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  1. KeithHall

    DeLasalle Oaklands

    I thought it odd that they merged with Etobicoke Crusaders since, at the time, both corps were doing well. I'm guessing that winter took it's toll. I do remember many corps in the Toronto area plus corps in Kitchener-Waterloo area too
  2. Other than Joel Alleyne, what other names come from this corps? The only time I saw them was their last time at Butler, PA show and half the corps passed out after the last note that was held out for ever!
  3. KeithHall

    Old Man DCI was cool...

    For centuries men and women always look back to yesterday to say "things were better back then!" Truth be told, probably not! At that particular time it was good but over the course of time we are able to make improvements. In drum corps, improvements were and are being made. WHY? The activity could not stay status quo! Professional sports change, education changes, government changes, corporations change. Life evolves! Drum corps evolves! I know people my age and older don't want to hear that but it is true! This "topic" has been beaten and beaten to the point of exhaustion. The opinions don't matter as you can tell by Drum Corps continuing their evolution. So why not either accept/embrace or just move on. I marched in the 1970's and saw that Vanguard video with Stan Kenton. But it's 2019, 45 years from that video and times have changed....fashions change, hair styles change, music let drum corps do that too!
  4. KeithHall

    Old Man DCI was cool...

    I started marching in 1971 and I enjoyed it then. Started teaching in 1982 and still enjoyed the activity. Chose to get out several years ago but still follow and thoroughly enjoy today's corps! I am 59 but NOT an old Geezer! Will be happy to prove it too! All those years of marching plus being in the Army helped.
  5. KeithHall

    Your Ultimate Finals

    Here's my Ultimate Finals: Venue: New Era Field, Buffalo, NY Weather: Clear skies, 79 degrees, calm wind, 35% humidity Before the Show - Future Corps outside the stadium 7:00pm - National Anthem - Al Chez 7:06pm - 2000 U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (Exhibition) 7:30pm - 1976 Oakland Crusaders 7:47pm - 1980 Spirit of Atlanta 8:04pm - 1980 Bridgemen 8:21pm - 2004 Cavaliers 8:38pm - 1974 Purple Lancers 8:55pm - 1995 Madison Scouts 9:12pm - Intermission - 9:35pm - 2016 Bluecoats 9:52pm - 1983 Garfield Cadets 10:09pm - 1975 Muchachos 10:26pm - 1993 Star of Indiana 10:43pm - 1976 Blue Devils 11:00pm - 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard 11:25pm - 1994 27th Lancers Alumni Corps (Exhibition) 11:47pm - Royal Coachmen/Imperial Regiment Alumni Party at Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY
  6. I got to third page and thought what a waste of time!
  7. KeithHall

    Then vs Now

    Is NOW better than THEN or is THEN better than NOW? I like.....NOW was made better because of THEN! THEN was great and NOW is great!
  8. KeithHall


    Back in the 1970's we all marched with a variety of corps and majority of us didn't have to be in a top 12 corps. Today...different story. You'll get a good education in any corps this coming season or any season!
  9. Choose a top 12 corps (or go top 20), who still seems to be underrated since 1972. Corps that come to my mind.....Des Plaines Vanguard, Blue Knights, Purple Lancers, DeLasalle Oaklands and Squires.
  10. KeithHall

    Then vs Now

    What was then is not what's now! Not sure if that quote belongs to anyone but... When I joined corps in 1971, I was a young trumpet player handed a strange horn with two less valves and a lever. I was told, here's your uniform and go buy white bucks! I played music from "A New World Symphony" and into a Chicago number into Dry Bones and an exit of Something (Beatles). fast forward to 1977 and I got to try out the new 2 valve horn. Then fly into the 1980's and drum corps as I knew it had changed. Then came three valves, pits, guards that danced, etc. I enjoyed what I did, I enjoyed teaching in the 80's, 90's and 2000's and I'd do it again if asked. "The times they are a changin'" and that's just the way it will always be. The talent level is so much better today but think of all those kids that weren't in school bands who were handed a horn or drum and became somewhat proficient at it. Wasn't that amazing? Today these kids are just as dedicated as we were way back when and work just as hard if not harder. It isn't the same but the goals are!
  11. KeithHall

    Music corps should NOT do

    Go Away Little Girl (Steve Lawrence/Donny Osmond) Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers) Georgy Peorgy (Toto)....Georgy Porgy Puddin' Pie Kissed the Girls and Made them Cry, Georgy Porgy puddin' pie kissed the girls and made them high
  12. KeithHall

    Music corps should NOT do

    Whip It (Devo) She Was Only 16 (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) You're 16 (Ringo Starr) I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
  13. Crackers, Crumbs, Cupcakes, Billy Jacque, Titdach, Judach, Hoyntner, Stella, and probably more but it's been over 40 years!