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  1. Does anyone know of any corps that have Drum Major or Field Conductor positions available?
  2. Hello drum corps family! My name is Kayla Cavano and I'm a Junior Music Education/French horn performance major at Miami University in OH. I have recently been contracted to march with The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and am looking for sponsors. With paying for school, rent, and many other expenses a typical college student has to pay, an additional $3,400 plus about $1,000 in flights to CA is too great an expense to bear alone. Marching with The Blue Devils has been my dream ever since I saw my first drum corps show in 2008. However, I can't do it by myself so I'm asking for your help. After just completing our February camp, it's safe to say that this summer is going to be incredible. Being a music education major, there is nothing more valuable than marching drum corps and working with some of the best staff not only in DCI, but in the instrumental music activity. I can't wait to learn from this staff and become a better musician, athlete and educator. Marching with The Blue Devils will give me the tools to change my future students' lives. We all remember the first drum corps show we saw. For me, it was 2008 Phantom Regiment that made me fall in love with the activity. I fell even deeper in love when I saw 2009 Blue Devils. I can't wait to have that effect on someone this year. If you are willing and able, please consider making a donation to help me march this summer. My GoFundMe page is attached below, but if you would like a letter sent in the mail, send me your address and I will send one out. Thank you so much for your consideration and for helping me make my dreams become reality! https://www.gofundme.com/dmk3u9y4
  3. Does anyone have any tuba exercises that would help me increase my technique on tuba?
  4. Reading and listening to podcast now. 9 Proposals here---> http://www.dci.org/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210617288&DB_OEM_ID=33500 1 - Clarifying Use of Electronic Equipment and Amplification 2 - Allow Use of Metronome and Speaker in Warm-up 3 - Perc 1 Sheet Modification 4 - Perc 2 Modification 5 - Convert Perc 2 to Music Analysis 2 6 - Relocate Perc 2 to Front Sideline 7 - Relocate all Field Judges to Front Sideline 8 - Allow half tenths (.5) for judges 9 - Two Caption-Oriented Music Ensemble judges
  5. 20th Century Limited Drum & Bugle Corps Staff Openings 20th Century Limited Drum & Bugle Corps (TCL) of Highland, NY is looking to add new staff members for the 2016 season. TCL is entering its 24th season as an all-age parade and exhibition corps. The TCL organization has a growing program and is looking for individuals with a lot of energy and a passion for sustaining the drum corps activity in the Mid-Hudson region. We are looking for individuals who will push our team members to grow as individuals and performers; while having fun and developing pride and ownership in the success of our team-driven organization. The following positions are open: · Battery Percussion Instructor · Percussion Technician - Responsible for working directly with the caption head in instructing music and visual responsibilities for the parade season. · Program and Staff Coordinator Highland, NY is located in the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY; around halfway between New York City and Albany. Rehearsals are weekly year-round on Friday evenings (7:30pm-10:30pm). The instructional team meets weekly at rehearsals and quarterly off-site. Approximately 3-4 weekend field rehearsals are scheduled in May/June to prepare for field exhibitions. Applicants must have experience in the marching activity specifically, and past teaching experience is preferred but not a necessity. In additional to subject expertise, staff must attend staff meetings and maintain open communication with all other administrative and instructional team members. Pay and responsibilities will be based on the applicant’s experience and time commitment. All who are interested should apply. email: tclcorps@gmail.com (845) 728-0415
  6. Thanks for your interest. The survey is now closed.
  7. Has the music rights issue permeated the DCI website's "Spotlight of The Week"? Normally there is a 2 minute video of the performance from the corp being spotlighted. But this week for the 1989 Freelancers, there's a video with background music and captions regarding their show, not the performance..
