Jeff Ream

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  1. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    if you're going to spend 3-5k a season to march a show lasting tops 11:30, you're #### well going to like it or not march. otherwise you're basically phoning it in and not committing fully to the product or corps.
  2. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    Facebook should get double then...we deal with way more stupidity
  3. Jeff Ream

    The Cadets 2019

    yeah I think quiet is a good thing. With the new CEO in charge, I have a feeling the entire organization is focused on getting her up to speed, finishing up band season and the new board members getting in
  4. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    i just watch it on Flo. far cheaper
  5. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    if they called you an ###, hit the report button
  6. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    or a corps could rent this from Tarpon for the summer at a discounted cost. Plus then sell Tarpon equipment they aren't using anymore. There's lot of ways groups find to cut costs. I do agree at times you wonder when it ends, but the bottom line for a corps, the 4 biggest funding concerns are fuel, food, insurance and housing.
  7. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    singing. that was kind of hot with Garfield ( and the one point penalty), then came back later ( Freelancers in the 80's, then of course Boston 99-02). thats about it. and I agree....kids will rip on stuff regardless of score, and vice versa for liking it. I remember in 2012, watching BD in Allentown with a bunch of kids nearby literally trashing BD worse than anything on here that summer.
  8. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    agreed. an overwhelming majority of the competitive bands out there get far less from the school itself than you think. Where I used to teach hosting a great indoor and outdoor show covered the costs and some of the leftover was given to help other musical porgrams
  9. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    scores influence kids less than things they see viewed as cool. Kids raved over Bluecoats last year even though they were not a serious contender. Kids crapped on the Cadets many years before they dropped out of the top spot. Why? The shows weren't seen as "cool". For 2 decades kids raved about Madison when they won 2 titles. Crown has 1 win, but from 2008 to the present ( tho less so this past year) kids fanboy'd them like they were N'Sync. scores mean more to fickle adults than to kids
  10. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    Nope. I took 2 years off because I didn't like the shows. I know someone who made Cadets but went to march elsewhere because they didn't want to cut their hair. Kids today don't give a flying #### about doing drum corps the way it used to be done. They like that the boundaries keep being pushed, they like the technology being included, the uniforms being what they are now. They respect the past but don't want to do it.
  11. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    shoulda been around TOB in 92. Mechanicsburg did a Beauty and the Beast show, and had the teacups etc out there. CV parents made up buttons with teacups on them with a slash thru them ala Ghostbusters. other parents around them got annoyed so the next week they showed up with buttons with CV in place of the teacups. I may complain about spectator behavior at corps shows, but band world takes the cake. thats why i rarely go to a band show unless i am teaching or judging.
  12. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    housing no, but at show sites, that can hog up a lot of space logistically
  13. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    if kids didnt want to do it, they wouldn't join.
  14. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    parts of me agree, but I get the logic as to why band first anymore: risk reward. if it works in the band world, where the risk is far less, and since the judging community is so inbred, then it's easier to roll it out in DCI knowing it'll be accepted.
  15. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    had to be here about 7-10 years ago
  16. Jeff Ream

    Tarpon Springs - Digital Screens

    music education now is very technology driven, often tying into the visual. We have seen some of this in indoor, so it was only a matter of time until someone did it well and brought it to the field.
  17. Jeff Ream

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    it's how you use them which apparently people dont know how to do or don't want to do
  18. Jeff Ream

    Relative Newbie

    unless you're a BD fan/alum, the world in general had that reaction to Spartacus LOL
  19. not surprised. at this rate i expect Vanguard to be the last lids standing
  20. thats a big win....reuniting the team!
  21. Jeff Ream

    Looking For Some Advice

    many DCA corps today have instructors that went through DCI, so they know what to expect...several have their feet in both worlds too. never underestimate this option if you don't make your dream corps off the bat
  22. maybe they can dance with cymbals disguised as shields
  23. Jeff Ream

    Relative Newbie

    honestly....look here or other places which have best shows lists. check facebook groups like 80's drum corps, 90's drum corps etc...tons of stuff up there
  24. Jeff Ream

    2018 DVD/BluRays DCI Champ Finals??

    yup. junk in a box. it's the new Pink Floyds the Wall