performance a few days later in Allentown, it feels like the show is a little off - but it's likely the sound of the stadium. The Talon show also tends not to be as crowded as some, which makes things more pleasant. Comfy seats too! Praying for the rain gods to take a day off!
  11. I think you right Fred about the hotel rooms. In years past, it was very hard to find a room at the last minute. My stepdaughter and BF decided to come out for the show this time, and we booked her a room at our hotel just a few days ago. I remember in the mid-80's having to drive to Easton to find a room at the last minute! Not sure what's up with that.
  12. I think the Boston/Cavies matchup is must-see DC. And the top 3 - with BD not on top, anything can happen. And the fight for the 12th place spot will be tight as well. Let's all send good vibes for good weather!
  13. +1 on Youell's Oyster House. Also from the 3rd through the 5th is an enormous car show called Das Awkscht Fescht in Macungie just a few miles out of Allentown. Google it. There are 2500 cars on display, parts swaps, food, etc. A favorite for Sunday Brunch is at the Hotel Bethlehem. A really nice spread, if a little pricey. $$$ There's lots going on. Check out the events calendar at www.discoverlehighvalley.com. I always park at the top of the hill between the back of the stadium and the big parking lot for the Farmer's Market. Let's keep our fingers crossed for reasonable weather!
  14. GlenI

    Backup Plan for TOC Chester?

    Serious bummer!
  15. The word "sophistication" is what came to my mind...