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About cajal

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Junior and Senior
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Blue Devils, Star of Indiana
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Blue Devils 1988
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    Fairmont, WV

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  1. I’ve always liked Centerville. Bummer that they didn’t make it, but I can see why.
  2. Agree George, all of those and plenty more. It’s truly amazing that another 5-10 bands didn’t make it. Wow. Again, I’m impressed.
  3. I like the fact that I get the MBA/BOA stuff as part of the subscription, I hadn’t watched marching bands in many years. Their sound and video aren’t that great at FLO, but I can deal with it
  4. I agree, there are lots of things going on that “purists” will hate, but for entertainment value most of the bands are doing a great job. The use of voice and sound clips still bugs me, but it’s no big deal
  5. An unrelated post, but I’m thrilled that I get the MBA/BOA nationals with the yearly package. I’m so old I was in the Norwin band in ‘82 in Jonhnson City, every one of these semi finalist bands in 2017 is great. No wonder the drum corps have become so amazing as well, though I know many on this site have an aversion to marching band. It’s all entertainment.
  6. That was, without a doubt, one of the strangest things I have ever seen on this site.
  7. I liked when the Devils had part of the Patrick Williams chart "Threshold" in the 96 show. I was hoping they would expand it and they cut it altogether. I guess it didn't fit the theme of that show, but I really like that tune.
  8. I too hope that the Devils do a Goodwin show, but I don't think that will happen. I'm sure the concept is most important for any of their shows in recent memory, but I really want them to play more jazz - not (very) small snippets like 2016. That's probably why my favorite Devils shows over the last 10 years or so are 2010 and 2013, with a nod to 2012 for playing Bird and Bela in Bb and the Goodwin compositions in 2014 and 2015. I'm sure that whatever the staff comes up with will be entertaining, just like all of the other corps.
  9. Glad to hear that the Cadets had a bit of good news, Aungst coming back will be interesting. Maybe the Crusaders will be much improved under the tutelage of their new staff, maybe not. Hopefully all of the corps concerned improve from the staff merry-go-round results.
  10. Thanks so much for this show, Academy. I now have another show to put in the "videos I show to people unfamiliar with drum corps" file to introduce people to DCI. Fantastic job, and I hope other designers watched the scores and crowd response you got this year. This was a great year for entertainment value, and you guys were at the top of the list for me.
  11. Congrats Devils on a fantastic season! You guys and gals had a great performance at finals. I can't wait to hear what you come up with next
  12. Congrats to the 2016 champion Bluecoats! I remember seeing the 'Coats as a non-finalist in the 80s and it has been wonderful watching them rise through the ranks. As a corps that has always played jazz (which is why I've always liked them), you have always been entertaining through the years - and now you have a big trophy to go along with all of the fan approbation Fantastic job!
  13. This year, I think BK is at another level live. I liked their show when I went to Allentown, I loved it after seeing it live.