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  1. With so many great colors guards, what do we love about them and who will be on top? Which guards enhance the overall production the best, which are staged well, and which are the best written (unique, impressive & musical choreo)? Who is the most consistent and who is the most entertaining? I love color guard and there are so many great groups this year! Starting with the obvious, IMO- It will be the performance and consistency for Zingali between BD and BAC. Their styles are so different, and their programs really highlight the section. BD has literally created trick tosses we haven't ever seen and move so beautifully, Boston always has an insane skill set and show so much strength while still being effortless. Those 3 judges during finals week better have a microscope out there to see what both groups are bringing to the table. I have much so much more to say about all other groups, but I'd love to hear what y'all think!
  2. Welcome to the Carolina Crown 2022 thread! First up: CrownGuard!
  3. 2019 Official Programs & Playlist: This master(first) post will only be updated based on OFFICIAL organizational announcements WITH confirmation. An announcement on the corps official website or official social media site and/or newspaper publication announcement will be considered written authorization to post their musical selections here under this master post. Any other comments will be considered unofficial until verified by at least one or more of the aforementioned methods of disclosure above. NO RUMORS. Links to spotify will be available once any corps announces any musical selections and confirmation is secured. *** Full credit needs to go to frontensemble.com for the Corps logos used below.*** ***Any new corps not included currently in this list will be added if found on the official DCI schedule when it becomes available*** ================================================================== Madison Scouts - Majestic Repertoire: Afterburners - Chuck Naffier/Mark Taylor Backlash - Simon Dobson 715-Creeks - Bon Iver Young Person's Guide to the [Jazz] Orchestra - Duncan Lamont Spinning Wheel - Blood Sweat & Tears One Voice - Barry Manilow Announcement: https://bit.ly/2L3VYYc YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Afterburners - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxI4fs8jKg Backlash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC7tI_nU0EM 715 Creeks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaYgMdq6NDg Young Person's Guide to the Jazz Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OujqnrTOr4s Spinning Wheel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK62tfoCmuQ One Voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cDP8px1fQ =============================================================== The Cadets - Behold Repertoire: Fanfare for the Women by Libby Larsen Just by David Lang Blueprint by Caroline Shaw Dance No. 1 from the Estancia Orchestral Suite by Alberto Ginastera Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon Do Better by Tom Aungst, Omar Carmenates, and Brandon Carrita Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka Announcement: https://bit.ly/2Hc2dFv YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Fanfare for the Women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nNQwCAw4Pw Just https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTGtgvMQFm8 Blueprint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bRnpnsSKA Dance No. 1 from the Estancia Orchestral Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOG4Ct75DKk Bridge Over Troubled Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA Symphony No. 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547zbTOQ8-E ============================================================== Blue Devils - Ghostlight Repertoire: Cycle Song by Imogen Heap Rhythm Song by Paul Smadbeck A True Passion by Lorne Balfe Stroke of Genius by Lorne Balfe Symphony No. 3 by Aram Khachaturian Ghostlight by Dave Glyde Circus by Britney Spears Announcement: https://bit.ly/2JtACls YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Cycle Song by Imogen Heap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYaYUB2s_Q Rhythm Song by Paul Smadbeck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H2D-z6KPlg A True Passion by Lorne Balfe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwoumzFJsyM Stroke of Genius by Lorne Balfe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOM80mQGCks Symphony No. 3 by Aram Khachaturian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--P9sTGqUHw Circus by Britney Spears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVhJ_A8XUgc ============================================================== Boston Crusaders - Goliath Repertoire: Enough of Our Machines – Son Lux Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes) On the Shoulders of Giants – Peter Graham Giant Steps – John Coltrane My Shot – Lin-Manuel Miranda Fanfare for Rocky – Bill Conti Once Upon a Castle – Michael Daugherty Announcement: https://bit.ly/2EjKhaa YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Enough of Our Machines – Son Lux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wIhCD4B-48 Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST86JM1RPl0 On the Shoulders of Giants – Peter Graham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IvKAAEOc8w Giant Steps – John Coltrane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30FTr6G53VU My Shot – Lin-Manuel Miranda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7NqP_YGlg Fanfare for Rocky – Bill Conti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKQioyQDowU Once Upon a Castle – Michael