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  1. The corps has a brass arranger this year, tho. I always keep an umbrella handy...
  2. I bet there'd be more stuff, though there's enough variety just in Mahler's 5th to keep them going for 11 minutes. Looking forward to it!
  3. A lot of similarities with his piano concerto - delightful!
  4. I've gotten into Poulenc a lot more since his music was originally announced as being part of Phantom Regiment's 2015 show. This tune has some fun segments.
  5. So the vision angle is taken. Presumably the news magazine angle is still available.
  6. I've been vocal about my disdain for the cheesier of the guard design elements of this show, but the coordination of this show is miles ahead of what the corps has been designing lately. I listen to it pretty regularly. And I'm overjoyed that the 2015 drill designer, Jeremy Hunt, is returning. He wrote for Leander, 5th place at BOA finals. And he wrote for the two bands that finished 1st and 2nd in class AAA at BOA grand nats: Leander and James Madison HS in Virginia. HUGE
  7. Yeah, that's a little awkward grammar. 😀 The preposition only describes his time on the design team. He was a technician and caption head in the 90s and early 00s.
  8. I heard a couple months ago that he'd be taking over as CEO of DCI. I have no idea if that's true, but that he'll be departing from Phantom Regiment in January is at least a step in that direction.
  9. Dude, I literally said that the webpage desperately needed updating and that they found the right guy to do it (which apparently isn't an okay thing to say somehow). I said social media is more important, but the website absolutely matters. You say it doesn't. But ultimately... WHY are you arguing this point? Why have an outdated website when you're trying to crawl out of 12th place? Why not try to market as best as possible? This hasn't been Phantom Regiment's strategy, but it desperately needs to be today. They should be going all out, including a smart webpage design to complement what I assume will be a smart design by the design staff. I really have no clue how you can argue with me about this. Here's the new promo material that I assume Robert Cawthorne is putting together. It looks fantastic: https://regiment.org/pr2020-promo-help/. Or maybe they should keep doing what they've done in the past, because it appears that you and others think that's enough. Apparently this sort of thing doesn't matter to kids marching today.
  10. With all due respect, you're not a potential marcher. Social media (namely instagram and snapchat) is more important, but webpage presence is absolutely important. It'd be one other thing if other corps weren't paying attention to their webpages, but other corps clearly put an emphasis here with attractive and informative pages. And Phantom Regiment is competing with more corps than they ever have for students - corps like Mandarins, Crossmen, and Spirit, among others are competitors that haven't been before. It's common among Phantom Regiment fans to think that all kids know this corps and all kids want to march there. A championship in 2008 is a lifetime ago. Kids are attracted to different things these days, and corps have to respond to that. Of course, one attraction is a competent, well-designed show from the year before to recruit to, and I believe the corps will be on the road toward this in 2020.
  11. I don't understand this, but that's okay bro. Here's looking forward to more good work from Robert Cawthorne.
  12. And we have to point out something said that we don't like. That you don't like it doesn't mean it's not true. And it's not "already" - woes with the webpage have persisted for years. Phantom Regiment has lagged behind many other corps in their website presence in both design and information sharing. It's good that they are taking it seriously, and I believe that they found the right person to fix it. I will say, not that it will placate you as you're looking to complain about my posts, that the corps's social media presence has been great the past few years, especially 2019.
  13. Glad to see this. He does great work (at least film-wise), and the website *desperately* needs updating. https://regiment.org/robert-cawthorne-digital-creative-manager/