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Favorite unnoticed drum corps show nuances?

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Let’s hear more, possibly from the 2012 season…and now we can provide videos. :smile:

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Wasn't the show about the Bourne trilogy??

It had music from Bourne and The Matrix.

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1981 Bridgemen. In those days, the timing judge fired a starter's pistol to signify the beginning of judging, and two pistol shots at 11:30 to alert the field judges that their judging period had ended.

That year, Bridgmen played selections from "West Side Story." Precisely at 11:30, the corps was supposed to reach the point in the WSS storyline where one of the Sharks shoots Tony. So, when the timing worked right, it went like this:

Big, fast, busy musical rumble. Lots of action. High volume. The Shark takes aim at Tony

Music impact: Bow! Complete corps cutoff. A beat of silence. The Shark fires his gun.

Judge's pistol: Bang! Bang!

It was tricky to march 11+ minutes of a show in perfect time to line up the climax of the rumble with the judge's pistol. On the '81 finals recording, the corps cutoff comes at 11:20, and the pistol at 11:26 (indicating the rcording itself might be a hair on the fast side). Still, it was a cool idea: Judging element as entertainment.

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1981 Crossmen sops line of just off the 50 and play each others valves for a really nice lick.

Cadets copied it a couple of years back.

1980 North Star during Gerry Noonan's solo in Ole the whole corps stops, goes to parade rest and puts their heads and equipment down. Nice bit of dramatic staging.

1978 Bridgemen what I would have given to have been one of the baris backing up Jim Brady during Harlem Nocturne.

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87 Star of Indiana. That corps rocked! (and the corps they tied with VK)

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1981 Crossmen sops line of just off the 50 and play each others valves for a really nice lick.

Cadets copied it a couple of years back.

Edison Saints copied it also, around 1976-77, while playing Bill Chase licks.

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Not quite "unnoticed" but I loved the "Mr. Moto" idea in SCV's '06 Moto Perpetuo show.

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Not quite "unnoticed" but I loved the "Mr. Moto" idea in SCV's '06 Moto Perpetuo show.

Do you remember the story that he got injured and couldn't march the drill, so the corps made lemons out of lemonade and got the buzz going by having him out in the souvie areas and parking lot prior to the corps' performance. That was a genius move.

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Do you remember the story that he got injured and couldn't march the drill, so the corps made lemons out of lemonade and got the buzz going by having him out in the souvie areas and parking lot prior to the corps' performance. That was a genius move.

Yep. That and working him into the show (or outer area, that is :cool: ) as well.

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Yep. That and working him into the show (or outer area, that is :cool: ) as well.

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Instead of watching from the sidelines, he redefined the sidelines. Everyone knew about Mr. Moto.

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