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57 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

in your opinion... drum corps has never been a profitable exercise; but these 2021 members NEEDED this - BD/SCV etc. have essentially abandoned 2 years' worth of age outs, clearly no longer about the kids JMO

Watch next year how many rookouts they get.  

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On 7/13/2021 at 8:48 PM, TenHut said:

The people here "know nothing about anything?" Shame on you for disparaging all of the DCP members. 

I was pretty clear about who I was disparaging. 

A handful of toxic posters on here hardly represent dcp as a whole or dci fandom as a whole, thank goodness.

Wishing nothing but positive thoughts for BD as they navigate through this, and looking forward to their next production.  🙂

 

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On 7/15/2021 at 1:06 PM, George Dixon said:

in your opinion... drum corps has never been a profitable exercise; but these 2021 members NEEDED this - BD/SCV etc. have essentially abandoned 2 years' worth of age outs, clearly no longer about the kids JMO

I beg to differ.  Take a look at the 990's of BD and SCV over the past 10-12 years.  There have been multiple seasons where they actually made money.  Not all of the gambling profits were spent on summer tours.  It's almost identical to governmental revenue accounting... you spend based on what you think you will bring in.  Some years you have a budget surplus, most years you run a deficit. 

Now, if you are talking about just revenue and expenses from the touring unit... yeah, that's pretty much guaranteed break even at best.

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On 7/15/2021 at 1:06 PM, George Dixon said:

in your opinion... drum corps has never been a profitable exercise; but these 2021 members NEEDED this - BD/SCV etc. have essentially abandoned 2 years' worth of age outs, clearly no longer about the kids JMO

BD has made a profit on several occasions, but usually breaks even. As far as abandoning two years of age outs, I think not. The overall organization is mostly local. Sure the A-Corps 2022 auditions will be up, most non-local, reloading for another DCI championship run. 

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24 minutes ago, Poppycock said:

BD has made a profit on several occasions, but usually breaks even. As far as abandoning two years of age outs, I think not. The overall organization is mostly local. Sure the A-Corps 2022 auditions will be up, most non-local, reloading for another DCI championship run. 

the drum corps ITSELF does not make a profit - it's good that the 20/21 age outs have some other options

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On 7/15/2021 at 1:06 PM, George Dixon said:

in your opinion... drum corps has never been a profitable exercise; but these 2021 members NEEDED this - BD/SCV etc. have essentially abandoned 2 years' worth of age outs, clearly no longer about the kids JMO

"needed?" melodramatic much?

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 Since the Blue Devils formation, they have had a seamless, consistent reputation for organizational excellence. I believe most here would have to also agree that the Blue Devils have never really faced severe organizational challenges and adversity before. This is not to say that adversity and challenge to their very existence would not be something that they do not know how to go thru , and come out the other side, in great shape. It is just an acknowledgement that the Blue Devils these last 2 years are being tested as an organization like never before in their existence as a Drum Corps. I see no reason that the Blue Devils can not rise up to this challenge that the unexpected pandemic has caused them . Its likely they will come thru this competitive inactivity and financial challenges of the last 2 seasons in great shape. But the adversity and organizational challenge here to the Blue Devils Drum Corps is undeniably not something they have faced before like this.

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