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  1. If there were a Drum Corps Citizenship Exam, one of the required questions would be, "Who is Tommy Martin?" If you need a refresher, or just need to be refreshed: The first 4 notes? Tommy Triple tongue clinic at 11:58? Tommy As Twyla Tharp says, you've got to "earn your ancestors". If you want to be a Drum Corps citizen, you earn that by knowing the history...and those who made it. Happy Birthday, Tommy, and many more.
  2. The Buglers Hall of Fame is proud to announce its 2020 inductees, comprising the largest and most diverse class in its 15 year history. Thirty-one outstanding buglers will be honored, eclipsing the previous record of 28 in the inaugural Class of 2005. The 2020 BHOF Class includes buglers from Drum Corps, the US Military Services and beyond, ranging from a 3-time CYO Individuals Champion, to the first performer to win National Titles in both DCA and DCI, a recording artist who spent years with the Woody Herman Orchestra before taking up the bugle as both player and instructor, 2 European members, 4 Canadian members, and 4 female members. Buglers Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Dennis Argul – Baritone soloist, Bridgemen, Bushwackers, DCI Adjudicator Wayne Boyd – Defenders, 27th Lancers Alumni, Sancians instructor, brass judge Gene Boyle – Soloist, 27th Lancers, Brigadiers, DCA Soprano I&E Champion Benjamin Chaffee – Rochester Crusaders, White Sabers, DCA I&E Champion Peter Cheznovitz – Baritone soloist, Edison Saints, Buccaneers, Sky Alumni James Covington – Marksmen, East Coast Jazz, Hurricanes, DCA I&E Champion Genevieve Danis – Glassmen, Baritone soloist, Les Etoiles, Syracuse Brigadiers David De Andrea – Soprano soloist, Edison Saints, Sunrisers, US Navy Bands Wayne Dillon – Soprano soloist, Toronto/Seneca Optimists, DCI brass judge Robert Doyle – FH, Les Compagnons, Melo, Caballeros, Canadian/US I&E Champ Gerald Dunn – Soloist, USN D&B Corps, Thunderbirds, Steele City, Crusaders Bob Fizette – Blue Eagles, Avant Garde, Reading Buccaneers, Skyliners, Sunrisers Jonathan Gifford – Tarheel, East Coast Jazz, Carolina Gold, Crusaders, US Army Jamie Gibbs – Empire Statesmen, Prime Time Brass, DCA, Legion I&E Champion Stephen Jones – Contra, Bridgemen, Star, Blast, multi DCI Individual Champion Laura(Schachner)Hanlon – Orbits, Ramblers, 3-time CYO Individual Champion Hans Kloppert – Soloist, sop/contra, Jong Jubal, Jubal, Matadors, Bucs, Empire Winona Lieux – Mellophone soloist, Crossmen, Westshoremen, Caballeros William McClellan – sop/FH/melo, Yellow Jackets, Raiders, DesPlaines, USMC Bud McCormick – Monarchs, Muchachos, SC Vanguard, Bucs, 1st DCI/DCA champ Tom Michalski – Sop/Bari/Contra, Caballeros, Bushwackers, BHOF contra champ Shaun Owens – Erie Mavericks/Thunderbirds, Madison Scouts, 2X DCI I&E champ Chuck Penfield – Soprano, Roch. Crusaders, Bluecoats, Blue Devils, Brigs, Empire Alan Keith “Boomba” Peoples – Soprano soloist, CMCC Warriors, Bridgemen Silvia(Hernandez)Perbetsky - Floridians, Fl Vanguard, Muchachos, Westshoremen George Rabbai – Woody Herman Band, Chief Bugler-12th New Jersey Volunteer Inf Henry Staab – Medford Grenadiers, US Navy, Rochester Crusaders, Sky, Hurcs Scott Stansfield – Bucs, Westshore, Grenadiers, Brigs, Naval Academy D&B Corps Paul Tucker – Basildon Blue Eagles, Kidsgrove Scouts, BDE, DCUK, DCH I&E Champ Chuck Wilson – West Point Hellcats, Hanover Lancers, Rhode Island Matadors Gary Wood – Lakeview Shoreliners, Hamburg Kingsmen, US Navy, Sky, Erie T-birds A formal Buglers Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is planned for later this year
