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1 hour ago, njthundrrd said:

Texas Audition Day Recap.

(from my FB page)

BRASS ONLY CAMP

Nearly 40 brass in attendance. Which is great for a one day camp. 

Wow! What a great day!! Matt Stratton and his staff are doing a great job. We are well ahead of plan with the quality of brass that will be on the field this summer. If the brass stays on this path, they are going to shock a lot of people with the level of improvement. The members have to stay dedicated and committed to the program.

Justin Moore and Ron Lambert both your levels of attention to detail are both professional and friendly. You can't have a great drum corps without a great admin team and you two, along with Denise Bonfiglio, Michelle, and the team all of you form is going to give us a fighting chance. Conversations that end with "were on that!" will make many people, and most importantly the membership, very happy.

Joyce Tsuchiya Litwitz Thank you so much for coming out and spending the day with us. Its great when alumni come to camps and not only watch the corps over the day, but offer so much help... It was great to sit and talk with you and get to know you more. Joyce is a part of the "first female guard alumni" and has so much history to share. I can't wait to see how organized the Southwest US Cadet alumni region is going to be. We need support not only from the NJ crew, but from Cadets everywhere!

Laura VanDoren, Please tell Donnie for me (since he doesn't use FaceTwitter) that when he talks, I listen. 40+ years of knowing each other and I am in awe of his history and knowledge. I learn so much with every conversation. To have him around mentoring the staff and talking to the members is going to make this Class of Cadets even better. How could they not be with DVD around. We live only three hours apart. We need to get together for dinner more.

Jacob Gall. Dude. Thank you. You hospitality by opening up your school to us was a 10! I hope we left it cleaner than we found it, because that is the "Cadet way." If you need anything from me, you know where to find me.

To all of those that donated to help reduce the cost of this camp on my FB page, your efforts and kindness did certainly that. More alumni need to give, even a little, whenever they can.

This group of Cadets deserve that support. Let's give it to them!

Cadets 2020 ... Can't wait!

hearing lots of great things from camps

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21 minutes ago, njthundrrd said:
  • Go to a camp, if you live close. Heck, drive or fly, if you really want a treat.
  • Offer to wash dishes or do airport runs. Offer to buy something the corps needs to feed the corps that weekend. Even a few dozen donuts goes a long way and is appreciated. 
  • Listen to ensemble and hear what they are playing and/or go to the parent meeting at the end of the day to hear what Denise has to say.

I bet you change your mind when you leave. 
Here are the upcoming camps.... https://yea.org/events 
 

Can you say with unqualified assurance that DCI has given the Cadets permission to compete this summer?

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1 minute ago, exitmusic said:

Can you say with unqualified assurance that DCI has given the Cadets permission to compete this summer?

Can you say with proof they haven't? 

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26 minutes ago, exitmusic said:

Can you say with unqualified assurance that DCI has given the Cadets permission to compete this summer?

An announcement is coming in the upcoming weeks. 

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I just got an email callback from the Cadets!

Nevermind that I'm 40 and never auditioned, but I'm pretty excited about it!

(Is GH somehow still bumbling this corps?)

 

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10 minutes ago, kdaddy said:

I just got an email callback from the Cadets!

Nevermind that I'm 40 and never auditioned, but I'm pretty excited about it!

(Is GH somehow still bumbling this corps?)

 

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That’s awesome! Congrats! But since you won’t be needing those seats in front of me at LOS,  I have a couple of friends who would be interested in buying them from you...

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I got one of those emails, too! Maybe they’re desperate enough in recruiting that they’ve just spammed their email list, hoping some eligible people will show up.

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3 hours ago, FTNK said:

I got one of those emails, too! Maybe they’re desperate enough in recruiting that they’ve just spammed their email list, hoping some eligible people will show up.

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On 1/26/2020 at 5:17 PM, garfield said:

Oh my, it was ELECTRIC in the stands.  This is such a GREAT show!  One HORRID tear that couldn't be excused but also demonstrated their ability to recover.

I've always wondered if, in the moment, I would have ignored the rip after hearing how well they recovered.

Good Golly, I love this show.

 

Wait .WHAT tear? How have I missed this for 20 years?

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It’s really pretty simple.  Watch these older videos and pay equal attention to the audience. Notice what moments bring out spontaneous audience approval. Movement or Music. Doesn’t matter which, nor what corps. Next, accept the following . . .

WE NEED MORE OF THAT !

 

(some things should not change)

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