So BD and SCV are not competing in 2021?


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28 minutes ago, Continental said:

Are you referencing the Alphorn incident in which 500 sheep leaped off a ledge due to how out of tune it was?

No, that’s the official government version of what happened.  I’ve always suspected there was a sheepshooter on the grassy alp.

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What I'm gathering from this paragraph is that some movements (e.g., patriotism, religion) are okay, while others (e.g., #MeToo, #BLM discussed in a response, others promoting justice and equality) ar

They will not have issues recruiting top talent for 2022. 

lets face it....its going to cost more this summer when you take in all of the costs associated to following all of the recommended guidelines. if the kids and/or their families want to pay it, go for

2 hours ago, DFA1970 said:

And the rest of DCI corps touring this summer. 

Right. That’s sort of my point. Why is this different for Mandarins and Crest? Do they simply have lower overhead and/or other non-bingo sources of support?

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18 hours ago, Lance said:

nobody's competing this year

bd, scv, and lots of other corps made the choice not to take part in the exhibitions this year for a lot of very good reasons, and "sad" isn't the right word for their choice, imo. 

Well it makes me sad. Won’t be the same without them.

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1 hour ago, MikeRapp said:

Right. That’s sort of my point. Why is this different for Mandarins and Crest? Do they simply have lower overhead and/or other non-bingo sources of support?

I don’t know the answer to your question, but I suspect based on tuition prices I have seen and the short season, that member tuition is covering this summer’s expenses in their entirety.  I’m guessing BD and SCV just don’t see the value of the Indy event.  That’s sort of Crown’s position as I understood it.  If they were to go to Indy they’d just increase tuition to cover it.

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Checking in from the West coast.

Opened my email and received the following email from BDPA regarding the Blue Devils 2021 Season.

 

Join the Blue Devils this summer as we travel to Basel, Switzerland for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime! We're honored and excited to have been invited to perform at the 15th Anniversary of the Basel Tattoo, and we still have open spots available in our membership. You definitely don't want to miss this chance to be a Blue Devil and travel internationally to perform on one of the world's largest stages!

Oh, and the best part is... you'll only pay $1,750 for the entire experience! That's right. 3 weeks, all-inclusive, and a final show-stopping production for less than what a normal season of drum corps would cost. 

Plus – if you audition now, you'll also be considered for membership with The Blue Devils in 2022 as we return to the field for competition. That's 2 amazing experiences included in one audition!

Of course we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and work within international travel guidelines to ensure this trip is possible. But in the meantime, we still have open spots available. Don't miss your opportunity! Submit a Blue Devils audition video by our May 3 deadline to be considered for membership. 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND!
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Checking in from the West coast.

Checked VMAPA regarding the Santa Clara Vanguard 2021 Season

and found this article from December 2020 by Michael Gaines (Interim Director of Program Operations for Santa Clara Vanguard posted December 3, 2020)

VMAPA & BDPA: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW – OUR ROADMAP TO 2022

  • December 3, 2020 by Michael Gaines

"For more than 60 years, Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA) and Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) have lived by one mission: to enrich lives by providing opportunities for excellence in the performing arts. As we face critical decisions through this global pandemic, this North star has guided both organizations well and has provided us a clear and future-focused vision for the next 18 months. During this time, our first priority will and has always been to keep our members, staff, and community healthy and safe.

Expectations for those participating in a world class organization is the ‘grand experience’ that participants at both BDPA and VMAPA have been able to count on. Although this experience will be different in 2021, we are committed to keeping that promise. 

In order to deliver this experience, we must prioritize and focus our attention on four key areas of our organizations’ roadmaps for the next 18 months: 

  1. Building a fiscally responsible future
  2. Providing opportunities in the Spring and Summer of 2021 to participate in our organizations
  3. Addressing gaps in education of the pageantry arts during the pandemic at a national level
  4. Shaping the path to an unsurpassed 2022 Drum Corps season that meets and exceeds the expectations of our community

We are emboldened by the talent we see amongst students in our current and prospective membership and are confident in the roadmap our organizations have built. 

