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About cadet93

  • Birthday 08/14/1975

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Cadets of Bergen County Soprano 1993-1995
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Cadets, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1987 Garfield Cadets
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
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    North Carolina

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  1. I like it. Great performers of course and so layered. I have just found the pacing and music a little strange.
  2. The digital screens will be interesting. Definitely the next area to explore. When Tarpon Springs used them a couple years ago at BOA I was disappointed in what they added to the show. If used effectively I think they essentially add another dimension to the show whether they should be allowed I don't know.
  3. Random thought. Was just listening to the "Us" soundtrack. It could be interesting used in DCI.
  4. Yes April was the Color Guard Caption Head for all of the 90's and off and on during the early 2000's. She was definitely a big part of the program's success in the 90's of course that included talented writers like Greg Lagola and Jim Moore also...now at Bluecoats.
  5. Love April and Jay. I don't see these changes moving the needle much or attracting talent. Maybe April can pull some Florida talent into the guard, but brass will be tough to get. Also weird to me that Jeff would "consult" for Cadets but still write for Crown, guess Cadets are considered a lower level corps now so that isn't a big deal...... maybe I should look at it as progress. Dunno.
  6. Meh - if this is true I'm not that excited honestly. Need much more visual umpf....while I respect Bilby as an amazing Cadet Alum. He has no experience writing/staging shows especially not in the WGI way that is needed now....I'm hoping for a different visual team.
  7. Visual design needs the biggest overhaul, and obviously they Have to fill that position since it was vacated prior to the beginning of the season...
  8. With a hype teaser like that and announcing as soon as they can I hope it is BIG news and not just a couple of small changes LOL.
  9. Greg Lagola! Still working his magic at Bluecoats.
  10. FWIW, I was on the 50 3/4 up the stadium ideal location and equivalent to where Judges would be.
  11. Last night in Winston-Salem Bluecoats Goo was almost unbearable through the end of Elenor Rigby. Amazing show, but that lessened my enjoyment. Then Crown came on and the ballad was so nice and clear. Not loud but natural. I was in Bliss.
  12. Was at Winston-Salem last night. I can confirm the brass sounded better. Not amazing, but better. Blue Stars went on even earlier when the sun was blazing down on them and that was probably a factor. My major gripe (as reflected by Vis Analysis scores) is that it is impossible to read the show visually. The props are great and a huge step up from anything Cadets have used before. There is just no visual clarity or cohesion at all. I can't even tell what they are trying to get across visually. I really hope they are able to get a top tier visual design team in during the off season.
  13. I hope the tarps work better live. Not happening on Flo. Amazing performers though. This show just doesn't have that magical feeling last year's did.
  14. While there is a lot about the show design that I do not like/does not make sense. These are neat to me. A cool Victorian take on the shako....It doesn't have to look exactly like the old shako to be effective. The old shako would have looked stupid.
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