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    5 Years, 2000's
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    The Cavaliers, Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard
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    2002 Cavaliers
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  1. Can I march with an aluminum walker? It's lightweight and really helps with the knees I busted while dancing on concrete during drum corps.
  2. Similar story with my high school color guard. No males allowed per tradition. Practiced my butt off and showed up to auditions and made the guard. Got a lot of flack from the football team at first but it died down after I told one of the star players I spent 4 weeknights of 3-hour rehearsals surrounded by girls.
  3. Son of a.... Now I have to go back and re-read everything.
  4. Wondering if those guard members still sing unflattering songs about her [judging].
  5. Flag: Demonstrating how a performing member can maneuver a bedsheet on a stick to help visually amplify the music. (Also to rally the troops, defend, retreat, intimidate the enemy, and unify the team) Sabre: Demonstrating how a performing member can showcase dexterity and subtle power through nuance. (Also to stab, slice, cut, parry...) Dance: Demonstrating how a performing member can exhibit agility and technical skill through the art of movement. (Also to slap, punch, bite, pull hair, scratch, drop-kick, round-kick, strangle, whatever...) Rifle: Demonstrating how a performing member can prove skills in strength, accuracy, and composure. (Also to shoot, pistol-whip) It's all explicit or implicit violence even if there is no actual violence involved in the show. DCI should be completely removed and replaced with non-stop Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting. Wait a second. Wasn't Bob Ross a Master Sergeant in the U.S Air Force?
  6. "Unfortunately, there was no cooperation at all from anyone making those accusations. Despite our pleas for cooperation, we were told so long as George remained in his role, no one would allow herself to be interviewed or reveal any facts that might confirm the allegations. No responsible board of directors can take action based solely on anonymous allegations. One of the many disappointments in this regrettable situation is third parties who claimed specific knowledge of these allegations failed to assist in bringing this to a proper resolution, offering instead to bury those same allegations if the board took preemptive action. The investigation proceeded anyway." I call ########. This so called investigation was clearly not independent. They tried to cooperate given the following requirements: if the nonprofit hired an independent investigator; and, Hopkins was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation I really hope Kevin Hahn and the alleged victims file police reports.
  7. This is a competitive activity. Such an action would mean conceding defeat. I highly doubt Cadets would easily concede or go down without a fight for 2018. Members have paid most of their dues and have been rehearsing their show. Spring training is in about one month. There is no reason to give up. Just my opinion.
  8. You can check out the reddit thread on this subject. It doesn't appear to be isolated.
  9. "Based on recent reporting, Drum Corps International has been made aware of claims made by former performers and employees of a participating organization against the director of that organization. "DCI is deeply concerned about these accusations and anyone who may have been subjected to or affected by behavior which is not in keeping with our core values. "As a cooperative association of individual groups, Drum Corps International is committed to fostering mutual care and respect among, between and within its participating ensembles and member organizations. DCI treats all with dignity, courtesy, attention and appreciation; and seeks these traits without exception in all others with whom it engages. "In any situation where a participating organization or its constituents are alleged to have violated DCI's code of conduct policies and values, DCI reaches out to the participating organization to assess what it is doing to ensure that such allegations are thoroughly investigated and that any substantiated allegations are promptly and fully addressed. Further, DCI will seek information regarding what steps a participating organization is taking to ensure that it fosters a healthy, constructive and safe environment for all participants, and may also seek assurances that the participating organization’s continued involvement is consistent with DCI policies. Failure to adhere to DCI policies and expectations can result in DCI terminating its relationship with that participating organization. "DCI was unaware of the specific allegations highlighted in the recent article. We take these allegations seriously, and in addition to reaching out to the participating organization, DCI will also conduct its own internal review to determine whether any current members of our staff were aware of these allegations and failed to report them, as required by DCI policy. "In addition, DCI continues to review and update its policies, procedures and practices – with the goal of educating and increasing awareness to all who participate in its sanctioned programs and activities. From its global leadership position, DCI will continue to work diligently to promote a positive, safe and educationally appropriate environment for tens of thousands of students, instructors, administrators, volunteers, partners and supporters."
  10. The Cadets will recover as the strong corps it is. It may take some time and there are many people that will step up to the plate given the chance.