Fred Windish Posted June 30, 2020 Report Share Posted June 30, 2020 (edited) 57 minutes ago, craiga said: Perhaps some World Class corps who find them selves financially on the edge might opt to do the first season back in Open Class…? This would automatically solve the 66 day tour expense and decrease the amount of tour housing needed right off the bat. We wouldn't need to reinvent the wheel. WC corps opt for a season (or 2) to compete in Open and return to World when ready. The added benefit would be to also prop up attendance at the smaller local shows, which is a win-win. There is precedent for this....Magic, Spirit, Blue Stars...maybe others? Let the dozen or so financially secure groups continue with the touring as it has been. Open Class is there for anyone who might think their survival depends on it. Just an idea. Craig - your suggestion is pretty much the same solution I see. Again, I believe there are current organizations who are in position to make necessary changes to their operating budget. Adjustments that would not necessarily be obvious in the level of production displayed to the audience. I don’t see the need to hold back the creative efforts of any group to make the entire genre ‘Drum Corps Lite.’ Because other groups might not be able to field at the same level it would be best to focus on making the Open Class tier even more practical and sustainable. Making Open Class a more attractive option could pay-off for everyone years later. I am not pessimistic as to the continuation of the activity. Obviously, the format will change in certain ways, but do believe a rebound is coming. All anyone can do now is speculate. That’s mine. Edited June 30, 2020 by Fred Windish Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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