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About shostahoosier

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  • Birthday 06/04/1979

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    Phantom Regiment, Cavaliers, Star of Indiana, Blue Stars, Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Blue Devils 1996
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    Chicago, IL

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  1. April Gilligan (Garfield/Cadets). I was really looking forward to her return to the Cadets this year. Her guards were always amazing.
  2. Nah...when I read reviews online...they often start with "Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it into the stands for the first few corps". So even when smaller corps are opening shows for the bigger corps, people are still missing their performances.
  3. This may be one of my favorite posts on DCP ever! I’m not a dinosaur opposed to innovation, but for me part of what made DCI special was how the designers could create sounds and visuals within the limitations that they had. Zingali’s “Cross to Cross” would be less impressive if the members did it on go carts.
  4. I marched for drum corps for 4 summers and for two of them I had drum majors that had previously marched and for two of them I had drum majors that had just auditioned for the role. From that experience, personally, I heavily prefer a drum major that is a vet. The drum majors that had never marched never seemed to fully understand what it was like to rehearse as a performer and sometimes even seemed to believe they were the highlight of the show. I know plenty of excellent drum majors have never marched before, but I just always found it easier to identify with (and even approach) a
  5. Well at the university I attended, sororities had a similar problem. The less popular sororities complained that the more popular sororities were offering callbacks to too many girls, and in the process hurting their chances of recruiting those women themselves. The compromise/solution was that the more popular a sorority was during recruitment, the fewer women they could offer call backs to. This worked because the popular groups were less likely to have girls quit if they were offered a spot. Though not perfect, I think this system could work for DCI. Corps could be asked to put a
  6. I hate when people ruin the joke by not getting I hate that I'm one of those people
  7. I predict a BD soprano player from 1984 will chime in and tell us BD has no need to change their consistent staff formula.
  8. This never gets mentioned but the book that Michael Klesch wrote for Phantom Regiment in 2001 was quite good,
  9. How much would $1,000,000 buy in today's drum corps world though? It would do wonders for a small corps but it sounds like the big corps spend almost that much on a tour each summer. Starting up (without the sponsorships) would probably make things even costlier. But I would be happy to be proven wrong if it meant Star would return.
  10. I think the Star of Indiana actually played very little from "Pines"...(that amazing company front that came out of nowhere to the end of the opener). Either way the way that Jim Prime put it all together was fresher than what any corps has done since.