  8. PRESS RELEASE Pete Sapadin · Corona, CA · I’m happy to announce that I will be heading up the staff for a brand new Independent Open Class Indoor Drumline in Southern California. City Sound Indoor! This will be the first year City Sound will be taking a drumline to Dayton, Ohio for WGI Championships. Auditions Hosler Middle school in Lynwood, CA Audition price: $20 Sunday, November 8 Sunday, November 15 Potential Members should attend both weekends if possible. Rehearsals begin the weekend after Thanksgiving Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-7pm Staff: Director Nathaniel Lewis Show Coordinator / Battery Writer / Caption Head Pete Sapadin Assistant Battery Caption Head Martin Swan Front Ensemble Writer / Consultant / Clinician Matthew Hernandez Front Ensemble Instructor Solomon Encina Visual Designer / Caption Head Brandon Wickham Snare Tech Andres Franco Tenor Techs Martin Swan Spencer Holman Bass Tech Nick Arocho Cymbal Tech Ernie Mclaurin (More staff info coming soon) Fee is $2,000 plus participation in a fundraiser. Fee includes flights to Dayton, accommodations, and all other costs other than food and shoes. www.City-Sound.org
  9. Does anyone know why DCI has done away with the RSS feed for the Field Pass podcast? I have always listened to this via my podcast app of choice (Downcast for iOS), however about midway through this summer, it has seemingly disappeared and now the easiest way to listen on the go appears to be SoundCloud. Which is fine but a little more cumbersome than I would prefer (no episode names, just air dates, make it more difficult to remember where I left off; when catching up on multiple episodes, they play in reverse order). DCI has an RSS link on their site with a number of confusing feed options, e.g.: "Select a Sport (for photo feed):" with the only value for selection being Blue Knights. What? lol There is no mention whatsoever of an RSS feed for the Field Pass. Anyone else puzzled by this?
  10. I have 1 set of Yamaha tenor drums for sale. They we're used in the Cavies 2013 show. They show very light sign of wear and what little there is, it is very light and would take close examination to find. There was 1 scratch between drum 1 & 2 that has since been repaired. The hardware has been replaced and is now chrome. The drums are a glossy black finish with black interior shells. Yamaha pinstripes are on it and are in good condition. The configuration is 6-10-12-13-14. I'm selling with a cover, stand, Bi-posto/tublar hybrid Randall May carrier (Like used in the cavies 2013 show, No ABS support) Asking $1,100 Email me at mkarptv@gmail.com for photos
  11. Crossmen announced their program last night. It is called above and beyond, Sounds like it will be good.
  12. Have you guys heard about the StreetBeat5K? It's a 5K run/walk/jazz run that takes place the Saturday of DCI Finals. The fee is only $35, and HALF of your fee goes to support the music program of your choice. You can support your favorite corps, or even a marching band program, if you want! The run is timed, and you get a nice T-shirt out of the deal. I ran last year and had a blast. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there! (I'll be the one in the red and black/ 9 rings of hell outfit on.. because dressing up for 5Ks is fun!) Susie Harloff http://www.streetbeat5K.com http://www.dci.org/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=965782&SPID=166025&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=210228437&DB_OEM_ID=33500
  13. We have a handful of corps that have the talent to win gold, which is outstanding. The sheer number of great ideas this year is more than I've ever seen in DCI, and I've been watching (or marching) since the mid-80s. What pains me most is when show designs hobble great talent, that demoralize almost as much as inspire. What I love to see most is a show design that empowers MMs to achieve their highest potential as performers, as people, and as artists, making the show itself into a work of art that transcends the idiom of drum corps. Usually, it's the show concepts that either click, or fail. A great concept will most always lead to a string of inspired, aesthetically-unified, and effective (GE) decisions in all captions. A poor concept will fail to a greater or lesser degree in all regards, including demoralizing MMs who have to live with it, act like they love it, but hate it secretly until afterwards, when they