Daugherty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS5-PlUov64 ============================================================== Seattle Cascades - Off The Grid Repertoire: Off The Grid - Brandon Smith Asphalt Cocktail - John Mackey I've Got The World On A String - Harold Arlen Never Gonna Give You Up - Stock, Aitken, Waterman (SAW) Nitro - Frank Ticheli High Wire - John Mackey Announcement: https://goo.gl/4uDaW1 YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Off The Grid - Brandon Smith Asphalt Cocktail - John Mackey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_hzyBOVHk4 I've Got The World On A String - Harold Arlen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8E0dlL8Ks Never Gonna Give You Up - Stock, Aitken, Waterman (SAW) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Nitro - Frank Ticheli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPAdZWbhKsk High Wire - John Mackey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpoSTldTLWc ============================================================== Pacific Crest - Everglow Repertoire: Original Music by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri Meta by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser View From Olympus by John Psathas Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith Insight – Haywyre by Martin Sebastian Vogt Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman Announcement: https://bit.ly/2WWVNiY YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFcv4NIuqvU View From Olympus by John Psathas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrfuDCry3yQ&list=PL167EF21D8376B051 Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7th0sBFpg0 Insight – Haywyre by Martin Sebastian Vogt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IjT7zUi6gQ Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlYvM1-hihw&list=PL7572306C225EA0C9 ============================================================== Phantom Regiment - I am Joan Repertoire: Carmina Burana – Carl Orff Audivi Media Nocte – Oliver Waespi Zohar – Jonathan Leshnoff Fire of Eternal Glory – Shostakovich Lady McBeth of Mtsensk – Shostakovich Vox Populi – 30 Seconds to Mars Unleashed – Two Steps from Hell Announcement: https://bit.ly/30Qbnzp YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Carmina Burana – Carl Orff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFSK0ogeg4 Audivi Media Nocte – Oliver Waespi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPPXqqB5FNI Zohar – Jonathan Leshnoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry3a-lvVvYc Fire of Eternal Glory – Shostakovich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YabDBkMVvC4 Lady McBeth of Mtsensk – Shostakovich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yNWtVJqLY Vox Populi – 30 Seconds to Mars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsFVEMFDf9k Unleashed – Two Steps from Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQdtDCNQQh0 ============================================================== The Academy - the bridge between Repertoire: Dance 1. First Movement - Oliver Davis Equilibrium - Paul Lovatt Cooper Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon Horizons - Paul Lovatt Cooper Original Music - Steven Vento Announcement: https://bit.ly/2VIqL0L Announcement #2: https://bit.ly/2Wa32I7 YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Dance 1. First Movement - Oliver Davis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3ptmeoOxM Equilibrium - Paul Lovatt Cooper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD3s-hxZ054 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGDdX-yV3dQ Horizons - Paul Lovatt Cooper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upog5EgM84A ============================================================== Blue Stars - Call of the Wild Repertoire: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi Symphony No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dance Panels by Aaron Copland Sora by Yoko Kanno Avalanche by Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, Matthew Hernandez The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) by Frode Fjellheim, Christophe Beck Announcement: https://bit.ly/30V4dJW YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK_A-tPxeQU Symphony No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_krJMxZfZcQ Dance Panels by Aaron Copland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61-6I2INOs Sora by Yoko Kanno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIJY3cgbRr4 The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) by Frode Fjellheim, Christophe Beck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-tarVal7pM ============================================================== Spirit of Atlanta - Neon Underground Repertoire: Krump - Scott McAllister You and Me - Eliza Doolittle Attraction - Emmanuel Sejourne Color Wheel - Arch Echo Announcement: https://bit.ly/2VelY79 Announcement #2: https://bit.ly/2HLDSXm YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Krump - Scott McAllister – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlE4AKphNM You and Me - Eliza Doolittle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkAKj-L8ono Attraction - Emmanuel Sejourne – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-QW-BShPY Color Wheel - Arch Echo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F65IQmP7lCk ============================================================== Jersey Surf - Fantasea Repertoire: Oceans by Goff Richards Op.28: The Sea, Fantasy in E Major for Orchestra by Alexander Glazunov Moses & Marco Polo Suite: Main Theme (From Marco Polo) by Ennio Morricone Aurora Awakes by John Mackey The Legend of Atlan (from Aquaman) by Rupert Gregson-Williams He Commands the Sea (from Aquaman) by