  3. The Buglers Hall of Fame is proud to announce its 2020 inductees, comprising the largest and most diverse class in its 15 year history. Thirty-one outstanding buglers will be honored, eclipsing the previous record of 28 in the inaugural Class of 2005. The 2020 BHOF Class includes buglers from Drum Corps, the US Military Services and beyond, ranging from a 3-time CYO Individuals Champion, to the first performer to win National Titles in both DCA and DCI, a recording artist who spent years with the Woody Herman Orchestra before taking up the bugle as both player and instructor, 2 European members, 4 Canadian members, and 4 female members. Buglers Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Dennis Argul – Baritone soloist, Bridgemen, Bushwackers, DCI Adjudicator Wayne Boyd – Defenders, 27th Lancers Alumni, Sancians instructor, brass judge Gene Boyle – Soloist, 27th Lancers, Brigadiers, DCA Soprano I&E Champion Benjamin Chaffee – Rochester Crusaders, White Sabers, DCA I&E Champion Peter Cheznovitz – Baritone soloist, Edison Saints, Buccaneers, Sky Alumni James Covington – Marksmen, East Coast Jazz, Hurricanes, DCA I&E Champion Genevieve Danis – Glassmen, Baritone soloist, Les Etoiles, Syracuse Brigadiers David De Andrea – Soprano soloist, Edison Saints, Sunrisers, US Navy Bands Wayne Dillon – Soprano soloist, Toronto/Seneca Optimists, DCI brass judge Robert Doyle – FH, Les Compagnons, Melo, Caballeros, Canadian/US I&E Champ Gerald Dunn – Soloist, USN D&B Corps, Thunderbirds, Steele City, Crusaders Bob Fizette – Blue Eagles, Avant Garde, Reading Buccaneers, Skyliners, Sunrisers Jonathan Gifford – Tarheel, East Coast Jazz, Carolina Gold, Crusaders, US Army Jamie Gibbs – Empire Statesmen, Prime Time Brass, DCA, Legion I&E Champion Stephen Jones – Contra, Bridgemen, Star, Blast, multi DCI Individual Champion Laura(Schachner)Hanlon – Orbits, Ramblers, 3-time CYO Individual Champion Hans Kloppert – Soloist, sop/contra, Jong Jubal, Jubal, Matadors, Bucs, Empire Winona Lieux – Mellophone soloist, Crossmen, Westshoremen, Caballeros William McClellan – sop/FH/melo, Yellow Jackets, Raiders, DesPlaines, USMC Bud McCormick – Monarchs, Muchachos, SC Vanguard, Bucs, 1st DCI/DCA champ Tom Michalski – Sop/Bari/Contra, Caballeros, Bushwackers, BHOF contra champ Shaun Owens – Erie Mavericks/Thunderbirds, Madison Scouts, 2X DCI I&E champ Chuck Penfield – Soprano, Roch. Crusaders, Bluecoats, Blue Devils, Brigs, Empire Alan Keith “Boomba” Peoples – Soprano soloist, CMCC Warriors, Bridgemen Silvia(Hernandez)Perbetsky - Floridians, Fl Vanguard, Muchachos, Westshoremen George Rabbai – Woody Herman Band, Chief Bugler-12th New Jersey Volunteer Inf Henry Staab – Medford Grenadiers, US Navy, Rochester Crusaders, Sky, Hurcs Scott Stansfield – Bucs, Westshore, Grenadiers, Brigs, Naval Academy D&B Corps Paul Tucker – Basildon Blue Eagles, Kidsgrove Scouts, BDE, DCUK, DCH I&E Champ Chuck Wilson – West Point Hellcats, Hanover Lancers, Rhode Island Matadors Gary Wood – Lakeview Shoreliners, Hamburg Kingsmen, US Navy, Sky, Erie T-birds A formal Buglers Hall of Fame Induction event is planned for later this year.
