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4 minutes ago, Everyfan said:

No problem...as soon as they create as many early season shows in the West as they have elsewhere. Keep in mind during the first two weeks of the season, the West has shows only on the weekend available to them.

Note that SCV has the same number of shows as BD. BC has four shows more. I didn’t look at any others.

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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

9 minutes ago, Everyfan said:

Note that SCV has the same number of shows as BD. BC has four shows more. I didn’t look at any others.

Yeah even though BD does perform in fewer shows than most, they still are very much comparable. They just strategically schedule their shows a certain way. If I have time I'll update this post with the exact number of shows per corps in the top 12 

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45 minutes ago, Cappybara said:

I think it's because they can afford to. 

That is partially correct. From what I know about BD as a support fan, they are based in Concord, Ca which has a population of 128,726 as of (2016). In the past they have had major financial corporate sponsors like Bank of America, Chevron and others. In addition, they run 2 Bingo games in 2 cities plus they have an interest in System Blue which is a instrument manufacturer which bases its designs heavily on BD's input.

On the other side of the ledger, they support a number of groups in their organization besides the 3 drum corps (A + B + C). I cannot even imagine what BD's yearly operating budget must be as a C503 organization. Looking at their staff, they have 5-6 arrangers just for the A corps.

Take a look at this staff list:

Shaun Gallant   Office CEO
David Gibbs   Office Senior Executive Advisor
Kathy Serksnis   Office Chief Operating Officer
Bret Rios   Office Director of Gaming
Debbie Odello   Office Administration
Lainey Braatz   Office Director of Services
Terry Maurer   Office Director of Transportation
Trevon Hayes   Office Transportation Manager
Brian Haslanger  Office Art & Web Director
Jennifer Lowe   Office Director of Communications
Teresa Saunders  Office Director of Community Outreach & Development
Catherine Connolly  Office Fund Development Consultant
Lynn Upchurch   Office Fund Development Consultant

2019 A Corps Staff

Patrick Seidling  Office Corps Director
Sheryl Miles   Office Corps Manager
Kristen Lichtenthal  Office Corps Manager
Cameron Guerrero  Office Corps Manager
Scott Chandler   Guard Program Coordinator - Choreographer
Jay Murphy   Visual Designer and Caption Head
Dave Glyde   Percussion Music Director and Arranger
Scott Johnson   Percussion Arranger/Caption Head
Brian Dinkel   Percussion Front Ensemble Arranger / Caption Head
Fred Smith   Electronics Sound Designer
Wayne Downey   Brass Creative Consultant
Tony Smith   Visual Consultant/Designer
Karl Lowe   Visual Consultant/Designer
Jaime Holly   Visual Caption Head / Designer
John Meehan   Brass Caption Head / Arranger
James Rocillo   Brass Instructor
Steve Vento   Brass Instructor
Anthony Lanzino  Brass Instructor
Keith Dunton   Brass Instructor
Alex Blue V   Brass Instructor
Nicholas Garcia  Brass Instructor
Joseph Falvey   Brass Instructor
Suzanne Dell   Brass Instructor
Mike Ary   Brass Instructor
Ben Vasko   Brass Instructor
Gregory Horner   Brass Instructor
Taylor Wyatt   Brass Instructor
Albert Vela   Brass Instructor
Joe Haworth   Brass Instructor
Lisa Tatum   Brass Instructor
Paul Tucker   Brass Instructor
Ben Maughmer   Percussion Instructor
Rudy Garcia   Percussion Instructor
Nicholas Arce   Percussion Instructor
Nicholas Parsons  Percussion Instructor
Sean Clark   Percussion Instructor
Jack Mizutani   Percussion Instructor
Justin Sun   Percussion Instructor
Hector Prado   Percussion Instructor
Marisa Spevak   Percussion Instructor
Danny Gutierrez  Percussion Instructor
Geoff Schoeffel  Electronics Audio Manager
Michael Dunwoody  Electronics Sound Tech
Alan Han   Electronics Sound Tech
Shawn Glyde   Percussion Drum Set Arranger/Advisor
Todd Ryan   Visual Caption Head/Marching Instructor
John Bradford   Visual Movement
Ken Karlin   Visual Instructor
Peter Beckhart   Visual Instructor
Brandon Wickham  Visual Instructor
Ben Henderson   Visual Instructor
Chris Carrasco   Visual Visual - Movement
Katherine Sullivan  Visual Instructor
Clark Cothran   Visual Instructor
Zachary Carrasco  Visual Instructor
Darren Stack   Visual Prop/Set Fabricator
TJ Doucette   Guard Instructor
Robby Jacobson   Guard Instructor
David Ziehm   Guard Instructor
Shavon Garcia   Guard Instructor
Tracy Higgins   Guard Instructor
Jazz Legaspi   Guard Instructor
Jose Pena   Guard Instructor
Alyssa Citero   Guard Instructor

And I believe this list does not include all the support Techs who assist the A corps

Perhaps one of the Ex-Blue Devils could correct this info or add to this list

 

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2 hours ago, cfirwin3 said:

I would bet on it... Good odds.

I would also bet on Bluecoats GE and Devils for visual.  And those are additional reasons why the winning score will likely be held back from the record high.  The only way to beat the record is to sweep the captions.

this is shaping up to be  another 2008...BD visual, now Bloo music...GE calls the show

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I have to admit that Blackbird is far from the top of my favorite Beatles songs.  However, it is becoming my favorite part of the Bluecoats show this year.

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3 hours ago, cfirwin3 said:

This isn't an argument... So therefore it can't be "wrong".

You're right.

