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  1. queenanne_1536

    Prayers up for this Cavaliers family...

    That is so sad. You all ha e my sympathies.
  2. queenanne_1536

    Blue Devils 2019

    Well, if it's like my dream the other night, they will be 2019 World Champions and Santa Clara will place 8th or 10th. I dreamt I went to Blue Devils Family Day and SCV was there. They came out in their 1984 uniforms and were terrible. The show was a mess, poorly performed, and didn't make any sense. I left thinking BD was going to win and SCV would place 8th or 10th. It was so real....
  3. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Exactly, since Spartacus nothing they have repeated has been nearly as good as the original. They need fresh music, new music. Not even modern classical music (although Glass's Symphony No. 9 would be cool), but pieces we haven't seen before. The first movement of Schubert's 8th Symphony would be great for them, for example. The 3rd movement of his 4th Symphony. There are Beethoven works that would fit them well. There are Wagner works they haven't done before that would fit them well. Puccini. Verdi. Even Mozart. There's so much great classical music we haven't seen on the field, and they continually go back to what they've done before. It's baffling.
  4. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I disagree. Their problems are with modernization. They made an attempt last year. I think the hoodies was a poor response to the movement away from traditional uniforms. They need to go all in there. Their props were also a problem. The staging wasn't done very well, and they served little purpose. Relative to the rest of the top 16+ last year, their show looked old fashioned to me.
  5. Talking, singing, narration almost never ever never ever ever works. I wish designers would get this through their thick heads. It is almost 100% of the time stupid and cheesy.
  6. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I agree with this. They were risky in 2004 and 2005. When I watch Crown today and Bluecoats today, I think this should be Regiment and Madison. They've both failed at modernizing without losing their identity. Madison has modernized and lost their identity, Regiment has just failed to modernize. I don't know what's worse.
  7. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I don't agree. Bringing on someone who has no experience is probably not going to work out in your favor. They don't have to be risky, they have to be smart. We all see what succeeds in today's drum corps. It's not rocket science. When you look at corps like the 2016 and 2017 Cavaliers and 2017 Boston Crusaders - we have corps that out placed several other corps that perhaps had more talent in their ranks based on design alone. Those three shows were so well designed (and I'd add 2018 BAC, too). That's what Regiment needs to figure out - immulating the top corps while somehow staying true to themselves. That's what's hard to figure out, but constantly rehashing pieces you've played in the past is a poor start right there.
  8. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I don't know how they are invited back either, but I imagine a lot of it has to do with the budget. I just don't think corps like Regiment and Madison have the funds to fill their ranks with staff that's the caliber of BD, SCV and Bluecoats (to name a few). They have to make do with what they have got, but I still don't understand how we "know littles" can point out things that are so obviously being missed by the "know a lots."
  9. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Yes, this too. It's like, "Hey Dummies, pay attention." I just don't get it.
  10. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I agree. It seems any time someone is being honest and critical they are declared negative by the masses. I would love the opportunity to sit face-to-face with Madison and Regiment's entire teams and tell them to their faces that they need a kick in the pants. Let's be real, I wouldn't be qualified to take any staff position on Blue Devils C, but I would have had the sense to where I on Madison's staff to speak out that the narration and prop last year were total garbage, and were I on Regiment's that the drill, guard book, music book, props and entire visual production was a big huge mess. Why are these qualified and capable designers incapable of reaching such conclusions? It's baffling.
  11. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Really? That's frightening.
  12. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I think visual was as big of a problem as the music ways. It was just all so poorly designed and sloppy. The props made little sense and they didn't do anything interesting with them. Some of the drill was ok, but the guard staging at times didn't make sense, nor did the tarp, no did the guard work with the percussion line. If you do something like that it has to be cool and dangerous even. Awe-inspiring. It was pretty remedial and basic guard work. No, visual hasn't always been their strong point, but over the course of most of their history I didn't find much to complain about with regards to them visually. I believe they last won visual in '89 and they did win GE visual in 2006, which I don't agree with, but I also don't agree with them not winning GE music in 2006.
  13. This is tough, but I'll give it a shot. 1. 2010 Toy SOULdier - greatest show in DCI history Just kidding, sorry, I couldn't resist. Here's the real list: 1. 1987 Appalachian Spring - took my breath away. 2. 1985 - awesome. 3. 2000 We are the Future - just unbelievable. 4. 1996 The American West - good fun. 5. 1991 The ABC's of Modern American Music - so underrated. 6. 2005 The Zone - brilliant. 7. 2001 Juxtaperformance - underrated and amazing. 8. 1992 To Tame the Perilous Skies - grew exceptionally over the past week of the season. thrilling to witness. 9. 1997 Celebration - cool. 10. 1989 Les Miserables - ahead of its time.
  14. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    I agree. I don't understand the thought process in Rockford. We all have the examples right in front of us on what it takes to win, and Regiment is significantly behind on all fronts. They, and Madison, are being out designed by their peers and by corps that placed beneath them last year. I would think a lot of top corps would have been paying attention to what's happening with Madison and try to avoid it. Apparently, that's not the case for Regiment. Since 2012, their designs have gotten progressively worse - year by year, and their placements are reflecting that. When you look at how sloppy the entire design of the 2018 production was, musically and visually, it is very worrisome. There's not one second in that show where I am not questioning some design choice. Furthermore, the attempt to seemingly distance 2018 New World Symphony from 1989 New World Symphony is very troublesome. The 1989 show worked exceptionally well on all fronts, but the music was just triumphant - passionate, exciting, beautiful, moving.... They really transformed that piece of music into a pretty dull and boring one, which I wouldn't have thought possible. I do not expect Regiment to make finals in 2019. I'm not even quite sure if I agree with them making finals in 2018.
  15. queenanne_1536

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Or Clare in 2015. BORING!