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  1. oldsoprano

    Crossmen 2019

    How many male guard members were in the 2018 corps?
  2. "Some members made promises to pay the rest of their tour fees after the season! Well it is now about a month later. Please send a check now, even if it’s only a part. It shows that you are responsible to your commitment." Probably not the time nor the place to be brow-beating members who just finished the kind of summer that it appears that they had, IMO.
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Some might argue that both organization's "A" corps already have a couple dozen or so feeder corps.
  4. Wonder if RB is in Willamsport this weekend because he is contemplating trying to take Pioneer to DCA since DCI won't let him play in their yard anymore. Hmmmmm.....
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    Staff Merry-Go-Round 2019

    Hope Robert's health problems aren't too serious. Marched in the '76 Charioteers soprano line with him; nice guy.
  6. In 2003, Spirit finished in 14th in quarterfinals (the spot they had been in basically all season), and were 1.55 behind the 12th place Blue Knights. The next night in semis, they finished in 12th, leapfrogging Glassmen and Blue Knights to make finals. So yes, it CAN happen, even when it seems unlikely.
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    meteoric rises of old

    And 4th in 1979 and 1980 (when the corps finished only .8 from first place). And in 1978, we missed winning high horns by .05 of a point. Not too shabby considering that 18 months earlier, we didn't even have bugles. The OP asked how we did it. Well, having a major sponsor (WXIA-TV in Atlanta) that pumped in the cash it took to hire folks like Jim Ott and Tom Float is probably the biggest part of how we did it.
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    Centerville, OH - July 30, 2018

    Hey, they bought their carpet at the same place as Mercedes Benz Stadium!
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    Little Rock, AR - July 25, 2018

    Thanks, BoxingFred!
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    Little Rock, AR - July 25, 2018

    Vestavia Hills H.S.
  11. Since there's a 40 percent chance of storms on Saturday, I doubt they would open the roof anyway, but this is interesting: https://www.ajc.com/sports/falcons-will-demonstrate-mercedes-benz-stadium-completed-roof/pETKsPjY0QN9y9PQxvZ0FL/
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    Post-San Antonio schedules are now available

    Still some funky stuff going on with the posted line-ups. For example, on the page for Charleston, WV, on July 30, it shows Spirit doing encore, but there's no performance time listed for Spirit - only the encore time.
  13. Judging from how thing went with the BOA show there last fall, the cluster-f-ingness will mostly involve the corps and not the spectators. Other than the sound sucking like in any indoor arena, things should be fine for the spectators. The new dome is pretty spectator-friendly, with seats that are way more comfortable than the old Ga. Dome and very reasonably-priced concessions. $3 for a slice of pizza, nachos or waffle fries, while $2 will get you a hot dog, a pretzel, popcorn or a soft drink WITH UNLIMITED FREE REFILLS.
  14. No, they average their two scores. I'm really excited, because I'm hearing that for their second performance, they will be coming out with G bugles and doing an all symetrical drill with high marktime and everything. :)
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    El Dorado, KS - July 16, 2018

    Cadets just finished. Looked good on the FB live video I was watching.