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  1. With Boston's design team now in their 3rd year of a five year contract and the organization's fundraising acumen continuing to enhance the corps' financial strength every year, there is no reason to think the upward trajectory won't continue as well. As for when and if they might win, I'm not sure past history of other corps necessarily is indicative of their potential. Indeed, while the Star of Indiana experience is an interesting comparison, the high command in Hyde Park (BOD) has more than 500 years of combined drum corps experience. They are absolutely in this for the long haul. I am convinced that a World Championship is only a matter of time.
  2. I have a couple thoughts on this topic. First, the camp fees most corps charge are designed to offset the cost of the actual camp....the meals (remember, 300-400 folks inc staff), the facilities, flying in that staff, etc. I cannot imagine any drum corps looking at camp fees as an actual source of revenue. Yikes! As for the call backs...you need to remember that the larger corps conduct "round 1" and sometimes "round 2" auditions in as many as 6 or 7 different locations across the country, specifically to make it easier for kids to attend, along with the video audition process. At some point, however, they do need to assemble everyone who MIGHT be a fit at the same place at the same time in order to assess the talent. As for vets being guaranteed a spot in the upcoming years. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have personal knowledge of multiple veteran corps members who were recently not offered a contract due to their lack of preparation. This, I would imagine is particularly the case when a group is on the rise. Finally, and I say this as someone who has taught drum corps, band, and indoor guard/percussion since 1978. If you want to field a full unit, you need to assemble and train 150% of whatever that maximum number is because sure as sh1t some kids are going to change their minds, get a summer job, fall in love, get injured, have parents lose a job or whatever. This natural attrition is real and happens at all levels. Drum corps is a highly competitive activity where not every child is a winner. And THAT is where the drum corps experience begins to prepare kids for life in a real sense, rather than everyone getting a trophy for having a pulse.
  3. Craig Those GE scores should be higher than they are. every show they are getting 1+ drop area's. this is f/////up.

  4. hi Craig,what's up tonight?

  5. hi Craig,what's up tonight?

  6. Hey Wes, good luck to you and your team this season! With the new system/sheets and low scores so far, I have no idea what to expect. BAC's first show is this Friday (with BK and the Cali corps)...it will be interesting if nothing else! Craig

  7. That sounds great Dan...I can't go this year because I have to work....Enjoy!

  8. Hi Craig.... I'm going to BAC's Spring Fling fund raiser this Fri. Nite in Boston. The Corps is going to simulcast live the full show for the first time from their Calif. rehearsal site back to those of us at the Spring Fling. I'll try and give you a Private Message short review maybe on Saturday of it....Dan

  9. Hi Craig.... I'm going to BAC's Spring Fling fund raiser this Fri. Nite in Boston. The Corps is going to simulcast live the full show for the first time from their Calif. rehearsal site back to those of us at the Spring Fling. I'll try and give you a Private Message short review maybe on Saturday of it....Dan

  10. Hi Craig... I just saw you post on DCP that you are recuperating from surgery. ' Hope its nothing serious, and you'll be in tip top shape .Here's a shout out to you to get well soon!....Dan

  11. Hi Craig... I just saw you post on DCP that you are recuperating from surgery. ' Hope its nothing serious, and you'll be in tip top shape .Here's a shout out to you to get well soon!....Dan

  12. Hi Craig

    Have you seen the " 2012 Prediction " thread on DCP ? Boston to finish 10th , 11th, or 12th. according to some recent predsictions from some posters. The Academy is going to beat Boston this year aqccording to one poster today in his prediction rankings.. Its silly season.... haha!

  13. Hi Craig

    Have you seen the " 2012 Prediction " thread on DCP ? Boston to finish 10th , 11th, or 12th. according to some recent predsictions from some posters. The Academy is going to beat Boston this year aqccording to one poster today in his prediction rankings.. Its silly season.... haha!

  14. Hi Craig... BAC had their Spring Fling over the weekend in Fla.... pics on their website showed a large brass line. Any recent updates to share ? Hows the drum line, guard doing ?

  15. Hi Craig... BAC had their Spring Fling over the weekend in Fla.... pics on their website showed a large brass line. Any recent updates to share ? Hows the drum line, guard doing ?