For this upcoming 2021, with the current state of the pandemic, combined with the distance and limited performance opportunities that DCI has planned to date, BDPA and VMAPA have jointly decided not to travel to Indianapolis for the showcase events on August 12-14, 2021. 

 Although we will not be in Indianapolis, both organizations will still plan exciting talent development and educational opportunities for Summer 2021. Our intention is to use next year to help us bring the highest caliber programs to the field in Indianapolis in 2022 – DCI’s 50th anniversary season. To that end, planning for 2022 has already begun. Look for further information on auditions coming soon! 

 “With 2021 not being a normal Drum Corps season, each participating corps has the burden and responsibility to set the best course of action for their organization to achieve the long-term success of fulfilling their mission,” said Drum Corps International CEO Dan Acheson. “We appreciate The Blue Devils’ and Santa Clara Vanguard’s commitment to this activity and support the plans they have made for their organizations this coming year. We all anxiously anticipate the return of the 2022 drum corps season with these two world class corps competing at the highest level during our 50th anniversary season.”

 Next year, BDPA and VMAPA are focused on recovery. We believe it is fundamental for us to begin that work by developing and strengthening our future members and supporting music programs around the country to build a strong future together.  

We are committed to supporting performing arts education nationwide both virtually and with in-person events to positively impact as many students and programs as possible during this time, while exploring all accessible performance opportunities for our membership."

No official announcements have been posted regarding season 2021 activites for SCV beyond various virtual videos and more fundraising campaigns.

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26 minutes ago, Rich Cline said:

Checking in from the West coast.

Checked VMAPA regarding the Santa Clara Vanguard 2021 Season

and found this article from December 2020 by Michael Gaines (Interim Director of Program Operations for Santa Clara Vanguard posted December 3, 2020)

VMAPA & BDPA: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW – OUR ROADMAP TO 2022

  • December 3, 2020 by Michael Gaines

"For more than 60 years, Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA) and Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) have lived by one mission: to enrich lives by providing opportunities for excellence in the performing arts. As we face critical decisions through this global pandemic, this North star has guided both organizations well and has provided us a clear and future-focused vision for the next 18 months. During this time, our first priority will and has always been to keep our members, staff, and community healthy and safe.

Expectations for those participating in a world class organization is the ‘grand experience’ that participants at both BDPA and VMAPA have been able to count on. Although this experience will be different in 2021, we are committed to keeping that promise. 

In order to deliver this experience, we must prioritize and focus our attention on four key areas of our organizations’ roadmaps for the next 18 months: 

  1. Building a fiscally responsible future
  2. Providing opportunities in the Spring and Summer of 2021 to participate in our organizations
  3. Addressing gaps in education of the pageantry arts during the pandemic at a national level
  4. Shaping the path to an unsurpassed 2022 Drum Corps season that meets and exceeds the expectations of our community

We are emboldened by the talent we see amongst students in our current and prospective membership and are confident in the roadmap our organizations have built. 

For this upcoming 2021, with the current state of the pandemic, combined with the distance and limited performance opportunities that DCI has planned to date, BDPA and VMAPA have jointly decided not to travel to Indianapolis for the showcase events on August 12-14, 2021. 

 Although we will not be in Indianapolis, both organizations will still plan exciting talent development and educational opportunities for Summer 2021. Our intention is to use next year to help us bring the highest caliber programs to the field in Indianapolis in 2022 – DCI’s 50th anniversary season. To that end, planning for 2022 has already begun. Look for further information on auditions coming soon! 

 “With 2021 not being a normal Drum Corps season, each participating corps has the burden and responsibility to set the best course of action for their organization to achieve the long-term success of fulfilling their mission,” said Drum Corps International CEO Dan Acheson. “We appreciate The Blue Devils’ and Santa Clara Vanguard’s commitment to this activity and support the plans they have made for their organizations this coming year. We all anxiously anticipate the return of the 2022 drum corps season with these two world class corps competing at the highest level during our 50th anniversary season.”

