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    Just a fan
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Spirit of Atlanta 2018! And every drum corps has redeeming qualities. These kids work so hard!
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Spirit of Atlanta 2018 (biased of course), but after that, it's a tie - Bluecoats 2015 and Phantom Regiment 2010
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  1. Hydrate. Like, start in about 5 minutes since the event is only 8 days out. Apogee is a great stadium, and it hosted BOA Denton in 2014. Best outdoor venue my son performed at while in high school. Enjoy!
  2. My son is a 2016 grad of Flower Mound and was very appreciative of what Alan Spaeth brought to their program - best of luck to Surf!
  3. My son and I are excited we’ll see them at DCI Mesquite, and he is looking forward to a reunion with his front ensemble comrades from last year ... I think there were 5 or 6 returnees this year.
  4. Bump! Hoping the upward trajectory continues this year. P.S. my son did “retire” after one season of drum corps. He really enjoyed the experience but needs to spend the summer working on grad school music pre-audition material in advance of auditions next year. He’s looking forward to seeing Spirit on their Texas swing this summer (as am I).
  5. I’d like to know what, if anything, had to be edited out. Hoping Spirit’s entire performance made the CD.
  6. Excited about next year. Few age-outs (I think 17 from what I heard), and apparently a lot of returnees (my son may be one - still TBD). I don't know enough to comment on yesterday's Visual Caption announcement so I will defer to others who know more than me (which is most of you). They should certainly be in the hunt to make finals for the first time since 2013.
  7. Enjoy your son's two performances coming up!!!! I think #3 is out of reach, barring something incredibly unusual. I don't know the last time a corps overcame a 1.25 point deficit after prelims to nab a spot in finals. I know Boston was down like .7 or .8 two years ago to Madison, but that's a sizable difference.
  8. The last time I saw my son perform at Lucas Oil was at BOA Grand Nationals finals in 2014. Looking forward to seeing him with Spirit and the other corps (sadly I won't be there for the entire day, but a nice chunk of it). It's been a great ride for them this season....very proud of their resurgence this year. KSA SOA!
  9. According to my son Spirit had their best run to date. Hoping when I’m in Lucas Oil tomorrow it’s even better.
  10. I really don't know that we'll have a good handle on that until prelims scores are in Thursday night. In any event, a tremendous season for Spirit regardless of which day their last performance occurs.
  11. Thanks in advance for any pics you can get of Spirit (and if you can't, totally understand - and you've done a beyond amazing job so far). I'll be on a plane set to depart right about the time they perform on FloMarching (but my wife will luckily get to see them). KSA SOA!
  12. Thanks - I see my son in one of those pics. Love your detail.