Rupert Gregson-Williams Announcement: https://bit.ly/312AIG8 YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Oceans by Goff Richards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQonif6lPOs Op.28: The Sea, Fantasy in E Major for Orchestra by Alexander Glazunov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB9XjaBHyOE Moses & Marco Polo Suite: Main Theme (From Marco Polo) by Ennio Morricone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkRMXiFJkdw Aurora Awakes by John Mackey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ulk28Z4bwk The Legend of Atlan (from Aquaman) by Rupert Gregson-Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTp9juLgwK4 He Commands the Sea (from Aquaman) by Rupert Gregson-Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Ko2FbzIcc ============================================================== Mandarins - Subterra Repertoire: On the Shoulders of Giants by Peter Graham Rain in Your Black Eyes by Ezio Bosso Run Boy Run by Ambroise Willauma and Yoann Lemoine Original Composition by Key Poulan and Ike Jackson Announcement: https://bit.ly/2H0yyie Announcement #2: https://bit.ly/2XezDJe YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: On the Shoulders of Giants by Peter Graham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSQQNe646R4 Rain in Your Black Eyes by Ezio Bosso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVpMluGD4Sc Run Boy Run by Ambroise Willauma and Yoann Lemoine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmc21V-zBq0 Original Composition by Key Poulan and Ike Jackson ============================================================== Carolina Crown - Beneath the Surface Repertoire: Dark Clouds "Temen Oblak" - Christopher Tin Frolic (from Rabbit and Rogue) - Danny Elfman Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone Bucimis Traditional Folk Dance/Tune - The Swingles Feat. Trichy Sankaran Announcement: https://bit.ly/2XAFyZm YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Dark Clouds "Temen Oblak" - Christopher Tin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRFOtdaHOA Frolic (from Rabbit and Rogue) - Danny Elfman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXVw6lb2BKM Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1SIh0xfN4c Bucimis Traditional Folk Dance/Tune - The Swingles Feat. Trichy Sankaran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-jUXoV3YQ0 ============================================================== Santa Clara Vanguard - Vox Eversio Repertoire: Fraternity by Thierry Deleruyelle Audivi Media Nocte by Oliver Waespi Nothing Else Matters by Metallica Original Music by Paul & Sandi Rennick Announcement: https://bit.ly/2XL2ghc YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Fraternity by Thierry Deleruyelle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQfSdpv6cyU Audivi Media Nocte by Oliver Waespi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3DTLECNdwU Nothing Else Matters by Metallica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGnKpE4NCI ============================================================== Troopers - Beyond Boundaries Repertoire: Divertimento for Band Op2 by Vincent Persichetti Enterprising Young Men by Michael Giacchino Wondrous Light by John Estacio To the Stars by Randy Edelman Chorale VI/Cantus - Song of Aeolus by Karl Jenkins Main Title (from The Orville) by Bruce Broughton Krill Attack / Shuttle Escape (from the Orville) by Bruce Broughton Announcement: https://goo.gl/yNi7Rb Announcement #2: https://bit.ly/2ZE66cP YouTube Source Music - Individual Links: Divertimento for Band Op2 by Vincent Persichetti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do8nJ-BFSew Enterprising Young Men by Michael Giacchino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMu5jP2-c5U Wondrous Light by John Estacio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te8KIA93in4 To the Stars by Randy Edelman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlY8lXZaE0 Chorale VI/Cantus - Song of Aeolus by Karl Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqQRi-zQfI Main Title (from The Orville) by Bruce Broughton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DfCaHE8lcU Krill Attack / Shuttle Escape (from the Orville) by Bruce Broughton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXJu5OiexUA ============================================================== The Cavaliers - The Wrong Side of the Tracks Repertoire: Gorgon by Christopher Rouse Bum's Rush by Donald Grantham Rock Island, 1931 by Thomas Newman Party in Steerage by Mike McIntosh & Clif Walker Cathedral by Thomas Newman Announcement: https://bit.ly/2wUCyeq Announcement #2: https://bit.ly/2J2LwvK ============================================================== Bluecoats - The Bluecoats Repertoire: (The Beatles) A Day in the Life I Want to Hold Your Hand Eleanor Rigby Within You Without You Blackbird Come Together I Want You (She's So Heavy) The End Announcement: https://bit.ly/2x8hqS1 ============================================================== Blue Knights - ...I Remember Everything Repertoire Sudden Throw by Olafur Arnalds Liquid by Jay Bocook, Kevin Shah, Mike Jackson Hurt by Trent Reznor Lonely World by Moses Sumney ============================================================== Music City - Of Mice & Music Announcement: https://goo.gl/KNW6yQ ============================================================== Crossmen - Valkyrie Featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, Trent Reznor, & Andrew Markworth. Announcement: https://goo.gl/8E6siy ============================================================== Genesis - From the Ground Up Announcement: https://bit.ly/2JufqvB ============================================================== Colts - When Hell Freezes Over Announcement: https://bit.ly/2WkP1GB ============================================================== YouTube Source Music - All Corps Combined PLAYLIST ( Madison Scouts 1 thru 6 ) (The Cadets 7 thru 12) (Blue Devils 13 thru 18) ( Boston Crusaders 19 thru 25) (Seattle Cascades 26 thru 31) (Pacific Crest 32 thru 36) (Phantom Regiment 37 thru 43) (The Academy 44 thru 47) (Blue Stars 48 thru 52) (Spirit of Atlanta 53 thru 56) (Jersey Surf 57 thru 62) (Mandarins 63 thru 65) (Carolina Crown 66 thru 69) (Santa Clara Vanguard 70 thru 73) (Troopers 74 thru 79) ============================================================== This YouTube Playlist excludes: Do Better by Tom Aungst, Omar Carmenates, and Brandon Carrita Ghostlight by Dave Glyde Off The Grid - Brandon Smith Original Music by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser Meta by Bradley Kerr Green, Jonathan Zuniga, and Ezekiel Lanser Original Music - Steven Vento Sora by Yoko Kanno  Avalanche by Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, Matthew Hernandez  Original Composition by Key Poulan and Ike Jackson Original Music by Paul & Sandi Rennick ============================================================== The Spotify playlist will be updated as the main post is updated. Link to Spotify playlist ---->> This Spotify Playlist excludes: Afterburners - Chuck Naffier/Mark Taylor Young Person's Guide to the [Jazz] Orchestra - Duncan Lamont Dance No. 1 from the Estancia Orchestral Suite by Alberto Ginastera Do Better by Tom Aungst, Omar Carmenates, and Brandon Carrita Ghostlight by Dave Glyde Off The Grid - Brandon Smith Original Music - Steven Vento Avalanche by Jim Wunderlich, Rick Barclay, Matthew Hernandez Original Composition by Key Poulan and Ike Jackson Original Music by Paul & Sandi Rennick ============================================================== ========================================================== Please comment below or PM me with any official program announcements. ==========================================================
  4. 2021 Official Programs & Playlist: This master(first) post will only be updated based on OFFICIAL organizational announcements. An announcement on the corps official website or official social media site and/or newspaper publication announcement will be considered written authorization to post their musical selections here under this master post. Any other comments will be considered unofficial until verified by at least one or more of the aforementioned methods of disclosure above. NO RUMORS. Links to spotify will be available once any corps announces any musical selections and confirmation is secured. *** Full credit needs to go to frontensemble.com for the Corps logos used below.*** ***Any new corps not included currently in this list will be added if found on the official DCI schedule when or if it becomes available for 2021*** ================================================================== Blue Devils Blue Devils will not be performing in the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour Announcement: https://bluedevils.org/news/article.php?ID=1004 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard will not be performing in the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour Announcement: https://www.scvanguard.org/executive-team-2020-year-end-letter/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carolina Crown - In My Mood Carolina Crown will not be performing in the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour Carolina On My Mind - James Taylor Long Time Traveler - The Wailin' Jennys Seize the Day - Peter Graham Gravity - Sarah Bareilles Toccata Andromeda - Paul Halley Announcement: https://carolinacrown.org/index.php/news/item/70-project21 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Boston Crusaders - ZOOM Featuring Music Inspired by: Air Phoenix U2 Rimsky-Korsakov Hans Zimmer Perez Prado Billy May Holst John Adams “Lights Out” – Ryan George, Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Michael Zellers This is not an official repertoire and is subject to change. Announcement: https://bostoncrusaders.org/2021-production/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phantom Regiment - Harmonic Journey Repertoire: Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel Harmonium -John Adams - The Lord's Prayer - Miklos Roza Ostinato - Bela Bartok Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=125666529477288 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Troopers - Unleashed Repertoire: The Triumph of Time - Peter Graham Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2602533193380729 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blue Knights Louis Armstrong Billie Eilish Joni Mitchell Moses Sumney Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4089728327738483 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Colts - Leap of Faith Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande ABBA Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher George Michael Announcement: https://colts.org/2021_339 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Genesis - There's No Place Like Home Announcement: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=503751823949683 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cavaliers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Madison Scouts The Cadets Seattle Cascades Pacific Crest The Academy Blue Stars Spirit of Atlanta Jersey Surf Mandarins Bluecoats Music City Crossmen
