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  1. Not sure how to reply here because we aren't supposed to link to files. Did you try archives.org? No www. Go there and search. Perhaps that is the one you want.
  2. ah! was not aware. i should just keep my mouth shut!
  3. I find it odd that the reporter for the Inquirer posted her article asking for drum corps victims to contact her on November 1. If this article is ready to go, why would she be asking now, just days ahead of publication? My gut says that she has info on PAST issues, but little to nothing about ongoing or current allegations. Looking for a story that may not be there? Or not to the degree that would be newsworthy? I think she reached out to DA to try and get him to disclose something she could run with. Or, to put it another way, if she is just now trying to assemble a victim list, i don't think the article is coming any time soon.
  4. BD Performing Arts Welcomes Shaun Gallant as Executive Director 2018-09-21 BD Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Shaun Gallant to lead BDPA as Executive Director. Shaun is a drum corps veteran and comes to BDPA from Vanguard Music and Performing Arts where he served as Director of Programs and led both the Vanguard Cadets and SCV to World Championship titles in 2018. Shaun was also named 2018 Director of the Year by his peers at DCI. A native of Paso Robles, California, Shaun began his drum corps career in 2004 playing marimba in the front ensemble of the Vanguard Cadets and aged out of the the Vanguard in 2008. He also served on the teaching staff of Vanguard Cadets from 2010 to 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Morehead State University and a earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from NYU in 2012. Before returning to the West Coast Shaun launched and ran his own successful entertainment company, Gallant Entertainment. Shaun said, “To lead BD Performing Arts is a true honor. I look forward to continuing their commitment to innovation and enriching young lives around the world. I would like to thank the entire VMAPA organization for helping shape me into the person I am today and for providing memories that I will cherish forever.” “We feel incredibly fortunate that Shaun felt that the time was right for him to move across the Bay,” said Rosa Lee Harden, President of BD Performing Arts. “His gifts, proven skills, and vision for the future of the drum corps activity is exactly what BDPA needs to continue our commitment to innovative excellence. We look forward to welcoming Shaun, and his wife Tiffani, to the BDPA family.”
  5. BD Performing Arts Welcomes Shaun Gallant as Executive Director 2018-09-21 BD Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Shaun Gallant to lead BDPA as Executive Director. Shaun is a drum corps veteran and comes to BDPA from Vanguard Music and Performing Arts where he served as Director of Programs and led both the Vanguard Cadets and SCV to World Championship titles in 2018. Shaun was also named 2018 Director of the Year by his peers at DCI. A native of Paso Robles, California, Shaun began his drum corps career in 2004 playing marimba in the front ensemble of the Vanguard Cadets and aged out of the the Vanguard in 2008. He also served on the teaching staff of Vanguard Cadets from 2010 to 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Morehead State University and a earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from NYU in 2012. Before returning to the West Coast Shaun launched and ran his own successful entertainment company, Gallant Entertainment. Shaun said, “To lead BD Performing Arts is a true honor. I look forward to continuing their commitment to innovation and enriching young lives around the world. I would like to thank the entire VMAPA organization for helping shape me into the person I am today and for providing memories that I will cherish forever.” “We feel incredibly fortunate that Shaun felt that the time was right for him to move across the Bay,” said Rosa Lee Harden, President of BD Performing Arts. “His gifts, proven skills, and vision for the future of the drum corps activity is exactly what BDPA needs to continue our commitment to innovative excellence. We look forward to welcoming Shaun, and his wife Tiffani, to the BDPA family.”
  6. you said what i was trying to say on the other thread in a much more eloquent way than i did! i absolutely believe it is more about what is best for the kids than anything else.
  7. Am I the only one who thinks that the decision for BDB and SCVC staying local is very much tied, not only to finances, but to the ages of most of the kids in those groups? With increased scrutiny over how the participants are treated, and the real life experiences they will face on the road that they may not yet be mature enough to deal with, perhaps TPTB just think it is better for the participants to be closer to home? Many kids at that age haven't been away from home much, and extended road trips could likely raise issues of home sickness and anxiety that older kids could manage better. In other words, maybe they have found that it is all just a big "too big" for them at this point?
  8. No guilt. This is a kid, or young adult. We do not grow up KNOWING how to apologize. We are taught these things, if we have good role models. I remember teaching my kids how to apologize. Identify what you did that was wrong. Identify how you believe that wrong may have impacted the person or persons who were involved. Say you are sorry, sincerely, and offer to make amends. And then I explained that the amends are at the discretion of the person(s) who were harmed. I see all of that in this apology.
  9. If you are calling me out because he said this isn't what he stands for, then point taken. Perhaps i am in the minority because i differentiate between an adult who says "this isn't who i am' with no explanation or ownership for what they did versus a young adult who says "this isn't what i stand for" and then admits to being selfish and letting his values take a backseat.
  10. In these days of celebrities, athletes, and politicians making ridiculous excuses they try to pass off as apologies, they could ALL learn a thing or two from the apology of this kid from BD. No rationalizations, no saying "this isn't who I am" or blaming it on someone or something else. Just a kid saying I did this, it was a terrible thing I did, it hurt many people, and i will do whatever is required to make it right. Not sure how much help he had putting it together, but his remorse and shame is right out front for the world to see.
  11. I lost most of my connection to Drums Corps in the 80s when i married a guy who HATED the activity. And no internet back then! Once i kicked him to the curb, i struggled to afford Allentown for me and my kids every 2 or 3 years. Now the kids are all on their own, and i can actually see room in the budget. the big question for me is do i go solo, or find someone to go with? Solo, probably, so i can spend my time the way i want to...
  12. Budget looks good for my first trip to Indy in 2019! Last finals I saw was in 99!
  13. BD SCV BAC Bloo Crown Cadets Cavs that's as far as I go.
  14. Vanguard has been my second favorite corps for 40 years. I have all kinds of SCV swag and donate regularly. All that being said, their show left me cold this year, for some of the reasons in the original post and for others as well. I think the concept itself WANTED us to feel a bit detached, and the austere props and uniforms helped as well. I think they also wanted to "win us over" during the program. That never happened for me. I saw the show many times online, and felt no more connected to it at Finals than I did throughout the season. I WILL acknowledge the incredible talent by every member on the field as well as how well they performed, and I will never claim they didn't earn their title, but I just didn't care for it.