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by Tommy Lee Maddox
Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: The Horn Line Hangout
Topic: Loudest Horn Lines
Replies: 66
Views: 67401

cavie95 wrote:That 80 Spirit press box story is just an urban legend.

Loudest hornline I ever heard live as Star 93. Texarkana show and finals.
You did not get out in your younger years, did you?
by Tommy Lee Maddox
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: The Horn Line Hangout
Topic: Awesome Brass Arranging
Replies: 27
Views: 26651

Oh Jim Ott.

He could teach, arrange, and come up with stuff right out of his head. Thanks to the fact that his sister was a famous mello master, he had little choice but to write great alto books.

Jim was our man in Atlanta.
by Tommy Lee Maddox
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Blasts from the Past!
Topic: "Crossmen Found A Spirit"..."Of Friendship&qu
Replies: 9
Views: 5786

I was on that ride way back in'79. We were beginning to get our "contest teeth" that year as opposed to being the naieve bunch that we were in 77 and 78. We began to look at other corps as opponents that we had to drop along with the notion that we were to have fun along the way (which we did). Then...
by Tommy Lee Maddox
Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: The Horn Line Hangout
Topic: Who makes the best mellophone?
Replies: 6
Views: 8181

"... since the midvoices in drum corps, no matter what, all suck in some way..."

Ever hear Spirit of Atlanta '78 through '80?

Find a bunch of piston/rotor Olds Ultratone mellophones. They can be played in tune so long as you have players that can LISTEN TO EACH OTHER.
by Tommy Lee Maddox
Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:05 pm
Forum: The Horn Line Hangout
Topic: Loudest Horn Lines
Replies: 66
Views: 67401

Atlanta, 1980.