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Boss Anova last won the day on September 5 2023

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  1. Some say this state has gone to the dogs... well, if so, they're not that far off.๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. BD will do this.... and win. โ˜บ๏ธ
  3. Like the old drum corps days .. ok kid , get down and gimme 15 pushups โ€œ๐Ÿ˜Š
  4. Thatโ€™s true re. Madison Scouts ( 1938) , but he was referring to current โ€œ Top 12 โ€œ above ,( but no real biggee.).. opps just noticed another poster clarified this too ๐Ÿ‘
  5. I would enjoy seeing your prediction for Troopers ( 7th ) come true . I had to check the last time they finished in the Top 8 and it was in 1974 ( 5th ). They were the very first Drum Corps to annually go on a national tour that took them from out west ( Wyo) through the midwest all the way to the east coast and did so every season starting from the early 1960โ€™s . They were one of the very best Drum Corps in the country in the decade prior to the formation of DCI in โ€˜72 . The last few seasons the Troopers have had very entertaining and creative shows demonstrating itโ€™s possible to bridge the modern with the traditional when in the hands of capable design staff . It would be great to see them continue to make that placement climb they have been on recently .
  6. Yes. absurdity.. I don't what gets into us social media Drum Corps fans. Its seems like every preseason starting almost without fail on April 1st we're .. Constantly Risking Absurdity .๐Ÿ˜‰
  7. Once I read/ heard in the Fall that The Cadets pretty much sold off every asset they owned, ie including transportation and kitchen vehicles, and all the way down to printers, fax machines, office furniture, office supplies, Corps sales merchandise, etc..it seemed clear to me that this was not the actions of a temporary suspension for a season, but likely the end for this Iconic, Drum Corps. Later on I saw their name removed from the DCI website. It had been scrubbed, and without any public notice that I'm aware of regarding the Corps being stripped of DCI membership. So the end for the Cadets seemed complete when I saw that removal. Nevertheless, its still hard for me to have this fully sink in yet. I wish the victim a sense of justice and most importantly healing for her moving forward . I have no idea how the plaintiffs lawyers will be paid. I assume they took on the case Pro Bono. But unless they can settle something financially with DCI, its a mystery at present to me from where that pay for their services will come from. As for the Cadets, I am very saddened for all the alums, volunteers, instructors, marchers, sponsors, etc that were with this Corps over the decades and had no knowledge of these unsavory things going on. My guess, thats a lot of very good, decent and honorable people since the Corps founding in 1934. that came through their ranks. 90 years worth. So its hard to lose something that has been pretty much a standard fixture for all our lives in our memories if we think about it. And it was for the most part, happy memories, great shows, entertaining us on the field with performances that will now have to last us our lifetimes. Lots of great shows over the decades to replay again and to enjoy. But not now. Not yet. This will take some time to get over the supreme sadness of learning the finality of this with this Iconic Drum Corps.
  8. I think this is a good service. It helps interested potential marchers to see what op3enings exist for those corps participating in it and looking for marchers. By filling in some basic , non intrusive info ( they're not asking for SSN, bank account #, etc ) the site can direct you to corps... even geographically.... that has openings you might be interested in. For many potential marchers, this is their first exposure to the activity and many don't know who, what, & where. The service is free and has only been available for a couple of years now. I think it provides a good service.
  9. Yes, this includes Open Class too. As mentioned above, Guards are still being auditioned with many Corps ( including World Class ), and this is typical for them as WGI season is in full force at the moment ( also mentioned above ). So all in all, these opening numbers at this stage seem about normal and typical of most seasons now.
  10. Maybe, but who knows. In my view, so long as high school and college marching band rooms are empty and their doors locked for the summer, something should fill the void where instruction for students in playing an instrument and marching with that instrument will find a large pool still of willing students, and instructors available in the summer to teach. The format might have to change to adapt to the times, but I see the summer void filled in some capacity or other. Corps just came thru a multiple years of a pandemic where many were shuttered. Then when Corps returned, inflation, gas, housing, etc all became further unexpected obstacles. But while growth of Corps in numbers did not take place, the vast majority ol corps came thru these unprecedented times, and survived.. So lets see what happens now that this Covid is seemingly behind us, and see where the activity goes once the economy picks up.DCI also has a new Executive Director. Lets see what he has up his sleeve to move the activity forward post Covid.
  11. Also, a " throwback Thursday " ( 1980 ). 27th Lancers ( Revere, Ma.) were lead performers for the Opening of the Winter Olympics, and for Closing Ceremony. Later that 1980 season they finished 3 tenths behind the Blue Devils at DCI Championships. And who can forget this pre game motivation remarks to his his USA Ice Hockey Team : If we played them ( USSR ) 10 times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight we skate with them. Tonite we shut them down, because we can. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world " Herb Brooks, USA Olympic Ice Hockey, Head Coach.... 44 years ago this past Thurs.
  12. The loss of DCI membership at the DCI Januals was the final nail in the coffin for the Cadets sadly. DCI likely did not want to go bigtime public with this DCI membership revocation for legal reasons.... understandably.
  13. If only foolishness was confined to April 1st Terri.
  14. ...... givin' some the Blues.... Southern style.
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