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  1. Tommeee

    Best Reprise Closer?

    2012 Cadets. Not sure it fits this criteria perfectly, but they sure did include LOTS of different Christmas snippets in that closer. What an underrated and fun show!! Unfortunately, it is mainly only relevant during the holiday season.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    I thought announcements are supposed to wait until after Labor Day? That means no announcements until September 4 this year, right?
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    The Cadets 2019

    I thought Hershey booted Five Star Brass Productions, and I thought it was simply because HERCO got more money for concerts in that stadium than they did for drum corps? I admit, I don't know the intimate details, but that's what I was led to believe.
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    The Cadets 2019

    This reminds me of a guy who was sitting in front of me at Allentown, about 10 years ago. He had AT LEAST 5 different t-shirts on. Each time another corps would take the field, he would peel one of the shirts off, revealing a different corps shirt underneath. A true fan of ALL corps! Some people tend to get caught up in everything regarding the COMPETITION aspect of drum corps. I love it when people support the success of MULTIPLE corps. Many people have mentioned it, but it's really good to see the increased respect and support for The Cadets now. My first live show was in 1990, and I don't think I've ever witnessed such broad RESPECT for The Cadets as there was this past summer. By the way, I bought three Boston t-shirts this past summer. I probably have 30 Cadets shirts, from as far back as 1992. But I have another 30 shirts from other corps. Yes, I have a problem...
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    The ridiculousness of this all is just plain silly. Should we censor all the DCI championship videos of Cadets too, because you can see GH pacing the sidelines? What a waste of time and energy this is. Sweeping GH under carpet and erasing him from history doesn't do anything to move the conversation FORWARD.
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    Iconic Drum Majors

    Michael Klesch, Garfield Cadets.
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    Length of Shows in 2018

    Not only is Cadets' show over 13 minutes, but they are marching like crazy. Are they being rewarded appropriately for the extra demand? In my opinion, no. I would love to see data for the average distance marched by each corps. Obviously, that would be very difficult to obtain!
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    Boston Crusaders 2018

    Percussion is ALL a lot closer than the scores would indicate, in my opinion. I'm a big fan of Colin's writing, and I would have their content number a lot higher. But who cares? Don't sweat it. Just enjoy what they're doing!
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    Santa Clara Vanguard 2018

    I enjoyed seeing them live in Chester, MUCH more than seeing them in the theater tonight. So sad I only got to experience it live once!
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    Cadets 2018

    I’m going to bed now, but I gotta say, seeing them in the theater tonight, they were flat-out AWESOME!!!! Very, very emotional. And I thought the Tom Blair coverage was better for Cadets than anyone else! Nice love for the battery, too.
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    Cadets 2018

    Are they rehearsing inside or outside this week?
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    Cadets 2018

    I've been listening to some shows from this year over the past few days. The Cadets have many things to be proud of this year. But one of the things I think they can really hang their hat on, is the strength of their euphoniums. It's one of the corps greatest assets!
  13. When I watch the bit where Greg Lagola explains the design of the uniforms, that's where it loses me. The justification they use for choosing a design like that is crazy. They don't even fit right. If he had done something like that when he was with the Cadets, it would have been roundly ridiculed. Are the uniforms innovative? Are they artistic? Are they popular? I don't think so. But who knows, 20 years from now, I might look back at them and love them! I love love love this topic!!! It's forcing me to question MYSELF! Do I want to see innovation, or do I want to see OLD SCHOOL?
  14. Yes, it sounds like many people aren't answering your question. There are things about the SCV show that remind me of recent Bluecoats, and also remind me of mid-90's Madison Scouts. So, not necessarily "innovative" in my opinion. Maybe the props are innovative, in the number of different ways they are used. But the drill is actually taking a big step back, again in my opinion. I liked Pete Weber's drill way better. Innovative or not, I think it is an awesome spectacle to see/hear, especially live. I won't get to see it live again, but I sure am anxious to see it in the theater on Thursday!
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    Cadets 2018

    I don't really like Cavies this year (or the past two years either). Just too noisy for my taste. But they are GOOD. For the Cadets to overtake them would be monumental. Some people are talking about how good the top 6 corps are this year. But no, it's the top SEVEN. Actually, not even just the top 7. Everyone is pushing each other to get better. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. From 1st through last place, I don't think there has ever been a more quality year for DCI. It's super exciting! I do think these Cadets will have the performance of their lifetime, and they will overtake Cavies at some point. They are going to have to really work to get there, but they can do it!!