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  1. Could you clarify. Are you saying Holsinger wrote arrangements FOR the corps?
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.........
  6. I was actually hoping the Ellis tune would be Pussywiggle Stomp. That would be sumthin"
  7. 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.
  8. I think it's called wilderness.......
  9. Obviously they would spell out WKRP in their drill set, recognizing the infamous Turkey Drop from the helicopter......
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks MikeN. My mind thinks: are some corps [excluding, obviously single-gender membership] reporting annually as to their breakdown regarding the demographic?
  12. 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.
  13. THANK YOU DCI! Return to St. Louis is appreciated scheduling!!! The dome rocked in 2018, and will again in 2020!!
  14. jwillis35: they won high drums in 06/08/10 and in those years placed 2/1/6
  15. Exactly. Talent. Imagine if you designed significant portions of a show around a couple OOTW soloists, to capture valuable MusGE etc advantage. Or even a couple of featured Dancers. Agree that persons with this level of chops would have some notoriety
  16. certainly a lot of suspense.........until the resolution, regardless of cadence.
  17. Zero, for the first time in 20+ years. Skipped STL because of venue. Skipped Lisle & Dekalb this year too. Schedule conflicts. So from three "usuals" to none. Usually 3-4 tickets purchased per show. Considering price of accommodations, food, gas, tickets.........beer........significant "tour"ism [see what I did there?] financial swing for 2019.
  18. Have been noticing numerous posts remarking about the great drill writers of old this weekend. Brubaker, Gaines, Weber etc. and how the visual "wow" factor from the cleanly presented and performed visual package helped dictate GE. Yes, enhancing the music. Having transpired from the hand-written light-board method to the Pyware era, I-as a retired educator, miss this delivery that does not rely on props and "staging", still recognizing that integrating them should be done judiciously.
  19. NOT Lebanon!!!! uuggh Nothing against McKendree, but WAY too small for even a small lineup show, let alone if only one previous year top 12 was included.
  20. Ditto. I skipped this year because of venue.
  21. That's, unfortunately for me what the inconsistency of foot strike timing and style screams. I understand that it is all very well planned and rehearsed, but when combined with any multitude of arm, hand, horn, face emotion etc. motions, it really comes off as "be happy/######/depressed/joyful while rapidly relocating for 16 counts" as you desire.