  4. ‘The Shows Must Go On’ YouTube Channel Will Give You Free Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista https://www.slashfilm.com/the-shows-must-go-on/ If you're missing some fine musical entertainment, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Universal Studio's have teamed up to air some of Mr. Webber's musicals for "FREE". Are you missing seeing musicals on the big stage? Well, here’s the next best thing: a YouTube Channel. Okay, look, watching something on YouTube isn’t going to really compare to the theatre experience, but we all have to make do with what we have. In an attempt to bring a West End and Broadway experience to viewers, here comes The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel, which features free productions of some of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. We can only hope this is all building towards Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Official Announcement | The Shows Must Go On - Stay Home 1,197,454 views•Apr 2, 2020 Youtube Channel: The Shows Must Go On! Above you can find a very casual looking Andrew Lloyd Webber introducing The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel, which hopes to provide “theatre lovers with a West End and Broadway experience in their own homes, online for free.” Each show drops weekly at 11:00 A.M. PST/2:oo P.M. EST for a limited 48-hour period online – no charge or sign up required – giving fans of musical theatre an opportunity to enjoy beloved shows, from their living rooms. So you better watch them when posted because they will not be repeated when they expire. Future productions will be announced soon. Webber has a ton of hits to choose from: Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and of course, Cats, just to name a few. In addition to the full-length shows, there will also be “clips of famous performances and behind-the-scenes footage will be uploaded regularly to the channel, so fans can continue to get their theatre fix at home.” And while this is all free, you could also make a charitable donation to the organizations listed on the channel, which include Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund. It would be a nice thing to do! If you can afford it. Last Friday April 3, 2020, aired the 2000 adaptation of Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, and Joan Collins. Next up this Friday, April 10, 2020 Jesus Christ Superstar, the arena production featuring Tim Minchin, Melanie C, and Chris Moyles will air. Donation Links: Donate to these worthwhile arts causes; UK: http://actingforothers.co.uk/ US: https://broadwaycares.org/ Australia: https://www.actorsbenevolentfund.org.au/ Enjoy!
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SnagFilms https://www.snagfilms.com/ About Snagfilms Snagfilms - Philanthropic Movies and TV Shows online For those of us looking to discover something different, SnagFilms has over 2,000 movies, TV show episodes, eye-opening documentaries and exclusive original comedy shorts. There is something to watch for everyone! Stream FREE video content on your mobile phone, tablet, desktop, OTT device or Smart TV! Watch with our free apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device _________________________________________________________________________ 9. Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online www.netflix.com Watch Netflix movies & TV shows online or stream right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more. Unlimited movies, TV shows, and more. Watch anywhere. Cancel anytime. Ready to watch? Enter your email to create or access your account. _________________________________________________________________________ 10. Vimeo.com - Official Site | Home for High-Quality Videos‎ https://vimeo.com/watch About Vimeo Vimeo is a video sharing platform similar to YouTube Try a plan free for 30 days, or get started with Vimeo Basic. Is Vimeo Basic just a free trial? Nope. Vimeo Basic is perfect for individuals who want to join our amazing community, but who might not be uploading tons of HD videos each week. If that sounds like you, you might never pay a dime for Vimeo. Creators and businesses often upgrade their membership plan because they find they want to store more videos, get advanced player customization and privacy options, access powerful marketing and analytics tools, stream live events, and more. _________________________________________________________________________ 11. You can watch Broadway musicals and plays free online for a limited time (Insider Article) Stacey Leasca, Mar 18, 2020, 4:09 AM https://www.insider.com/stream-broadway-musicals-plays-for-free-online-limited-time-coronavirus-2020-3 ● And in good news for musical lovers, the theater-streaming service BroadwayHD is offering a seven-day free trial. ● That means you can watch performances from Broadway, the West End, and other elite venues around the world to your heart's content from your living room. ● Shows on offer include classics like "Cats," "The King and I," and "The Sound of Music." ● There are ballets, plays, and other performances available too. Stream Your Favorite Broadway Hits! Anytime, Anywhere! Start your 7 day free trial by clicking a plan