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  1. Awakening Original Music by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser Adventure Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri Longing Meta by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser Trials View From Olympus by John Psathas Heartbreak Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith Rebirth Insight – Haywyre by Martin Sebastian Vogt Acceptance Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman Departure Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman
  2. I was there. Low brass has new Jupiter horns - huge sound coming out of the horn line. Also, got to hear the first 5 or 6 minutes of the show with brass & percussion. As almost everyone says who goes to any corps' April camp, they sounded like top 10 material. Well, they did! And yes, it's a fun, upbeat show. Lots of excitement all around.
  3. Looks like an upbeat show. I've heard parts of the music at the F&F's performances from recent camps and they are supposed to play more of it tomorrow at the F&F's show. One of the sections I've heard has a little of Gershwin's "American in Paris" feel to it - it was fun to listen to.
  4. MCDC just posted the name of their 2019 show. Looks like it's going to be another fun, fan-friendly production!
  5. All that is showing publicly is a black background. He was wearing a boot at January camp and I talked to him. He'd had surgery recently and was hopeful for a quick recovery. I'm guessing he is in the same boat as Kent Baker. He is the tour manager.
  6. The executive director, Kent Baker, had a bad accident in December and broke his knee cap & tore some ligaments. He posted on his FB page: "I stay off of social media most of the time, but you deserve to know...today I resigned as Executive Director of Music City Drum Corps. My injury simply will not allow me to perform my duties, and those involved deserve more than I can provide at the moment. It has been an honor to work with such a great design team, educational team, administrative team, volunteer team, and the BEST MEMBERS in drum corps. I remain a fan of the activity, and a fan of Music City. I'm sure our paths will cross in the future, and I wish all of you the best. I look forward to answering your questions. RTN " And on their 2019 Staff page, there is no director of operations listed so I don't know where this is coming from.
  7. Just saw this posted on Reddit. Something encouraging in the middle of discouraging days. I believe Chris Bill became a fan of Music City last year when he heard their trombone quintet. Can we predict from this that Music City will have a trombone feature again in 2019? I hope so.
  8. Arsenal just posted this explanation in a reply to a Reddit post on this subject: "ArsenalDBC Arsenal had been doing our due diligence with regards to the Open Class evaluation process. All of our documents were submitted on time, and we were planning to have a DCI representative at our February camp for our in-person evaluation. This suspension is the result of a breach of DCI's Media Policy caused by our former director, and has nothing to do with the financial or operational status of Arsenal Performing Arts."
  9. Here's a video from their December audition camp of the hornline playing Robert W. Smith's arrangement of their corps song.
  10. Here's a portion of a response on Reddit asking about weekend audition camp experiences (person went to BAC's Houston camp): "I went to the Boston Houston camp. I was very surprised as there were only about 19 people auditioning in total there, but that made me feel better since we were able to get in and out pretty quickly."
  11. If you still have a FloMarching subscription and you haven't seen Broken Arrow this year, I highly recommend that you watch the St. Louis BOA finals tonight so you can see them. Just watched them for the first time this year in prelims and they are in a league all by themselves. Very moving performance - inspirational, delightful, and excellent. Brought tears to my eyes. A feast for the ears, the eyes, and the soul. Just sayin'. They are performing at 9:15 CST.
  12. Finally starting to get some news from my home corps about staff. This looks exciting for the 2019 percussion people! https://musiccitydrumcorps.org/news/
  13. Not really a rule but just saw this from DCI's meeting in Phoenix - fewer performances per corps in 2019. "Corps worked to adjust the total number of summer tour stops they will make in 2019 to provide increased rest for performers, staff, drivers and volunteers throughout the summer. The average number of performances per corps will be slightly lower than what it has been in the past."
  14. Yep, it's been removed, I believe by the OP. Also gone from Reddit.