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11 minutes ago, Rich Cline said:

Taking the Field Post Show Block 2 with Jen Barton and Daniel Montoya Jr.


We have all criticized FLO for many things but have to give them Kudo's for the show analysts this year.

JEN BARTON is currently the color guard director at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina. While this program has been Jen’s focus for eleven years, she has worked with numerous programs throughout her career, including  The Cast and Etude independent winter guards, Pacific Crest (2011-2013), and Spirit of Atlanta (2014-2015).

As a performer, Jen has appeared with Santa Clara Vanguard and Northeast Independent FL Winter Guard. She has also performed with the Florida State University Marching Chiefs, ad astra per ASPERA Winter Guard, and CrownGUARD.

Jen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education from The Florida State University in 2004, where she studied flute with Stephanie Jutt and Eva Amsler. She participated in Marching Chiefs, Concert and Symphonic Bands, Harmonie Chamber Ensemble, Tau Beta Sigma, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.

Read Jen Barton's Bio Here:
http://www.pacific-crest.org/2012/11/jen-barton/


Daniel Montoya Jr.

Daniel Montoya Jr. holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Texas State University and has completed graduate work at The University of Texas at Austin in Music Composition. As a percussionist, he has studied privately and participated in percussion master classes with Michael Burritt, Thomas Burritt, Tony Edwards, Genaro Gonzalez, Frank Shaffer, and Robert Van Sice. Additionally, he has studied privately and participated in composition master classes with Kevin Beavers, William Bolcolm, Kevin Puts, and Russell Riepe.

Read Daniel Montoya Bio Here:
http://www.innovativepercussion.com/artists/daniel_montoya_jr

For those that don't have FLO, here's their Post Show Analysis for block 2. This may be posted on youtube tomorrow.

1. Cavaliers show was incredible and WOW!
2. Head to Head between Boston and Crown spread opened up to 1.3 tonight.
3. Bigger story was Cavies leapfrogging over Boston.
4. Reliable Rhondo was guest announcer and he said "Cavaliers were electric tonight".
5. Grouping is so tight between Crown, Cavies and Boston, on any given night they can change places.
6. Acknoledgement of SCV's bullpen of solists last night and tonight. They are incredible performers. Special acknowlegement to (Trombone (Leo Garcia) and Sousaphone (Mathew Desconti) for their incredible performances. In one moment Leo is playing ticky passages on the trombone and in the next moment, he's playing above the normal range of a Euphonium. WOW.
7. Next highlights mentioned are Carolina Crowns pattern of detail in their movement, the transistion out of the ballad where the tone quality is mind blowing, the versatility of crowns uniforms to display the crown purple, the percussion writing and the CG performance. All were spectacular.
8. Recaps are up;
Bluecoats took General Effect over Blue Devils
Blue Devils took Visual over Bluecoats
Crown 1st in Music
9. There's so many strong components to every corps and the Contest Dynamics in the next 10 days are going to play a part in how the results pan out.

The corps are split up in Allentown so we won't see these corps together again till Championships.

 

 

Jen doesn’t work at Byrnes anymore she works at rouse in Austin area.

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I am active duty in the Navy. Chief Petty Officer, 22 years and counting. So much pride seeing the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. This Chief has a tear in his eye. What an honor!!

Now that’s how it’s done! Most definitely the most entertaining and complete production this season. Outstanding! 

I would just like to say a special thank you to the Ledford High School marching band for being one of the rudest group of bandos to ever attend a drum corps show. Taking phone calls during Carolina C

2 hours ago, CrownBariDad said:

I'm glad to see they expanded the pit. It looked really strange to see only 2 pit players for many years. 

I have a friend who still thinks drum corps and marching bands shouldn't have a pit at all.

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It's so close that one ordinal position from one judge is enough to tip the scale between Coats and Devils. Literally one judge awarding a 3rd place instead of a second place in content, or a first place instead of second place in achievement, can flip the winner. Just wow.

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2 minutes ago, WarriorWay said:

Jen doesn’t work at Byrnes anymore she works at rouse in Austin area.

OK, Found this from old Pacific Crest post. Thanks for correction.

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2 hours ago, cfirwin3 said:

I think this topic deserves its own thread because I don't think that most people (even faithful, in-the-know fans) fully appreciate what the 'goo' is, what it does and why it's there.

It's USUALLY a sub frequency (an octave below the bass) that the instruments can't play, on a simple sine wave single oscillator synth.  It's a replication of a commonly (universally) used orchestral mixing/mastering technique that you can find in modern film score and commercial recording.

They are trying to get the audience to feel the music by adding sub frequencies that can't be and have never been produced by a brass line in that environment.  It is NOT a compensation for the types of horn or a cover for ability/balance.

So in that light... Hate it if you want to, for sure.  But be sure to hate it for what it is rather than what it is frequently (and wrongly) purported to be.

Some people have been making this argument since 2010. They're wrong. It's just nasty.

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1 hour ago, ThirdValvesAreForWimps said:

Using the 1980 scoring system Crown would be undefeated because brass used to be worth 25 points and the GE scores were broken up by brass, percussion, and visual.  Unfortunately the GE caption is totally different now and brass is only worth 20 points.

Ah, but if corps knew going into this season that the 1980 system was in place, they'd all be putting more emphasis on brass and less on other elements. For instance, at that time, guard score didn't count toward the total, right?

(Also in 1980, was it called "brass" or "bugles"?)

 

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1 hour ago, Slingerland said:

I'd love to see them ride the train as high as they can go, but 3rd isn't going to be an option unless SCV decides to quit tour next week. I do think they'll end up 4th, based on a well balanced approach to design and performance. No section that stands as an outlier, good or bad, like BAC (who has one of each), and much higher GE potential than Crown.

Here's a thought: I don't believe there's ever been a tie in Finals for third place.

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2 hours ago, cfirwin3 said:

I think this topic deserves its own thread because I don't think that most people (even faithful, in-the-know fans) fully appreciate what the 'goo' is, what it does and why it's there.

It's USUALLY a sub frequency (an octave below the bass) that the instruments can't play, on a simple sine wave single oscillator synth.  It's a replication of a commonly (universally) used orchestral mixing/mastering technique that you can find in modern film score and commercial recording.

They are trying to get the audience to feel the music by adding sub frequencies that can't be and have never been produced by a brass line in that environment.  It is NOT a compensation for the types of horn or a cover for ability/balance.

So in that light... Hate it if you want to, for sure.  But be sure to hate it for what it is rather than what it is frequently (and wrongly) purported to be.

Thank you for the detailed explanation of What 'goo' is. Have seen this term used a number of times and was wondering what people were referring to. Figured is was connect to the synth sounds we are hearing but didn't want to raise the question because some members are quick to provide some snarky comment and most seem to come from Veteran? members. They need to be a bit more tolerant and "teach" those that don't know everything. Again, a kind Thank You.

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1 hour ago, FTNK said:

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