DCI continues delay of 2021 tour announcement, ticketing information


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13 hours ago, keystone3ply said:

I could see this happening in smaller schools or where the Fine Arts Programs aren't held in "high esteem" as other communities.  In the South, communities seem to rally around their Fine Arts programs especially the Marching Band.  It's the "rural" programs with less monies that I worry about losing staff & programs.  That's why the money for state & city governments is important to help secure the funding of police, fire, educators, etc.  That's not a "Red" or "Blue" issue.  (See what I did?)  :whistle: :innocent:     

Yes, I see exactly what you did.  

Two comments I have:

1.  Money for, as you said, "city governments" obviously does not help the rural programs you claim to be most concerned about.  :doh:

2.  If you really care about drum corps, scholastic music, or any other arts, your best course of action is to support their funding in as direct a manner as possible.  Donate.  Fundraise.  Pay admission to their events (when such events resume).  Volunteer.  Serve on a school board, or BOD of an arts organization. 

Or you could sit back and hope that federal assistance for states will trickle down to the arts, when you already named several entities that will be farther ahead in line for those funds.  Good luck with that.

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I went in person to vote last Friday.  I trust Illinois with a mail-in ballot like I trust gas station sushi. 

Yet if they don't send that email, folks will complain that the DCI office is not doing anything. They are literally in a lose/lose situation.   Z

PA is trending more than a thousand each day after averaging 500 or so few weeks ago *sigh* One of the reasons I requested a mail in ballot because I don’t know what next month will bring. Receiv

Supporting is always good HOWEVER....and I'll use my school as an example....we don't know if we can have in person, social distance concerts. Band director won't because bands are to big. I am awaiting word on a concert for my choirs, but if we can I have to have them with face shields and keep audience numbers low. So, 2 to 3 concerts in an evening spread out. So if my 1st year chorus sings at 6:30 pm, only 40 people will be in the audience (maybe).

 

Now what will a drum corps contest look like this summer IF there is a competitive season? If a show used to have 2,000 audience members this year could see.....maybe 400? How many of those audience members from the past will take a chance?

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7 hours ago, KeithHall said:

Supporting is always good HOWEVER....and I'll use my school as an example....we don't know if we can have in person, social distance concerts. Band director won't because bands are to big. I am awaiting word on a concert for my choirs, but if we can I have to have them with face shields and keep audience numbers low. So, 2 to 3 concerts in an evening spread out. So if my 1st year chorus sings at 6:30 pm, only 40 people will be in the audience (maybe).

 

Now what will a drum corps contest look like this summer IF there is a competitive season? If a show used to have 2,000 audience members this year could see.....maybe 400? How many of those audience members from the past will take a chance?

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You’re at least planning concerts. In Massachusetts we have a range of in person, remote, and hybrid which has been challenging for specialists. Gym classes are held outdoors with no contact sports or activities that potentially have contact, and nothing that includes equipment such as balls or bats. Any music class with singing is outdoors too, and quite a few schools are not even allowing singing outdoors. Art classes usually involve the teacher going to class rooms rather than a class in an art room. I don’t know of any concerts planned. 

Regarding shows, if there is a 2021 season I think you are correct that seating will be limited and unless a show is subsidized by donors, it may be questionable as to whether a show will be possible from a money point of view. I also wonder about the audience. Many shows, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest have older audiences. This has been an audience that has been decreasing over the years for all sorts of reasons: not feeling the connection with drum corps, not liking the direction some corps have taken, age, and now you can add nervousness of crowds and getting out of the routine of attending shows. This is a crowd that has been decreasing and we may not see back. Audience building could be among the challenges facing at least some shows. 

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Hey, Tim!

Your point about an aging crowd reinforces the importance of every monetizing opportunity beyond actual in-person ticketed events. 

Can’t think of a better reason to appreciate Flo Marching.  Even healthy people over the age of 50 lose interest in the bothersome aspects of travel and being among the distractions that come with sitting in a crowded grandstand.

‘A “been there, done that” attitude develops in the name of comfort.
 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Tim K said:

You’re at least planning concerts. In Massachusetts we have a range of in person, remote, and hybrid which has been challenging for specialists. Gym classes are held outdoors with no contact sports or activities that potentially have contact, and nothing that includes equipment such as balls or bats. Any music class with singing is outdoors too, and quite a few schools are not even allowing singing outdoors. Art classes usually involve the teacher going to class rooms rather than a class in an art room. I don’t know of any concerts planned.  

Glad we left MA when we did.  Those restrictions are ridiculous.  So, there's no football, soccer, or cross country  going on currently?

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58 minutes ago, Ghost said:

Glad we left MA when we did.  Those restrictions are ridiculous.  So, there's no football, soccer, or cross country  going on currently?

Many places around the country are having those activity's for the kids along with school in session since mid or sometimes early august. Eventually the public are realizing where the high risk is at and what types of preventive actions they can take.  

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I think he must be in between laughs. :lol:

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2 hours ago, E3D said:

Many places around the country are having those activity's for the kids along with school in session since mid or sometimes early august. Eventually the public are realizing where the high risk is at and what types of preventive actions they can take.  

Stupidity often has few boundaries. 

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