Jake W.

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  1. Jake W.

    No tour for Pioneer in 2019

    Pioneer certainly doesn’t push out the number of alumni that Cadets have done for years, but I know many people who marched Pioneer and appreciated their time there, regardless of Roman. I don’t think it’s out of the question that the alum could come together the way Cadets alum did.
  2. Maybe move it to private message? These Pioneer topics are of utmost importance to the activity right now, and rehashing who initiated the G7 proposals definitely seem less priority.
  3. Someone enlighten me —- does DCI as the governing body of our activity even have the power to remove him? I’ve gathered through everything with The Cadets and now Pio that the organization has much less power over the internal workings of individual corps than we all assume they do. Sure, they can apply pressure, but is actually removing him from his corps within DCI’s power? Asking because I’m legitimately unsure.
  4. A quick google search reveals this is copypasta; i.e, a story copied and pasted a million times over on the internet with celebrity names changed. this doesn’t help with the facts of a story (although I understand you were just copying & pasting from reddit). The only part of this story anyone needs to hear is the line in Roman’s response, “He was convicted of taking pictures of people, nude or something....and the end result is we had to ask him to leave. It’s not exactly what I wanted to do, but society as it is today, I had no choice.” How can anyone possibly be this disconnected from reality and stuck in another era. Just leave. This man has CLEARLY has no business running a drum corps anymore. The time has passed. Those two sentences alone are mind boggling.
  5. Jake W.

    Pioneer Suspended by DCI

    WEAK AF. Not impressed. Some boxes were checked, I suppose, but DCI has just put the corps, very publicly, on suspension. The time for “oh, we’re family, staff too” and other fluff has long passed. Your corps gets put on suspension and the whole marching community knows about it and is watching you; the only appropriate response is “we are swiftly taking every step possible to overhaul our policies and ensure issues like these never arise again” with a concise apology to all who were harmed. This weak, half-hearted ***** will not do. I’ve been silent on this issue trying to remain unbiased until the facts pan out, but the governing body has put your corps on suspension. The time for subtle hem-&-hawing has passed. I can’t imagine Roman and therefore (but hopefully not) the corps surviving this if he approaches this ridiculously serious situation with that attitude moving forward.
  6. Jake W.

    Pioneer What Next?

    Thank you for continually pointing this out. I think the confusion maybe comes from the classes sharing names with WGI's classes, which ARE delineated almost entirely on skill level. There's so much more at stake with taking 154 kids and myriad of staff & volunteers on a national, months-long tour every summer. Of course World Class ends up containing the better corps, but there is much, much more overlap than in WGI's classes for the sole reason that touring models, finances, & time commitments make up so much of the class distinctions in DCI. It irks me that people still assume it boils down to who's better than whom. Again, thank you for your diligence on this issue.
  7. ******, I know the picture comes together every time, that’s the whole ****** point of the show, but Jesus, it gets me every time. So brilliant! Incredible performance from BD. This top three is just too good.
  8. Bloo got me good. Pure magic. What a perfect performance. I hope every member is beaming with pride!!!!
  9. FU*K ME, the Saro ballad was PERFECT. Everything they were aiming for and more.
  10. Bloo, everyone & their mother, myself included, is nuts about this show. Lay it to rest with grace & passion, and placements be ######.
  11. I adore Cavies, especially ‘16 & ‘17. But Boston has no business being below fifth tonight. Not even close.
  12. Jesus Christ on a cracker. I’m having a difficult time comprehending how insanely good their guard is.
  13. Isn’t it Hopelandic? Or, a self-described made up language by Sigur Ros?
  14. That made me a happy man.
  15. Alright, I can admit a beautiful performance when I see one! While it's not a show I care for, it was incredibly well written, and stunningly performed. There should be no question in anyone's mind as to why the Blue Stars are sitting in a well-deserved 8th right now, nor did they receive the slightest challenge from the strong groups below. I probably won't go back and listen to it or watch it much, but no drum corps fan should deny a stellar performance & smart design when he sees one, and Blue Stars unquestionably check both boxes. Spectacular Finals run.