posaun1

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About posaun1

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    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 01/30/1972

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    1986 Blue Devils,1986 Santa Clara Vanguard, 1987 Garfield Cadets
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1986 Blue Devils
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1986
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Pa
  1. As we discussed in the caucus, the judges are to judge on what they hear. If a corps decides to not utilize this tool that is their decision. Much the same as a corps may choose to use Bb or G instruments. Most have chosen to use Bb. Most corps will choose to use electronics and amplification. Personally I feel that the synth can be used to augment and give new effects to a show. I do not believe that it should be the primary focus of the show. Too much can go wrong when you ask any one performer to be the primary focus of any large portion of a show, just ask Blue Devils 1989. He who liv
  2. Really. They synthesizer is not the driving force in attracting younger members. Many younger members join to enhance their pre-existing band experience. Many students come from very competitive marching bands that utilize many different instruments including synths. Synthesizers do not necessarily make an ensemble good or bad. How that synth is used does make a determination as to whether it is. The same way that a corps that has a bad technique building package will not be as good as a corps that does have a good technique package. The synth is just another tool that can be used to enha
  3. Lehighton still has a community band program which provides lessons for any student in the area free of charge.
  4. The standards aren't being set by the students. They are being set by the band directors that teach the students who choose to join DCI or DCA. Those programs generally have technology involved in their music programs. Darn those directors for trying to engage their students with modern instrumentation which may be useful to the student beyond their high school years. DCA and DCI is relying upon these programs for its future. That's where the musicians are coming from. Parents aren't putting a kid with no training into a drum corps situation in order to try and keep that kid off the streets
  5. Since we are getting younger as an activity there should be more mom's and dad's in the audience. Logic would dictate that. Not as many mom's and dad's of 45-70 year olds attending these shows. Mom and Dad are often bringing other younger children to those shows. Students often invite their band friends to come and see what its about as well.
  6. Thanks for the kind words everyone. It was a fun year for all of us at Fusion. Just so everyone is aware, we are well underway with planning the development of next years production. Keep your eyes and ears open for information on our open house and please if you are considering joining Fusion or just want to stay in the loop check out any of the sites provided in my original posting!
  7. Would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all of the corps that competed at DCA World Championships. It was incredible for us to present our production to such receptive audiences all season. The audience in Rochester brought a special level of intensity which I am certain all the corps fed off of which led to some outstanding performances! If you happened to check out Fusion throughout the course of the season and enjoyed our show and maybe even thought :Hey, that's a great show, I would love to be a part of that!" now is your chance to join. We are coming off our most successfu
  8. Weather is supposed to be great! Make sure you stop by and say hello. It will be good to see you.
  9. We really enjoyed getting to hear Bush perform. We need more of this in drum corps!
  10. Fusion Core Drum and Bugle Corps has openings for the following two positions: Baritone and Tuba. We are looking for experienced marchers who can jump into a show that is already being performed. If you are interested or know of someone who may be please contact me ASAP at fusioncorebrass@gmail.com. This is a great book and a great program. All we need is you.
  11. Fusion Core Drum and Bugle Corps has openings for the following two positions: Baritone and Tuba. We are looking for experienced marchers who can jump into a show that is already being performed. If you are interested or know of someone who may be please contact me ASAP at fusioncorebrass@gmail.com. This is a great book and a great program. All we need is you.
  12. Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far. It is greatly appreciated!!!! There is still time to donate if you haven't done so yet. Please consider helping us to get this much needed equipment.