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    Spirit of Atlanta 2018! And every drum corps has redeeming qualities. These kids work so hard!
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    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. And here are the medalists: 1. Claudia Taylor Johnson 2. Hebron 3. Flower Mound
  2. The Texas State Marching Band Championships are coming up Monday and Tuesday. In the largest class, 6A, many heavy hitters opted out this year but there’s still some major schools competing - Claudia Taylor Johnson, The Woodlands, Flower Mound, Marcus and Hebron.
  3. This was really, really hard. I’ve only really followed DCI closely since 2014, I have a somewhat decent knowledge of 2008-13 from videos, and not much knowledge of 2007 and earlier. I can't believe I'm omitting The Cadets, because there are certainly several shows that I do like, but when I inserted any of them (i.e. 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2015, for example) into this puzzle ... well it broke by its displacement of another corps (so my apologies to fans or alumni of The Cadets ... absolutely no relection on the corps). In order by placement from 1 through 12 in semis: 2014 Blue Devils – F
  4. Update on Texas from the UIL:
  5. Well I got my answer today .... and I guess I am not surprised. I did end up making a donation directly to Spirit yesterday. Every little bit helps. ........... Hello , Thanks for the input. As you can imagine the task of working through the cancellation of the entire tour is daunting. To add a request like this would make an already complex undertaking even more difficult. Should your choose to refund, we encourage you to donate to a Corps of your choice, in this case Spirit of Atlanta, and/or DCI. We appreciate your understanding and support of DCI and ou
  6. I sent DCI an email asking if they could add a corps-specific donation as an option for my Denton tickets (well ANY tickets). As my son is an SOA alumnus, I would prefer the donation go to them. Waiting on a reply.
  7. No appearance by Spirit in north Texas - boo.
  8. One of my choices will raise some eyebrows… Spirit of Atlanta 2018 – Knock. My favorite all-time show, PERIOD because …. my son performed in it. Sorry not sorry. Colts 2018 – True Believer. I know the canned vocals didn’t sit well with some people but I connected emotionally with this show. Troopers 2016 – hero Madison Scouts 2018 – Heart & Soul. I know what you're thinking .... but I really love the last 2/3 of this show and it compensates for the spoken part in the first 1/3 (for me). And I’m basing this on listening only (I wo
  9. I believe Spirit had 32 age-outs but I don’t know the breakdown.
  10. I’m always heartened by your outlook, and finding the best in everyone’s shows. The thousands of young men and women in the activity deserve our gratitude. Thank you , @DrumManTx
  11. They've at least been in the conversation for finals for the past two years. What can they do to get over that hump? As was stated elsewhere, their relative success of the past two years should definitely help with recruiting.
  12. Congrats on a great season , Spirit! Two years in a row in the theater show and on the cusp of finals. Keep the momentum going forward!
  13. Looked like there were 700+ people online at the high point. If only a full corps could perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl. (I realize it would never work being in early February.) It would kick the @&$# out of any other SB performance ... ever.
  14. Wouldn’t it be awesome if NBC mentioned their show tonight (or showed a snippet of the show)? One can dream...