below! https://www.broadwayhd.com/ MONTHLY $8.99 USD/month after your free trial _________________________________________________________________________ Found the following Musicals posted on Dailymotion, a sharing platform similar to YouTube The poster Nature Sounds ASMR & Opéra has posted the following musicals. ● An American in Paris - A New Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ay91m ● Beauty and the Beast ‐ The Musical FHD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7hxzqi ● Carmen by Franco Zeffirelli (Arena of Verona) HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bji92 ● Cats ‐ The Musical HD (from 1998 at the Adelphi Theatre in London) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78x981 ● Disney Dreams - The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7jdwdy ● Falsettos A New Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nbp2u ● Fiddler on the Roof A New Broadway Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ncen1 ● Frozen ‐ A New Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7leypi ● Grease: Live! HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7qth3n It's a musical of 2016 and live, televised remake of the 1978 film musical Grease ● Heathers The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7p2oeg ● Jesus Christ Superstar | Live in Concert HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x774czh ● Jekyll & Hyde - The Broadway Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78abvy ● Kiss Me, Kate | The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nlfzz ● Les Misérables, In Concert, The 25th Anniversary HD (Live alla O2 Arena di Londra del 03 ottobre 2010 per i 25 anni di Anniver) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x761d9q ● Miss Saigon | 25th Anniversary Gala Perfomance HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x77vk1x ● Mozart | L'Opéra Rock HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7nbo5p Mozart, l'opéra rock is a French Musical of the 2010 with music by Dove Attia, Jean-Pierre Pilot, Olivier Schultheis, William Rousseau, Nicolas Luciani, Rodrigue Janois and François Castello, lyrics by Vincent Baguian and Patrice Guirao and a book by Attia and François Chouquet. ● Newsies ‐ The Broadway Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x776ba2 ● Oklahoma! The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7lnofo It is the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The musical is based on the 1931 comedy by Lynn Riggs, Green Grow the Lilacs. The original Broadway production debuted on March 31, 1943. It was a great success and held the billboard for 2,212 performances. This version is from 2017 in London. ● Passion ‐ The Musical (Original Broadway Cast) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7qkidn ● Pinocchio - Il Grande Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78cz9i ● Rent | The Musical Live HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x786u3j ● She Loves Me - A Musical Comedy HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7llvf1 ● Shrek - The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x786akp ● Tangled ‐ The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ggcum ● The Addams Family - A New Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7lh3v1 ● The Best of Broadway Musical Theatre FHD (Sampler) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ck1pn ● The Little Mermaid Live! HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7o71yj ● The Phantom of the Opera (At The Royal Albert Hall, London HD) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x77tw5q ● Titanic ‐ The Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7qr4wz ● Wicked ‐ A New Musical HD https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ibeq4 Discover the untold true story of the witches of Oz at Broadway's biggest blockbuster—WICKED. Other Videos Nature Sounds ASMR & Opéra Channel https://www.dailymotion.com/MaurizioCuceChannel/videos Enjoy! and Have fun.
  6. We have a large number of used G Bugles available. Most are in great condition but they are used and could use some polishing. Once again they are all G Bugles... Baritone: 5 - Dynasty 3 valve, silver plate, w/ case, excellent condition $480/each 3 - Kanstul 3 valve silver plate w/ case excellent condition $510/each Melophone: 2 - Dynasty 3 valve, silver plate, w/ case, excellent condition $400/each 1 - Dynasty 2 valve, chrome finish, w/ case, fair condition $230/each Soprano: 1 - Dynasty 3 valve, silver plate, w/ case, *crease in bell* $275/each 4 - Dynasty 3 valve, silver plate, w/ case, excellent condition $325/each 1 - Dynasty 2 valve, chrome finish, w/ case, fair condition $225/each 2 - Dynasty 2 valve no case fair condition $175/each Contra: 2 - Contra 2 valve, no case, fair condition $575/each 2 - Contra piston rotary, no case, good condition $375/each 1 - Kanstul Grande 3 valve, silver plated, no case, good condition $1775/each 1 - Kanstul Grande 3 valve, silver plated, no case, fair condition $1575/each 3 - Dynasty Magnum 3 valve, silver plated, no case, good condition $1175/each Can be sold singularly and in bulk. Price does not include shipping. Email me at Nick@MarchingUSA.com for more information as well as photographs.
