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16 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Carrot crew probably the best ever and the best group of folks ever. 

I attended the show last night and volunteering again today! I enjoy my time in the Carrot Crew. 

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Where's "FanOfTheArts"?

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5 minutes ago, chris ncsu said:

Where's "FanOfTheArts"?

Eating his PB&J, probably

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23 minutes ago, chris ncsu said:

Where's "FanOfTheArts"?

Touring with the corps 

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2 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Touring with the corps 

Yes, figured he'd pop in here to give some updates.

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58 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

 I’m really hoping we can turn the dialogue back to a conversation about 2019 Cadets

my hope is the corps continues to make some changes and adjustments the remainder of the summer to let the 2019 members walk off the field feeling goodabout the work and experience 

this activity is a lot more about friendship, travel, the value of hard work, team work and leadership skills... than it has ever been about beating some corps in some caption

i know the team of designers and teachers want the very best for the members and are probably even more disappointed in some of the tough feedback and how things have gone. 

Keep your heads up - there are plenty of opportunities after the season to make changes to improve things moving forward

Go Cadets!

i havent seen the show for a week, but the recaps say to me...GET CLEAN. And yes the closer needs more, and i am sure thats being worked on, and it may be causing cleanliness elsewhere to lag. if they have a plan for the ending, this is the week to throw it out for the world to see

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59 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

 I’m really hoping we can turn the dialogue back to a conversation about 2019 Cadets

my hope is the corps continues to make some changes and adjustments the remainder of the summer to let the 2019 members walk off the field feeling goodabout the work and experience 

this activity is a lot more about friendship, travel, the value of hard work, team work and leadership skills... than it has ever been about beating some corps in some caption

i know the team of designers and teachers want the very best for the members and are probably even more disappointed in some of the tough feedback and how things have gone. 

Keep your heads up - there are plenty of opportunities after the season to make changes to improve things moving forward

Go Cadets!

This is hilarious coming from you.

For the past month you wrote about the great things going on. You have defended the show, you have given your insider information regarding the firings of designers and the great additions about to come. You had this corps targeted for greatness. They had a clean slate,  new team, and great leadership. This was going to be the year.

Alas, at the first show it was clear they were in big trouble. You explained they were behind. 

And now, after close to a month of berating anyone who dare comment regarding their dislike of the program and the potential for the performance, you explain that the activity is about  friendship, travel, and the value of hard work. As my daughter says to me "REALLY".  

As I pointed out before, the brass line is not doing well. If we look at the scoring of last night and look to who else is in the mix, the Cadets are looking at 12th in Brass. And as for visual design, I also see that they can place 12th. Once that settles in, MA will drop, the guard will have a tough time placing anywhere near the top 6 and the overall outlook is in the lower levels of the 12.  Like I said, thank God for the percussion line. Ironically, the front and center positioning of the percussion from a design standpoint ( visually and musically) is part of the problem. The show is way, way too tilted to the percussion line.

George, drum corps does teach many lessons, that is for certain. But kids deserve the chance to achieve and what people have tried to say on this board from time to time, is that the Cadets simply did not receive a product they could use as a vehicle. This is what we are seeing now.  The ship may turn, and the designers might create something special with what they have today, but time is running out. There are tons of miles to navigate from now through Indy, there are not a great deal of rehearsal days and the end result seems more and more obvious.  

Your comments that we need to focus on the great activity of drum corps and leave the competitive discussions to the side, is  interesting. Perhaps this is good. I just wonder where this broad view suddenly arose. You have been so competitive, so interested in the placing, and always cheering on the new regime. Did something happen in Broken Arrow that changed your view?

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Just now, Amazed&Stunned said:

This is hilarious coming from you.

For the past month you wrote about the great things going on. You have defended the show, you have given your insider information regarding the firings of designers and the great additions about to come. You had this corps targeted for greatness. They had a clean slate,  new team, and great leadership. This was going to be the year.

Alas, at the first show it was clear they were in big trouble. You explained they were behind. 

And now, after close to a month of berating anyone who dare comment regarding their dislike of the program and the potential for the performance, you explain that the activity is about  friendship, travel, and the value of hard work. As my daughter says to me "REALLY".  

As I pointed out before, the brass line is not doing well. If we look at the scoring of last night and look to who else is in the mix, the Cadets are looking at 12th in Brass. And as for visual design, I also see that they can place 12th. Once that settles in, MA will drop, the guard will have a tough time placing anywhere near the top 6 and the overall outlook is in the lower levels of the 12.  Like I said, thank God for the percussion line. Ironically, the front and center positioning of the percussion from a design standpoint ( visually and musically) is part of the problem. The show is way, way too tilted to the percussion line.

George, drum corps does teach many lessons, that is for certain. But kids deserve the chance to achieve and what people have tried to say on this board from time to time, is that the Cadets simply did not receive a product they could use as a vehicle. This is what we are seeing now.  The ship may turn, and the designers might create something special with what they have today, but time is running out. There are tons of miles to navigate from now through Indy, there are not a great deal of rehearsal days and the end result seems more and more obvious.  

Your comments that we need to focus on the great activity of drum corps and leave the competitive discussions to the side, is  interesting. Perhaps this is good. I just wonder where this broad view suddenly arose. You have been so competitive, so interested in the placing, and always cheering on the new regime. Did something happen in Broken Arrow that changed your view?

for the record, i got back to being on topic.

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29 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Touring with the corps 

He’s out with them until the end of Tour this year.  

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29 minutes ago, chris ncsu said:

Yes, figured he'd pop in here to give some updates.

He’s been posting on his Facebook page and he does his blog on the Cadets volunteers page, also on Facebook.   

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