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by rysa4
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts

Straight from today's Facebook post: "This is one Christian that gets it and you all did it. God's greatest gift is music. Thank you so much for this show! Tearing up again writing this . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to all - Murphy" So I am glad this person enjoyed the show and good for him and his enj...
by rysa4
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts

hey friend - thanks for sharing your thoughts. Of course the topic at hand is long and winding- i just have a couple of comments. 1. George didn't change staff after 2016 - they left. En masse. 2. Your experience with being called rude is exactly the result of the polarization I was mentioning. 3. I...
by rysa4
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Pit and Battery Roundtable
Topic: Emojis
Replies: 0
Views: 2439

Emojis

:shock: :king: :jedi: :read:
by rysa4
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

DCI 2017 Season - Final Thoughts

Hello again! Now that the season is over, ad-hoc analysis time is upon us! 1. BD won as I predicted after seeing them July 22. Some folks are saying that BD moves and then only plays standing still. I didn't see or hear things that way. I thought they were super! They came close in drums too, which ...
by rysa4
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: 2017 Finals Judges
Replies: 0
Views: 1367

2017 Finals Judges

Hi everyone! A few predictive comments on the judges for percussion. 1. The two percussion scoring categories are field drums and percussion ensemble. Very interesting. I hadn't noticed that designation combination before, but it makes sense to me. 2. Jeff Prosperie judging field drums at finals giv...
by rysa4
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

July 21st Houston Texas Show

Hi everyone; here is my short review of a great show last night - the only one I will see this year! 1. Nice outdoor stadium about 4 miles from my house - seats in the upper deck right on the 50 yard line. great weather after the lightning strikes moved on - sold out on the corps side ( first time I...
by rysa4
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season

HI - I was wondering who has seen the Cadets and the Boston Crusaders shows this year. Boston finished ahead of Cadets tonight so congrats to them - just wondering what folks are seeing. I am looking forward to the Houston show in about a week.
by rysa4
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season

So I was looking at scores from tonight's performances. I looked at the recaps. And found...no percussion or brass scores. But color guard, visual performance, and two general effect columns with two subdivided scores in each. My only comment is that this is very far away from what I enjoy when I wa...
by rysa4
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Summer 2017 Drum Corps Season

Hi everyone!

The season is about to get underway! I have only watched the Cadets show online so far. Lots of talent and effort and flashes of brilliance. For me, the show has many areas of cacophonous disorganization by design, so it isn't working for me yet overall.

I wish everyone well!
by rysa4
Tue May 30, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Hello and tickets?
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: Hello and tickets?

Hi Bigmo!

How are you?

I only have tickets to the one show in Houston each year right before the southwestern championships, so I can't help you. Hope everyone is doing well!
by rysa4
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Wondering if anyone can explain this to me
Replies: 1
Views: 2796

Re: Wondering if anyone can explain this to me

"There are three parts to GE, the intellectual, the aesthetic, and the emotional." So I think GE is somewhat subjective, based on this description from DCI. I do not think the absence of the BD tarp you are referring to will impact scoring all that much. I saw the show on July 22nd. Many of the judg...
by rysa4
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Judges in the early season?
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

Re: Judges in the early season?

So DCI put up an article today on the judging, the variance in number of judges, the categories etc. I do appreciate the information, but it is my opinion that the whole system is way off base. In the end, the better corps are at the top, followed by the next group and so on. But there just isn't en...
by rysa4
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: The Pit and Battery Roundtable
Topic: TOC Show - July 22nd, Houston Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 3065

TOC Show - July 22nd, Houston Texas

Hi. I had upper deck seats on the 50 yard line this year 0 so a great view of the shows; For Drumlines, here is my impression of the top corps; 1. Blue Devils 2. Bluecoats 3. SCV 4. Cadets 5. Crown Of course there aren't any scores published for drumline, which makes it more interesting. The Blue De...
by rysa4
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: Shows in 2016?
Replies: 0
Views: 1723

Shows in 2016?

has anyone seen any of the shows live this year yet? We have a big one coming to Houston next week and I am gathering any thoughts/stuff to watch for etc. Thanks!
by rysa4
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Drum Corps Discussion
Topic: BigMo's Rankins through July 5, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: BigMo's Rankins through July 5, 2016

I have only seen an online video of the Cadets show but the last three minutes of the show are intense musically and visually!