  5. Interesting that someone would dig up the Carolina Crown thread overnight as I have been planning on doing Crown this week for awhile since I will be spending a long weekend in the Charlotte area this weekend. What are your top 1-5 all time Carolina Crown shows? (Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them? You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive. For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions: Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite. Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least 2001Blue Toons Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite
  6. 2019 Official Programs & Playlist: This master(first) post will only be updated based on OFFICIAL organizational announcements WITH confirmation. An announcement on the corps official website or official social media site and/or newspaper publication announcement will be considered written authorization to post their musical selections here under this master post. Any other comments will be considered unofficial until verified by at least one or more of the aforementioned methods of disclosure above. NO RUMORS. Links to spotify will be available once any corps announces any musical selections and confirmation is secured. *** Full credit needs to go to frontensemble.com for the Corps logos used below.*** ***Any new corps not included currently in this list will be added if found on the official DCI schedule when it becomes available***
  7. Colts 2019 (When Hell Freezes Over) Mandarins 2018 (and some might say 2019) Music City 2018 (Hell on Wheels) Crown 2015 (Inferno) SCV 2011 (The Devil's Staircase) Seems to be a pretty popular theme. Any ideas why? (Thinking too much about the Texas tour, maybe?)
  8. (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.
  9. Hi everyone, As the summer of 2018 approaches, I thought that it would be nice to have a list of all the corps that will competing this summer. World Class Corps 1. The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 2. The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps 3. The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps 4. The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps 5. The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps 6. The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps 7. The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps 8. Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps 9. The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps 10. The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps 11. The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps 12. Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps 13. Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps 14. The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps 15. The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps 16. Music City Drum and Bugle Corps 17. The Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps 18. Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps 19. The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps 20. Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps 21. The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps 22. Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps 23. Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps 24. The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Open Class Corps 1. 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps 2. The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps 3. The Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle Corps 4. The Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps 5. The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps 6. The Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps 7. Gold Drum and Bugle Corps 8. Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps 9. The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps 10. Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps 11. Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps 12. Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps 13. Legends Drum and Bugle Corps 14. Les Stentors Drum and Bugle Corps 15. The Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps 16. The Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps 17. River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps 18. Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps 19. Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps 20. Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps 21. Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps 22. Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps 23. Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps International Class Corps 1. Jubal Corps Under Evaluation to Compete in DCI's Open Class in 2018 1. Armada Drum and Bugle Corps
  10. After seeing the Blue Stars and Crossmen compete neck and neck with eachother all season this year, I began to wonder which corps might be in that same situation next season where they are right next to each other in terms of scoring and placement. My tight grouping predictions for next season are the following: Blue Devils v.s. Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara Vanguard v.s. Carolina Crown Bluecoats v.s. Cavailers Cadets v.s. Blue Knights Phantom Regiment v.s. Blue Knights Blue Stars v.s. Crossmen Madison Scouts v.s. Mandarins Troopers v.s. Colts Blue Devils B v.s. Vanguard Cadets Gold v.s. Golden Empire Seattle Cascades v.s. Jersey Surf Jersey Surf v.s. Pioneer Music City v.s. Genesis Battalion v.s. Columbians Impulse v.s. Shadow Shadow v.s. River City Rhythm Les Stentors v.s. Impulse Pacific Crest v.s. Oregon Crusaders Colts v.s. Academy Oregon Crusaders v.s. Spirit of Atlanta Again, these are just my predictions. What are your predictions? Do any of your predictions match any of mine? Do you agree or disagree with my predictions? Please comment in this thread and we will find out!
