Tenoris4Jazz

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About Tenoris4Jazz

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    DCP Veteran
  • Birthday 06/11/1969

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    over
  • Your Favorite Corps
    anything before 2017
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1980 Spirit of Atlanta
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Metro Atlanta
  • Interests
    I'm done. I have my cd's and videos of everything prior to 2017 and that will be the entirety of my drum corps experience from now on. I can't stand where this activity has gone and I cannot find any enjoyment in DCI becoming an overblown version of WGI.

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  1. This attitude is why I can't stand DCI anymore. My local middle school can march in a 30 yard square and be world class at it. Winning a DCI title is supposed to be about near perfect execution of the most difficult, most entertaining design. If you had the design, but couldn't execute it, you lost points. If you perfectly executed a weak design, you lost points. Blue Devils started this in the mid 70's, Cadets took over in the '80's and Cavies in the 2000's. The difficulty was in the amount of marching, the speed, the precision of hitting forms, and the level of excellence of playing difficult (but enjoyable) music while doing it. Now it's about dancing and wiggling and emoting while barely marching and playing. It's pathetic. I gave up on drum corps last fall and only came back this spring after hearing Hoppy got outed. I feared what has been going on unspoken in virtually every organization for decades would be the downfall of the activity I used to cherish. Nope, that's not what's killed it. DCI killed itself by allowing failed Broadway choreographers to mutate the sport until it's unwatchable.
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    Length of Shows in 2018

    Level of difficulty is part of music analysis. Always has been going back to 1972. For a few years there was a separate component of percussion just for level of difficulty. For instance, in 1980, 40% of the score for drums was Percussion Analysis and Degree of Excellence. 40% of the brass score was Music Analysis. That means 18% of the entire evaluation was what they were playing and how well. That was completely separate from field and ensemble scoring for both drums and brass. 1980 SCV placed 10th in field brass, 8th in brass ensemble and 8th combined. However, they were 3rd in music analysis, which raised their overall brass placement to 7th. Difficulty has always been part of judging.
  3. I'd much rather have another 3000 kids participating in old uniforms and horns than today's elitist, college-music-major-only, $3000 fee required, esoteric circle jerk that DCI has become. Since that is what DCI is and will continue to be, I'm done.
  4. Math lesson: 150-128= 22 22*40=880 80*40=3200 3200-440=2320 So, expanding the rosters from 128 to 150 bought you another 880 spots. Forcing 40 corps to fold/disband cost around 3200 spots, all female. Assuming half the new spots are filled by women, that's 440 new marchers replacing the 3200 that used to have a spot. That's hardly progress.
  5. Back in the early '70's, there were 40 of them. F O R T Y ! ! ! Now, there are barely 40 corps in World/Open class combined. Tell me again how making it cost over $1 million to tour isn't hurting the activity concerning participation...
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    Santa Clara Alumni Corps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0JaaVfljo&t=73s This is apparently the DCI produced multi-cam version of last night's performance by SCVAC.
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    Measure of success

    This, to me, is completely backwards. You measure the success of this season by the level of participation next year? That means every year's show is just a recruiting video for next year's corps. This is the classic marketing mistake: ignore your current customers to try and attract new ones. How about you give your current customers a truly great experience and let them help sell new customers on you?
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    If you have to explain it....

    Again, who tells the judges what to reward? The directors of the groups being judged. I don't ever recall the owners of the dogs at the Westminster show telling the judges how to judge the dogs. It's a vicious circle: DCI is the member corps, they make the rules that they are then judged by. Until that cycle is broken, it is what it is.
  9. Float left OC in '78 for Spirit, teaming up with Jim Ott. Tom moved on to Devils in '82.
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    SCV and BD in top 2...really?!!

    Down here, a lot of people give Alabama football a great deal of begrudged respect. I think that's what BD is owed. You can hate them for their success, but until you can top them at their own game, you're just playing for 2nd.
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    SCV and BD in top 2...really?!!

    One total point in percussion, spread between 1978 and 1981, is all that kept BD from winning 7 straight titles between 1976 and 1982. They know what works on the sheets and they fill up those boxes. Somebody, in every competitive endeavour, has to be the standard, the leader, the favorite. Devils are it.
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    Amplify THIS ! !

    How about they just rename DCI to what it is... SGI: Summer Guard International. Coming to an outdoor gym near you!
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    Rules Questions

    That would be #########.
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    2017 Uniform Database

    What's so crazy about not liking a costume that belongs on an off-Broadway stage instead of a drum corps show? It's hideous. Tell me one thing about that getup that says "Madison Scouts." I also hate SCV's new WGI outfit. If DCI is simply going to become a bigger version of WGI, then I'm done.
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    '83 Cadets vs '16 Coats

    I think we'll have to limit this to just the two units on the poll, because there are corps from every decade that did something revolutionary that became SOP throughout drum corps afterwards.