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  1. I agree with those regarding 2000 Boston Crusaders...I was there for all three nights in DC and they were on fire. Another one I would like to throw in, although most people probably won't consider this one, is Troopers 1989 at Quarterfinals. I wasn't there, so that probably disqualifies my input, but I have the video from Video Express when they sold all of Quarterfinals in a set, and I am pretty sure Troopers went on LAST that night (DCI had held over the whole idea from 88 of random drawing for the corps, except they only used it at Quarters I believe). The show on the video was full of energy and the audience ate it up...I don't even remember where they placed, but it was cool to watch. I even think that was the year Brandt Crocker announced "Troopers...and my son Greg Crocker (? not sure of first name), You may enter the field for competition" The kids seemed extra pumped after that in their performance. Anyway, probably lots of others that were more hype, but that one struck me.
  2. The following CDs are on ebay right now from Fleetwood Sounds, 1972. Great condition! 5.0 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/332960853494?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Heart Fund Invitational - https://www.ebay.com/itm/332960868541?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Echoes in the Valley - https://www.ebay.com/itm/332960858861?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  3. The reason Scouts couldn’t use Empire was because one company held the rights exclusively for their commercials running at the time...I think it was an insurance company. This was described on DCP years ago, so you could probably find the thread and get the full info. Robert W. Smith described it in detail... Jack Stamp wrote Gavorkna, and while he certainly had the right to sue, I hope he realized how many band directors purchased his piece AFTER hearing Cavies play it. I was one of them...it’s really free advertising for the composer of the original work. Cavies should have absolutely paid though, so he certainly has the right to take legal action...
  4. I feel your pain, but I personally would rather have it delivered in February with complete shows than in December with three or four corps missing 2, 3, or even 4 minutes due to licensing. If it takes that long for DCI to negotiate with Tresona and the publishers and come to an agreement to get full shows, I’m all for it. The most favored nation clause I believe is what is killing DCI financially and causing things to slow down when negotiating, and ultimately sometimes causing DCI to have to omit portions of shows.
  5. For anyone interested - the 2018 downloads are now available on the Marching Music Downloads website thru DCI...that means the CD's should be shipping soon.
  6. The following drum corps cd sets are on ebay right now: 2001 DCI Championship CD Set (3 CD): https://www.ebay.com/itm/332868775098?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 1973 World Open CD Set (Fleetwood Sounds - 2CD): https://www.ebay.com/itm/332867281292?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 1972 Shriner's International CD Set (Fleetwood Sounds - 2CD): https://www.ebay.com/itm/332868781349?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  7. It was up on Friday on the store website and announced as "not available for preorder yet", but then it was not up over the weekend...strange, but not surprising the way DCI pulls stuff on and off the website.
  8. While DCI would have to officially release the numbers for proof, I am venturing a guess that the "profit" is hardly what it used to be for the video releases. I remember years ago (70's, 80's, 90's) that DCI depended a LOT on the sales of records, videos and cassettes - it was a big financial help for them. Not anymore now...in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that DCI lost some money in 2015 and 2016 when they first were called out by Tresona and had to start paying for all of the sync licenses BEFORE they released their video products. And I agree with the other post about music education getting some kind of financial relief from all of this...I don't want to shortchange the composers who write all this great music, but the amount of money that is being paid out to Tresona and other publishing companies for arranging licenses, then performance/master licenses, then mechanical and sync licenses for circuits or DCI is really over the top.
  9. I certainly don't expect the payment part of it to change, but I am hoping that more reasonable charges can be agreed upon across the board...instead of one composer or artist charging thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) for their fee to use their music on a video recording, while another composer charges a few hundred. The sync licenses are like that, whereas the mechanical licenses for the CD's are much more in line and I think a little easier to get and more appropriate financially for people like DCI.
  10. Or Blue Stars, or Blue Knights last year. I actually think Blue Stars was the worst with all the chopping up and editing they had to do because of various licensing issues. I really hope that in my lifetime this licensing stuff all gets resolved and we can go back to just having full drum corps and marching band shows on videos. Its so bizarre (still, to me anyway) to not see most circuits offering marching band end of season championship videos anymore...some still do, but many don't due to the excessive licensing costs.. DCA doesn't anymore either. Its so sad.
  11. Here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/332821756069?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  12. On ebay, 1991 lot of DCI Today magazines in nice condition for their age: https://www.ebay.com/itm/332821733590?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Also, "lot" of Halftime Magazines in great condition: (2017, one from 2015) https://www.ebay.com/itm/332818080341?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  13. Here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/332818248314?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  14. Here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/332799114770?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  15. I really hope box5 does a rebroadcast like they did Peckville...