Drboned

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  1. Why does PR need to use a female composer’s music to bring this theme to life? Female professionals want to be known as “professionals” not “female professionals” To me the way the music is used is whats important please forgive me me if this was already addressed?
  2. Is there an word in Robby Jones drill? Where does someone even get to see preseason drill videos? Ned
  3. Instructional staffs holding the administration accountable is ideal but not without its consequences. The hiring of design and instructional staff is finalized by administrators. If an administrator hears that the staffer they are hiring can be a pain in the a$$ towards the administration, that staffer has less of a chance of getting hired or rehired. This happens in DCI & DCA regularly. “I heard” or “she has a reputation of” gets more validity than actually doing a fact finding interview nowadays. Everyone should focus on giving a great member experience including the administration. Or at least what they agree to in the member contract. Let the staff worry about the competition. Many of today’s staffers are certified teachers and can’t have themselves associated with organizations that are tainted with poor hiring and firing decisions that tie directly to negative member experience. Let alone recruit for an organization that knowingly hired someone with a documented history of sexual misconduct. The people who get labeled as pains in the a$$e$ are the ones corps should be hiring not black balling. They have a vested interest in member experience and will likely support administrative initiatives that are geared towards a positive experience. As well as recruiting. ~Ned~
  4. I read your posts and I get the sense you are knowledgeable about the state of the activity. Do you think there is tested younger talent in the band and indoor world that is ready? Ned
  5. Newbie question. Is there a shortage of talented designers? God bless the designers working for 2, 3 or more corps yet, how does the young designer get a shot at the DCI level if you don’t let them work at that level? Its like not being hired for your first job because you don’t have enough experience.
  6. Thanks for responding. I don’t follow DCA as much as I should especially considering I grew up in that area Ill be at the Woodbridge show with my kids and such. Would you be able to fill me/us in on the storylines to help take a hit off the cost? Just kidding. It’s my decision to bring the whole family. You can’t miss us. We will all be wearing the same color. Come on over and say hi ned
  7. Is this the show with foodtruck vendors before the coverband? ned
  8. Recently there was chitchat at dcieast that in ‘14 or ‘15 one female DM and a male admin were having an affair. Both were over 21, went to work on the management side in Allentown and live together after tour. Not that any of that matters now. Names aren’t important. Speaking hypothetically... What if a current Drum Major has an unpursued allegation from their hs or college that wasn’t reported to the drum corps due to board of education pressures? or let’s say it was, then what? I certainly don’t care, yet, Rules are rules? I guess my question to all of you in the know, how would that get handled if it had become public knowledge then? What if this happened in the 90s or 80s before instant information, cell phones became cameras, everything was available in your hands and your private affairs got out? Is this next article all speculation and 1sided information? Disclaimer- I do not approve of any of the disgusting, power seeking, forced actions, I just don’t understand how a newspaper prints a one sided series. My teenage years news was news and there would be followups and updates. ned
  9. Welp Any updated information on the staffing world? Anything going on at YEA!? ned
  10. I’m so excited about this website. I overheard a nice couple talking about it last night at the middle school. This seems to be protocol for the website so here’s my opinions Saints - wow....that much uniform detailing for what’s primarily a parade & exhibition corps. They played some drum corps classics. Maybe the music is a little hard? It’ll be great by the tim they get to London. Skyliners - great job getting on the field this season. I’d like to encourage that entire administration, design and teaching staff to be humble and listen to everyone for a few years. You will find your way again. Keep the horns up and take the jitters out of your m&m. My only “complaint” is with flags. If the music is loud, make it look loud. The modern dance portion will be great when it’s matched with the right mood Hurricanes - your recruitment worked. You will be a force to be reckoned with. Although it’s not my kinda show you guys chose something that works for you right now. Get it clean and you’ll be great at nationals. The new unis are great Sunrisers - the components are going to be great. You can see that they are talented. There was an electronics issue. The members were able to work through it. This makes me think that they don’t practice with the electronics or they have these problems regularly. The uniform top was connected to the design. This makes me think you’ll be changing them year after year. Bushwackers - Groovy show. Will everything make more sense once the props are painted? My spouse’s favorite part was the way the music weaved in and out of the numbers. The m&m will get better once the members apply the performance standards. Even when you are behind something someone can see you. Fusion - really entertaining! The guard really makes the corps look big. Almost like an old guy buying a sports car. Or a short guy being unnecessarily defensive. The battery plays more than they need. Not sure why the brass is being covered up so much. One thing about the show you really missed is the chance to support girl power . Girls can be doctors and astronauts or anything and it would have been really cool to include that message in your show. The new unitume is cool! I don’t see the connection to the show yet. Bucs - welp, what can you say? When you are marching so many dci ageouts, you can do that. It was an experience!! C2 - I overheard that this was the same show as a local hs band..... who cares. So good. Relatable. I think you can take the whole thing at nats. The Drums were so well written! Cabs - I’m sorry. I don’t get it. I wanted to. The people around me did as well. You play well, you march, flags are gonna be great! Let’s get the audience involved. If Fusion can get clean......look out!!! howd I do? Be gentle Dr.B