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  1. Star also played Walton in 1990, admittedly with a more specific theme (Belshazzar's Feast), but that's still quite a lot of Walton in a few years.
  2. BAC jumped 6 places from 2016-2017, PC 6 places from 2018-19, and Spirit 5 places from 2017-18. Not saying that Scouts will in 2020, but big leaps have happened in the last few years.
  3. Interesting, I thought that one might get a decent amount of support.
  4. What happened with Michael Martin's amplification proposal? Was it withdrawn? I don't see any information about a vote.
  5. Not entirely on the topic of woodwinds, but I'm confused about Kathy Black's comment on guitars — haven't several corps used acoustic guitars recently? Southwind in 2018 comes to mind.
  6. Woodwind player (clarinet and sax) here — completely agree. I don't feel like I'm lacking in "life-enriching" musical summer opportunities because DCI is made up of drum corps instead of marching bands, even though I'd be eligible to march for a year if the proposal passed. I wouldn't want a snare drummer to join my woodwind quintet; there's no reason I should be playing a woodwind instrument in a brass and percussion ensemble. There is a huge range of timbral possibilities available to DCI arrangers right now with the brass, percussion, and electronics that are already allowed, and I don't se
  7. That's true, I guess we'll just have to wait and see! Nothing's certain yet. I, for one, hope that Pitts stays with the organization in some capacity while Shaw takes over as brass arranger.
  8. Right, as far as I know. It doesn't seem to be too much of a stretch though; if Mike Jackson leaves BK (which is rumored) then Mandarins are likely the only other corps in a similar competitive tier looking for a new percussion director.
  9. JD Shaw and Chip Crotts are no longer at SCV (rumored that Shaw is returning to Phantom and Crotts is headed to BD but neither of those things have been announced yet). The Van Dorens (Donnie, Evan, and Katie) are joining SCV's staff as brass consultant, brass arranger, and assistant brass caption manager respectively, and Mark Nichols is stepping into the role of caption manager that Crotts filled this past year. BAC's entire design team and group of caption heads is staying in Boston for 2020. Most of Cadets' design staff and caption heads are new, including Jay Bocook as brass arr
  10. 1. Down Side Up (Bluecoats 2016) 2. Babylon (Santa Clara Vanguard 2018) 3. Felliniesque (Blue Devils 2014) 4. Between Angels and Demons (Cadets 2011) 5. E=mc2 (Carolina Crown 2013) 6. Through a Glass, Darkly (Blue Devils 2010) [gap] 7. Metamorph (Blue Devils 2017) [gap] 8. Cabaret Voltaire (Blue Devils 2012) 9. Ink (Blue Devils 2015) 10. Ghostlight (Blue Devils 2019)
  11. 1. Inferno (Carolina Crown 2015) 2. For the Common Good (Carolina Crown 2012) 3. Tilt (Bluecoats 2014) 4. Ouroboros (Santa Clara Vanguard 2017) 5. Mad World (Cavaliers 2010) 6. The Bluecoats (Bluecoats 2019) [gap] 7. As Dreams Are Made On (Blue Devils 2016) 8. The re:Rite of Spring (Blue Devils 2013) 9. The Beat My Heart Skipped (Blue Devils 2011) [gap] 10. Dreams and Nighthawks (Blue Devils 2018)
  12. 1. Kinetic Noise (Bluecoats 2015) 2. XtraordinarY (Cavaliers 2011) 3. Turandot (Phantom Regiment 2012) 4. Metropolis (Bluecoats 2010) 5. Relentless (Carolina Crown 2016) 6. Vox Eversio (Santa Clara Vanguard 2019) 7. Side X Side (Cadets 2013) 8. Session 44 (Bluecoats 2018) 9. Promise (Cadets 2014) 10. It Is (Carolina Crown 2017)
  13. 1. The Power of 10 (Cadets 2015) 2. A Second Chance (Carolina Crown 2010) 3. Les Miserables (Santa Clara Vanguard 2013) (ranking these three Vanguard shows was painful) 4. Scheherazade (Santa Clara Vanguard 2014) 5. Force of Nature (Santa Clara Vanguard 2016) 6. Beneath the Surface (Carolina Crown 2019) 7. Rach Star (Carolina Crown 2011) 8. Men Are from Mars (Cavaliers 2017) 9. 12.25 (Cadets 2012) 10. Beast (Carolina Crown 2018)