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41 minutes ago, Rich Cline said:

That is partially correct. From what I know about BD as a support fan, they are based in Concord, Ca which has a population of 128,726 as of (2016). In the past they have had major financial corporate sponsors like Bank of America, Chevron and others. In addition, they run 2 Bingo games in 2 cities plus they have an interest in System Blue which is a instrument manufacturer which bases its designs heavily on BD's input.

On the other side of the ledger, they support a number of groups in their organization besides the 3 drum corps (A + B + C). I cannot even imagine what BD's yearly operating budget must be as a C503 organization. Looking at their staff, they have 5-6 arrangers just for the A corps.

Take a look at this staff list:

Shaun Gallant   Office CEO
David Gibbs   Office Senior Executive Advisor
Kathy Serksnis   Office Chief Operating Officer
Bret Rios   Office Director of Gaming
Debbie Odello   Office Administration
Lainey Braatz   Office Director of Services
Terry Maurer   Office Director of Transportation
Trevon Hayes   Office Transportation Manager
Brian Haslanger  Office Art & Web Director
Jennifer Lowe   Office Director of Communications
Teresa Saunders  Office Director of Community Outreach & Development
Catherine Connolly  Office Fund Development Consultant
Lynn Upchurch   Office Fund Development Consultant

2019 A Corps Staff

Patrick Seidling  Office Corps Director
Sheryl Miles   Office Corps Manager
Kristen Lichtenthal  Office Corps Manager
Cameron Guerrero  Office Corps Manager
Scott Chandler   Guard Program Coordinator - Choreographer
Jay Murphy   Visual Designer and Caption Head
Dave Glyde   Percussion Music Director and Arranger
Scott Johnson   Percussion Arranger/Caption Head
Brian Dinkel   Percussion Front Ensemble Arranger / Caption Head
Fred Smith   Electronics Sound Designer
Wayne Downey   Brass Creative Consultant
Tony Smith   Visual Consultant/Designer
Karl Lowe   Visual Consultant/Designer
Jaime Holly   Visual Caption Head / Designer
John Meehan   Brass Caption Head / Arranger
James Rocillo   Brass Instructor
Steve Vento   Brass Instructor
Anthony Lanzino  Brass Instructor
Keith Dunton   Brass Instructor
Alex Blue V   Brass Instructor
Nicholas Garcia  Brass Instructor
Joseph Falvey   Brass Instructor
Suzanne Dell   Brass Instructor
Mike Ary   Brass Instructor
Ben Vasko   Brass Instructor
Gregory Horner   Brass Instructor
Taylor Wyatt   Brass Instructor
Albert Vela   Brass Instructor
Joe Haworth   Brass Instructor
Lisa Tatum   Brass Instructor
Paul Tucker   Brass Instructor
Ben Maughmer   Percussion Instructor
Rudy Garcia   Percussion Instructor
Nicholas Arce   Percussion Instructor
Nicholas Parsons  Percussion Instructor
Sean Clark   Percussion Instructor
Jack Mizutani   Percussion Instructor
Justin Sun   Percussion Instructor
Hector Prado   Percussion Instructor
Marisa Spevak   Percussion Instructor
Danny Gutierrez  Percussion Instructor
Geoff Schoeffel  Electronics Audio Manager
Michael Dunwoody  Electronics Sound Tech
Alan Han   Electronics Sound Tech
Shawn Glyde   Percussion Drum Set Arranger/Advisor
Todd Ryan   Visual Caption Head/Marching Instructor
John Bradford   Visual Movement
Ken Karlin   Visual Instructor
Peter Beckhart   Visual Instructor
Brandon Wickham  Visual Instructor
Ben Henderson   Visual Instructor
Chris Carrasco   Visual Visual - Movement
Katherine Sullivan  Visual Instructor
Clark Cothran   Visual Instructor
Zachary Carrasco  Visual Instructor
Darren Stack   Visual Prop/Set Fabricator
TJ Doucette   Guard Instructor
Robby Jacobson   Guard Instructor
David Ziehm   Guard Instructor
Shavon Garcia   Guard Instructor
Tracy Higgins   Guard Instructor
Jazz Legaspi   Guard Instructor
Jose Pena   Guard Instructor
Alyssa Citero   Guard Instructor

And I believe this list does not include all the support Techs who assist the A corps

Perhaps one of the Ex-Blue Devils could correct this info or add to this list

 

Truly insane. This is like the New England Patriots competing with Texas State from a resources standpoint.

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14 hours ago, jasgre2000 said:

I watched it on high cam last night. The [BK] drill isn't amazing, but it's not that bad.  There is a lot of visual dirt though.  Wish they could figure out how to clean that up. It seems likes an issue every season around this time of year.

Noticed some new drill elements, -- eg turning backfield at start of Hurt, some new work in the guard, and the post-closer tag -- so my guess is they've been taking on board a lot of new information and still are getting their heads around it. Agree that they need to get the corners squared, the rotating boxes trued up, and the various seams and bubbles ironed out. I have no clue what BK staff/vets have planned for the final push, but it seems to me they have the music, MA, the GE and even the visual MA scores they need, and if they can just really tighten the screws on the individual visual stuff, they'll be maxing out the show by quarterfinals.

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12 hours ago, Terri Schehr said:

Cavaliers had the furthest to go.  They were dirty dirty in Detroit.  I figured when they cleaned that up, they’d start leapfrogging corps in front of them.  Timing is everything.

You know what I mean.  Stanford.  They were still very dirty.  

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1 hour ago, MikeRapp said:

Truly insane. This is like the New England Patriots competing with Texas State from a resources standpoint.

Keep something in mind. All these people may not be paid staff. It is not uncommon for non profits to include as staff people with expertise who volunteer their time. 

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