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NJ/LI/PA DCA central site (where?)

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Just a brain exercise after seeing comments in the will DCA be around thread. If DCA would be all PA, NJ, CT (missed Hurricanes in title) and Long Island where would a good site be in the middle of this area.

And yes not including WS, CT, and a few others just for sake of discussion.

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Princeton University in NJ has a great stadium.... and no Ivy League football on Labor Day weekend.  Lots of hotels nearby, two major airports reasonably close (Philly and Newark, plus a smaller one in Trenton) and Nassau Street in Princeton is awesome... restaurants, pubs, etc.

But unfortunately, the parking situation there is not good. Some sort of shuttle system would be needed. Plus several streets near the stadium might have to be all but shut down to accommodate corps vehicles. And that isn't easy.

 

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well given how few PA corps there are....Jersey

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22 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

Princeton University in NJ has a great stadium.... and no Ivy League football on Labor Day weekend.  Lots of hotels nearby, two major airports reasonably close (Philly and Newark, plus a smaller one in Trenton) and Nassau Street in Princeton is awesome... restaurants, pubs, etc.

But unfortunately, the parking situation there is not good. Some sort of shuttle system would be needed. Plus several streets near the stadium might have to be all but shut down to accommodate corps vehicles. And that isn't easy.

 

 

 

I have not heard of outside activities like marching band being allowed to use the Princeton stadium. 

Close to Princeton (which is indeed a nice stadium with terrible parking,) is the stadium at TCNJ in Ewing. USBands used to run the Central Jersey Regional there; the band I taught went there each year. 

There are lots of great restaurants in Princeton on Nassau  St, Witherspoon St and Palmer Square.

Rt 1 has tons of hotels and restaurants as well. 

Edit: Both of the stadiums noted are close to I95/I295.

 

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35 minutes ago, MikeD said:

 

I have not heard of outside activities like marching band being allowed to use the Princeton stadium. 

Close to Princeton (which is indeed a nice stadium with terrible parking,) is the stadium at TCNJ in Ewing. USBands used to run the Central Jersey Regional there; the band I taught went there each year. 

There are lots of great restaurants in Princeton on Nassau  St, Witherspoon St and Palmer Square.

Rt 1 has tons of hotels and restaurants as well. 

Edit: Both of the stadiums noted are close to I95/I295.

 

Yeah... DCA would have to find a wealthy alum with a drum corps background. LOL.

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1 hour ago, Fran Haring said:

Yeah... DCA would have to find a wealthy alum with a drum corps background. LOL.

Wealthy though he be, he still would have to be a tiger.

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6 hours ago, Fran Haring said:

Yeah... DCA would have to find a wealthy alum with a drum corps background. LOL.

Princeton U has an alumni parade called the P-rade each spring, billed as the "biggest sloppy parade in the world". It starts on Nassau by the arches onto the ca Yompus and winds its way down the hill to the bottom.

Each 5-year anniversary class has to provide some sort of music/entertainment unit. The 25th anniversary year leads off the parade. The band I was taught from 94 through 2017 almost always marched for a class. Both my son and daughter marched it several times in their HS eras.

I marched it in Garfield in 1970, which made it neat for me to have both my kids march it decades later.

I marched it during the height of the anti-military hippie era. We got off the buses in our Cadet unis....you can just imagine the reception we got on a campus like Princeton! You would have thought our buses had run over all of their cats or something!   😲  It was as if we were aliens landing from Mars.   

We started to warm up with our opener, Gounod's "Queen of Sheba", which went over as well as you might expect. Our DM then had us play our Peace Sign drill number, "White Rabbit"....the students who were looking at us with disgust all of a sudden started to groove to the tune..needless to say, that was the ONLY tune we played that day!  😀

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