ECJ94

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  1. Keep in mind - there were a number of corps that have undertaken large capital projects.... think new food trucks. Something like cancelling the season could absolutley decimate these organizations from a financing standpoint - in addition to losing a number of their fundraisers (DCI income, bingo, etc). Between the past two years, new food trucks were (being) purchased by: Boston Crusaders Santa Clara Vanguard Blue Devils Blue Stars There may be more that I am not aware of off-hand at the moment.... Please keep things like this in mind when you are debating where to direct any potential donations, as well as the groups that we know have financial struggles. And most importantly, do not forget your open class corps.... most of these groups are still funded like local community groups, and losing any income at all could be the end for many of them.
  2. I'm at the theater in Savannah, GA. VERY low turnout so fsr....
  3. If that BFHS is where I think that it is, your high school band director (Mr. Taylor) would be a great person to talk to about this. He is a phenomonal brass instructor!!
  4. "The Heights"? Possibly Alumni Stadium at Boston College? I know that a number of shows were held there back in the day.
  5. From DCI.org...... 1 Blue Devils B 89.850 2 Citations 87.450 3 Capital Regiment 85.400 4 Raiders 84.950 5 Legends 77.950 6 Music City 77.350 7 7th Regiment 74.950 8 Dutch Boy 71.750 9 Spirit of Newark/New Jersey 62.000 10 Les Stentors 60.000 11 Blue Saints 49.650
  6. Today's Nashua Telegraph article........... http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.d...9844/0/NEWSBLOG It sounds like they may be able to continue under all new management. I loved the part about the judge questioning the leasing of tires for the busses.
  7. My best thoughts and wishes are with David, his entire family and his entire drum corps family this holiday season.
  8. This option was explored in the spring of 2004 before the smoking ban officially kicked in and was enforced. However, as the management team was looking into that option, the Massachusetts State Lottery sent out a letter to all bingo operators in the state that if you tried to turn your bingo into a private club, The Lottery would revoke your license to operate bingo. In addition, we organized meetings with the press, the local state representatives and other bingo operators as to what could be done to continue the works done by the various non-profits. Many of the invited bingo operators did not even show up. Within a year, the state had lost over half of the licensed bingos in the state. At this point, Bingo is a losing proposition in Massacusets.
  9. Having been in Michigan City in 2005 for the Great Lakes Open, I can say that it is one of the best cities to host a drum corps show that I have ever been to. Mike and his staff do a great job and the city is extremely welcoming. Our police escort in 2005 included the chief of police who let the members even pose for pictures on his motorcycle. Congrats to DCI for choosing a host city that will welcome all of the corps with open arms!!!
  10. I just stumbled upon this. The guy bought it, replaced the engine and started to convert it to a motorhome. Madison Bus
  11. I found a supposed picture of one of the snares on another site. Here's the link. It looks like a Pearl FFX with the stabilizers and MTS strainer from a Yamaha and the bottom strainer of a Dynasty.
  12. All the best to Harry. I've enjoyed many conversasions with him over the years. Here's to a speedy recovery!!!
  13. If you're thinking about buying the Kanstul, most (if not all) of the corps that march Kanstul "G" lines use the powerbore horn.
  14. Yes, that is ECJ.... on the right in the blue shirt is Charlie Poole, plus, I'd recognize that trailer anywhere....lol
  15. Have a great summer Brian and Bobby!!!
  16. Basically, you can't go wrong with either Adams or Yamaha... I've played both and worked with both from a maintenance standpoint. Both are very durable and easy to maintain....you just need to make sure that they are maintained!! :-) I would recommend that you stay away from Premier (their frames are horrendous for outdoors, and replacement parts are a nightmare), I've heard a lot of nightmare scenarios with Dynasty (ie: frames falling apart in the truck and on the stadium tracks). Musser has a great sound, but I haven't seen one of their frames since 1997, and that was a Motocart, so I don't really know how they are now. I'm assuming that these would be for the Blue Saints, so do you have any height / weight needs since you have a lot of younger kids? IE: does the frame have to be able to go to a lower height? Do you have adults/older kids to help load and unload them? These considerations are just as important as the sound coming out of the keyboard.
  17. I personally like the Adams all around. Good keys, nice sound and a great frame!!! Check out Fork's Drum Closet, they seem to sell a lot of used ones for Corps.
  18. He actually started marching in 1994, his first solo was on "Claire's Song", our closer that year.
  19. Either Westbury, NY or Patchogue, NY. It depends on what time I get out of work. Westbury is closest to the house, but Patchogue is closest to work.
  20. That picture was taken at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA on May 21, 2005. The East Coast Jazz Drumline performed with Will Smith on his single "Switch". The full story was put on DCI.org, and the link can be found here: ECJ/Will Smith Article. I hope that this clears up any confusion!!!!
  21. I believe that we still have one tuba spot open at ECJ. E-mail Assistant Director Fred Ford at: eastcoastjazz2004@yahoo.com for more info.
  22. At a local (Eastern Massachusetts Circuit) show in 1980, there were 19 corps at one show. This show didn't include the proverbial "big boys" (ie: Boston, 27th or North Star). This was a regular season show - not even a championships!!!! for a list, check out: Malden Diplomats Alumni Site
  23. 1998-1999 East Coast Jazz Emerald Mist Green Laquer Pearls with white powder-coated hardware ECJ drums 1994 Cadets Blue Pearl Pearls 1994 Cadets 2004 & 2005 Glassmen 1991 (Marroon) & 1992 VK - the obnoxious yellow that was originally intended for the Cadets, but they refused them 1991 1992 1993 Cadets All gold Pearls 1991 & 1993 Crossmen Rosewood Laquer Premiers with White Powder-coated harware 1991 Teal Sound's this past season looked cool as well. It's amazing what you can do with contact paper. ECJ did the same thing with the concert toms in the pit. They were actually 1970's Ludwig Gold Sparkle wrapped drums with Green Marble contact paper covering the wrap.
  24. There were all-star corps' in 1992 and 1993 as well at the Macy's Parade. I was in the 1993 one.