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They could draw from the soundtracks for those Tomm Moore movies that are all the rage.  Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea are gorgeous both musically and visually.

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With a score that barely would have them in open class finals it may be time to reconsider staying in world class....are the kids really getting the best experience? At least if they were to compete in open class they would get three performances during championship week.

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7 minutes ago, KVG_DC said:

They could draw from the soundtracks for those Tomm Moore movies that are all the rage.  Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea are gorgeous both musically and visually.

I'm surprised no corps has explored that. That genre shouldn't be solely Pio's. 

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It would make little to no sense financially for Pioneer to return to open class - if anything it would lower recruitment numbers.

It is clear that corps like Legends, Music City and even River City Rhythm are starting to win the dinner table battle for students who have the money to tour.

The years when Pio was most successful at recruitment were years that they had staff dedicated to engaging/retaining new and veteran members to adapt to the somewhat fluctuating programming styles i.e. Broadway, Irish, Celebrate?, Church music, Joan of Arc, etc. 

Hats off to the design team for the product they put together this year - I thought it was an enjoyable show that allowed the students to grab ahold and tell a great story.

 

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39 minutes ago, Jeremy Denzer said:

With a score that barely would have them in open class finals it may be time to reconsider staying in world class....are the kids really getting the best experience? At least if they were to compete in open class they would get three performances during championship week.

They would also get no money for their shows and lowered recruitment. It's very unlikely they'd choose to go that route.

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3 hours ago, Jeremy Denzer said:

With a score that barely would have them in open class finals it may be time to reconsider staying in world class....are the kids really getting the best experience? At least if they were to compete in open class they would get three performances during championship week.

Its not as though score doesn't matter to Pioneer, but its not the main priority. They run a pretty efficient ship financially and going to OC would put that in jeopardy. 

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Out of curiosity, what is the appearance fee for a world class show? Is there a base fee but some shows pay out more? Pio appeared in 25 shows according to Corps Reps. 

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2 minutes ago, corps8294 said:

Pioneer is the most creatively restricted corps in world class. Until that changes, they will remain where they are. 

Yet the creative staff was, well, creative in naming the show Irish on Broadway to work around that (him). 

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