Drum and Bugle corps

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by memorax700, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. memorax700

    memorax700 New Friend

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    Am I like the only person on the TM the love D&BC, cause I haven't seen any talk about it on here...... I love the marching arts, one of my fav. activities on the planet.
     
  2. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    I love DCI... I'm a huge Cadets fan... I make it up to Allentown, Pa every year for Semi-finals.
     
  3. CHAMP

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    hate it
     
  4. stchasking

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    "The marching arts." now there is a phrase I thought I would never see or hear.

    I like DCI indoors in an air conditioned stadium.
     
  5. MFfan

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    I have been a fan ever since I saw a competition way back in 62 in Minneapolis at the VFW national convention, where the big show was for many years. I played in the National band from Lansing, Mi for many years.
    Very exciting. We have never had much hear in Michigan in home grown corps, but have a fine show each year here in Kalamazoo, which I saw on July 5. Have many tapes from when the DCI was shown was shown in its entirety on PBS. Too bad what has happened to it these days.

    I favor the midwest corps, Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, Scouts, Glassmen, Colts, Bluecoats, most of which I saw this year.

    There have been threads on DCI off and on. Maybe the last one on Maynard Ferguson forum, can't recall.:-)
     
  6. Toobz

    Toobz Mezzo Piano User

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    I am an old time DCI fan . I attended last years finals in Pasadena. Great show and tons of fun ! I have to admit, that I have seen less shows over the past decade than I would prefer, but I still think DCI is a great youth organization. And for fellow TM'ers that have never seen a show in person. Give it a listen. I think you'll find that there are no other bands that perform at such a high level as DCI does.

    Go Blue Devils ! bw_logo.gif
     
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  7. derekkress

    derekkress Pianissimo User

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    My chops of steel are because of Drum Corps! I marched my first summer when I was in grade 7(some 30 years ago) By grade 8 I was playing my first double g's! There is so much work involved and as a rule you are dealing with some great technicians as far as learning brass is concerned (ie. Blue Devils) I think other than building great chops the most important thing I learned was the entertainment part. Showmanship is so important when I perform. I suppose the sad part is that the Drum Corps movement is not as strong as it once was(in part because of monster budgets needed to run these groups and our youths' diverse interests and/or distractions)
     
  8. Toobz

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    That's true for all types of marching bands. Especially with all of the
    schools that have slashed or done away with music programs.
    It's an unfortunate sign of the times.
     
  9. memorax700

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    im prolly tryin out for The Cadets next year, or Jersey Surf
     
  10. stchasking

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    Not in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Marching band contests are a big deal. A band director can make a career turning out winning marching bands.
     

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