  7. Posted 20 minutes ago The great Bill Hayes has passed. After serving as an Air Corps turret gunner in WWII and earning 4 bronze stars, he completed his music degree, became the first "Cherry Pink" soloist in the Caballeros, and taught both music and drill to dozens of the finest drum corps in the country. If you ever marched in this activity, you either learned from him, someone else who had, or one of their students. We all carry Bill's Drum Corps DNA to some degree. He was the personification of "The Greatest Generation", in every sense of the word. Details: https://tilghmanfh.com/tribute/details/1343/William-Hayes-Jr/obituary.html#content-start
  8. The great Bill Hayes has passed. After serving as an Air Corps turret gunner in WWII and earning 4 bronze stars, he completed his music degree, became the first "Cherry Pink" soloist in the Caballeros, and taught both music and drill to dozens of the finest drum corps in the country. If you ever marched in this activity, you either learned from him, someone else who had, or one of their students. We all carry Bill's Drum Corps DNA to some degree. He was the personification of "The Greatest Generation", in every sense of the word. Details: https://tilghmanfh.com/tribute/details/1343/William-Hayes-Jr/obituary.html#content-start
  9. So, we've been enumerating corps "of the past" lately, and as interesting as that is, it's starting to feel like reading the obituary section to me. I am as big a nostalgia fan as there is, but it's a bit sad to see all those names, and we know there are hundreds more. I'd like to suggest we flip this to the positive just a bit. After all, many of these corps were quite influential and left legacies. Name a contemporary corps whose roots and/or style can be traced to an earlier organization, its "Godfather", so to speak. For example: PRESENT CORPS GODFATHER Jersey Surf Bayonne Bridgemen Carolina Crown Suncoast Sound
  10. Chick Corea, former soprano for the St. Rose Scarlet Lancers and recent inductee to the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, picked up the Grammy last week for "Best Latin Jazz Recording", for his double album "Antidote". Maybe some hipster program designer will take notice when planning for 2021. Chick being an avid fan of the activity, I think licensing and arranging permission deals would be very favorable in that case.
  11. This discussion has been quiet for a while, but continues to be critical. You be the judge. Whose show has the best "audio transparency", and why? Please note whether you are judging from a "live" or "streaming" experience perspective. My front-runner, based on seeing them live, outdoors in Sacramento (and understanding that things may have changed)...Cavaliers. Why? They played extremely dynamically (ppp to fff, with fine shaping), scoring for synths and other reinforced instruments was tasteful (including periods of tacet!), and the marriage of acoustic and electronic sounds was very well balanced. In short, there was clarity. I recalled standing with Ralph Hardimon the year before amps were introduced, listening to this very corps. "Do you have any problem hearing the keyboards?". he asked. "None at all", I said. "Yeah", he replied. "It's called dynamics." They're still doing it. So, who's your candidate?
  12. It is indeed a shame that so many major competitors have fallen by the wayside over the years.....money problems, recruiting/retention problems, and competitiveness have all been nails for those groups. However, 8 corps have made word-class finals in all 5 decades of DCI (70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, 10's). Name them (no cheating) .Here are some interesting hints...……. They have won 43 of the 47 championships; however, 2 of these corps have not won the title. Five of the eight corps have been in finals for 38 consecutive years (or more). 2012 was the last time that all 8 of these corps were in finals.
  13. Name your top 10 DCI corps of all time who did not win the championship. Here is my list (no particular order) Bridgemen (broke the mold with their style and use of humor.....seriously contended for title in 1977 and 1980) 27th Lancers (also had their own unique crowd-pleasing style, with dazzling visual/guard...contended in 1980) Argonne Rebels (won brass in prelims in consecutive years, with Sandra Opie ahead of her time) Spirit of Atlanta (contended in 1979 and 1980......legendary brass sound and a great Tom Float drumline) Crossmen (although didn't contend for title at end of any year, the many time finalist won some Regionals and beat everyone at some point, with some legendary drumlines) Troopers (contended for title in DCI's first 3 years, including 2nd in 1973...….western aura, the sunburst, and precision marching/guard made them a crowd favorite) Muchachos (contended for title in 1974 and especially in 1975......Spanish look/sound with a flare...….performed in 75 prelims but disqualified...judges certainly put down their numbers, but what that score was remains a mystery....crowd pleaser/very entertaining) Blue Stars (serious contender 1972-1973......finalist first 8 years of DCI...…..rebuilt corps into world class finalist after being in Division 3 and Division 2 for quite a number of years) Kilties (although they didn't contend, with their 5th in 1973 being the highest, they were competitive, and a crowd pleaser....also notable was their jump from 29th to 10th in 1977) Oakland Crusaders (although Oakland was only in 2 finals, they actually did something in a non-finalist year, 1977, that might not ever happen again.....winning high percussion in prelims but not qualifying for finals)
  14. The former band director of West Chester University's famed marching band, Dr. James Wells, along with his brother Richard, also a fine music educator, recently donated a record 3 million dollars to the newly re-named Wells School of Music. The alumni list of the School of Music. and alumni of the band, (including many from Wells' era) that have had and continue to have a huge impact on the drum corps activity, including arrangers, instructors, and members, is unmatched. Wells revolutionized the concept of student leadership within the college band. Wells' approach propelled the band into one of the finest in the country. He also created an eventual national student marching band conference/workshop, which allowed high school students to learn the basics from talented clinicians, and for band directors to also hone their skills. A DCI contest was a frequent part of clinic week. Dr. Wells had time for everyone, and had a great influence on thousands of future music educators, including some who are now also legends in the drum corps world. Dr. James Wells is an individual who was a pioneer and living legend in the marching music world.
