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Weapon Imagery in Drum Corps

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1 hour ago, Ediker said:

A non drum corps friend expressed concern and dislike for the use of rifles by color guards, particularly in light of the frequent unfortunate events of the past few years.  To me, and likely to other long-timers, a drum corps rifle seems as harmless looking as a flag/silk.  There is no emotional reaction.  

What do others think?  Does the type of equipment used, such as rifles and sabers, somehow send or perpetuate an undesirable message?  I promised to post this and gather your reactions.  

Note: talk of politics and religion are not allowed on DCP, so let's try not to descend into that for the sake of the conversation.  Thanks 

Your "Note:" is ????? like wtf ,,,,, as that is the point of your OP (original Post)

Talk about stupid issues. It is a wooden rifle / sabers are sabers. What has happened to people. 

No wonder the world is circling the drain. 

What ever the corps do --- please do not use cleaning products to keep sanitation. like ummm yeah all of those chemicals and all. really 

 

 

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This was a huge topic back in 2001, when George Hopkins, noted apostle of nonviolence, excised rifles from the 2001 show and stated that Drum Corps needed to move away from military traditions and imagery in order to remain viable, citing Rosie O'Donnell as a reference.

Also known for being a model of consistent thought, Hopkins programmed a World War II military show the next year, as a patriotic response to 9/11.

Feel free to search 'George Hopkins rifles' on rec.arts.marching.drumcorps, but don't wade in too deeply. The summer of 2001 on RAMD was more dangerous and violent than any DCI color guard armed with sabres and rifles.

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We need more weapons. Battle axes and cannons please! Talk about GE 

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2 minutes ago, mfrontz said:

This was a huge topic back in 2001, when George Hopkins, noted apostle of nonviolence, excised rifles from the 2001 show and stated that Drum Corps needed to move away from military traditions and imagery in order to remain viable, citing Rosie O'Donnell as a reference.

Also known for being a model of consistent thought, Hopkins programmed a World War II military show the next year, as a patriotic response to 9/11.

Feel free to read the news article where GH expressed his opinions a few posts down here but don't wade in too deep. The summer of 2001 on RAMD was more dangerous and violent than any color guard armed with sabers and rifles.

 

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7 minutes ago, E3D said:

Your "Note:" is ????? like wtf ,,,,, as that is the point of your OP (original Post)

Talk about stupid issues. It is a wooden rifle / sabers are sabers. What has happened to people. 

No wonder the world is circling the drain. 

What ever the corps do --- please do not use cleaning products to keep sanitation. like ummm yeah all of those chemicals and all. really 

 

 

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not as silly as you might think from the outside of the activity. I have done things that wouldn't allow the weapons in and had to figure something out $$$$$s made me not say WTF...lol

Personally, I don't think anything will change anytime soon

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Just now, George Dixon said:

We need more weapons. Battle axes and cannons please! Talk about GE 

YEAH...Imagine playing William Tell complete with REAL CANNONS....wooohoooo

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 Guaranteed.. theres always going to be found somebody somewhere offended by something or other. its a big world out there, and so no big deal.

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If VK was still around and if Jeff P. was on percussion, I could see Hoffman have a rubber hatchet thrown over a target towards the drumline.

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1 minute ago, BRASSO said:

 Guaranteed.. theres always going to be found somebody somewhere offended by something or other. its a big world out there, and so no big deal.

This is very true

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2 minutes ago, Liahona said:

YEAH...Imagine playing William Tell complete with REAL CANNONS....wooohoooo

Or 1812.

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