KeithHall

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  • Birthday 07/02/1960

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  1. Back in the 1970's when we traveled we had to have conversations...face to face. LOL Music to listen to? Transistor radios with a makeshift antenna out the bus window.
  2. When the question came to me, "What is drum corps?" I answered, "It's like marching band only better!"
  3. It, at least, wouldn't be the same activity as it is today? I like that answer LOL
  4. If the activity stayed the same as it was in the 1970's, we wouldn't be talking about this today. In fact, there wouldn't be a DCP or Drum Corps World! As much as older people want it to be that way, if the change didn't come when it did (2 valve, three valve, Bb, electronics) then we wouldn't be talking about drum corps! Be gratetful that we can still be here to talk about the activity and reminisce. As much as I love hearing the old shows, the sounds that these kids today produce are so much better!
  5. I heard some corps had a membership committee that dealt with behavior issues. Did your corps have that? Rumor had it in the 1970's that Oakland Crusaders had the "Goon Platoon." Any truth?
  6. Probably NOT PC these days BUT....... What kind of get together's or parties did you all do? Our corps would, once in a while, get together at a house after rehearsal. What about your corps?
  7. I was there! Kilties were there I believe
  8. Somewhere in western PA on Route 666 lies Sheffield. They had quite a celebration every summer to include a fair and a drum and bugle corps competition. I think the first time we went there was 1973 or 1974. They housed us at this clubhouse across a creek which was across the street from the fair and the competition. Originally the competition was on the fair grounds until a few years after they moved it to the high school football field. I remember, vividly, the first year playing the solo in "IF" (Bread) and after the first two eighth notes my mind went blank for the rest of the solo until the last whole note. I was so embarrassed and yet no one asked me what happened or said anything about it. One year in the 1980's I was on staff with the Patriots and we did the parade. Our snare line was at 12 straight across the entire street. Wonder if they still have a show there?
  9. I remember two of our older members driving the equipment truck back from Canada and being pulled over at border. Truck was searched and so were the members...inside and out. Nothing was found and they were late returning to our rehearsal.
  10. Speaking of RCA, where are they now? I know the answer but really, where are those corps that made that organization? Dunkirk, Getzville, Hamburg, Freestatesmen, Kawartha Kavaliers, Pittsburgh Rockets, Hanover Lancers, St. Johnsonburg Diplomats, etc.
  11. Butler, PA was the sight of this Championship Show. Anyone have any memories? Was there a parade? I don't recall. Only place I remember staying was some elementary school on a hill. Every morning there was fog and maybe one house for miles! I liked the show but It didn't have that "Homey" feeling like Marion did! I do remember everybody went to the pool, which was not the best thing to do before going to finals. My most vivid memory was DeLasalle Oaklands last not being held out and DM Joel Alleyne turns around to acknowledge the audience for a while while the chord is being played at FFFF and he turns around, cuts them off and then members start collapsing on the field.
  12. Not sure why a band or a corps director would allow bare feet on artificial turf. I remember being on artificial turf at U of P (Franklin Field) in 1976 and feeling the heat . As a music educator I would never allow that!