just end up regretting the decision they made to trust the design team and join the corps. That's the worst of all possible outcomes. Solution to poor design = Open Innovation Here's how to do it (though versions of this have been tried in the past, I'm well aware): 1. The design team must let go a bit and open up, instead of being like Charleton Heston ("...FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!"). Egos must be shelved. It's OK, we have to tell the corps directors and design teams. You'll still get your salaries because you're paid to CO-innovate and collaborate, to execute the designs, and hardest of all: to teach a group of young people how to create art. People out there, including potential members who will actually perform the show, have great ideas. Closed innovation doesn't work anymore in business, and it doesn't work well in DCI, at least for several corps, and even sometimes for the very best organizations. (Object lesson: 12.25, 10, Yowza, etc.) 2. They solicit show ideas from fans and alumni, but do so in an organized way, requesting concept, music, arrangement, visual, uniform, flag, prop, etc., ideas that communicate that theme. A standard format and strict requirements for submitting show design proposals must be communicated, just like any professional proposal. I'm talking actual RFPs (requests for proposals). And they could even require that the ideas if rejected cannot be used by other DCI organizations, which would keep the IP (intellectual property) within the community, as it were. Even better: they could request (or even require) individuals and/or teams of future MMs submit proposals. Could be a component of their auditions. 3. They allow the community to view the ideas, comment, and vote. 4. They give the community 50% of the votes, and their team 50%, and the best idea wins. Maybe the second or fourth best ideas will win the following year(s). How could you go wrong with the above? The days of the dictatorial corps director mucking things up are numbered. Just like the days of white guys in cigar-filled rooms deciding which candidate from which prominent political family will represent their party for governor or president. (Oh wait.....) Closed innovation, top-down, dictatorial decisions are so 20th century. So pre-social media. So Greatest Generation. Charleton Heston died angry, red-faced, half-crazy, but reports say that he was holding his wrinkled shrunken antique piece. Don't let this happen to you, top-5 corps. Let go. This is the Millennial Generation marching. They want co-ownership in their organizations. They want to lend a hand, to be empowered, to express their voice, and invest everything they have in its success, from concept to execution, from paper to the Gold medal around their neck at Finals. Trust the alumni, fans, and most of all: future MMs, not just yourselves. Open Innovation will avoid show designs that are inept from the get-go. Open Innovation will yield gold.
  14. Kudos to the Sacramento Mandarins who helped the FREE Players Drum Corps move their equipment onto the field for their performance at DCI East in Allentown. Despite tight scores/rankings, highly competive seasons, and face-paced schedules, drum corps' MMs and staff continually go out of their way to help and support other drum corps organizations. What stories do you remember about being there for other corps or other corps being there for you? https://www.facebook.com/drumcorpsinternational/posts/10153524081974172
  15. Lots of DCI fans have really enjoyed the Sacramento Mandarins in 2015. Some see a bright future for the corps, possibly contending for a finalist spot in the next few years. How have you enjoyed the Mandarins this year? Field Pass Podcast: Mandarins have 'The Edge' in 2015 Link to Field Pass: https://soundcloud.com/drum-corps-international/20150731-fieldpass
  16. The Oregon Crusaders is pleased to present its 2015 program “The Midnight Garden”, with musical selections including Prokofiev’s "Cinderella Suite", Doss’s "Cantus" and Adams’ "Wild Nights". Join us when the clock strikes twelve and this mystical garden comes to life! We're also excited to debut our new website at oregoncrusaders.org The new modern-responsive design enables all forms to have a great view into the artistry and performance of one of the up-and-coming DCI World Class Corps. Learn more about the Oregon Crusaders organization today at oregoncrusaders.org.
