I remember 'back in the day' when the only feedback members would receive was from Drum Corps World's weekly printed reviews. :) Now cell phones and social media allow members and fans (or non-fans) to be in constant contact. Honestly, I think this takes away from the beauty of drum and bugle corps. It so incredibly important for staff members to express the importance of focusing on the 'here and now' and ignoring the outside world because, believe it or not, the summer is over in a flash and a lack of focus will only allow regret to creep in after the last note is played and you're back home in your own bed. Scores and placement are only a fictitious assessment of success, while the day-to-day hard work and the lifelong relationships acquired are the only REAL things you'll take away from a summer marching drum corps. Relationships, growth, and maturity formed while marching have longevity, placements and scores fizzle away quickly.
I hope BAC is in great spirit and continues to spin positivity daily! Out of all of my years marching and teaching I felt the most at home and with family at BAC!! Love you guys..