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About greg_orangecounty

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    Anaheim Kingsmen
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    Anaheim Kingsmen
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    Anaheim Hills, CA.

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  1. I’m looking forward to a “Reformation” in Drum Corps. So many props, so many gimmicks, so much running around sideways (even snares!), so much Pit (how many xylophones & marimbas do you really need?), so much overproduction that it detracts from the overall raw power and visual beauty of the brass ensemble. It doesn’t need to be 1974 again either, but, c’mon, less is more!
  2. How/Why the cost of college has risen astronomically is another topic outside of Drum Corps. However, and I can only speak for California, going to college here is still affordable if you go the J.C. route and then transfer to a state school (U.C. or C.S.U). I went to a private school (USC) and did Drum Corps having a single parent mother. That was a different era, but in all eras sacrifices and hard work are required.
  3. The stat quoted said 72% are full time college students, so that means 28% are not. What’s wrong with that? And you don’t have to be “well-to-do” to go to college either. There’s tons of scholarships, grants, and you can go two years to a J.C. before transferring to a state school. No shame in that game.
  4. I was comatose to Drum Corps at the time amplification was introduced. What was the reasoning for it?
  5. Overall, a shot of testosterone into Drum Corps wouldn’t hurt from my point of view. And I always thought Madison’s uniforms were very cool.
  6. Now that is ONE change in Drum Corps I definitely like! The percentage of full-time college students was nothing close to 72% BITD. Very happy to see that
  7. Wow. In 2019 I had no idea high school marching bands could be this good. No wonder many here think adding WW to Drum Corps is no big deal, as bands look like Drum Corps now. I may have to re-think my position on “Bandos”
  8. I’m already boycotting Nike, so now I gotta boycott UA too (and I will!). What’s left for me to wear, Lululemon!?
  9. Devolving into inferred name calling reveals the bankruptcy of your argument. Thank you for making my point for me.
  10. You have it backwards. The “strong argument” has to come from the side that wants to pretend the addition of marching woodwinds doesn’t change the definition of a Drum and Bugle Corps. So far, 74 pages and counting, I can assure you no one has come close due to reality.
  11. They’re not entitled to make BD’s horn line, or any other, until they practice and become good enough to earn the spot. Not everyone gets a trophy. I played snare and trombone. I wasn’t good enough in one and Drum Corps didn’t allow the other, so I learned baritone instead and started in a local corps until I was good enough to be in the Kingsmen. Many others did the same.