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  1. .....Staff's use to consist of? We had a drum guy, horn guy, drill guy and a guard girl! Some of the older kids would jump in as "assistants." Today you could start a corps with the size of the staff's! Our last year (1976 Royal Coachmen) we had three drum guys (two would come once in a while), one horn guy (from Toronto every so often) and the drill guy would come from Toronto with the horn guy. Guard was done by a former member. That was our staff!
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    Your Corps best staff

    I posted this 13 years ago???? Darn
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    Just A Thought!

    Maybe if the Non-Northeast areas saw a DCA corps they may like them! MB were pretty good.
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    Just A Thought!

    Instead of going to a show with 3 or 4 corps, you could see 7 or 8. Years ago you could see the same 4 corps at a DCA show...Cru, ES, Brigs and Grenadiers. Now have some All-Age corps a few Open (DCI) and a couple World corps. Worth the price of admission. Dci has how many corps now plus 19 DCA corps. The season ends sooner for those DCA college kids too. I'm sure there is more positives than negatives.
  5. Is it time for DCI and DCA to merge? The amount of corps as well as the age of many DCA members is close to DCI age. Yes I know there is older veterans but as we lose more corps in both circuits...why not? Discuss and don't be mean!!!
  6. Time means NOTHING! Whether it happened today or 40 years ago. I am sure many corps BITD had "things" happening and NO ONE said a word. Who's fault is it? I know you could say the law wouldn't do anything back then, but here we are and it is being dealt with on social media. It ain't going away!
  7. So even if he does much of the equipment and buses, etc are in RB's name? His stepping down would mean he walks away with everything meaning NO Pioneer. Does RB own the name? I would almost guess that Pioneer is done for good. Sad for the young people BUT better for them to go to an other corps. With that being said, how much better are the other corps? BTW......Why post about a possible rumor if you don't say what it is? Also, why say anything at all until it happens?
  8. Wow! The more info you get the worse it becomes! So with ALL of these problems with managing the corps, now we can see why they have never been successful in DCI (especially in WC). Not sure how DCI can monitor every corps but something needs to be done!
  9. KeithHall

    Pioneer Suspended by DCI

    Best thing to happen is for Roman to step down/retire. Gut the educational staff and probably the BoD. Start over. HOWEVER, doing that might be the end of Pioneer. Racine Scouts and now Pioneer (possibly gone). I don't think DCA would be the best answer for Pioneer either!
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    Pioneer What Next?

    My time in DCA saw our corps (Rochester Crusaders) feeding our corps VERY well. There may or not had a nurse present but illnesses were taken seriously. Now if I go back to my marching days in the 1970's...we visited fast food daily. I do remember that the corps did start to feed us in 1975 and 1976 so that we weren't eating fast food all the time.
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    Pioneer What Next?

    It's the 21st Century! They got a participation certificate and it doesn't matter that they beat 5 corps in all of DCI. They get an experience. It's okay people it's not about the competition. Competition is BAD!!!! Well, until the real world kicks in and you have to compete for a job!
  12. KeithHall

    Flo Guy FIRED for Sexist Remarks

    I didn't watch it, didn't hear it HOWEVER......... Today it is best to not say a darn thing about anything! People find something wrong in everything we say! Can't talk about politics, education and not even drum corps without being attacked, called names or being labeled! God bless us all!
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    Alabama Charioteers

    I believe it was Fran! I saw Charioteers at US Open 1972 and was so impressed with them, sound and marching. Years after I wanted to see them grow and be a powerhouse but alas it did not happen. Robert W. Smith was with them back then.
  14. Was just reading a post about KTTSea in Toledo and a poster talked about the Charioteers giving a clinic on how to program and design a show for a small corps. Charioteers, BITD, did just that. Any thoughts?