lifeisaround

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  1. Are we going to talk about how most of the design team and the entirety of the Colorguard caption educators have resigned from Crossmen? A couple of board members and full time staff as well.....
  2. https://www.scvanguard.org/vanguard-music-and-performing-arts-announces-new-executive-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR0A0xVLYMXeV8XFJiRyP42bR2hSTV4-GVjsVWwKdtB-HZF8flcc7U1ZdG8
  3. Hearing from a reliable source cadets have some news to come soon.... April 1 deadlines. Wonder if they’re making it....
  4. Heard some rumors about how the cadets are legally becoming a 501c3 and they’re just going under another umbrella of another non profit that just folded a drum corps.... I am hoping this is not true and I hope that they do get their ducks lined up....
  5. This is literally perfect and lets not forget the COO/CFO has no, nada, nothing on business/finance or honestly running a drum corps. He joined YEA! in 2016 as the IT guy when George Hired him... Took over director of ops after sean king was in and out.... and now landed this gig... When you promote within and hire the board to do what you say and not to help you run an organization... BIG YIKES!
  6. 100% they have no NEW fundraisers or streamline of money coming in for 2020
  7. Not enough information about what is actually happening with the organization. None of that information gave me confidence that they are going to be okay. When the management team did not do enough research about a 501c3 and that they do need it to be able to fundraise. The fact that they did not answer how are they allowed to be in world class with a brand new 501c3 after the DCI rule changes... So many questions that were asked to a simple "We dont see any questions..." and ends the call before Denise can even say bye.... Wow... Not sure if thats the face you want to put for your first meeting as the new cadets!
  8. COO & CFO having NO FINANCE BACKGROUND or Running an organization background... That should be scary!!
  9. I love how someone replied to the chat saying they don't need to be a 501c3 to fundraise... but.... Fundraising requires fulfilling several legal requirements. The first requirement has to do with becoming a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. This designation allows a charity to tell its donors that their contributions may be tax-deductible.
  10. They have very high hopes in the fundraising that none of them start now - just May and beyond
  11. Denise, Justin and Ron, talked about their experience in drum corps and how they got to the cadets... Rons role "Membership Experience" and that he decided to leave boston for new experience, and excited to show the world where the cadets are going!
  12. Denise Bonfiglio, CEO/Corps Director Justin Moore, COO&CFO Ron Lambert, Assistant Director Brad Martin, Development Michelle Teevan, Operations Manager Dan Hurd, Transportation Manager
  13. Sooooo quick question, when the cadets separate does their debt follow?!? Because the 67K they owe dci should be accounted for plus the amount of other stuff they owe.... they need to be held accountable for all of this!
  14. So. Decided to check camp out today at Lakewood ranch... not sure if putting your camp in Florida then having less than 50 brass show up.... now, I don’t know if that’s 50 new brass players or not but... I don’t know if that’s a successful camp from a “top 12 organization” Ron, the assistant director(?) who’s below the director of ops(?) unfortunately had to do double duty of band director and try and run camp? Kind of(?) i wish some of yall were there to observe, that is all. Excited for this call and to see how they will have money to go on the road this year and at least remain on the same level of quality of the top 12!
  15. Didn’t USBands cover all the debt that the cadets have? Wondering where the extra funds outside of development will come from
  16. Honestly. Have y’all gotten the email letting you know you got a call back? Have yall seen the books.... Or that one time they still haven’t paid 2018,2019 bus companies. Or spring training. Or the remainder of the staff.... I mean I wouldn’t know or anything just being involved since 2017.... still missing my paychecks....
  17. I want every corps to succeed. But I don’t want the members to suffer during the process. It’s not fair to those who have already paid for their 2020 season in full for all of a sudden the corps to go in a different direction. I think DCI, YEA and all of those involve with the cadets need to take a strong look to see if it’s even an option to be on the road. Also just because the front of the house seems to look good. Doesn’t mean the back of the house is running smoothly! Ps. Theres certain corps who folded after members have paid and no one ever got their money back!
  18. Let’s see by June 1. I heard that’s the indicator to the payment plan!
  19. I would highly recommend the decision of withholding money until at least the weekend camp is done!
  20. But I thought I was always wrong .... hmm ....
  21. The news will come soon enough. A decision has been made!
  22. I don’t understand why dci would let a touring group go on the road knowing it owes money to university, bus companies, housing sites and staff from previous years, and were talking about more than 2019 debt!!
  23. Should be very interesting .... let’s see what the news will be later today.... be on the lookout
  24. Also what organization doesn’t have a ceo.... or a person running the business side of things.... 4 leaders in an organization FULL TIME PAID STAFF, and were still in this mess.... ... Also heads up, how does someone go on the road with so much debt to dci alone....