  11. Some friends and I are planning on trying out for some drum cores (crown and SOA more than likely) and were wondering if there is anything we can do to prepare ourselves for audition camps, what materials to know when going in, what to practice, and where to find the materials and exercise to practice (not talking about audition packets).
  12. The 2017 drum corps season has started, and so has my show review season! I reviewed two shows for the June edition of Drum Corps World. The first was the DCI Tour Premiere cinecast on Thursday, June 22. The focus of that review was on the technical aspects of the cinecast. A separate review of the performances is also in the June issue. The second review was of the Innovations in Brass: Massillon show on Saturday, June 24. That review was a performance review of all 5 World Class and 2 SoundSport corps which performed that night. http://www.gaminnet.info/?p=3054
  13. I have been listening to a lot of Crown years over the past few days and it has me thinking; Is Michael Klesch the absolute BEST brass writer in DCI? I mean is there anyone else who can even touch is fantastic writing? Clearly, this is just a matter of opinion and I am absolutely sure there are writers that are just as fantastic. I am just saying, there is no other brass section I would rather listen to more in today's drum corps than Carolina Crown, and Klesch's arrangements over the years have been nothing less than stellar. And although they placed 5th in that Space show, I still find myself listening to that show relatively frequently. **This is not intended as a bashing session against other brass arrangers, rather, it is a heavy praise for someone who has given us years of spectacular musical arrangements.** I'm loving some Klesch.
  14. I'm not one to be blown away by trailer music, but the last Star Wars TFA Trailer has been blowing my mind. With BD doing a Star Wars Duel of the Fates back 1999, why not this one. Perhaps Crown or BD could play an arrangement in the lot. I think I might arrange this myself, anyways Could you see these or other corps playing an arrangement of the this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCN9K_a-MpE
  15. 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
  16. Murphy, Juwan Carolina Crown, Baritone Hello, I'm new to this community but my name is Juwan Murphy and I am currently a sophomore music performance and education major at the University of Central Florida with my focus on trombone. I started with music early with the piano in elementary school and in middle school joined the band in 7th grade and have been playing trombone since then. Ever since I started high school I have been intrigued by drum corp. The amount of talent and dedication that must of went in to achieve the feats that some did to me was incredible. As I started to get more into drum corp I began to love the sound that the crown brass had and could only dream of ever being a part of the horn line. I was always a great player but just the sheer amount of money that was required to participate in the groups made ever joining one seem impossible. After graduating highschool and working on my own I decided to take a leap of faith and audition for the corp of my dream Carolina Crown in 2014. Although showing potential I was cut the February camp and I was devastated. This disappointment only made me drive more and this year I re-auditioned got a contract! This will be my first year marching drum corp and as a 20 year old this is one of my last chances. I had believed the hard part was out of the way but realizing the limited work schedule I had due to school it caused my severe lack of funds and even though all of my money has gone to the corp that I made I was still severely behind on payments. Just in tuition alone I have $1,575 left to pay not to mention my camp fee, spring training, and uniform fees left. If you were to decide to donate your donation however small will greatly help me accomplish my dreams and give me a music educational experience I will always remember which would mean the world to me. To help you would need to follow this link to the Crown store and put my name down in the member name field at this link: http://www.thecrownstore.com/carolina-crown-member-sponsorship/ Also here is the Carolina Crown main website to find out more info on the corp: Carolinacrown.org Also I will leave my email address here to contact me directly for any more info: Jm543211092@gmail.com Please consider donating or possibly sharing this with someone who would like to donate and continue to grow drum corps. Be blessed :) Juwan Murphy
