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  1. Fine on mine. Excellent quality - very high def on my monitor...loses a bit when I stream to tv, but that's not surprising. Likely an internet connection issue.
  2. ??? I thought this was their worst of the 3 performances in Indy, but I may have been too focused on that out of tune trumpet solo. To each is own.
  3. Quick thoughts: do Mandies catch Cadets based on those performances?
  4. Mandarins 7th in brass after finishing 14th in Atlanta. Percussion is killing them.
  5. Mandarins were told it was for entering field early...despite being told to do so by field official
  6. entered field too early, but they are saying they were directed to by field staff
  7. Mandarins finish 10th overall, but 9th in GE and 8th in visual. Brass and percussion both 14th, does that seem about right to those who watched all of the performances? Watched their performance and thought their brass was much better than in the past, but I'm not qualified to judge.
  8. I think reputation, both long standing from previous years, but also from earlier in the season, start to really play a factor at this point in the season. Feels like that all gets shaken up a bit in Indy.
  9. Didn't see Cadets perform, but read lots of comments about struggles on their hornline.
  10. Anybody with more insight than me wanna take the first shot at ranking order from tonight's performance?
  11. Wondering if they have some surprises in store that will help it snap together by finals.
  12. I feel the same way about that Westworld show that everyone loved. When it comes to the Mandies I am also 100% biased.
  13. I know taste is an individual thing, but I'm struggling to see how people don't like this show.
  14. You are at least 5 yards off from center, what's going on? 🙂 That is low if it's the top row.
  15. Also curious about Spirit of Atlanta. Anybody have reconnaissance on them? They had some very positive things going last season. I believe their first performance is tomorrow. They're likely to be a bit lower in the rankings but could make things interesting come Indy.
  16. the ETA for scores was 2 mins ago, come on, I wanna go to bed!
  17. Great start for Mandies in Clovis tonight! More than 4 points above their opening score from a year ago. A bit surprised their score wasn't closer to Cavies from everything I've seen and heard, but a great start. I really am expecting them to be in the 6-8 range this year, at a minimum. As a reference point, they are starting .01 above where Cadets started a year ago, and Cadets ended up in 7th. Still a long journey ahead, but my gut instinct tells me that's their destined range this year. Hard to imagine them NOT improving from their 10th spot last year. They seem stronger musically and
  18. Interesting observation. Mandies were accused a little bit of the park and bark last year, and also of having a week brass, but they've tried to bolster both of those this year, and continue the string of awesome show themes.