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  1. I don’t know the answer to your question but it looks like the Cadets were aiming for $50k yesterday and reached it. Seems like most corps have been seeking 70-100k. Cavaliers was about 100k and they reached it and then encouraged donors to give to other corps which was a very nice gesture on their part. BAC wording is a little odd. Sure they lose 500k revenue but they also avoid the largest expense in touring. Bluecoats seem to be trying to maintain everything status quo which I understand the desire but I’d rather see all corps go survival mode than having some die and others pad the coffers.
  2. I can’t imagine fans noting a difference in new vs 3 year old instruments.
  3. I am guessing that most of these instructors, as in other corps I’m more familiar with, work 1 week or so in the summer and a couple spring camps and get a stipend that barely covers their transportation costs to show up. Calling them “employees” is quite the stretch. They are contract employees getting 500 bucks to tech for a week...
  4. Which corps is that, if you don’t mind me asking?
  5. True. I’m just hoping that by some miracle they all survive....
  6. I hope all corps keep their shows (unless given the circumstances they now seem inappropriate) as I would think a) if next season goes forward without interruptions then we’re in for a treat on how good shows will be or b) with interruptions but still a season then the performance level could be at normal levels.
  7. Makes you realize that a corps like Surf is pretty impressive given they have a volunteer staff and the instructional team basically gets a stipend that barely covers their expenses of traveling to and fro. And their annual budget is less than a third of Bluecoats.
  8. I know a couple corps are hoping that there might be a chance to bring the members together and do a little playing in the park. I hope it works out.
  9. I like the thought of helping out but letting FEMA anywhere near a food truck would result in the corps losing their food truck.
  10. It would be nice if the corps work together somehow on fundraising so that if one has plenty, they help others stay afloat. Say, behind the scenes they get together and each openly and transparently shows what they need to stay afloat, starting primarily with their flagship programs. Then, ask people to donate to their favorite corps but once that corps primary need is met, donations will funnel to other corps. In my opinion it is better for all corps to stay afloat than one to get 3x donations it really needs while another dies off. Just thinking out loud.