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About MAV

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Performance Focus, Renegades charter member, Vanguard mom, and writer for, Drum Corps News, Drum Corps World, Vanguardian, History of Drum Corps Vol. 2,
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Love 'em all!
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1980 Spirit, 1994 27th, 2001 SCV
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1980...the golden year!
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    San Jose, CA
  • Interests
    Drum Corps, Winter Guard, Writing, Theatre, Photography, Science Fiction...

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  1. That humor. That connoisseur of all things pageantry. The smile and friendship. The wisdom and snark. I first met Mike as he performed his hysterical rendition of Karnac (renamed Boo-nac) at a Drum Corps World party. 26 years later, through decades of working side-by-side for DCI, we chatted and mourned the loss of the season over the phone this past summer. And now I mourn your passing. You were one-of-a-kind, Mike. And we all loved you for it. You will be missed: your expansive knowledge, quirky humor, and, of course the dedicated passion.
  2. Thanks, guys! Great job. Almost felt like I was there. *internal visuals* Christina
  3. "Triumph of Time" by Peter Graham Don't know if this has been brought up but wow. For Crossmen or Bue Devils for the jazzy feel. This is the full version of the piece (18:14 minutes) Performed here from a brass band championship in Belgium. (with trombones!) Love that the video is by Evil Penguin Productions. And here is Black Dyke Band with the world premier of the piece. Just a taste Looks like more percussion. And it's only the last part (3:39 minutes).
  4. Adding up the other scores from last night and tonight (hey, basically same judges) - Bluecoats Crown Blue Devils Cadets Vanguard<<<<< again? OK - it's going to be a fast (long?) season!
  5. Thank you! (And not just ANY Vanguard section... lovin' the plates!
  6. How did Golden Empire do? And SCVC? (I've seen BDC, B, A and thought they were fab.)
  7. Yep - with judges there from last night, it should be fair - comparable - scores. Here is a rep reminder Blue Devils C - B.D.P.D • Dragnet Theme - by Walter Schumann • Hawaii Five-O Theme - by Morton Stevens • Skyfall - by Adele and Paul Epworth • Smooth Criminal - by Michael Jackson • The A-Team Theme - by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter Golden Empire - Music Matters Paradisi Gloria (from Stabat Mater) Retribution NO one To kNOW one Original Vanguard Cadets - The One • Pines of the Appian Way - by Ottorino Respighi • Due Tramonti - by Ludovico Einaudi • Iza Ngos
  8. Yeah - we tried four times to get Myron into the HoF. He was so humble and just so grateful for the outpouring of support each time. That's what makes it so poignant that it came too late for him to appreciate this moment. Good call on these. I would add Bobby Hoffman for the 70s and Steve Brubaker to the 80s. Hmmm...current ones? I'm a fan of Peter Weber (SCV), Sylvester/Sacktig (Cadets), Ron Hardin (Crown), and Sly Sybilski (Blue Knights) work.
  9. A wonderful class will be inducted this year into the DCI Hall of Fame! Myron Rosander - Visual Designer, Santa Clara Vanguard Denise Bonfiglio - Color Guard Instructor, Staff Coordinator Frank Dorritie - Brass Instructor and Arranger, Audio Producer Dan Farrell - Program Coordinator, Phantom Regiment I am rather partial to Myron's inclusion: saddened that it will happen posthumously, but grateful that his name will be remembered in the activity. As Ron Hardin said: "Myron, as a man, was one of the most humble, altruistic people I knew." Many people who wrote letters in support of his nom
  10. Those in attendance: Be sure to check out BK's 'wispy' s-rifles toward the end. Great visual effect.
  11. Thanks for the review! Just to add - mind blown when BDB started playing "I am the Doctor" from Doctor Who. So fits the concept (Prismatic) and Murray Gold's music work for corps charts. Also, congrats to Nick, the guest snare drummer, who fulfilled his dream of being part of the BD line that day. Finally - lush is an understatement for "Children Will Listen." I can see this being the ballad of the season. With their K-Pop number being an audience participation number as the guard pulls fresh pop/hip hop dance moves. to figure out K-Pop
  12. A couple of comments: First, congratulations Madison! Wonderfully entertaining moment with spine tingling sounds. Next, welcome back cymbals! You are definitely back where you belong. I counted 8 - were there more? Finally, did I spot a bass drum stick flying in the air at the end of the concert piece? Quite the unexpected but joyful surprise. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving. Cheers! Mav