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  2. Bandgeeks1

    Dci starts this week!

    I also wonder what the audition process is. Stand still and play...now move this huge prop to the 50😂
  3. Cavie Fan

    Dci starts this week!

    I really doubt there is a corps out there that can march a drill like Madison Scouts 1988, Star of Indiana 1993 and let alone anything as clean as Cavaliers 2002. Just my opinion. The drill is not the important part of the show anymore. Come to think of it... What are DCI judges actually judging anymore? (that is a rhetorical question - you don't have to answer it.)
  4. Bandgeeks1

    Dci starts this week!

    I've only seen a video of Bluecoats so far. The show is beautiful and they sound great as always. I respect the activity is evolving and all that and I really do like the use of props, staging etc. I just wish the activity would find a happy balance of staging and drill. When most of the drill now days is simply doing a few sets between the 30 yard lines bc you seem to have more props on the field than actual performers is a sour spot for me along with parking half your corps on top of props to stand still and play for too much of the show. the kids are great and perform what they are given so kudos to them...I would just like more drill.
  5. Fred Rogers

    Dci starts this week!

    Nope. I’m in the same boat with you.
  6. trombobble

    Dci starts this week!

    Am I the only one not all that impressed by any corps this year? Like most everyone’s fine right now but there’s no real standouts or anything all that exciting compared to past years, in my eyes.
  7. bdit

    2019 Job board

    As I understand it, Lucas Morgan has taken the Webster gig. He was under Burris/Stovall at Muhlenberg and a recent MSU grad. I think he's a trumpet player. Hopefully Webster can get some stability, but it's a weird place.
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  9. LMHSClarinetAlum

    2019 Job board

    My understanding is that he accepted a different position with the Anderson Co. School System and is still going to be helping the band out at band camp and such. That is my understanding as of right now.
  10. Perc14

    2019 Job board

    Jacqueline Brengelman is new director at Bullitt East. Hope she does well and keeps them on their upward trend!
  11. WGIFAN

    Dci starts this week!

    I know Dixie has like 3 members all marching Scouts this year! 💚
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  13. JustPassingThru

    Dci starts this week!

    It would be interesting to hear how many KY kids are in the various corps this year. To THAT group I say Bravo!! Continue to make KY proud! And best of luck all season!!
  14. Chase

    Dci starts this week!

    And on Facebook groups
  15. kybandfossil

    Dci starts this week!

    The criticism here is nowhere near as harsh as what they write in Drum Corps Planet
  16. JustPassingThru

    Dci starts this week!

    I for one am reviewing the shows as I saw them. And the designers of those shows. Not the kids marching them. I have no doubt the kids have all worked extremely hard for the past month. The kids have to sign up most of the time before they even know what the show is going to be, so they get zero say in it. All they can do is make the best of the design they are given. Same is true for our high school bands. Each band’s kids work just as hard as the next. But I watch a show and either love it, like, indifferent, dislike or hate it. Never once have I thought “if only this show had a different group of kids performing it!! Then it would be great!!” Having watched a few corps rehearsals, they don’t baby the kids, so I don’t see why we should either. They are tough and can take it.
  17. Heisenberg

    Dci starts this week!

    So...you want us to lie about what we really think about a corp's performance? Say positive things in public, even if we really don't believe it?
  18. anonbandfan

    Dci starts this week!

    Thin skin?
  19. Harv

    2019 Job board

    Having trouble understanding the Beef with Chris Mudd..... Do you know him? Cause if you really did, you would know that your comments are way off base.
  20. theblowtorch

    2019 Job board

    According to Instagram Billy Carpenter is the new band director at North Laurel.
  21. AMAC

    2019 Job board

    Anyone know what happened to Taylor Akin? Is he still at Anderson?
  22. theblowtorch

    2019 Job board

    According to Instagram Phillip Sohn is the new assistant director at Anderson.
  23. Chase

    Dci starts this week!

    In regards to making comments about drum corps performances this year and every year for that matter that are public. The performers can see what you post. Best thing you can do is be uplifting to the performers on public conversations. Whatever you say in private is your own deal, but publicly we should all support the performers. -A former DCI & DCA performer
  24. theblowtorch

    Dci starts this week!

    Phantom- the props looked like something from a low budget elementary school drama production. All facets of program design are inadequate. The entire staff needs fired. They will not make finals. Blue Stars- some ok moments from the brass and percussion but the design lacks clarity. The costumes were busy and hard to read from up top. 10th-11th place. Cadets- a step backwards from last year. The brass is weak. Percussion is solid. Drill design looks high schoolish. Costuming made the horns look short and frumpy. The program itself is odd. 9th-10th place. Boston- loud and aggressive for 95% of the program. Excellent guard. Program is over written and musically cluttered. They will not finish any higher than last year. 5th-6th place. Carolina Crown- first group of the night to have all their ducks in row. Design elements make sense and are well thought out. Musical ensemble was crystal clear. Excellent brass and percussion. Mature drill. Guard will need cleaning. This can medal along with the 2 CA powerhouses. Bluecoats- they know how to create a unique visual stage. The use of color and texture is stunning. Excellent performance quality from all sections. Unfortunately the music book is choppy and episodic and never really builds momentum and flow. There are some really fine musical moments but how they work within the overall structure of the production leaves me scratching my head.
  25. AMAC

    2019 Job board

    Chris mudd to Casey Co. Sorry kiddos
  26. Heisenberg

    Dci starts this week!

    Looks like another long year for Phantom...
  27. JustPassingThru

    Dci starts this week!

    Bluecoats show is great, it’s too bad they don’t march and play. But thats rewarded in DCI these days. Boston “not gonna miss my shot”... ugh going to get sick of hearing that a million times. Crown “it is” part 2? Maybe but at least there is no singer. Cadets zzzzzzzzzzz. Blue Stars - enjoyed the show but again, goofy uniforms. Phantom show was underwhelming to me, especially after all the buildup. Do have to say the audio wasn’t great in the theater, the volume needed to be turned up while the corps were playing. At least at the theater I was at. Seeing a corp in the theater compared to live... night and day. Crown at Lafayette sounded powerful and that just did not come across in the theater. I’m sure all the top corps will sound amazing live!
  28. Fred Rogers

    Dci starts this week!

    Did anyone else go to the show in theaters or see the show live? I’m a bit miffed across the board. Wasn’t really blown away by anyone. Really enjoyed Bluecoats. Boston’s Guard was phenomenal, per usual. Kinda feel like Crowns show is “It is” part 2. But I need to see it again.
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