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This thread is a “combination” of music, choreography, and of course Drum Corps … “May all of the “Memories” continue …”

“West Side Story” [2021] comes to the Screen [AMC] … this coming Friday, December 10th, 2021. Director/Producer: Steven Spielberg … Executive Producer: Rita Moreno

The [2021] film is NOT a REMAKE of the 1961 “Classic”.  It is “based” on the 1957 Broadway musical … The music is still familiar, as are some of the characters.  Ms. Rachel Zegler, as “Maria”, is a new “shining Star”.  Ms. Rita Moreno appears again, this time as “Valentina”; replacing Ned Glass, as owner of the Shop. …  The choreography … color schemes … cinematography … appear to be something to behold … Plz check out the Trailer dropS on social media.

West Side Story [the “Movie”] opened Wednesday, October 18th [1961] … West Side Story [2021] appears a little more than 60 years afterwards.  At least three [3] members of the original cast are no longer with us.  Ms. Moreno will be “90” years old on Saturday, December 11th [2021].  Sidenote: She is the last remaining “Main” cast member of “Singing in the Rain” [1952].

The Cavaliers brought WSS to life 39 winters ago [1982] via WGI.

For Drum Corps fans … who can forget the WSS based shows of the Garfield Cadets of 1984 [37 summers ago] & the Cadets of 2009 [12 summers ago] … how quickly time passes …

Mr. Spielberg brings this iconic classic [WSS] to the Screen for “a new generation/audience” … I think it’s going to conjure up some beautiful “Memories” (in many different ways) for Drum Corps fans, performers and associated Corps members. 

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I know of a certain corps that did West Side Story in 1974 and came within two corps of winning DCI that year. 

Really looking forward to seeing Spielberg's version.  I hope he did it justice as it is sacred.  

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/4/2021 at 5:50 AM, NebraskaGBR said:



Mr. Spielberg brings this iconic classic [WSS] to the Screen for “a new generation/audience” … I think it’s going to conjure up some beautiful “Memories” (in many different ways) for Drum Corps fans, performers and associated Corps members. 

 

 

Ahhh!  I see what you did there.  Madison '83 and '84.

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"Thank you folks."  I was afraid I was going to leave out some Corps ... My goof & apologies to everyone involved in the Corps I left out ...

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On 12/9/2021 at 2:26 PM, NebraskaGBR said:

"Thank you folks."  I was afraid I was going to leave out some Corps ... My goof & apologies to everyone involved in the Corps I left out ...

Dude....something from WSS story was done by someone EVERY YEAR since the Rita Morena movie came out for decades. 

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The movie is absolutely terrific. Just saw it yesterday. But you know this is has been done so many times in drum corp I don't know what more could be added. You can't jam 2 and a half hours of music into a 10 min show. That is what the cadets tried to do in 2009 and it was not my fav. I prefer their 1994 show. BD uses the music of WSS in One Hand One Heart but it wasn't a west Side Story show. I actually grew to admire that show from 1998. 

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On 12/9/2021 at 2:26 PM, NebraskaGBR said:

"Thank you folks."  I was afraid I was going to leave out some Corps ... My goof & apologies to everyone involved in the Corps I left out ...

No need to apologize.  It's easier to list who DIDN'T do West Side Story.

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