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  1. Mods, I thought threats of violence are also not allowed on DCP?
  2. Many thanks to all the staff that donated their time this past weekend to help keep the Cadets strong today and into the future.
  3. <sarcasm>Gee, the new administrative team at the Cadets are so bad. They're only able to arrange a full corps, full weekend remote camp in the middle of a pandemic.</sarcasm> GO CADETS!!!
  4. I can see where there are many questions here that are posed in an "assuming the negative" tone, whether intended to or not. It seems like your report would have more credibility if you approached a Cadets staff member during, after, or since the camp so this was a report rather than your leading speculations. Meant to include quote from lifeisaround.
  5. It does sound like you're saying you think either or both Crown's arranger can't arrange funk or instructors can teach the kids to play funk to a point equal to the other styles they have played in the past. I'll wait and see, but do feel they are the corps that has had the most varied musical styles in their shows forever, especially since their entry into top 12. So I'd put more money on Crown doing a great funk than I ever would with Blue Devils doing a great, real (not jazz rendition) all-classical show.
  6. Anyone know who it is the Cadets "brought in"? Who wrote the new ending?
  7. I'd guess that draws mean more because first, it's work to change something so it has to be that much better, and then some, to make anyone go through the effort of making all the adjustments. Second, with corps so much closer in execution levels, it's hard to remember the exact difference between the corps you just saw and the one four corps ago when the last two were equally as good.
  8. I noticed this too and told my friends that we were lucky to be right of the 50 in Lynn, MA. I was thinking it might be due to fact that the right side (from the audience perspective ) of Lucan Oil Stadium stops at the top of the seats with a wall of windows. Whereas the left side is open to the escalators, etc. So maybe they want to use the concert hall effect of a solid background to hit the stands with volume and GE from the horns.
  9. OK now, can we get back to Cadets 2019? If y'all want to keep going on about whether corps (in general) should be releasing more information or not, can one of you please start a separate topic on it? So, what I recall reading about Cadets 2019 so far is: I think someone mentioned something about some really cool props that were in the process of being professionally built Current brass camp report stated that they know the entire book Camp report also said they were very impressed with how prepared all the kids were What else do we know?
  10. So what caused a 10 point penalty for Violet Crown Independent? They would have come in second instead they ended up in 13th place!!!
  11. That's apples and oranges. A timing penalty is for taking too long to set up, which impacts all the following groups. It doesn't matter if the delay is for a broken drum harness or the plugs on a soundboard, it delays the game. Having a sound system issue during a performance is no different than if a bass drum head breaks. The impact on the audience is affected and there will be the potential of impact on the GE or other parts of the score. But an outright penalty should not be assessed for equipment malfunctions during the performance.
  12. What I see as an extremely bad reflection of the participants in this board is the fact that there are three threads running right now about this and not one single person yet has said CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE STEELE!!! Everyone seems to forget that while they are climbing all over one another trying to influence/impress with our opinions over DCI, Morrison, Cadets, red carpets, etc. that there's another human being to be considered. I was going to start a new thread just to give Natalie somewhere to go and enjoy the accolades that should deservedly be coming her way. But too many of you would have to ruin that too by putting the attention back on what you can all fight about. So petty. Congratulations and best wishes Natalie! !!
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