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  1. RetiredMusTeach

    Music City on the move ...

    MCDC just posted the name of their 2019 show. Looks like it's going to be another fun, fan-friendly production!
  2. RetiredMusTeach

    Question?

    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.
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    Question?

    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.
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    2019 Predictions!

    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.
  5. 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."
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    2019 Predictions!

    Here's a video from their December audition camp of the hornline playing Robert W. Smith's arrangement of their corps song.
  7. RetiredMusTeach

    Boston Crusaders 2019

    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."
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    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    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.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Finally starting to get some news from my home corps about staff. This looks exciting for the 2019 percussion people! https://musiccitydrumcorps.org/news/
  10. 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."
  11. Yep, it's been removed, I believe by the OP. Also gone from Reddit.
  12. Never mind - info posted on another thread.
  13. Just read the comments to the original post on OC's FB page. They are quite compelling, along with the over 130 "Angry" choices instead of "Like". Former staff, drum major, etc. giving details.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Ryan H. Turner is feeling sad at The World Headquarters of the Turner Pageantry Arts Empire. 6 hrs · Brea, CA · Well...I knew my good day wouldn't last TOO long....smh. Sad news out of Santa Clara...apparently it's official. The Vanguard Cadets are no longer going to be touring nationally, and will remain in California only. Their great director, Steve Barnhill, has resigned because of this decision. I've been crowing about this for years, but drum corps need to be run by business people with business acumen and wisdom. I would assume that the costs are ABSOLUTELY ASTRONOMICAL for the Vanguard organization to field TWO major groups AND a world class winter guard. I may not LIKE this decision and it will probably not bode well for future iterations of the corps, but, Vanguard is doing what I actually want drum corps to do--be business savvy and SUCCESSFUL. Sometimes--decisions are made for the bottom line that suck. Great run SCVC. You are awesome!!
  15. RetiredMusTeach

    Vanguard Cadets to remain on West Coast

    This is from another FB page: Ryan H. Turner is feeling sad at The World Headquarters of the Turner Pageantry Arts Empire. 6 hrs · Brea, CA · Well...I knew my good day wouldn't last TOO long....smh. Sad news out of Santa Clara...apparently it's official. The Vanguard Cadets are no longer going to be touring nationally, and will remain in California only. Their great director, Steve Barnhill, has resigned because of this decision. I've been crowing about this for years, but drum corps need to be run by business people with business acumen and wisdom. I would assume that the costs are ABSOLUTELY ASTRONOMICAL for the Vanguard organization to field TWO major groups AND a world class winter guard. I may not LIKE this decision and it will probably not bode well for future iterations of the corps, but, Vanguard is doing what I actually want drum corps to do--be business savvy and SUCCESSFUL. Sometimes--decisions are made for the bottom line that suck. Great run SCVC. You are awesome!!