  17. Hello everyone! My name's Sara Rogers & I'm in need of a bit of help! I'm currently in the running to win a 2 week trip to Norway to be a Photojournalist for Visit Norway. It's a BIG deal and could possibly change my life for the better! All you need to do is VOTE for me! I promise, for signing up, you won't be spammed with emails. It's a one time sign-up and no strings attached to vote. You're also able to got once a day! I would GREATLY appreciate it if you're able to participate & share this in any way! Would love to have support from my drum corps family! Here's the link: http://dreamjobbing.com/l/00058c Here's my background in drum corps: White Sabers (DCA) Color Guard, 2006 Rochester Crusaders (DCA) Mellophone, 2007-2009 Carolina Crown (DCI) Mellophone, 2010 The Cadets (DCI) Mellophone, 2011-2012 Boston Crusaders (DCI) Videographer, 2013 The Cadets/YEA! (DCI/DCA) Media Producer, 2014 THANKS!!!
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  19. Good Afternoon! I am in need of 3 tickets for Semi-Finals in Indianapolis on Friday August 8th. Our son is performing that evening with Carolina Crown and we would love to see him! If you have any tickets available or know of anyone who has some for sale please pass on my contact information. Thank you, Bill Durst Suncoast Sound 84-89 727-643-9096
  20. So, I've never marched with a corps, and was needing to pick the brains of the vets out there. My question originates from this season from Crown but has undoubtedly occurred with other corps through history. So, Crown won last year after years of building and vying for that top stop. It finally happens! Expectations for next year are super high. They come out this year starting in the top 3. Okay, they bounced around there for years. Then they slip to fourth, and then fifth. Seeing as their score dropped below 90, it may not be out of the question to go down to 6th. Same thing with the Blue Knights from 97-2001. Got all the way up to 6th and then BAM, out of the top 12. And the same with the Cavies from 07-12. They hover around second or third for 5 years and then down to 8th. As I said, there are probably many examples. The Question: What is going through the heads of staff and members at this point in the year? Have they just given up? Do they feel like they are just "pissin' on a bonfire", where nothing they do helps? Do they keep fighting the good fight? Does arguing break out, and the blame game begin? So, veterans of the game, what more than likely is going on in corps on years like this?
  21. I feel like this question needs to be asked. What's your favorite vocal or vocal passage? I really dug the fast 1234 vocal with leg swings in the middle of crowns show last year. It made me uncomfortable in more of a curious way? Anyway the colts this season seem to be pushing the limits of their vocal cords with a constant stream of vocals to keep me interested. I heard that past presidents are even giving the vocals a shot in some shows. Having them in the show really makes it all the more genuine and official. Well the question still stands....tell me your favorite vocal! Everyone's opinion is invited and I want to hear many different voices!
  22. Week 1 [June 18 - June 21] (74.075) - The Cadets (73.700) - Blue Devils (73.016) - Carolina Crown (72.800) - Bluecoats (70.525) - Santa Clara Vanguard (70.250) - Phantom Regiment (69.266) - The Cavaliers (66.775) - Madison Scouts (66.400) - Boston Crusaders (65.550) - Blue Knights (64.250) - Blue Stars (63.075) - Crossmen (61.633) - Troopers (60.450) - Spirit of Atlanta (60.400) - Colts (59.975) - Pacific Crest (58.575) - Mandarins (47.350) - Pioneer - The Academy - Cascades - Jersey Surf - Oregon Crusaders *Rankings are determined by averaging the corps' scores from Sunday through Saturday.
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