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ok... the BEST but SMALLEST hornline

Post by Wiggity » Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:44 pm

in your opinion... what is the best but smallest hornline you have heard? two that come to mind are marion cadets '97 - 5 members (didn't do a DCI tour... but finished 2nd at DCM) and blue stars '93 i believe -13 members when they won the championship... and typically, i believe, year after year the mandarins used to have 13-17 (tell me if i am wrong)... and they always did a great job
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Post by GWFrog » Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:26 pm


I think(?) that Mandarins finished 1st or 2nd one year with 10...
By my all-time favorite small horn line...
Has to be the '97 Marion Cadets...
Who I still say should have won DCM...

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Post by Jazzman » Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:53 pm

Don't forget about the Bandettes (all-girls corps from Sault Ste Marie, ONT). They did a remarkable job this year with ~11 players. Quality and volume!!
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Post by BlueCavie » Tue Dec 10, 2002 6:56 am

The Bandettes have a wonderful sound. Last season when we first saw them in Sarnia, I was amazed by the rich, full sound they put out with such a small horn line. I'm not a big compliment guy as the people from Revolution can attest, but....You go Mary!!!

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Post by LAMystreaux » Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:32 am

Man. . .now I wanna see a tape of the bandettes!
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Post by SDApitguy » Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:26 pm

My vote goes to the bandettes! Great hornline this past summer.

Alliance also sounded pretty nice for 8 horns.
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Post by bluestarscg » Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:56 pm

Bandettes blew me away at DCM this year. Marion Glory Cadets were great this year as well; I saw them in late July. They do a great job of achieveing impacts that are effective and have gorgeous sound qualities without peel-off-skin volume levels. I've not heard Marion 1997, I'll have to check that out...

I of course have to throw in 1993 Stars as well. Obvious bias aside, I truly do believe they were awesome!
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Post by bari_benzo » Wed Dec 11, 2002 3:50 am

Bandettes have some great horn players. Many of us were WOW!!-ed when we were listening to them Ottawa this past summer.

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Post by CincinnatiGloryMello » Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:45 pm

I would also have to go with the Bandetts! I saw them a lot the past 2 years, and i just loved their 2001 show, Drive or something like that. There was one show where we (Marion Glory Cadets) were warming up by them, and man, they had a great sound for so few people!

And also I would have to go with my bias and say that we (Cincinnati Glory) had a pretty good sound in 2000. Had a phenomenal Bari soloist that year!
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Post by top dawg » Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:10 pm

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Post by bluestarsfco » Mon Dec 23, 2002 7:54 pm

I wouldn't say the Racine Scouts are known for their wonderful, sonorous hornline sound, but I do think they've had some pretty good soloists the past few years. And here I'm thinking of a mello and a sop.

Have to agree on the Bandettes. I remember watching them have a little jam session in the lot after DCM. Great memories :)

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Post by DCImonkey » Tue Dec 24, 2002 6:20 pm

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