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  1. Planar Analysis. To paraphrase a wise ol wizard, "that is a phrase I haven't heard in a long time. A long time." Wow
  2. Yeah it seems at worst people could call BAC a cool 'nickname' for the corps: like a Cleveland Indians fan might call them The Tribe even though there are likely no mentions of that designation on their MLB website. Who cares if fans or alumni want to call their favorite corps by a nickname they like?
  3. OK, I'll bite. I'm a HS music teacher, father or two (one a frosh in HS), and 40. I marched DCI WC drum corps in the late 90s and have been a DCI fan since I learned of its existence in 1990 when I was a frosh in HS. LOVE shows from the 80s, early-mid 90s, etc. I wouldn't call myself a dinosaur per say, but I have an affection for shows that were performed long before I knew what DCI is (there are some 70s shows I also like, but not nearly as many as 80s-on). Now that we got my perspective out of the way... Right now there are not a lot of audiences who want to see simple marching/playin
  4. FWIW as early as last spring The Cadets new they were having MAJOR visual issues and were trying to rectify it. I don't think things worked out as they had hoped (and I know they were unable to land the Vis. cleaner they were hoping for), but the problem has been known for 6+ months. I'm hoping with summer + fall Cadets were able to find their team and things will improve drastically now that that team will have the entire winter to build their program/fundamentals/basics/etc. It's easy to point to, say, last year's design and right off a lot due to that: but crystal-clean vis execution is
  5. As I've gotten older I've come to really respect what creators choose to "accept" as far as others doing their work or arrange for completely different situations. The Bernstein Estate is not licensing his movie to make tons of money in commercial settings, thus cheapening The Maestro's work: they are merely striving to ensure his work is only allowed to be played in ways they think are positive to the original, or in the spirit of the original. Would they approve a swing version of Mass? Maybe if the arrangement were off the hook and inspiring, but I suspect not. I think, if I may be so
  6. Hearing Cadets 86 show in the early 1990s made me seek out ON THE WATERFRONT, and the film blew me away as much as the music does. I'd be curious to see what modern Cadets would do with that music (I agree that I'm also not a fan of rehashes, but in this case I think it could work out splendidly for Cadets!)
  7. I appreciate your comments. I have only watched those shows one time, on the Finals live stream. In regards to your comments about Bluecoats (and everyone), I think a show like that is meant to mostly be a one-time consumption: as are most shows, I suspect. I know the judging community would see their show several times over the summer, and fans that live more central to the DCI Tour or who travel a lot will see more nuance or whatnot. But I think in general these shows might not be meant to be scrutinized after-the-fact, and are designed more to be a visceral, in-the-moment type of perfo
  8. I agree; I think that type of thing has been traditionally staged in the front ensemble area, so having the string soloist staged on the field to attempt to create something more interesting visually is compelling. I don't recall their show too much so I don't remember if those soloists (trumpet & violin) interacted with other characters, did a lot of posing and such, etc. I assume they likely did but don't remember how effective it was
  9. Yeah, especially when membership #s of a good, legit choir would suck away membership #s of a brass line, percussion section, and guard.
  10. Just like literally EVERY aspect of drum and bugle corps, no?
  11. I think, like most 'pilot' episodes, this was all set-up: here are the characters, here's a broad sense of what they do & the challenges they'll be struggling with, etc. Most series barely resemble their pilot, as the show develops over time. Heck, over a long-termish documentary (filmed over the course of the year or several years) the characters/situations can radically change. I think this is meant to intro the 'main players' and used Spring Training to do that, while the real 'drama' and fun will come from going on the road, ups/downs of tour & performance highs & lows, etc.
  12. If my reading comprehension is in tune w/the OP you quoted, I suspect they are trying to say that while there are some staff changes their take on the potential changes is the corps losing staff will likely still be competitively consistent, and corps gaining high staff will improve but not necessarily competitively better. They also seemed to add their take on corps staying with whom they have. I think the post was well within context of this thread
  13. I'm with you, thought I would say "hated," or possibly 'loathed.' I made me a VERY blase attitude this season about DCI, and saw very little until I decided last minute to buy the Finals live stream. But I won't derail the thread any more talking about that
  14. What, what, WHAT?!?! *EDIT* N/M - a google search filled me in, and the video was...something. I am, however, not surprised that 1) this happened to Troopers (I remember in the 90s Troopers involved with a physical incident wasn't shocking - IIRC their drumline through down when someone broke their rank) 2) the Troopers staffer seemed more annoyed with the situation than unfazed, and then eventually (fairly quickly) took down the security dude, who DID seem really phased after it was broken up Bad moment from DCI Finals week for sure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkYt3aVuWiU