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  1. Can’t wait to go! Never been to a show so early in the season, other than when I marched. I’m mostly excited to see if SCV can maintain the top spot opening up from last year. It’s always hard for a corps to do this that isn’t BD 😬

    My Prediction:

    1st - SCV: GE and percussion will be on top.

    2nd - BD: Brass and guard will be on point.

    3rd - Cavies: Best show concept since 2016’s “Propaganda”.

    4th - Mandarins: Another strong, potential top 12 show.

    5th - Academy: Showing improvement from last season out the gate.

    6th - Troopers

    7th- SCVC

    8th- BDB

    9th- Golden Empire

    10th- BDC


    We’ll see how it all plays out, it’ll be interesting to see what actually ends up happening Friday night!


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  2. 3 hours ago, ConJam said:

    I will say, though they do not March a lot in the show, their is a LOT of choreography that goes very unnoticed, and that has to go with the progression of DCI. In my opinion doing dance choreography while playing is just as difficult.

    I see where you're coming from, this may be true, but in my experience there is not much if any choreography that compares to playing sustained phrases and marching a 4 to 5.

  3. 1st: SCV - All they need to do is clean, clean, clean and I truly believe they will get the gold!

    2nd: BD - Easily weakest visual content I've seen from BD in recent years.

    3rd: Crown - With solid brass and improved percussion, this corps can do incredible things even with a mediocre design.

    4th: Bluecoats - Tilt 4.0. Well rounded corps. I just believe crown performs better with what they have.

    5th: Cavies - Another solid and fun show from the green machine.

    6th: BAC - Wow, such an improvement, they really sound more like the Cadets than the cadets themselves this year!

    7th: Cadets - Oh George...

    8th: BK - dare I say TOO esoteric?

    9th: Phantom - Honestly have not gotten a good read yet but I have heard that their brassline is weaker.

    10th: Blue Stars - A very nicely executed BOA show.

    11th: Crossmen - Sorry...

    12th: Mandarins - Will there be a new trend of a first time finalist corps claiming a finals spot every year?

    13th: Madison

    14th: Colts

    15th: Academy

    16th: BDB

    17th: Troopers

    18th: Spirit

    19th: SCVC

    20th: Genesis

    21st: Pacific Crest

    22nd: OC

    23rd: Cascades

    24th: Music City

    25th: Legends




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  4. How it will be:

    1st- Blue Devils

    2nd- Carolina Crown

    3rd- Cadets

    4th- Bluecoats

    5th- Santa Clara Vanguard

    6th- Blue Knights

    7th- Cavaliers

    8th- Phantom Regiment

    9th- Madison Scouts

    10th- Boston Crusaders

    11th- Blue Stars

    12th- Crossmen

    How I want it to be (quite possible too):

    1st- Carolina Crown

    2nd- Cadets

    3rd- Blue Devils

    4th- Bluecoats

    5th- Santa Clara Vanguard

    6th- Blue Knights

    7th- Cavaliers

    8th- Phantom Regiment

    9th- Madison Scouts

    10th- Blue Stars

    11th- Boston Crusaders

    12th- Colts

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  5. You bring up a good point, Yogitom, though I'm afraid the GE will go down. They are really missing something in their show and I'm afraid taking out this really cool effect their scores will only suffer because of it. We'll see if they do take it out for good, though I hope not. JoshClements403 brings up a good point, there's really no point in taking it out permanently if it is going to work fine in Indy, San Antonio, & Atlanta.

  6. I really loved them last night at Bentonville. Much better than OOTW. They were unmistakably the fan favorite. The opening impacts was unbelievable, the sound and power just echoed around the stadium. I felt a bit bummed out when they didn't use the black banner though....kind of cheated. But the it was still my favorite. The ballad was so powerful, the red veil was incredibly affect. That bit is going to be a devil(worse than a monster) by finals. I liked the ending, but I really hope it's expanded upon, it just felt a bit off. IMO, I thought guard was better than BD's last night and that the brass was equal with them. A very powerful and exciting show that could medal, though I don't know if they could take the title.

    Wait... They didn't use the Black Banner? Was it windy or something? I'm seeing Crown this Friday and I'd really be bummed if they don't use the banner.