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On 8/18/2018 at 1:58 PM, xandandl said:

I was at the Indy airport on Sunday after finals and awaited my flight home. I was seated at a table with three open chairs and offered one to a jacketed Cavalier laden with luggage. He mistook the dark green (Jets) shirt I was wearing as a Cavies alum-wear. He sat down anyway, tour tired and all that. We chatted about people we mutually knew in the organization while he was soon joined by four other Cavie mms and new age-outs. By the end of the time, ten Cavies had passed through the table conversation and Evan from Box 7 ministries had also joined. It was a most worthwhile hour or so which I wished I had taped. After the backstory season admins at all corps have had this summer, they should relish in what I heard.

Unprompted except for the question I asked: "what did  you like best about your season?," all ten readily and immediately chimed in about how each had grown as a man from the beginning of ST to banquet, how they felt changed and challenged, how they felt obligated to keep the growth moving forward and how that obligation had to echo in their community generosity at home, at school, and in the larger community. (I am deliberately here choosing words which they used and echoed often, not scripted but pivotal from the heart.) They joked about putting up Kevin LeBoeuf for canonization for his leadership with humor, how they learned White Heat Playing techniques from the Martins, how they were pushed to maxim by the percussion staff. In the end it wasn't about placement or rings but maturity and being a gentleman. Several spoke about how the first four days of ST and afterwards challenged their spirituality or lack of, their attitudes about others, and their respect for family and authority. As an educator who has worked for churches and schools as well as drum corps, I heard the life-long lessons any teacher dreams will be the success for our students.  Well done, Cavaliers. May this be repeated in 2019. Isn't it one of the major goals of drum corps?

And as I said to the Green Team mms as we parted, thanks for their candor, their enthusiasm, but mostly their honesty and self-searching. They are better men for it. Move it forward.

This...right here...is why I feel both proud of my son being a Cavalier and blessed enough that he has the talent and work ethic to be there. I tend to get caught "scoreboard watching" way more than he ever has. His attitude is "be our best...let the chips fall...and move on". As he enters his third audition season with the Cavaliers, I've repeatedly reiterated to my wife that while it's expensive, it's every bit as worthwhile as the education process he receives in college. I count those fees as tuition at this point. 

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Sadly missed Cadet's in Clovis this year...Sending early greetings to Cavies, can't wait to see you in '19!

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Seeing Cavies start on the west coast has me like Duuuuuuuude BROOOOOO PROTEIN SHAKE!

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Hey guys, I have some good news.... I just rescheduled my audition for the school of music at SHSU. I admit I am nervous about this audition and reapplying for school (not completely confident about that). I guess I am mostly posting this here because of how welcoming the dci/dcp community has been towards me (especially The Cavaliers). Still not exactly sure how this is going to go down, but here we go!

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1 minute ago, Hook'emCavies said:

Hey guys, I have some good news.... I just rescheduled my audition for the school of music at SHSU. I admit I am nervous about this audition and reapplying for school (not completely confident about that). I guess I am mostly posting this here because of how welcoming the dci/dcp community has been towards me (especially The Cavaliers). Still not exactly sure how this is going to go down, but here we go!

Wow... best wishes to my fellow Longhorns fan!!!  You will knock it out of the park!!! 

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12 minutes ago, Fran Haring said:

Wow... best wishes to my fellow Longhorns fan!!!  You will knock it out of the park!!! 

Thank ya!! 😄

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1 hour ago, Hook'emCavies said:

  Still not exactly sure how this is going to go down, but here we go!

In through the nose, out through the mouth.  Piece of cake Hook'em.

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2 hours ago, Hook'emCavies said:

Hey guys, I have some good news.... I just rescheduled my audition for the school of music at SHSU. I admit I am nervous about this audition and reapplying for school (not completely confident about that). I guess I am mostly posting this here because of how welcoming the dci/dcp community has been towards me (especially The Cavaliers). Still not exactly sure how this is going to go down, but here we go!

Wearing my smart aleck hat I can say if you are thick skinned enough to survive DCP,  you can handle any audition and reapplication process!:lle:

Now my serious advice. People I know who either have taught at the college level or are currently teaching at the college level always say adult learners are more serious minded and enthusiastic. I have never taught on the college level but I have taught in adult education settings. Believe me, even for non graded classes, I have to do my homework in preparation. They’re serious! You’re nervous, that’s because it’s important to you. Lack confidence? It’s never easy going back to the classroom. I taught for middle school for six years before returning to the classroom so I could do what I do today. I love to learn and read all the time. It was a huge adjustment going back to school. You’ve also mentioned work in previous posts. That’s life experience. That’s huge. 

All the best!

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4 minutes ago, Tim K said:

Wearing my smart aleck hat I can say if you are thick skinned enough to survive DCP,  you can handle any audition and reapplication process!:lle:

Now my serious advice. People I know who either have taught at the college level or are currently teaching at the college level always say adult learners are more serious minded and enthusiastic. I have never taught on the college level but I have taught in adult education settings. Believe me, even for non graded classes, I have to do my homework in preparation. They’re serious! You’re nervous, that’s because it’s important to you. Lack confidence? It’s never easy going back to the classroom. I taught for middle school for six years before returning to the classroom so I could do what I do today. I love to learn and read all the time. It was a huge adjustment going back to school. You’ve also mentioned work in previous posts. That’s life experience. That’s huge. 

All the best!

Whoa... that just was an incredible read. Yep, that explained everything. Lol! Again, that comment proves why I love the drum corps community!

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