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Are Corps looking more & more like the Mummers?

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The Mummers are the costume kings of visual design. My favorite winter event. I am not trying to take away from either activity but I think they have been drawing closer together in recent years in show design and attire. Who is coping who?

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Yes

 

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I think it's an apples and oranges comparison, but no, I do not believe drum corps shows are becoming more like a Mummers Parade troupe.

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My mind would have not even went there a few years ago. Madison last year and Cadets & Crown this year resemble more of a Mummers style and this is not a negative or put down maybe it's an orange apple trend that is just coming about.

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15 minutes ago, tedrick said:

throw some Morris dancers into the mix and I think you've got something!

Saw some Morris dancers many years ago in England. On a choir tour and stopped at a small town to eat. They just popped up and gave a show in the street. Interesting. 

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WOW thanks for the video. If that doesn't put a smile on your face don't know what does. How much was going on in that show they even built the pyramids. DCI can/has learned a lot from the Mummers how much visual did they cram into that short show? 

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Does anyone else notice that, instrumentation-wise, Mummers are almost the exact opposite of Drum Corps? (Marching strings and saxes)

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Maybe the future of DCI is going to be more like the Mummers than WGI? The Mummers found a way to make banjos, stand up basses and reeds marching instruments.  It's not for everyone but their ability to get a visual point across is just if not more innovative as DCI and in a more challenging environment, I loved both activities for years as being very different but now I am seeing more similarities. Scary I seen the future and it's the Mummers. 

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That is what I was expecting BK to do. Oh well maybe they will make some changes.

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