KeithHall

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  1. If DCI put out recordings for us to hear from the 1970's and 1980's? What a grand gesture that would be!!!! Just saying!
  2. I started marching in 1971 and the last show I saw was at Batavia, NY, late in the season (maybe end of August or start of September). I remember Blue Rock was suppose to be there but pulled out and replaced by The Mark Twain Cadets. I believe Boston Crusaders, 27th Lancers and possibly Kilties were there too. I do remember two of our members left our corps to join St. Joe's but I am not certain. Back then you had to have a release.
  3. If DCA does what they always do (two or three years after DCI) the DCA 2022 season will be canceled! Now I say that as a joke and I am sure Allen and the corps director will b e smart real soon and cancel the 2020 season as DCI and the IOC have done. Lets look at what schools may do real soon in not allowing extra groups to enter their schools in the winter or summer. It's going to happen.
  4. Schools may not allow corps to stay in their schools anymore! How many corps use a school for their weekend camps now?
  5. Not sure if this was brought up.....Schools may decide to keep their buildings shut down over summer to clean and sanitize. Also, This may go on into May and , I hope not, June. If it does happen how can corps spend money on a shorter season with less rehearsal time? I realize no one wants to shut down but I think DCI and DCA will have to make a decision soon. I'm a teacher and we probably won't see students in the classroom till August when the new school year begins. If the schools start turning down corps to stay in their schools while on tour, where will they sleep and practice?
  6. Is it DCI or is it the top 12 plus corps who brought the changes and voted for these changes decade after decade. It's not the DCI executive director but the corps reps who bring forth the changes and then the directors who make up the board who vote.
  7. I seem to remember Beverly Cardinals, Mello Dears, Buckeyes, Marion Cadets and Royal Coachmen. Maybe others. Anyone remember or have scores?
  8. Gee I never paid dues. We did fund raise and also had a lot to do with the NT Open and our Sights and Sounds of ... annual show
  9. Wow!!! I marched in the early 1970's, we did OTL, Concert, Color Pre and exit, etc but that was back then. DCI came and changed the game. That was a good thing! The quality is better today. Technique is better today my friend...WAY BETTER! I know you don't want to hear it but it's the truth! Yes my marching days in the 1970's were fun but if I were 18 again I would love to do what these young people are doing! If you don't want to watch it then why are you here? If you don't like what it has become, why are you here? There are many of us older people who appreciate what these kids can do today. What I really want to say is.....Don't spoil this activity for the young people that do it today. Go watch/listen to something YOU enjoy and stop bringing down the activity that young people still do! I'm not a fan of the NHL's or NFL's rules that have changed over the decades but SO WHAT! It's still football or hockey! I liked when hockey players didn't have to wear helmets but I got over it and it's okay. If the changes in DCI or DCA bother you then watch something else! We can't all be happy. Think about what the kids today will say about their activity in 40 or 50 years! Your name really says it all...LONGGONE! Yes I agree!
  10. Have you truly listened to these kids playing today??? running 16th notes at tempos unheard of back in the day! Better yet, have you listened to recordings in the 1960's and 1970's with bad intonation/overblowing? Now listen to today's brass players. NO COMPARISON!!! Oh and let me add all themoving that they do. Call it whatever you want because it's your opinion and that's okay.
  11. I am guessing 8 am till 4:30 or 5 pm. It was a LONG day