 Next year, BDPA and VMAPA are focused on recovery. We believe it is fundamental for us to begin that work by developing and strengthening our future members and supporting music programs around the country to build a strong future together.  

We are committed to supporting performing arts education nationwide both virtually and with in-person events to positively impact as many students and programs as possible during this time, while exploring all accessible performance opportunities for our membership."

No official announcements have been posted regarding season 2021 activites for SCV beyond various virtual videos and more fundraising campaigns.

I'd rather go to Switzerland too over Indianapolis any day of the week, but is it cheaper?  Plus, France, right next door, just shut down again.  I'm not understanding this. 

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Checking in from the West coast.

Analyzing Blue Devils announcement of travel to Basel, Switzerland, I am unable to find a links to rules regarding performances. Clips have been posted on youtube of prior performances, and it appears the groups do perform some kind of program and drill but on a much smaller field of presentation that we are accustom to in DCI competitions..

Blue Devils certainly have decades of music charts to pick from but, I'm going to guess they will test some program ideas and new music looking foreward to the 2022 competition season.

You can read about the Basel, Switzerland music event was started from the founding:

About Top Secret Drum Corps which is a drum corps based in Basel, Switzerland.
http://3rcf.org/occupy-in-bpwtpi/top-secret-drum-corps-members-02e267

And the following link offers some description about the Basel Music Festival:

Basel Tattoo: What you need to know about Switzerland’s biggest military music festival.
https://www.thelocal.ch/20190712/basel-tattoo-what-you-need-to-know-about-switzerlands-biggest-military-festival/

Facts from Article Extract: 
More than 60,000 tickets were sold to the 2019 show.

What happens during the Tattoo? 
The daily two-hour show includes around 1,000 participants from all over the world. This year’s event features the Hellenic Navy Band from Greece, dancers and acrobats from China, a police motorcycle acrobatic troupe from Germany and a Dutch orchestra. And of course, given its Scottish links, spectators will also enjoy music from ‘bagrock’ band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the International Highland Dancers and The Massed Pipes and Drums, a marching band formed of 200 players from around the world, an annual highlight of the show. Add to that an appearance from America’s Got Talent contestant Johnny Manuel and you can’t say Basel Tattoo doesn’t offer something for everyone.

What else goes on? 
Each year the Tattoo also stages a parade through the streets of Basel, featuring the international marching bands who are part of The Massed Pipes and Drums, along with other groups.

For the kids, the performers, this is a trip of a lifetime to perform in a music venue and I am so glad that these performers get this rare opportunity not only to perform but to perform abroad.

Checking https://bluedevils.org/programs/international-corps/

The BD International Corps (BDI) is a seperate and distinct extension of the Blue Devils organization

The BD International Corps (BDI) is made up of recent performers of the world champion Blue Devils as well as other world class corps throughout the United States.

The show, designed by the same design team that creates productions for the world champion Blue Devils, is a 7-minute feature specifically designed to showcase the amazing performers talent and bring to life the uniqueness of American drum corps. The corps also performs a variety of iconic BD music as well as other unique productions.

Where: Countries include Germany, France, Italy, and The Netherlands. The exact itinerary is still being decided, but will include a performance at the 2020 Basel Tattoo with tentative free days in Paris, Amsterdam, Florence, and Basel.
Who: Approximately 100 performers made up up of Brass, Battery Percussion, Front Ensemble, and Guard – ages 18–30.

It appears that the unit that will perform in 2021 and prep for the 2022 competion season are members not from (BDI) but the unit that will field a 2022 competing DCI corps.

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12 minutes ago, greg_orangecounty said:

I'd rather go to Switzerland too over Indianapolis any day of the week, but is it cheaper?  Plus, France, right next door, just shut down again.  I'm not understanding this. 

Let’s see ... $1750 for Switzerland or $3500+ for Indianapolis ... 🤔 

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3 minutes ago, Jurassic Lancer said:

Let’s see ... $1750 for Switzerland or $3500+ for Indianapolis ... 🤔 

Or real value vs perceived value! 🤔

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