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  1. FYI. http://www.drumcorpsplanet.com/2019/11/inside-the-arc-the-quest/
  2. I'm hearing through the rumor mill that Spirit is dropping their cymbal line for the upcoming season. I hope it's not true as they've had some fantastic lines in the past. I think they've even won some I&E's. Anyone else hearing the same rumor?
  3. Hello! I am putting together a comprehensive list of percussion caption heads throughout DCI's history and have been scourging the internet for information and emailing the corps (some I haven't emailed yet). I still need a lot of information and was hoping to find some help here. Below are the lists of years that I haven't been able to find caption heads for or information that I haven't been able to verify. I have also included a link to the google sheets file that has all of the information that I have found so far. Click here for the google sheets file. ******* I've been away for awhile. I've updated everything that I could verify/ had years for. Thank you to everyone who has contributed!!!! The Academy 2001 - 2007 : ?? The Bluecoats Complete! Thank you to mingusmonk! Hopefully I transferred your descriptions accurately. Blue Knights 1963 : ?? 1975 - 1977 : ?? 1982 - 1990 : ?? 2002 - 2005 : ?? 2011 - 2012 : ?? The Blue Stars 1965 - 1981 : ?? 1986 - 2005 : ?? 2010 - 2011 : ?? Boston Crusaders 1940 - 1963 : ?? 1965 - 1990 : ?? 1992 - 1993 : Thom Hannum? 1994 : Tom Aungst? 1995 - 1996 : ?? 1998 - 1999 : ?? The Cadets 1934 - 1969 : ?? 1972 - 1973 : ?? 1978 - 1979 : ?? The Cavaliers The Cavaliers were kind enough to respond to my email and helped me fill out my list. The only years that they couldn't find were 1952 - 1955. Thank you to the Cavaliers and alumni who helped!! Colts 1966 : ?? 1968 - 2005 : ?? 2012 - 2016 : ?? Crossmen 1983 : ?? 1997 : ?? 2000 : ?? 2006 - 2008 : ?? 2010 - 2012 : ?? 2014 : ?? 2019 : ?? The Glassmen 1973 - 1975 : ?? 1984 - 1987 : ?? 1992 - 1996 : ?? 2004 - 2006 : ?? Madison Scouts 1954 - 1991 : ?? Mandarins 1978 : ?? 1984 - 2008 : ?? 2010 - 2012 : ?? 2014 - 2016 : ?? Music City DBC 2009 - 2013 : ?? Oregon Crusaders 2000 - 2002 : ?? Thank you to the Oregon Crusaders (Mike Quillen) for helping! Pacific Crest 1996 - 2018 : ?? Phantom Regiment 1964 : ?? 1970 : ?? 1973 - 1974 : ?? 2019 : ?? SCV 1967 - 1972 : ?? Seattle Cascades 1969 - 1979 : ?? 1985 : ?? 1991 - 2012 : ?? 2014 - 2019 : ?? Troopers 1958 : ?? 1960 - 2004 : ?? 2006 - 2018 : ??
  4. As we know the 5 caption trophies are averages of THUR, FRI, SAT. If there is a tie, the Finals number breaks it. GE: Bloo has a .45 lead, so if BD is announced the Angelica winner, it’s #19 in ‘19. Nobody else is close. Visual: the Brazale is just the 20 pt proficiency caption. I don’t know why they don’t add in analysis, but it is what it is. BD holds a .15 lead over Bloo. It’s conceivable that Bloo can pick that up but not too likely. Guard: BD has a .05 edge over BAC, so whoever gets the top score tonight wins the Zingali. Brass: wow, Crown only has a .15 lead over (edit) Bloo. Again, Bloo isn’t out of it but needs a tepid run by CC to gain at least that.15. Percussion: SCV is comfortable at .175 over BD. Bloo is .25 back. Again, BD could win Visual and Guard and get the Silver. Bloo MUST win GE to get the Gold — unless this week’s trends go wrong.
  5. vintage drum solos from the 70's and 80's! https://www.facebook.com/Ol-skool-drum-solos-yall-305846139870195/
  6. Hello! I'm thinking about auditioning for BD synth, and had a couple of questions. 1. About how many people usually audition for synth? 2. Do you have to know MainStage? 3. Would a piece like Chopin's Prelude in B minor (op. 28 no. 6) be okay? (https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/68550) If not, what kind of piece would be suitable to audition with? I assume that it shouldn't last more than 2 minutes, but I could be wrong. 4. What is the audition process like? 5. When did you hear back from BD? Thank you for all your help!
  7. I thought I start a thread of inks to live feeds of the hornline, drumline, front ensemble, and guard warm ups. To keep things kosher, let's stay away from posting live show feeds. Let's keep it to live video from the parking lot.
  8. I have a used Yamaha Battery for sale. 8 snares (all 14s) 5 tenors (double 6, 10, 12 13 14 4 basses (18, 22,26,30 (sorry top bass not available) Carriers and stands working for all drums but show heavy use. $5000 plus buyer pays freight orangecountyindependent@gmail.co or call 714-600-1165 Pics upon request!
