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5 hours ago, Eleran said:

 I just don't see a huge interest in DCI/DCA/WGI, etc., from the high school kids.

I know we have no hard numbers to throw around, but having been to a lot of DCI auditions and rehearsals the last couple of years, the problem is not needing more kids coming out - it's that there are not enough corps to hold all of them.  There are a *ton* of great musicians that excluded, sadly. 

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37 minutes ago, MikeN said:

I can pretty confidently say few if none of the Guardians are saying that.

Mike

Having watched the Guardians official posted vid of this recent camp including their Hip Hop specialist, I was extremely underwhelmed. It all seemed a return to the BOA popular style of 1995-2005 with the de rigor ensemble dance or kung foo moves usually about 5 minutes into the show before the closer. I too have read some comments from brass folk there wondering why everyone is being dictated to do "color guard moves."  they consider themselves musicians, not dancers.

no matter the age cohort, current MMs or dinos, the opinions are rarely unanimous as tastes differ even within age groups.

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2 hours ago, MikeN said:

I know we have no hard numbers to throw around, but having been to a lot of DCI auditions and rehearsals the last couple of years, the problem is not needing more kids coming out - it's that there are not enough corps to hold all of them.  There are a *ton* of great musicians that excluded, sadly. 

Mike

There are enough corps....one problem is that some kids get their sights set so hard on a particular corps that they won;t even consider another...especially in Open class.

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1 hour ago, 84BDsop said:

There are enough corps....one problem is that some kids get their sights set so hard on a particular corps that they won;t even consider another...especially in Open class.

I was thinking about all those kids who were cut from their first choice corps as I was looking at some photos of April camp from a lower placing world class corps which looked to have a very small brass/guard turnout. If only...

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17 minutes ago, Brian Tuma said:

I was thinking about all those kids who were cut from their first choice corps as I was looking at some photos of April camp from a lower placing world class corps which looked to have a very small brass/guard turnout. If only...

Yeah....and it's not exactly a new problem.

 

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12 hours ago, MikeN said:

I know we have no hard numbers to throw around, but having been to a lot of DCI auditions and rehearsals the last couple of years, the problem is not needing more kids coming out - it's that there are not enough corps to hold all of them.  There are a *ton* of great musicians that excluded, sadly. 

Mike

I absolutely agree.

Lot's of kids want to march.

It costs 1/2-million dollars to provide a place for that to happen.

 

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14 hours ago, Brian Tuma said:

I was thinking about all those kids who were cut from their first choice corps as I was looking at some photos of April camp from a lower placing world class corps which looked to have a very small brass/guard turnout. If only...

It used to be worse than it is now, so I believe the activity has made progress in getting people cut from one corps to march in another corps.

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To be clear, fan-boys and fan-girls are often different than "future DCI marching members,"

Analyzing audition camp turn-out seems an odd way to judge the quantity of fan-boy/girl.

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2 minutes ago, jjeffeory said:

It used to be worse than it is now, so I believe the activity has made progress in getting people cut from one corps to march in another corps.

I agree.  If you want to march,  a spot will be found.  The real challenge is convincing the kid that didn't make their "dream corps" to march somewhere else.   

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