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PopcornEater1963 last won the day on July 29 2021

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  1. Loved the last staff. Will give this staff the benefit of the doubt. I think the devil is in the detail of who's actually doing the on-field teaching. Section by section. Because the outgoing team not only had good management at the top of the team...they had some great educators working the reps. Jury is out on that. I remain hopeful.
  2. As an invested fan/parent of Former MM...I agree with both sentiments. The bar was set high. And I believe this was a solid hire.
  3. Are you just running thread to thread posting this crap? Because unless you post a link backing it up...that's what it is.
  4. Well there you have it! Someone discussing you on Drum Corps Planet is a blackball from having a job...who knew?
  5. Cavaliers: https://cavaliers.org/news-blog/2022/9/6/announcing-the-2023-music-design-team?fbclid=IwAR3AyrkJSxZQofdiOwKfVo5-YyGL1KQP3cZMivt2pp5MI3CZwgJ7LtKQoMA Saucedo- Brass Arranger and Caption Consultant Starnes- Program Coordinator McIntosh - Battery and Percussion Arranger Clif Walker - Front Ensemble Arranger
  6. Ditto my friend GREENBLUE... the betting window is open. I'll take $100 bets from anyone that wants to make one that the Cavaliers will finish the day as an All-Male Corps. The zeal around this is amusing.
  7. Got pulled…or was never granted? Does anyone know?
  8. Kevin Lebouef has resigned as brass caption head of Cavaliers. I’m sad. That brass team (Mike, Drew, Kevin) have a synergistic thing going on where 1+1+1 is much greater than 3.
  9. We’ll see. Major staff changes made between 2017 and 2018. Marching technique changed from bent knee to straight leg, etc. 2017 = 4th 2018 = 6th 2019 - 5th It stings personally because I’ve had the opportunity to get to know some of the staff, particularly brass staff, over the last 5 years. They are fine teachers, musicians, and leaders. So I’m sad to see them move elsewhere. The 2019 brass line was a statement of where they were taking this hornline before COVID wiped out 2020. The brass team was quite public as they came in the door in 2018 that getting the brass in contention for an Ott was a three year plan. 2019 was year two. It makes losing 2020 sting that much more… the 2019 brass were 3rd in caption and returning a bunch. We have no idea who’s coming, both at a senior team level and field instructors level. We also have no idea if they are still sitting on the 2020 design for future use or will be designing from scratch. It makes perfect sense to assume they may drop from their traditional 4-6 placements of 2016-2021. But without more data, which I hope is in the planning as we type here, I’m not ready to “assume” anything. I’m doing my best to compartmentalize my future hopes for the Corps from my sincere sadness that all this has transpired this way. Earlier in this or another thread, someone made the assertion that all these changes were “known” or “planned for “ prior to Indy a couple of weeks ago. While I don’t have direct knowledge to refute that, I’d bet a pretty sum that no one in the organization planned to be looking for a brass team right now. So I’ll process in two ways. One as a fierce fan of the corps who raised a kid that turned out to be a 5- year member, 3 in leadership as a drum major… AND… one as a friend (in one case a long time friend of over 30 years) of the fine people instructing that brass line… I wish whatever transpired in a COVID-strangled, “shooters on the parade routes”, “no free day in San Antonio”, and other wildly uncontrollable season could have ended differently. Honestly, after a lifetime of me raising and guiding a young man though his formative years, I’m going to follow his lead with regards to processing what looks like an almost complete rebuild of the programming team. He’s just started grad school so we haven’t been able to discuss much… but I’m willing to bet if you cut him he’d still bleed green.
  10. Drew Dickey announced via social media that he will not be returning to the Cavaliers in 2023 as Brass Coordinator today. I’m personally very sorry to see him go.
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