johnpendell

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  1. As many corps as you want, really. Please no Finis guard unis... LOL I could see that, perhaps even a mariachi ensemble with the guard doing a folklorico dance. Although a mariachi trumpet sound may not be exactly the greatest for a whole trumpet section... the individual vibrato would have the stands so confused hahah Latin music seems to bode well for all drum corps... at LEAST in terms of enjoyment.
  2. Self explanatory, I love fun threads. Being negative is so boring. We’re all armchair show designers, so what kind of show would YOU want to see in 2020? Say what and why! No opinion is wrong in this thread. We’re all friends here. (please refer to whatever corps thread you’re mad about to talk #### on that respective thread) I’ll have a go, for Blue Stars being the fun/campy/not so serious corps they are I would love for them to do a show based off of the Pixar film UP! Imagine the guard work... Michael Giacchino’s score would serve for all the highs and lows of the show (AMAZING score btw). A house prop with balloons that serves as the main prop that moves across the field from the city to Paradise Falls. If there’s a corps to GO there with uniforms... and an amazing happy ending in Blue Stars fashion. Okay, your turn.
  3. I love you Carolina Crown. Your future is bright. I know the staff is smart enough to take notes on this season and they will do even more next year. Don’t they all? Like I said with the Cavs, I see a gold medal very soon. I saw the hunger for it with them and also Boston. It’s only a matter of time till it happens. Designers: take this break to go find a concept or theme that will #### me up this next summer, because being the crown honk I am I will eat it up.
  4. All I have to say is I want 2019 but more... and from what I’ve seen I know Cavaliers will give me just that. I see a gold medal in your future green machine if you put out more shows like this... BUT, don’t go off this years formula entirely. Take all the goodies from this season and make them the small bits for next year and put in even more to make a hell of a show. Always was a Cavs fan but this years show really made me remember why I love The Cavaliers.
  5. Cavaliers, Crown, Crossmen, Bluecoats, Blue Devils
  6. I don’t understand why you felt the need to come in this thread to say this? Lol....
  7. Congrats Devils, I just knew it. But bigger congrats to Cavaliers for being my favorite since day one. Holy #### y’all are my winners. Congrats to Crown on your Ott, like, duh. Congrats to Coats on your silver, what a great program. To Vanguard, y’all have perseverance that a lot of other corps don’t have. To Knights, for making me cry everytime, you jerks. And to the rest for soaking up all my summer! What am I gonna do now for the next couple of weeks till school starts up again? I’m incomplete now LOL 😞
  8. Spirit 1980, Madison 1995, Blue Devils 1996, Cadets 1990-93, Star 1990-93, Bridgemen 1978 many more... I can’t choose one
  9. This is just... so funny lol. I always would chuckle at his enthusiasm
  10. I really wouldn’t want Crown at this point to really put in any Hail Marys... I have been very entertained by their show this whole summer, if I want a hornline I know where to look. They have made such great strides against a mad tide this summer. I say mad tide lightly, because this show doesn’t resonate with a lot of people visually, and that’s fine. It’ll remind me of an underrated 2014 Crown. My only “Hail Mary” for Crown really is to just push beyond the boundary of excellence, eyes on the prize (whatever that may be with ft mill), and to seriously have a good time. Who knows what’ll happen, but Crown DOES know how to finish strong. Therefore, I am happy 🙂
  11. Good thing you didn’t! I wouldn’t either. That would be....quite terrible...
  12. I know it’s precautionary and all, but has a crowd in metal stands ever been struck by lightning??
  13. I know this has nothing to do with the summer 2019 Devils, but I don't want to start a thread on it. If anyone has ever participated in BD International, or knows enough about how it works, could you please DM me? Curious about the experience in general and a couple more things as I plan on auditioning. Thanks!
  14. I’d jump up and down like a spoiled child on Christmas if that happened
  15. Thought I was tapping “return” and it was actually submit, oops
  16. Omg I failed so hard making my first thread *face palm*
  17. Hey all, never really start threads, but I thought maybe we could have fun with this. While there’s so much discussion on what we DON’T like, it’ll be refreshing to talk about the things we love. Mine are: Opening hit of Bluecoats, that crazy mesh of sound to that huge brass hit gets me every time. That rifle toss let’s you know it’s coming.... opening flag work of BD with the Khachaturian. Ugh so effective. and the doors opening with the rifle throws. Genius. And intimidating. Crowns brass hit in the ballad, kills me every time all the emotions. The company front is like an old friend, and it just is a great way to end the show, at least for me seriously.... all of Cavaliers show. But most of all that ballad hit, jeez it’s so good. And the backhanded flag grab, I always bite my nails when it comes around. Also in the closer when the rifles are thrown so angrily, doesn’t take much skill obviously but it’s just so much hype BKs spinning drumline in the opener, to the eventual brass entrance. No one does build up like BK. Crossmens ballad hit that the trumpets enter with. It was so unexpected first time listening and stuck with me all season. Vanguards soloists, all of them. My favorite is the mellophone, she’s the greatest of the season imo Cadets drumline. Particularly the tenors, they just do licks I could only dream of learning. Any time they’re exposed I’m HYPED Mandarins trumpet feature! Every time! I bet it’s so fun to play, I would have loved to play that Bostons trumpet brass feature, when I heard it in the park I thought oh ####... they’re not joking. Also love the ballad when the final resolution becomes a cluster chord and the evil laugh is heard. Very oh ####... it’s closer time.... love the Goliath crushing David drill. Phantoms opening hit. So epic and would get me on my feet if I was lucky enough to see it live. Unfortunately not this year. They gave me what I was missing from last year. My expectations were completely proven wrong this season, so really the whole show for me is a 😮 wow. Scouts drill, and the uniforms, just so classy. Jazz music for children. In your face chord with a fleur de lis set. I wish the best for them.
  18. Agreed on the visual, it’s completely saved by the amazing musical moments from start to finish. One of, if not the only show where I can just listen and don’t need to see anything.
  19. I can’t get over how much I love the music to this show. Blue Knights are THAT corps.