  9. Offered for sale is a collection of drum corps drumline writing that spans several decades from the 1970s to the 1990s. Cadences, warm-ups, exercises and random bids from some of the greatest percussion arrangers ever to put their beats on a football field for Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Midwest and dozens of other regional circuits back in the day. This collection is over 100 pages from percussion arrangers such as Marty Hurley, Tom Sorensen, Russ Weber, Dennis Delucia, John Wooton, Brian Dufour, Jeff Prosperie, Bart Dixion writing for corps such as Phantom Regiment, Pioneer, Bridgemen, Colts, Blue Devils, Cavaliers, etc. A great historical collection of drumline beats to help build your chops for auditions and the upcoming marching season. All of the arrangements are in page protectors and shipped in a three ring binder. This is also posted on Ebay and you can view photos there. https://www.ebay.com/itm/153353723429 Thanks for looking and feel free to ask any questions.
  10. Due to the impending winter storm, The Skyliners have moved their Open House to Sunday, February 3rd.
  11. So, I march tenors for high school and I am a freshman. We are in parade season now and I just can't handle the weight of the tenors for more than 20 minutes. I even wear a back brace and that doesn't help. I also stretch before I put them on. Is there anything else I can do so I don't have to put the tenors up during the parade?
  12. The Skyliners are pleased to introduce their Percussion Staff for the coming 2019 season. "We have assembled a young, talented, and energetic group", said Ian Vanderlinden, Caption Head. Timmy Allen, staff and ensemble coordinator, said "We are really excited about being able to build on a returning core that understands our vision and commitment to our members. We have a team that will enable us to grow not only this year, but well into the future." For more information, including bios for all our staff, you can visit the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Website. You can contact our Director at jeff@skylinersdbc.org for more information. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit, performance-based organization that provides quality educational opportunities for its members.
  13. The Skyliners are pleased to introduce their Percussion Staff for the coming 2019 season. "We have assembled a young, talented, and energetic group", said Ian Vanderlinden, Caption Head. Timmy Allen, staff and ensemble coordinator, said "We are really excited about being able to build on a returning core that understands our vision and commitment to our members. We have a team that will enable us to grow not only this year, but well into the future." For more information, including bios for all our staff, you can visit the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Website. You can contact our Director at jeff@skylinersdbc.org for more information. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit, performance-based organization that provides quality educational opportunities for its members.
  14. Hi Guys! It's been many years since I've taken the field and I've been invited to join my high schools alumni band when homecoming comes this fall. I tried to march last year but the equipment is so different than it was in the '70's the only available loaner drums were fitted for slender wee folks, I ended up playing on a mounted drum on the sidelines. Now where's the fun in that?! This year, my Son gifted me a Pearl Airframe carrier and we got it attached to the drum ok. Problem is, I am not a wee skinny high school student anymore, and I can't find any kind of instructions on how to adjust and fit this thing to my more (ahem) mature figure and aging spine. I attempted to contact Pearl to wait on hold for a goodly long time, so failing that I found your site and figured this would be the ideal place to ask for tips! I assume I must try and bend the frame a bit to go over my shoulders and to pass over my ample belly, but dang! that is some really tough aluminum for this old man to wrangle with. Thanks So much for your help! Rich Granville High School, Class of '79
  15. (OK, maybe some hyperbole there, but read on!) These were Carolina Crown's percussion scores in Finals for the five years prior to last season: 2012 -- 18.800 (6th) 2013 -- 18.700 (6th) 2014 -- 18.450 (7th) 2015 -- 18.950 (5th) 2016 -- 18.675 (5th) (As given at the From the Pressbox website, which does seem to lop off decimals from time to time.) In those five years, it was repeatedly said on these forums and elsewhere (even by the commentators on the cinema screenings) that Crown's percussion was weak, bad, faulty, deficient, imperfect, defective, inferior, poor, lame, inadequate, shoddy, and so forth. And not just relatively bad but absolutely bad. I remember querying this point on more than one occasion. I noted that these are all Box 5 scores and thus, by any absolute measure, Crown was fielding very strong percussion lines. But no, came the replies: it wasn't just that Crown's percussion wasn't as strong as Crown's other elements or as other corps' percussion or that it was (with one exception) keeping them from a championship or medals position; no: Crown's percussion was just not good. That claim was made repeatedly. So these appear to be the five best scores achieved by DCI percussion this past weekend: 17.50 -- Cavaliers 17.50 -- Carolina Crown 17.25 -- Blue Devils 17.20 -- Santa Clara Vanguard 17.20 -- Boston Crusaders (I may have missed one or more, but you get the point. Again I used From the Pressbox as my source.) Not one Box 5 score among them, and yet commentators here are offering a fair bit of praise for these lines. But if you had a time machine and could drop any one of these corps of last weekend into the 2012-2016 Finals, surely their percussion would be crushed by Finals-Crown of those years . . . Wouldn't they? I'm genuinely curious to know what people think about that. Are these 2018 mid-season percussion scores too low? Were Crown's 2012-2016 Box 5 Finals percussion scores too high? That is to say: do Cavaliers right now actually have a Box 5 percussion section? And did Crown by Finals in 2012-2016 still have a Box 4 percussion section (or worse)? (How much improvement in numbers is real, relative to the descriptions on the sheets, and how much is just numbers management?) Or when people say that Crown's percussion as the 2012-2016 seasons ended was bad, is that a serious exaggeration? In scoring terms, where is the dividing line between good percussion and bad percussion anyway? Was Crown's percussion ever very good in those years? Is Cavaliers' percussion section already very good? Feel free to apply any of those questions to other elements or to corps as a whole. Already people are talking about how they have listened to this or that early season performance repeatedly. Does anyone do that with a poor performance? At what point, as far as scores are concerned, does a corps become worth listening to? I look forward to everyone's thoughts.