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  1. Wow, interesting read...I’m no lawyer either, but it appears to be a swift kick in the stomach to Tresona. I imagine DCI has its eyes on this as “fair use” and “education” is mentioned quite a bit in the document. Scroll to the end, and you see that it pretty much scolds Tresona for using scare tactics to get people to pay for their licensing service. This ruling could change things a bit in the future for bands, choirs, and yes, drum corps I imagine...
  2. It would be really cool if someday DCI was able to get the rights for the various corps that have been chopped up over the years due to sync rights issues and re-release those performances on a digital video download...I doubt a blu-ray release would be financially possible, but that would even be more cool if that happened :)
  3. It was the Cavies large train prop that dug the field up at Chester...then during intermission they inspected the field, saw Boston trying to bring on their large peg board props with wheels next, and that was it. Standstill time for the rest of the evening. And I doubt there will ever be a drum corps or marching band show there again...sad.
  4. Dinkles weren’t the problem at Chester...large props with wheels that put ruts in the field were.
  5. I’m a band director too, and I know that most of the bands in my area that are competitive do NOT use stock charts. Some that don’t compete, yes they may use stock charts, but not the TOB, USBands and Cavalcade bands. They have their shows arranged, composed, or the band directors arrange themselves and pay the fees. Most high schools are just like the corps, and some spend as much money for arranging as the corps do, and also have to pay the arranging license fees on top of that.
  6. For those that don't know, Tresona runs the Spin Network...on demand video of marching bands, etc. I am a subscriber, and watched their video of the day today: 2019 USBands Open class performance from Blackstone-Millville (nice show by the way). However, their opener was an arrangement of Wicked Game, the same tune that Boston Crusader's played in 2017 and was REMOVED from the DCI video's due to licensing. I was surprised to see that it could be included on a high school marching band performance on the Spin Network, but couldn't be included on a World Class DCI video?? There is probably more to the licensing issue so I'll plead ignorance, but I found it surprising either way. Anyone know why it would be ok on the one video but not on the other? Does it cost less if its on-demand video as opposed to blu-ray? Is it because Boston had a vocalist that used the lyrics and the HS band didn't? Not knocking the band, they had a great show, very impressed. I just don't understand why Tresona would be able to get the licensing for that completed, but DCI could not get it thru Tresona for Boston. Back to work now...
  7. Just got mine yesterday..yay! Kudos to DCI for basically giving me 2 day Fed ex shipping even though I paid for standard ground. They were shipped Thursday night and I got them on Saturday in NJ 🙂 The discs are outstanding as always - just the annual heartbreaking cuts for licensing: this year its Crown's ballad, which is awful for those two flugel soloists who nailed it all year, and Crossmen, which is less jarring but still annoying if you know their show well from seeing it all summer or listening to the CD's. Camera work and sound are incredible though - can't praise Tom Blair and his crew enough again this year. He keeps nailing it every year. Great Job! I watched SCV, Cavies and Boston last night and was just blown away with the detail, the sound, etc.
  8. Yeah, I ordered another DVD with this year's bluray, but they won't ship things separately as they become available like Amazon does...so, I knew I would have to wait for the other DVD until the 2019 Blu-ray was available. It appears that it doesn't matter how early you order either - its all about what shipping method you choose. Maingate is the one handling all that...I wonder if that will change when Pepwear takes over a lot of DCI merchandise.
  9. Anyone actually receive theirs yet? I placed my order on Dec. 23 and haven't received it or seen anything about tracking info for shipping, etc. I went with standard ground shipping so I'm sure I won't get it as soon as some of you who went 2-day express, but just checking...
  10. Some nice 1970 Drum Corps CD recordings - original CD's and Liner notes/cases purchased from Fleetwood Sounds a few years ago - GREAT Condition, barely played! https://www.ebay.com/itm/333508797279?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 https://www.ebay.com/itm/333508829349?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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  12. Totally agree!! Sadly, I'm thinking that if they didn't post those corps with the other five that they did post on MMDownloads, then we aren't going to be seeing them due to licensing issues. All three of those corps you mentioned were great this season - definitely wish we could get a final cut video of those performances!
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