MikeN

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  1. MikeN

    Carolina Crown 2019

    OOTW is one of my favorite "modern" Crown brass books. They did a great job creating music that was greater than the sum of its parts. Mike
  2. MikeN

    2019 Madison Scouts!

    Makes great sense! You want jazz = you hire Chuck. That does make me more excited to see what they're going to do this year, for sure! Mike
  3. MikeN

    Help me out here!

    That's a pretty good list right there. Mike
  4. Ah, in that case it actually was settled. I'd still think DCI gains little by antagonizing Tresona and publishing requests for cuts, etc. Mike
  5. I get where you're coming from, but DCI has nothing to gain by taking such an adversarial stance against Tresona, especially considering the troubles in 2014. I don't think there was ever a legal settlement in that case; merely an acknowledgement by DCI to "do better," so that can of worms could theoretically be reopened if DCI were to start scarlet lettering rights holders. (Regarding the overarching discussion, I wholeheartedly support a much broader educational/nonprofit exemption for music groups.) Mike
  6. MikeN

    Plastic Horns?

    My daughter has a pBone - she likes it well enough. Won't replace her main horn, but it's definitely easy to carry around. I also have 3 pTrumpets in my garage that we use for folks in my mini-band who don't yet have trumpets. The plastic horns are ok, but they definitely have a different sound - not quite as rich as regular horns, but in a pinch you can't beat the cost or the weight. Mike
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    Phantom 1989

    Do you remember where in the show it is? I'll go back and take a listen. Mike
  8. Not sure where the Cavaliers cuts are. After listening to the download, the singing at the end seems to be unaffected? Maybe it was all in the intro. Not sure - I'm not an expert on that show. Mike
  9. MikeN

    Phantom 1989

    They should have beaten Vanguard, but huh! Never heard that. Mike
  10. MikeN

    Downloads are up

    Just listened to the top 7 so far, but they're just fine. They fixed SCV's soloists so the balance is right, and you could hear a lot of details in BD's ballad that I hadn't heard before, both online and in person. Mike
  11. MikeN

    2019 Tour Schedule!

    RIP Michigan City. Decent stadium in a terrible location, and trying to have a 15-corps prelims there was just an exercise in frustration. Bring on the new digs! Mike
  12. https://www.businessinsider.com/highest-paid-public-job-every-state-college-football-basketball-2018-3 "Eight basketball coaches and 31 football coaches made the list, representing 39 out of 50 states." Mike
  13. I've been on this site almost 17 years now. (17 next February) In that whole time I've received a whopping 3 PM insults and 0 threats. Maybe I've been posting about the wrong things! Mike Edit - ok, I did receive one ham fisted threat from a DCI executive a few years ago, but it was so comically inept it hardly qualifies, and it was on Facebook, so it doesn't count as *on* DCP.
  14. MikeN

    2019 Phantom Regiment

    Huh. Not sure how to feel about that. Guess they're doubling down on dark and angsty programs. Mike