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  1. brassdude6171

    Chester Tour of Champions - August 01, 2018

    I gotta say tonight was an experience of a lifetime. Vanguard had me bawling before the hit in the ballad and throughout the rest of the show. Also hot take: I, a Cadets hater generally, liked Cadets more than Bluecoats
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    Chester Tour of Champions - August 01, 2018

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    Chester Tour of Champions - August 01, 2018

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    Backup Plan for TOC Chester?

    Been driving from Pittsburgh to Chester today. Going through Gettysburg right now and it's been raining pretty steadily the whole day. Hope it's better to the east...
  5. Is there already one in place because there's rain in the forecast for that night
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    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    so uh that new first chord for the hornline. what exactly is it? besides being super duper crunchy and bad-a
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    Top 12 All Time Shows

    Too busy to put together a full list right now, but off the top, if you don't include Star 93 and Babylon, you're wrong. Sorry
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    Mesa, AZ - July 2, 2018

    Just got home from tonight's super fun event. I was able to be in the BD brass circle before seeing Mandarins, BD, and Academy on the field. Before my steaming hot take, I have to point out that being in that circle is an experience unlike any other and is a must for anyone who has the chance. Now. Hot take: Academy's performance, tonight at least, was cleaner in terms of what the members put out on the field than what the Mandarins put out. IMHO, tonight's scores reflected how impactful reputation and design are on a group's score. I still think Academic is super corny and cheesy, but those members do a heck of a job with it - great sounds and beautiful visuals all throughout the show. Mandarins have a great show to work with; it's just pretty dirty right now, even compared to Academy.
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    Mandarins 2018

    Do Mandarins make their rehearsal schedule available anywhere?
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    Pasadena, CA - June 30, 2018

    honestly, how many shows ever have been designed better than this show? it's already up there all time and it still has so much to add.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    not sure if there was anything mentioned tonight about this tonight, but if there's anything on this planet that brings more joy than seeing Claire's reaction to the crowd reaction to her unsheathing, I don't know what it is. also, this show is my current favorite of the year. too much emotion for it not to be.
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    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    Vanguard hinted on Twitter at debuting the closer at the Rose Bowl on the 30th.
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    Blue Devils 2018

    Question about BD's housing sitch. I was looking to stop by rehearsal when they're in town on the day of the AZ show and it said on their site "indoor rehearsal" at 12:30 at Mesquite HS. Being decently familiar with Mesquite's campus, I don't know of any indoor facility they would use. Does anyone have a way of getting clarification on this?
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    Bluecoats 2018-LETS GO BLOO

    just to make sure, bluecoats are the only undefeated group left, right?
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    2018 Predictions

    Serious question about Vanguard. So they scored .6 higher than the Blue Devils (who are obviously the favorites to win every year) despite missing a movement and a couple obvious big mistakes (like the ballad brass hit not being super well timed together and the electronic issues they were having with some brass microphones at parts). With that closer being as incredible as it is (if you haven't heard it already, you're gonna love it), could we be looking at a challenger for the 99.65 mark?