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eightyonepointthree

1974 Kilties

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I used to have this recording on cassette when I was in high school and LOVED "Eli's Coming".

Just listened to it on the DCI site and it sounds like they had the sopranos on the right and baritones on the left. Did some corps do that back then during their concert number? I was always under the impression that the field was equally balanced horn wise.

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Big horns on one side of the 50 and sopranos on the other was the norm for decades. Audio symmetry was a development of the DCI era, when the 135 member limit encouraged having larger hornlines with more players per section.

As nonsymmetrical drill evolved, horn sections often got badly scrambled. It took a couple of decades for the Pyware crowd to figure out how to keep horn sections together.

And it needed the incessant Dr. Beat to hold the whole mess in synch.

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In 1971 the Bridgemen split our horn line because of our concert number. Other than that year we had sops on one side Barries on the other.

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IIRC, '79 Madison Scouts arranged the horn line to provide the stereophonic effect while doing Vic Schoen's "The Sorcerer and the Latin" for an opener.

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