  15. This should be a treat: the 2018 World DC Hall of Fame inductee playing first violin on a drum corps standard. https://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/OR-Cosmic-Wonders-Holst-The-Planets.aspx West coast SCV and Cavies fans in particular will dig this scene.
  16. Last chance to catch the World Drum Corps Hall of Famer before he heads to Europe for a month: Charlotte, NC • 04/17/18 Chick Corea with the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble • Duke Family Performance Hall • 8:00pm He's playing better than ever, even though he long ago swapped his soprano for a piano.
  17. Hi, everyone, before I get to my next match up episode, I wanted to take some time and talk about uniforms in DCI. Uniforms have been around since the birth of the marching arts. However, starting in 2016, a movement began. The Bluecoats won their first championships wearing costumes that were customed designed. When the Bluecoats made their departure, other corps followed the same path. In 2017, The Santa Clara Vanguard, The Blue Knights, The Cadets, The Madison Scouts, Gold, Southwind, and The Guardians made the move to costumes. Seeing this movement makes one wonder how long do traditional uniforms, ( shakos, plumes, jackets, and pants ), have until they cease to exist in the Drum Corps World. When looking at the costumes themselves, they have both won championships and lost championships. In the 2016, The Bluecoats won their very first championship wearing costumes. However, the following year in 2017, The Bluecoats, The Cadets, and The Blue Knights finished lower than they did in 2016. On the flip side, The Santa Clara Vanguard and The Madison Scouts finished higher than they did last year in 2016. Santa Clara Vanguard managed to climb up all they way into the top three for the first time since 2004 and The Madison Scouts made it back into the finals after finishing 13th in 2016. For the Open Class Corps, The Guardians, Southwind, and Gold became the first open class corpsnto wear costumes. The movement of using costumes has spread to both the World Class Corps and the Open Class Corps. In my opinion, I like uniforms and hope that they stick around in drum corps. Now, in this thread, please post below what your thoughts are on uniforms and costumes in DCI.
  18. ...a section for discussions about SoundSport and Drum Line Battle? It seems that these organizations are growing in leaps and bounds and are also helping to grow the Open Class division of DCI. I think it would be very beneficial to all corps people to have a forum to discuss these two organizations, new groups developing, etc.
  19. Two Friends of DCI tickets in Section 140, Row 21 (top row of section 140, handicap section is right behind this row. Can stand up to watch corps on the field and not block anyone's view), Seats 5 and 6 are available for Quarter and Semi finals. This section is on the 50 yard line, so you get both great site lines for watching drill and still get your hair blown back with brass! Asking face value for the tickets: $59.00 for quarter finals; $79.00 for semi finals. If interested please post your contact information so that I can get in contact with you.
  20. The Hit Men Brass Band are auditioning tuba players to fill a opening later this summer. This paid position requires a commitment of 30 to 35 performances yearly. Applicants must live in the Western New York area, be able read music and perform at a advanced level on the move. Transportation and everything needed to perform is provided. Interested candidates please reply to hitmenbrassband@yahoo.com.
  21. BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!!! First load of world series astroturf has arrived Help support the corps as we move towards our new home https://www.facebook.com/BlueSaintsDrumandbuglecorps/photos/a.299341480168509.46797.244957045606953/599991250103529/?type=1&theater
  22. Los Angeles area DCI corps is in search of qualified brass caption head/instructor. If interested contacted us at: CitySound@City-Sound.org (323)228-7231 www.City-Sound.org https://www.facebook.../CitySoundCorps
  23. Los Angeles area DCI corps is in search of qualified brass caption head/instructor. If interested contacted us at: CitySound@City-Sound.org (323)228-7231 www.City-Sound.org https://www.facebook.com/CitySoundCorps