  17. Have you guys heard about the StreetBeat5K? It's a 5K run/walk/jazz run that takes place the Saturday of DCI Finals. The fee is only $35, and HALF of your fee goes to support the music program of your choice. You can support your favorite corps, or even a marching band program, if you want! The run is timed, and you get a nice T-shirt out of the deal. I ran last year and had a blast. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there! (I'll be the one in the red and black/ 9 rings of hell outfit on.. because dressing up for 5Ks is fun!) Susie Harloff http://www.streetbeat5K.com
  18. A couple of tight showdowns coming to DCI Arkansas (Little Rock). 1/10th separated Crossmen and Blue Stars and 5/100th separated OC and Mandarins in the previous evening at Broken Arrow, OK. Order of performance follows. 7:00 pm Mandarins 7:17 pm Jersey Surf 7:34 pm Pacific Crest 7:51 pm Oregon Crusaders 8:08 pm Colts 8:42 pm Crossmen 8:59 pm Blue Stars 9:16 pm Blue Knights 9:33 pm Santa Clara Vanguard
  19. Corps (in preforming order): Start Time: 7:30 PM Weather: -The Crossmen Partly Cloudy, high of 97 -The Bluecoats -Carolina Crown -The Blue Devils -Santa Clara Vanguard -Phantom Regiment -The Cadets -The Cavaliers WHO'S ALL GOING??? My Predictions: 1st: Cadets 2nd: BD 3rd: Coats 4th: Crown 5th: SCV 6th: Cavies 7th: Phantom 8th: Crossmen
  20. Greetings DCP Marketplace! I am looking for someone who might have an extra copy of The Blue Devil Book of Drumming they'd be willing to sell, or maybe if you have it on PDF - either way. Have tried eBay for a long time, but no luck. If so ... please feel free to email me: mbdrums@aol.com. Many thanks! Mark
  21. Greetings DCP Marketplace! I am looking for 2 vintage DCI LPs, that I would like to purchase: The 1974 Drum Corps International Championship Volume 3 Drum Corps International 1982 Championships Volume 1 If you might have one or both of these LPs and would be willing to sell them, please reply to this post or feel free to email me: mbdrums@aol.com. Many thanks and hope to hear from you! God Bless. Mark
  22. Percussionists: Please help an old brass player out. I'm normally a trombone/baritone instrumentalist and have played a lot of trumpet, also. I've had a little experience playing drums. I was a Junior in college and they needed 1 more snare (had 9, rank was for 10). I played one football season on snare and barely survived. The next 2 seasons I played bass drum -- really, a lot more fun. This was the old afterbeats/Sousa march style percussion, definitely not Drum Corps. So -- when I listen to a Corps' brass, I'm in familiar territory and think I could assess their ability fairly well. But, listening to today's Drum Corps style percussion, particularly the battery, all I hear is ratatatatatatatatatat (repeat as desired) flam Flam FLam FLAm FLAM FLAM FLAM FLAM ..... BOOM! Yet, here on DCP, there are folks who (allegedly) can pick out subtle difference between Corps X's and Corps Y's drum lines. I know I won't be that good, but I'd like to learn more. What do I listen for? What makes Corps X's battery better than Corp Y's? For those of you who play percussion and have heard the judges' tapes, what do they say pro and con? Inquiring minds want to know. Many thanks!
  23. Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps has declared to compete in Class A for the 2015 season! The decision to compete in Class A this year was not taken lightly, but the staff and administration are excited about the move and potential it brings to the drum corps. We just completed our "Super Camp" (four day camp) and it concluded with the performance of nearly 8 minutes worth of the show. This is a first for Alliance and we are very excited about the possibilities that this opens up for our corps as the season unfolds. We are very excited to be on track with doing our first full-run next weekend at the conclusion of camp! Alliance's interim corps director, Jeffrey Peterson, was clear from the beginning of the season that he wanted to maintain Alliance's commitment to excellence and set the corps on a solid path for success. The corps has welcomed 69 members to its ranks (including two drum majors and two alternates) and has made key changes in its operation to give its members the best education and experience possible. Furthermore, the corps' administration is committed to giving as many performance opportunities as possible this year, including attending three DCA shows, a local DCI regional, a parade tour and a friends and family performance. We hope that you will enjoy our program, "Sub-zero" this year, and I speak for all of us at Alliance when I say that we are excited to present it to you.
  24. In just a few Days Cabs At The Beach will be here take a look.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjCXR07rLqY Show date June 20th Order Tickets at Cabs.org Questions Email Akatzwaa@hotmail.com or call 973 945-5912
  25. So does anyone know why Spirit of Atlanta decided to switch to Kanstul brass instruments instead of Yamaha? I haven't heard whether Kanstul instruments are better, but I have heard it was because SOA got a sponsorship from Kanstul. I'm probably wrong but still... any ideas?