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  1. Add's vibrato. https://www.google.com/search?q=triangle+playing+technique+vibrato&oq=triangle+playing+technique+vibrato+&aqs=chrome..69i57.20166j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_L4zCXs7_BdirtQbf8rD4BA26
  2. but they'd have to change the program to include John Cage 4'33......since it is void of musical performers. More of a mime show, I suppose...
  3. Thanks for such a thorough, transparent, wholly & healthfully honest response, that for my opinion is so refreshing. Haven't read every post in this thread, but THESE human "interest" stories.........REAL kids in the ranks info/background, and YOU two parents longevity/story.......are what I'd like to read more. That's why I asked..........kinda sensed YOU were the one who could put a REAL face to the current mm MS story. Again, thanks for your reply.
  4. 1. Welcome to DCP!! 2. How incredible for your son, & you and your husband. As a retired HS Band Director, I am curious to learn more details about what you have shared thus far; Band starts in 6th grade in his school district, and he got to choose his beginning instrument. What did the instructors recommend? [we know what Dad wanted!] Bet he is VERY thankful you forced him to join then, look where he is now! Obviously a successful HS program, as you have described it as wonderful, amazing, with competitive success. I'd be interested to know where this is, not necessarily by name, but locale. Does this program participate in BOA, other circuits? Too bad missing HS July camps gets looked upon negatively.............that's rough. Also would be interested in locale as far as proximity to MS Camps/home base. You and your husband's connections to different corps....which ones? Think it is quite an endorsement for current MS staff, that they were recommended by your knowledgeable corps connections AND that was your son's ONLY reason for auditioning there. I know I did not have that well-directed reasoning at that age............would have selected my corps participation on many other considerations. Best of luck to him in his season, may it be the first of several!! TIA for answering any of my curiosities. Older Band guys have these.........
  5. I was actually hoping the Ellis tune would be Pussywiggle Stomp. That would be sumthin"
  6. May I suggest: Lead & section Players in Big Bands. Principal & Section Players in Symphony Orchestras. My good friend is a touring Lead Player & Broadway Pit Orchestra musician, MANY large crowds. Most would not consider his acoustically-earned six figure salary to be in the "broke" category.
  7. I think it's called wilderness.......
  8. Obviously they would spell out WKRP in their drill set, recognizing the infamous Turkey Drop from the helicopter......
  9. I am not a PR honk.........but the beauty of 10 captivates me to this day. Not the visual/watching-although that "completes" my appreciation, but simply listening to the flow of expression & precision [top percussion certainly seals the deal!]. So, yes.....let's hope for a direction, & construction of a musical product stimulating the attention surpassing a short-burst mentality.
  10. Thanks MikeN. My mind thinks: are some corps [excluding, obviously single-gender membership] reporting annually as to their breakdown regarding the demographic?
  11. In the DCI News "5 Things we already know about the 2020 Madison Scouts" article in mentions in #5 ...." He also said that female interest in the first year that all genders will be able to audition for the corps is strong, slightly exceeding the average demographic of males vs. females across DCI corps." Is there a DCI link, or other public access link that shares the stats on this demographic? Sorry...too lazy to find on my own.
  12. THANK YOU DCI! Return to St. Louis is appreciated scheduling!!! The dome rocked in 2018, and will again in 2020!!
  13. jwillis35: they won high drums in 06/08/10 and in those years placed 2/1/6